Jennifer Lopez Announces ‘This Is Me…Now’ 20 Years After Ben Affleck-Inspired Album ‘This Is Me…Then

Jennifer Lopez People Exclusive

Jennifer Lopez People Exclusive

Jennifer Lopez recreates the cover in 2022.
写真: Chris Villa

ジェニファー・ロペス is coming full circle!

Twenty years to the day of the release of This Is Me…Then, NS “ブロックからのジェニー” 歌手, 53, has announced a new album, This Is Me…Now.

スター, whose social media went dark in the days leading up to her big drop, ニュースを共有しました herself early Friday morning.

In a short clip that showed Lopez recreating the cover of the 2002 album and then transforming into 2022 J.Lo, 彼女はInstagramに書いた, “This is me then, this is me now.

お祝いに, the actress and singer has recreated the original album cover for 2022 — see the image exclusively on PEOPLE above.

NS 結婚してください star’s new projectchronicles the emotional, spiritual and psychological journey that she has taken over the past two decades,” プレスリリースによると, and comes on the heels of her marriage to Ben Affleck, to whom the earlier album was dedicated.

NS 13 songs include the title track as well as various entries that allude to her relationship with the actor, 含む “Dear Ben pt. II” と “Midnight Trip to Vegas,” which references the couple’s first marriage ceremony in July.

The multihyphenate’s ninth studio album marks her return to writing and producing, and showcasesa vulnerability nevershown before, while merging her powerhouse vocals with both confessional songs and upbeatcelebrations of love,” リリースは言った.

This album is a philosophy, 反射, a zeitgeist moment,” リリースによると. “It’s about hope, faith and true love never dying.

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This Is MeThen album cover.

Lopez has previously called her 2002 effort herfavorite album.

去年, she posted a fun throwback post in honor of the project — which was charting on iTunes and Pop iTunes at the time — that featured footage from several of her iconic music videos from the album, 含む “ブロックからのジェニー,” “私が持っているすべて,” “I’m Glad” と “Baby I Love U!”

All of my albums are very special to me, しかし This Is Me … Then is my favorite album I’ve ever done … so far!” ロペス captioned her video.

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I know a lot of you have heard me say that before, so in honor of my #JLovers helping it re-enter the album charts AGAIN after 19 years … here is a lil #TBT ✨💕 #ThisIsMeThen,” she wrote in conclusion.

ロペス, who has sold more than 80 世界中で100万件の記録, last released an album in 2014 と A.K.A.