Following up with last week’s colorful Billboard cover
featuring Iggy Azalea
— wherein the chart-topping rapstress dissed everyone from Lorde
to The Beatles
— the publication has World Cup opening performer Jennifer Lopez
on the front this time around. The singer/actress/all-around media moguel is about to drop her eighth studio album A.K.A.
on June 17 (read our track-by-track review
), which she recorded after hitting the road with Enrique Iglesias
two years ago.
“After I got home, I realized I was a stronger vocalist than maybe even I gave myself credit for,” she tells Billboard of the pair’s co-headlining tour. “It made me want to get back into the studio without that cage I had put on myself. Once I let that beast loose, I was doing things I didn’t know I could do.”
One juicy tidbit that the mag got was the fact that their may be a JLo holiday album in the works for next year. “I’d like for her to start working on some Christmas songs for an album in ’15,” Lopez’s longtime manager Benny Medina
Well, deck the halls — did Christmas just come early for JLo’s fans?
Catch more from Billboard‘s Jennifer Lopez cover story here.