J.Lo at 40: How a Diva Was Made!

In 40 photos, see how the birthday girl (on July 24) went from Jenny from the Block to superstar


Naming her sophomore disc after her Bronx nickname, Lopez makes history when J.Lo is released in early 2001. The same week that the album topped Billboard's album charts, her romantic comedy The Wedding Planner opens at No. 1 at the box office, making her the first actress-singer in history to have both the No. 1 album and movie simultaneously.