It’s almost 2020, but during these final moments of the year, we normally look back at the previous 365 days and reflect on winning moments. We quickly realized that Jennifer Lopez had what seemed like more winning moments than anyone else this year. She received Oscar buzz for the film Hustlers (which she also co-produced), got engaged to Alex Rodriguez and is probably in the best shape of her life. Did we mention that she turned 50 and still looks like she’s in her 30s? There’s no doubt about it, 2019 was definitely the year of J.Lo, and we wanted to congratulate her by sharing 28 instances where the Nuyorican shined like the superstar that she is.
She turned 50 fabulously
On July 24th of this year, Jennifer Lopez turned 50 years old, and she celebrated in the most over-the-top, J.Lo fashion. She got a key to the city of Miami, had her birthday dubbed “Jennifer Lopez Day,” got a Porsche from Alex Rodriguez, and wore custom Versace to her gold-themed, celeb-studded b-day party at Gloria Estefan’s house. She clearly lives by the “Go big or go home” motto.
She got engaged
On March 9, 2019, while on a tropical vacation in the Bahamas, Alex Rodriguez got down on one knee on the beach and asked Jennifer Lopez to marry him. The ring was a stunning emerald-cut diamond that’s at least 10 carats and estimated to cost up to $5 million.
She got her second Golden Globe nomination
This year, Jennifer Lopez has received several Best Supporting Actress award nominations for her portrayal of Ramona in the movie Hustlers. One such nod is by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who bestowed Lopez with her second Golden Globes nomination (the first was for Selena).
Graced the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar
Having an epic year as a Hollywood star means that you’ll land on the cover of a magazine (or several). J.Lo was the cover girl for Harper Bazaar‘s February 2019 issue. Her cover story, so fitting for the month of Valentine’s Day, focused on her 30-year-career, as well as, being “wildly in love.”
She hosted SNL
On December 7, 2019, Jennifer Lopez hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time (you have to check out her hoops skit). Her monologue, of course, was entitled “Jennifer Lopez’s Unbelievable Year Monologue.” It was a moment for J-Lo to be in her hometown, just in time for the holidays, being front and center on one of the most iconic shows of all time.
She announced she’s performing at the Super Bowl
This year, Jennifer Lopez announced that she will be co-headlining the 54th Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2020, alongside fellow Latina superstar Shakira. Although this announcement was met with controversy, it is also a huge deal for the Latinx community to have not one, but two huge Latinx stars sharing the stage at such a major event.
She started her “It’s My Party” concert tour
On March 22, 2019, J-Lo announced her “It’s My Party” tour. 38 shows, including those in Miami, Montreal, and El Alamein, invited the world to party with the Nuyorican, dancing along to jams including “If You Had My Love,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” and “Medicine.”
She opened the Grammys with Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, and Jada Pinkett Smith
For this year’s Grammys, J.Lo was part of a pop culture moment in history. She opened up the show in a monologue about the personal meaning of music, alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Added bonus? Lopez shouted out fellow strong Latina Maria Felix, in a Ralph & Russo outfit from the brand’s Felix-inspired collection.
She relived that Versace moment during Fashion Week
It’s a feat to wear a risque look and then wear it even better two decades later. That’s exactly what J.Lo did when she wore a 2020 version of her 2000 Versace jungle dress to completely shut down the Versace Milan Fashion Week show. The moment, of course, instantly blew up the internet (again), and generated a mind-boggling “$9.4million worth of media publicity.”
She’s one of People‘s People of the Year
Of course, when you achieve and accomplish so much in the course of a year, people are going to notice. People Magazine, in fact, did and named Jennifer Lopez as one of their People of the Year for 2019. She graced one of the covers, surrounded in soft pink tulle and gazing up happily. The words next to her face and name? “The Year My Dreams Came True; ‘The key is not giving up.'”
She received the CFDA Fashion Icon Award
Aside from that very iconic Versace gown, Jennifer Lopez has had more memorable red carpet and other fashion moments than we can even count. So it made sense when she was honored this year with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award. She accepted her award, which she dedicated to the late Oribe and Keyvn Aucoin, in an orange crop top (with 43,200 crystals) and a ball skirt by Ralph Lauren Collection.
Attended the Met Gala with Alex Rodriguez
In her busy 2019, Jennifer Lopez had time to sparkle on the Met Gala carpet. Publications pointed out that getting an invite to the hugest fashion event of the year is difficult, but getting a plus one is an even bigger honor. But J.Lo made it look like no big thing as she walked alongside fiancé Alex Rodriguez in campy Versace.
She was named GQ‘s Icon of the Year
Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to grace a magazine cover for “Men of the Year.” Her being named GQ‘s Icon of the Year demanded that she play with the big boys and thus got her own cover in December 2019. It was yet another time that made it clear that 2019 was J.Lo’s year.
She is receiving Oscar buzz for Hustlers
In addition to several award nominations and wins, Jennifer Lopez is getting the biggest buzz of all for her supporting role of Ramona in the film Hustlers — Oscar buzz. This may be the part that gets Jennifer that coveted golden statue that every actor wishes and hopes for.
She had her biggest live-action film opening weekend ever
When Hustlers opened in September of 2019, it made a whopping $33.2million, making it the actress’ biggest live-action opening weekend ever (she had a voice role in Home, which netted $52.1 million its opening weekend). It is also the biggest opening weekend for STXfilms, and surpassed projections for the film ($20-$25 million).
She received a Critics’ Choice Awards nomination
One of the many nominations Jennifer Lopez has received for the film Hustlers is a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nod for Best Supporting Actress. The actress has taken to Instagram to show her gratitude and happiness over these recognitions by her industry.
She also got a Hollywood Critics Association Award Nomination
The Hollywood Critics Association also recognized Jennifer Lopez for her work in Hustlers. They, too, nominated the Puerto Rican actress for Best Supporting Actress.
She won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
Jennifer Lopez already has a win for the role of Ramona in Hustlers. She nabbed the award for Best Supporting Actress from the LA Film Critics Association.
She received her First SAG Award Nomination
A major moment that brought Jennifer Lopez to near-tears was finding out that she was nominated for a SAG award for Best Supporting Actress. It is the star’s first SAG nomination and an indicator of just how well she did in this Hustlers role.
She received Two Latin Billboard Award Nominations
Although J.Lo was slaying in the acting, fashion, and love departments in 2019, she still had time to also make big moves in the music realm. She was nominated this year for two Latin Billboard Awards: one for Tour of the Year, and another for Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female.
She released her own hit version of “Baila Conmigo”
“Baila Conmigo” is a song released by Dayvi, Victor Cardenas, and Kelly Ruiz in 2018 (with a remix by Willy William). The jam was covered by Jennifer Lopez this year, and her version reached #16 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
She was named the face of Coach
Another fashion moment for Jennifer Lopez in 2019 was when she was named the face of Coach. You will be seeing more of this collaboration in 2020, according to the fashionista’s Instagram account.
She is a partner for Portal from Facebook
You may have seen several commercials featuring Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Kim Kardashian. This is to promote Portal TV from Facebook, which has smart-video calling with Alexa Built-in. Lopez is a partner for the new device.
She received an Independent Spirit Awards Nomination
Yet another nomination J.Lo got for her role of Ramona in the movie Hustlers is Best Supporting Actress from the Independent Spirit Awards. The year 2019 has definitely been all about Jennifer Lopez majorly succeeding and getting the credit for it.
She filmed Marry Me, with Maluma and Owen Wilson
Jennifer Lopez has another film in the works. In November, production wrapped on the film Marry Me, a rom-com with Lopez, alongside Maluma, Owen Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Buteau, John Bradley, Jameela Jamil, and Stephen Wallem.
She spent quality time with her family
Family is important to Jennifer Lopez, and although she was super busy winning this year, she made sure to spend plenty of quality time with her family (which is winning, as well).
She released “Medicine” with French Montana
This year, Jennifer released the single, “Medicine,” which features French Montana. She included the song as the opener for her “It’s My Party” tour.
She released a new fragrance this year
Part of the Jennifer Lopez empire is her growing collection of perfumes. In September, she released her 25th fragrance, called Promise. This part of her business has already sold $2 billion!