It appears she switched to Republic Records.
After disappointing sales with her last studio record, Jennifer Lopez prepares her next installment.
There’s an unspoken agreement in society that quadruple-threat Jennifer Lopez is one of the fiercest human beings on the planet. She can do it all – sing, act, dance, judge, and she wants to keep it that way. Her last studio record, 2014’s “A.K.A.”, featured all-star collaborations from French Montana, T.I., Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross, Nas, Jack Mizrahi and Tyga, and despite seeing some commercial success from “I Luh Ya Papi” and “First Love,” it seemingly put a halt on the gaining momentum of future musical endeavors – the album peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. She’ll want a place in the Top 10 again if her upcoming Vegas show has any say in the matter, and it appears she’s taking the steps to get there.
After singing with with RedOne’s label 2101 Records as a subsidiary of Capitol in 2013, JLo might have jumped ship for Republic Records, who represents Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Drake, to name a few. JLo recently released “What You Mean To Me” alongside Trey Songz from the Finding Neverland: The Album soundtrack through Republic Records, and now a little bread crumb was graciously handed to us to further speculation. Program Director of Z100 New York Mark Medina just posted a photo of him in a recording studio with JLo and Republic Records’ executive vice president Charlie Walk, who acted as the former president of Epic Records. He’s also been spotted with her at the Billboard Music Awards and a few other publicized events.
This could all be a major misunderstanding, but regardless of what label JLo belongs to, fact of the matter is she’s in the studio again. Here’s to hoping she drops a new album just in time for her Vegas residency kicking off Jan. 20 at the Axis Theater inside Planet Hollywood.
Or at the very least, a single to get us shaking our asses again.