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Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera
Rivera in 2009.
Born Dolores Janney Rivera
(1969-07-02)July 2, 1969
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Died December 9, 2012(2012-12-09) (aged 43)
Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico
Cause of death Plane crash
Resting place Long Beach, California, U.S.
  • En Memoria de la Diva de la Banda
  • Jenni Rivera Memorial Park
Alma mater California State University
Long Beach City College
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • spokesperson
  • fashion designer
  • television producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active 1992 (1992)–2012 (2012)
Net worth U.S. $300 million (2014 estimate)[1][2][3]
Religion Christianity
Spouse(s) José Trinidad Marín (m. 1984; div. 1992)
Juan López (m. 1997; div. 2003)
Esteban Loaiza (m. 2010; her death 2012)
Children 5
Relatives Lupillo Rivera (brother),
Rosie Rivera (sister),
Chiquis (daughter)
Awards List of awards and nominations
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Website .comjenniriverafashion

Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera[4] (July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012) was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur known for her work within the regional Mexican music genre. In life and death, several media outlets including CNN, Billboard, Fox News, and The New York Times have labeled her as the most important female figure and top selling female artist in the regional Mexican music genre.

Rivera began recording music in 1992. Her recordings often had themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008) became her first No.1 record on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States. In 2010, she appeared in and produced the reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C. She also appeared in and produced I Love Jenni starting in 2011 through 2013 and Chiquis 'n Control in 2012. Her acting debut was in the film Filly Brown, which was released in 2013. Rivera garnered nominations and awards from Latin music's most prestigious accolades. Over the course of her career she was awarded two Oye! Awards (Mexico's equivalent to the United States' Grammy Awards), two Billboard Music Awards, twenty-two Billboard Latin Music Awards, eleven Billboard Mexican Music Awards and eighteen Lo Nuestro Awards. She received four Latin Grammy nominations. She has a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars, and she is one of the best-selling regional Mexican artists of all time, having sold more than 20 million records worldwide, also making her the highest-earning banda singer of all time.

Rivera, along with six others, died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León on December 9, 2012. Her death made international headlines for weeks. In December 2014, Mexican authorities closed the investigation on what brought the plane down. Mexican Director of Civil Aviation, Gilberto Gómez Meyer, stated that the results of the plane crash have come back inconclusive and that they are unable to determine the exact cause of the crash. Lawsuits involving the owners of the plane, Rivera's estate, and family members of those on board with Rivera have been filed in state and federal courts.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • 1992—2004 Career beginnings and first Latin Grammy nomination 2.1
    • 2005—10 Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida, Mi Vida Loca, Jenni and La Gran Señora 2.2
    • 2010—12 Reality shows, Las Vegas Star, Joyas Prestadas, and La Voz Mėxico 2.3
    • 2013—15 Posthumous movie, book, and album releases 2.4
  • Artistry 3
  • Personal life 4
    • Marriages and children 4.1
    • Charity work 4.2
    • Legal issues 4.3
  • Death 5
    • Impact 5.1
  • Posthumous commemorations 6
    • Award ceremonies 6.1
    • The Grammy Museum 6.2
    • Jenni Rivera Memorial Park 6.3
  • Discography 7
    • Studio albums 7.1
  • Filmography 8
    • Film 8.1
    • Television 8.2
      • Appearances as self in life 8.2.1
      • Tribute concerts and biographical programming 8.2.2
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Early life

Rivera was born and raised in Long Beach, California, to Rosa Saavedra and Pedro Rivera, who were undocumented immigrants from Mexico.[5][6] Her parents raised Rivera and her sister and four brothers in a tight-knit, musical household; her brother Lupillo is also a regional Mexican musician.[7] Rivera spoke both English and Spanish fluently.[6] Her family introduced her to traditional Mexican music, including the genres of banda, norteña, and ranchera.[6] Her father was a bartender and businessman who created the record label Cintas Acuario in 1987, which launched the career of Mexican singer and songwriter Chalino Sánchez.[8]

Rivera earned straight A's in school until her sophomore year, when at 15 she became pregnant with the first of her five children, Janney "Chiquis" Marin Rivera.[9] She supported the two of them by selling CDs at flea markets,[8][10] while working toward her GED at a continuation school and graduating as class valedictorian.[9] Speaking in 2003 of her experiences as a teenage mother, Rivera explained, "Usually, when a young girl is pregnant, she drops out of school and concentrates on being a mother. I thought that's what I had to do, but my counselors told me there was no way they would let me drop out. I had too much promise."[8] She attended California State University,[11] and obtained a college degree in business administration and worked in real estate before going to work for her father's record label.[12]


1992—2004 Career beginnings and first Latin Grammy nomination

Rivera made her first recording in 1992 as a Father's Day present to her father; she made more recordings and signed to Capitol/EMI's Latin division.[6][8] Her first album, Chacalosa (slang for "party girl"), was released in 1995.[6][13] In the beginning of her musical career, she was told many times she would not make it. At that time and still today, the genre known as regional Mexican music was and is dominated by men. In a 2011 interview with Billboard magazine, she stated, "It was hard knocking on those doors to get my music played. One radio programmer in L.A., the meanest son of a bitch in the world, threw my CD in the trash right in my face." Those were the kind of issues Rivera faced as a female trying to crack the regional Mexican genre.[14] She then released the albums We are Rivera and Farewell to Selena independently, the latter a tribute album to Tejano music singer Selena who was murdered in 1995.[15][16] She signed to Sony Music in the late 1990s, and then with Fonovisa Records in 1999; in the same year, Rivera released her first commercial album with Fonovisa, titled Que Me Entierren Con la Banda, featuring local hit "Las Malandrinas".[6] Rivera stated that she wrote "Las Malandrinas" to pay homage to her female fans. She also said, "The song blew up. People became interested. That's when Jenni Rivera the artist was actually born."[14]

In 2001, she released the records Dejate Amar and Se las Voy a Dar a Otro, which garnered her, her first Latin Grammy nomination for Best Banda Album.[6] She became the first American—born artist to be nominated for the award in 2003.[17] Her 2003 release Homenaje a Las Grandes (in English "Homage to the Great Ones") was a tribute album to female Mexican singers including Lucha Villa, Mercedes Castro, Rocío Dúrcal, Lola Beltrán, and Alejandra Guzmán.[6] In 2004, she released her first complication disc titled Simplemente... La Mejor, which became her first record to detonate a chart in the United States.[18]

2005—10 Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida, Mi Vida Loca, Jenni and La Gran Señora

She began to attain more substantial success with the record Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida, released in 2005, which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, since its release it has been certified double-platinum in the Latin field by the Recording Industry Association of America.[16][19] The second single released from the album, "De Contrabando" became her first and only number—one song to hit the Latin Regional Mexican Airplay in the United States.[20] It is also said to be one of her most known songs.[21][22]

In 2007, she released Mi Vida Loca, which debuted at number 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart and number 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart in the United States, the album garnered an award for Regional Mexican Album of the Year at the 2008 Latin Billboard Music Awards.[23] In a 2011 interview with Billboard magazine she stated, "That was more of Jenni telling her story through music. My life has been so put out there by the media that I figured I might as well put it out there myself, in my own words and through my music. I wanted to clear up speculations about my private life." The album also garnered Rivera her first Lo Nuestro Award for Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year, an award she would dominate for the rest of her life.[24][25] The same year she released La Diva en Vivo, a live album that consisted of songs recorded with a mariachi band, which garnered her, her second Latin Grammy nomination for Best Ranchero Album. That year she was the only female singer nominated in that category. The album was recorded at The Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, Rivera sold out the concert which led her to become the first female banda singer to do so.[26][27] Her tenth studio album, Jenni released in 2008, became her first No. 1 record on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States.[28] The album led Rivera to win her second Lo Nuestro Award for Banda Artist of the Year, becoming the first female act to win the accolade. A feat that currently stands to date.[29] In 2009, she changed course and recorded her first full mariachi studio album titled La Gran Señora, which garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Ranchero Album, it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States. In an interview Rivera said that releasing the album was very daring and marked her career in a positive way, she said she wanted to grow as an artist and the people that listen to banda will listen to mariachi if they find a good album that they feel is worth buying. She went on to say there are certain nationalities that will listen to mariachi and not banda. Those were the people that she was going after. She also stated, "Commercializing a ranchera album is much harder. There had not been a successful female mariachi artist in a long time. It was a big risk, but it was a risk that I was willing to take. La Gran Señora ended up being the biggest-selling [regional Mexican] album of 2010."[14][30][31]

2010—12 Reality shows, Las Vegas Star, Joyas Prestadas, and La Voz Mėxico

Jenni Rivera in a ranchera dress.
Rivera performing at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, on August 6, 2010

Jenni Rivera's star.
Rivera's star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars

In 2010, she announced she would being going on tour to promote her album latest album La Gran Señora. At the end of the tour, she released La Gran Señora en Vivo, a live album that consisted of hits in banda and mariachi, it debuted at No. 8 on the Top Latin Albums chart in the United States.[32] She recorded the album and became the first artist to sell out two back-to-back nights at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, on August 6 and 7, 2010.[26][27] She also became the first Latin artist to sell out the Nokia Theatre on July 9, 2009.[33] The tour proved to be a success, La Gran Señora and La Gran Señora en Vivo both garnerd Latin Grammy nominations in the Regional Mexican category and went platinum in Mexico and the United States. On August 23, 2011, she renewed her contract with Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa Records.[34] To celebrate this event, she performed and sold out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, becoming the first female Regional Mexican singer to do so.[34][35] At the concert, she announced she would be recording Joyas Prestadas which consists of eleven cover versions, with the first album being recorded in Latin pop, while the second was recorded in banda. Both albums were produced by Enrique Martinez. According to Rivera, the songs she chose to cover were those she was enamored with while working as a cashier in a record store. It was her first production to include ballad recordings.[36] She has also sold out Mexico’s National Auditorium, a feat few female singers in her genre ever achieve.[37][38][39]

Rivera was a producer on the Mun2 reality TV show Chiquis & Raq-C, featuring her oldest daughter Janney Marin. She then appeared in the spin-off show I Love Jenni. Rivera worked as coach in the second season of the Mexican talent show La Voz... México,[40] based upon The Voice franchise. In October 2012, People en Español named her on of the Top 25 most powerful women.[41][42][43]

In December 2012, Rivera was only the third singer to place three albums on the entire top three on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with her albums No.1 La Misma Gran Señora, No.2 Joyas Prestadas: Pop, and No.3 Joyas Prestadas: Banda. She joins two other leading singers, who also achieved the feat only in death Celia Cruz and Selena Quintanilla.[44] In life and death, several media outlets including CNN, Billboard, Fox News, and the New York Times have labeled Rivera as the most important female figure and top selling female artist in the regional Mexican music genre.[45][46][47][48][49]

2013—15 Posthumous movie, book, and album releases

By early 2013 Rivera had sold some 20 million albums worldwide.[50] On December 11, 2012, two days after her death, Fonovisa Records released La Misma Gran Señora, the album debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, No.1 on Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart and No.1 on Mexico's Top 100 chart.[51][52] It was said to be the best-selling Latin album of 2013. Since its release, it has been awarded one Billboard Music Award, three Latin Billboard Music Awards, and two Mexican Billboard Music Awards. At the 2013 Billboard Music Awards it was awarded the Top Latin Album accolade.[53]

Since her death in 2012, she has earned herself a spot on the Forbes Top Earning Dead Celebrities of 2013, making an estimate of 7 million dollars.[54] Posthumously, Rivera has been awarded two Oye! Awards (Mexico's equivalent to the Grammy awards).[55] Posthumously, Billboard magazine named her the "Top Latin Artist of 2013".[56] Her years' long career included such honors as 20 million albums sold worldwide, making her the highest earning banda singer of all time.[57][58]

On April 19, 2013, her debut film Filly Brown was released. Rivera played a drug addicted mother in prison. Oscar—nominated actor Edward James Olmos, who served as executive producer on the film, calls Rivera's performance "Oscar-worthy."[59] On July 2, 2013, Unbreakable/Inquebrantable, Rivera's official autobiography arrived. Rivera had been working on it for years, and after her death her family put it together and turned it into a full book that became an instant New York Times bestseller. The total sales from Jenni Rivera's autobiography's different editions including (English and Spanish) made it the highest selling book in the United States the week of its release, Univision reported.[60][61]

Rivera's family has released two parts of her last concert in Monterrey, titled 1969 - Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 1 and 1969 - Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 2, both albums have been commercially successful, in the United States and Mexico. Both albums peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, and No. 2 on Mexico's Top 100 chart.[62][63][64] Rivera was ranked in at number 1 on Billboard's "Top 10 Regional Mexican Musicians 2009-2014" list.[65] On July 1, 2014 Rivera's album 1969 - Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 2 went on sale and sold over 10,000 in the week ending July 6, according to Nielsen SoundSCan. Since the album's release, Rivera has tied with Selena Quintanilla for most no. 1s by a female on the Regional Mexican Albums chart.[66] Billboard magazine named Rivera the highest-ranked woman on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart of 2014, ranking at No. 5. The next-highest female artist is Shakira, at No. 32.[67]

At the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards Rivera was awarded: Top Latin Albums Female Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Artist of the Year.[68]


An eighteen second sample of "De Contrabando" by Jenni Rivera from her seventh studio album Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida (2005). It is a banda song which was written by Joan Sebastian and reached number one on the Regional Mexican Songs chart in the United States.

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Rivera's musical style was classified as banda, a form of traditional Mexican music popular in Mexico and parts of the United States with large Hispanic populations. Banda music originated in the state of Sinaloa and the music sound is primarily instruments such as tuba, clarinets and trumpets, i.e. Banda El Recodo; Banda La Costena.[19][69] However, according to Leila Cobo of Billboard, her music contained a "contemporary, outspoken flair".[19] She was significant as one of the few female artists in the often male-dominated genre.[6] She sang in both Spanish and English and often addressed personal themes such as her struggles with domestic violence, divorce, and her weight.[69] Rivera described speaking openly with her fans about her personal issues as a "primary part" of her career.[70] Discussing her unconventional approach and her single "Las Malandrinas", Rivera explained, "It was the late 1990s and the early 2000s and the female singers were singing ballads and romantic fare. So I figured, I'm not typical at all in any way, so I'm going to do what the guys do but in a different voice."[71] She was given names such as "La Diva de la Banda" and "La Primera Dama del Corrido" for her work in the banda and corrido genre.[6][72] Although banda was her main focus, she was very aware of other styles of Mexican music, which led her to release albums in norteño and mariachi.[59][73][74][75][76]

Personal life

Marriages and children

Jenni Rivera's third husband
Rivera's third husband baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza

Rivera was married 3 times and had five children. She had her first child, Janney "Chiquis" (born 1985), while still in high school. She later married Chiquis' father, José Trinidad Marín, and they had two more children: Jacqueline (born 1989) and Michael (born 1991), but she ended the marriage in 1992 citing physical and emotional abuse.[77] In 1997 her younger sister Rosie confessed that Jennis' ex-husband (Marin) used to sexually molest her, and was now doing the same to Chiquis, physical examination showed he'd done the same with Jacqie. The molestation case was opened in 1997 and Marín spent 9 years as a fugitive before he was apprehended in April 2006, convicted of sexual assault and rape and sentenced to more than 31 years in prison without parole.[78][79]

Rivera married her second husband, Juan López, in 1997. They had daughter Jenicka in 1997 and son Johnny in 2001 before they divorced in 2003.[80] In 2007, Juan López was convicted of selling drugs. He died from complications of pneumonia while in prison in 2009.[81]

Rivera married baseball player Esteban Loaiza in 2010. They filed for divorce in 2012 just months before her death, but it was never finalized.[82]

Charity work

On August 6, 2010 Rivera was named spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A proclamation was given "officially naming" August 6 “Jenni Rivera Day” by the Los Angeles City Council for all her charity work and community involvement. Rivera was a Christian and her brother Pedro Rivera Jr. is the pastor of the Primer Amor Church in Whittier, California.[83] She stated that she desired to be a dedicated Christian.[83]

Legal issues

Jenni Rivera's mugshot.
Mugshot of Rivera taken in June 2008

In June 2008, Univisión reported that Rivera was arrested after a concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, for allegedly hitting a fan. Media reports state the incident occurred after Rivera was hit on her right leg with a beer can that was thrown by someone in the crowd. Rivera made the culprit climb up on stage, and allegedly started assaulting him physically and verbally. After the altercation, the fan called the police, and Rivera was arrested after wrapping up the concert. Rivera was detained for a few hours, but released shortly after paying $3,000 bail.[84][85]

In October 2008, a sex video featuring Rivera began circulating.[86] Rivera was arrested on May 18, 2009 by customs authorities at the international airport in Mexico City. She failed to declare $52,467 cash in her purse. Rivera later paid a fine of $8,400 and was released.[87][88] According to New York Daily News, Rivera performed and consumed cocaine at drug cartel parties in 2009.[89]

In late 2014, controversy and accusations continued to surround the circumstances of Rivera's death. Rivera's widower, Esteban Loaiza, has sued Starwood for wrongful death. A request by his attorneys to dismiss the case was granted in late October, court records show. Loiaza's suit contended the pilots flying Rivera.[90]

Rivera's estate have launched a copyright lawsuit against her former manager Laura Lucio. The plaintiffs are asking a judge to instruct law enforcement officials to confiscate Rivera's writings and interviews from Lucio so she cannot use them for a book project. In January 2014, Lucio filed a lawsuit claiming Rivera's estate published a biography of Rivera using the writings and interviews that she helped put together before Rivera passed. Lucio alleged her book project, Mi Vida Loca, which she claimed to have written with Rivera, was shelved following Rivera's death but was later published under a new title, [91]

On December 9, 2014, the estate of Rivera sued the owners of the plane that was carrying her. The negligence case is against Starwood Management Inc., which owned the Learjet 25 jet that crashed in northern Mexico, after plunging more than 28,000 feet. The case is also against the companies that serviced the aircraft, Bombardier Inc. and Learjet Inc. Rivera's parents and five of her children, two of whom are still minors, are plaintiffs in the case. The suit seeks unspecified damages on their behalf. Rivera's estate has also been sued along with Starwood by relatives of those killed in the crash, including her attorney, hairstylist, publicist and makeup artist and one of the plane's pilots.[92][93]


Rivera's headstone at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, California

Rivera performed a concert at Monterrey Arena on December 8, 2012, in Monterrey, Nuevo León. At 2:00 a.m. on December 9, when the show ended, she held a press conference at the same venue. She left the Arena along with her staff and departed from Monterrey International Airport at 3:00 a.m. CST. At approximately 3:20 a.m. CST a US-registered private Learjet 25 N345MC carrying two pilots and five passengers, including Rivera, lost contact with air traffic control near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico.[94] The plane was en route to Toluca for an appearance by Rivera on La Voz ... México.[15][95][96]

All on board were presumed dead by Mexican authorities when the wreckage was found later that day. Jenni Rivera's father, Pedro, confirmed in a Telemundo interview that his daughter had died in the crash. Mexican aviation authorities declared in the media that her plane was shattered into fragments which spread as far as 300 meters. The impact of the crash was so severe that it is believed the plane went down in a nose dive at speeds of up to 700 mph. Because the plane was a US-registered aircraft, and had U.S. citizen on board (Jenni Rivera and one other) the NTSB sent its team of investigators to assist their Mexican counterparts.[97] Univision reported that the plane had been involved in a 2005 fuel system incident.[98]

Rivera was finally buried on December 31, 2012 at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, California. Her father told Telemundo that legal issues had caused this delay.[99] Her death made international headlines for weeks.[100]

In December 2014, Mexican authorities closed the investigation on what brought the plane down. Mexican Director of Civil Aviation, Gilberto Gómez Meyer, stated that the results of the plane crash have came back to be inconclusive and that they are unable to determine the exact cause of the crash. Meyer declared to the American Spanish-language entertainment news show El Gordo y la Flaca, "We haven't been able to [find out what happened] and the investigation is over... The impact was so violent, the velocity of the impact was, surely, supersonic. It was so big that the only thing we could find ... that was identifiable from the black box of the recorder was the covering, or the outer layer."[101][102]


Stories of Rivera's disappearance and death appeared on Telemundo and Univision, the United States' leading Spanish-language networks, as well as CNN, MSNBC, ABC and near the top of The New York Times website. Shortly after her death, CNN en Español reported that Rivera started to become more known internationally, with her name trending on Twitter worldwide and a surge of sales in her albums being bought from people outside of Mexico and the United States.[103]

Universal Music Group (Fonovisa's Parent Company) also released a statement, saying: "The entire Universal Music Group family is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend Jenni Rivera. The world rarely sees someone who has had such a profound impact on so many. From her incredibly versatile talent to the way she embraced her fans around the world, Jenni was simply incomparable. Her talent will be missed; but her gift of music will be with us always."[104] United States Senator Marco Rubio made a statement about Rivera’s life and death on the Senate floor, where he said Rivera was "a real American success story".[105] Celebrities, from Mario Lopez to Gloria Estefan tweeted their condolences to Rivera's family.[106][107]

Posthumous commemorations

Award ceremonies

On the 25th anniversary of Premio Lo Nuestro, they dedicated the awards ceremony to her. She received a tribute by various artists singing the songs that she performed. She was awarded five awards, including Artist of the Year. At the 2013 Latin Billboard Music Awards she was posthumously awarded 7 awards, including Artist of the Year. Her brother, Juan Rivera performed one of her songs titled "No Llega el Olvido" at the ceremony.[108][109]

The Grammy Museum

On May 12, 2013, The Grammy Museum opened up new exhibits dedicated to her.[110] On display, were a broad array of items including: stage costumes worn by her, her personal bible, her driver's license, credit cards, rare photographs of her both on and off stage, handwritten notes, award trophies, ticket stubs, concert posters, tour books, fan memorabilia, video footage from live performances and television appearances. A spokesman from The Grammy Museum told The Los Angeles Times that the exhibit had become one of the most popular attractions in the museum’s five-year history. The spokesman also stated that this was the very first exhibition that the museum has devoted entirely to a Latino or Latin American artist.[111][112] The exhibit was closed on May 11, 2014.[110]

Jenni Rivera Memorial Park

Jenni Rivera was a true Long Beach legend. Her music, and her many philanthropic contributions, touched so many people in our city and around the world. Naming this park after Jenni honors the legacy of one of our city’s most inspiring native daughters.

On October 8, 2014, Long Beach, California Councilman Dee Andrews pushed to name a park in memorial of Rivera. Andrews propesed to name a public right of way park in central Long Beach at Walnut Avenue and 20th Street the “Jenni Rivera Memorial Park.” The request was heard at the following City Council's meeting. The agenda item was cosponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price and Councilman Roberto Uranga. Councilman Andrews said, "Jenni was an inspiration to us all. By honoring Jenni Rivera with a Memorial Park, the City of Long Beach will be paying tribute to a great citizen of our city who was a remarkable entertainer, inspirational leader and an amazing ambassador of all of Long Beach.” Andrews’ office released a written statement from the Rivera family in regard to the park name proposal stating. “We are honored and humbled to have a great community asset named after our mother, daughter and sister in the greatest City of the world. Jenni always considered herself a chic from Long Beach with pride, no matter how many millions of albums she sold. She always knew she’d return to her hometown, but this exceeded her dreams. We are forever grateful.”[114] On October 17, 2014 The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 in favor of moving forward with 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews’s item requesting the Council consider naming a park in the 6th District in honor of Rivera.[115] On June 24, 2015 it was announced that Long Beach officials would host a grand opening of the park on July 2, 2015 (on what would have been Rivera's 46th birthday). The ceremony featured a 125-foot-long mural of Rivera.[113][116][117]


Studio albums



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Filly Brown María Tenorio Acting debut[59] (posthumous release)


Appearances as self in life

Year Title Role Notes
2004-2012 Premios de la Radio herself Honoree
2007-2011 Lo Nuestro Awards herself Honoree
2007 and 2009 Sábado Gigante herself Music performer guest
2007 and 2011 El Show de Cristina herself Music performer guest
2008 and 2010 Latin Grammy Awards herself Music performer guest
2010 Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C herself Mun2 reality TV show about Jenni Rivera's daughter and her friend, Jenni Rivera appeared in and produced
2011 El Show de Jenni Rivera herself Host her own show and interview other celebrities
After a couple of episodes she decided to cancel the show[118][119]
2011 Eva Luna (telenovela) herself Singer
2011-2013 I Love Jenni herself Mun2 reality TV show about Jenni Rivera's life, also produced by Jenni Rivera
2012 La Voz... México herself (coach and judge) Season 2
2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards herself Music performer guest

Tribute concerts and biographical programming

Year Title Role Notes
2013 La Diva en Concierto herself Televised concert that was filmed in November 2011
2014 La Vida de una Diva herself Documentary

See also


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  3. ^ "JENNI RIVERA NET WORTH". Celebrity Networth. CELEBRITY NET WORTH. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
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  5. ^ Fridmann, Mandy (December 10, 2012). "Jenni Rivera: Mexican-American Singer's Tragic End Echoes Life Of Hardship On Journey To Stardom". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
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External links

  • Official website
  • Jenni Rivera page (Universal Music Latin Entertainment)
  • Jenni Rivera at the Internet Movie Database
  • Jenni Rivera at AllMusic
  • Jenni Vive (annual festival held by the Rivera family)
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