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Jenni Rivera, the "neighborhood butterfly" who conquered regional Mexican music until she became the "Diva de la Banda"


Jenni Rivera managed to carve out a path in the regional Mexican genre until she became one of its greatest female exponents.

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(CNN Spanish) --

Although a decade has passed since her death, Jenni Rivera's legacy is still more than alive.

Recently, the singer's estate released "Mission Accomplished", an unpublished song that will be part of a posthumous album, produced by Sergio Lizárraga and Pavel Ocampo.

“We, the children, feel that we are finishing a mission for her by launching that production she was working on.

When she was with us we never realized what a great star she was, for us she was simply our mom but with this new music we are recognizing the icon that Jenni Rivera continues to be and giving her fans a gift.

We are sure that the public will receive this new project with the same love that we are doing it”, said Jacqie Campos Rivera, daughter of the singer and CEO of Jenni Rivera Enterprises.

Also, her daughter Chiquis released a new version of "Paloma blanca", her first single which she dedicates to her mother.

Jenni Rivera: her beginnings

Jenni Rivera was born in the United States.

Although she grew up in Long Beach, California, her parents, Pedro and Rosa, ensured that her Mexican roots and culture were present throughout her life.


Since she was little, Rivera showed an interest in music.

At age 11, she Jenni herself participated in a singing contest, but she forgot the song.

After the incident, the little singer told her father that she would not touch a microphone again, a promise she did not keep.

One of her first songs was the corrido “La chacalosa,” which she wrote herself, and which she performed at nightspots in Long Beach and surrounding areas.

Jenni had a hard time breaking into the music business and making a name for herself in the industry.

The singer said in an interview with the Mexican presenter Mónica Garza that getting to a recognized record label was complicated.

"The artists had to be a size zero, measure or weigh a certain amount," she says in the interview.

“A Jenni Rivera didn't fit into what the industry thought she was an artist,” she adds.

It was the corrido “Las malandrinas” that paved the way for him and with which he began to play on radio stations.

“I wrote (the song) as a tribute to my female fans.

The kind of girls who go clubbing, drink tequila and fight back.

The song exploded.

People got interested.

This is how Jenni Rivera the artist was really born,” Rivera told Billboard in 2011.

The "Diva of the Band"

Despite having a life in which controversies were not lacking, Jenni Rivera managed to conquer the Mexican regional until she was called the diva of the band and was one of the best-known female exponents of the genre.

Little was left of the girl who was afraid to grab the microphone and go on stage.

Precisely on stage is when the "neighborhood butterfly" grew up and, although she was meters away from her followers, she touched each one with her heartfelt way of interpreting.

His songs spoke of love, heartbreak and empowered women, highlighting self-love and the ability they have to overcome adversity.

Twenty years ago, in 2002, Jenni Rivera earned her first Latin Grammy nomination for Best Banda Album for "Se las voy a dar a otro."

Years later, she earned another three nominations, two of them for best ranch album.

She was recognized with several Radio Awards, an important ceremony that rewards the best of the regional Mexican genre in the United States.

He has also received more than 20 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Until the time of his death, at the age of 43, Rivera sold more than 20 million records, obtained several gold and platinum record certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America, RIAA for its acronym in English.

According to the Grammy Museum, Rivera is the first female band artist to sell out two nights at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

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Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2022-12-10

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