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Jenni Rivera

In the '90s, vocalist and songwriter Jenni Rivera established herself as a major star in the regional Mexican market. Rivera's specialty was banda, also known as corrido, one of the various Mexican styles that is extremely popular in Mexico as well as the southwestern part of the United States. Rivera was well aware of other Mexican styles, such as norteño, tejano, mariachi, and ranchero; in fact, the Mexican-American singer recorded norteño versions of some songs, but banda/corrido was her main focus. And the fact that Rivera was a major female star made her a rarity for the banda/corrido field. While Mexican music has had plenty of famous female artists over the years -- everyone from Rocio Durcal to Lola Beltrán to Selena to the controversial Gloria Trevi -- banda tended to be male-dominated. In the Mexican market, Rivera was given such titles as "La Diva de la Banda" and "la Primera Dama del Corrido."

Although Rivera was of Mexican descent, she didn't actually grow up in Mexico. She was born and raised in Long Beach, CA, the Los Angeles suburb that also gave us gangsta rap star Snoop Dogg. Rivera's parents had immigrated to the United States from Mexico, and she grew up speaking both English and Spanish fluently. Her father, Pedro Rivera, and her brothers both played Mexican music, focusing on banda/corrido, norteño, and ranchero -- and they did a lot to encourage her interest in music. When Rivera got to college, however, she didn't major in music but rather, studied business administration. She went on to work as a real estate agent, although she kept her hand in music and helped her father run his record company. Working in real estate didn't prevent Rivera from pursuing a career in music, and around 1994, she signed with Capitol/EMI's Latin division; her first album, Chacalosa, came out in 1995. Rivera made a few more albums for Capitol/EMI (including Adios a Selena) before recording for Sony's Latin division in the late '90s.

In 1999, Rivera signed with Fonovisa, one of the top labels in the regional Mexican market. Her first Fonovisa album, Que Me Entierren con la Banda (which contained the hit "Las Malandinas") came out in 1999, and was followed by early-2000s releases that included Dejate Amar (which included the hit "Querida Socia") and Se las Voy a Dar a Otro. In 2003, Fonovisa released the conceptual Homenaje a las Grandes, which may very well have been Rivera's most ambitious album to date. The title Homenaje a las Grandes means "homage to the great ones," and the 2003 release found Rivera paying tribute to famous Mexican female stars such as Lucho Villa, Mercedes Castro, Rocio Durcal, Lola Beltrán, and Alejandra Guzmán. Subsequent releases during the 2000s performed well in the charts, and Rivera earned several nominations for the Latin Grammys. She died suddenly in December 2012 when a plane carrying her and members of her touring organization crashed in the mountains of northern Mexico. ~ Alex Henderson
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Basta Ya (Single)

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Track List: Dos Botellas De Mezcal (Single)

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Track List: Inolvidable (With Intro) (Radio Single)

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Track List: Lo Pasado Pasado / La Re-Mentada (Single)

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Track List: Love Again (Single)

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Track List: Mi Vida Loca (En Vivo Desde Monterrey / 2012 (Banda)) (Single)

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Track List: Ovarios (Radio Single)

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Track List: Querida Socia (En Vivo Desde Culiacan, Mexico/2012) (Single)

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Track List: Resulta (Single)

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Track List: Se Las Voy A Dar A Otro (En Vivo Desde Culiacan, Mexico/2012) (Single)

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MI DIVA DE LA BANDA SE TE EXTRAÑA WE MISS YOU JENNI
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M encanta Esta musica d jenny
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SO BEAUTIFUL♡♡♡
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We miss you jenni :(
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No llega el olvido
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Bonita mujer musica
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♡♡♡
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I love your music
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I love your music
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Descansa en paz el la jefa de jefa te Amamos aka en la tierra y se te extraña tus hijos están haciendo un excelente papel gracias a tus enseñanza como madre soltera! Y a el que no le gusta que chingue a su madre
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Bye jenny :(
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spectra1102
Descance En Paz la gran Seńora.����

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yure_05
La mejor tus canciones me ayudan salir de esta tristeza y seguir cada día
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R.I.P. ❤YOU
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We miss you Girl:(
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I need help to get out of here
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Did u know she died on a plane crash
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I love this song
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When I listen to your songs it doesn't feel like your gone i can feel your presence and see that beautiful smile of yours on your face i love you soo much jenni to this day i cant believe your no longer with us. You've inspired me to fight for my dreams and never let anyone tell me otherwise because i can be someone successful in this world. R.I.P Jenni mi diva te extraño mucho�� Jenni vive always and forever in our hearts and through her music we love you Shay!
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Ere lo mejor te dice un cubano sique viva bella
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I miss JENNNI
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BEAUTIFUL♡♡♡
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Te extrno
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Love this song
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Hey ��❤️ die
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Joyas prestadas
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lisamarie_ma l d o n a d o
My favorite song Con Él is on. I miss you and I love you so much! UNFORGETTABL E , BABY!
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Jenni siempre seras la Diva.. ♡♡
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Que en paz descanse
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armandoyrosy
Jenni you were the first Mexican music I listen too. And now I learned to speak Spanish for almost nine years now. I luv u. It broke my heart when I herd on the news what happened. No one can ever replace u. R. I. P. Some day we will meet again. U inspired me so much. We will miss u so much.
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R.I.P Jenny
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R.I.P Jenny
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Descansa empas hermosa mujer
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Basra Ya GSUONRS��
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Te amo
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P**che pelon , ya lo se , mirame , no me llegas ni alos talones, chiquitito. ❤❤ you Diva R.I.P
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i love you my mom i love you
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We miss u R I P
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Te extrano mucho jenny
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Te quiero mucho jenni rivera
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Te quiero mucho
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.l,is,ur$ais , l h a u s
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Ahora vamos atorarle/
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R.i.p Jenni Rivera I love u so much and your daughter and family
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BEAUTIFUL JENNI RIVERA BEAUTIFUL WOMEN GOD BLESS YOU
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Te amo Beni te quiero como mi mama y te lo juro a tu hija chiquita siempre la voy a querer ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️�� d e s c a n s a en paz
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Baddest b**ch ever. No other b**ch can replace you. RIP Beautiful Butterfly
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R.I.P MY DIVA, WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. YO TE EXTRANARE..s e e you soon one day girl:)
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