Jenni Rivera



This article is about the musician. For her self-titled album, see Jenni (album).
Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera en MTY 2010.PNG
Born Dolores Janney Rivera [1]
July 2, 1969
Long Beach, California, United States
Died December 9, 2012 (aged 43)
Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico
Cause of death
plane crash
Nationality Mexican-American
Occupation Singer
Television producer
Years active 1992–2012
Net worth Increase U.S. $32 million[2]
Spouse(s) José Trinidad Marín (1984–92)
Juan López (1997–2003)
Esteban Loaiza (2010–12)
Children Chiquis Marin
Jacquelin Melina Marin
Michael Marin
Jenicka Priscilla Lopez
Juan ‘Johnny’ Lopez
Musical career
Genres Banda, Norteño, Ranchera, Pop Latino
Instruments Vocals
Labels Fonovisa
Universal Music Latino
Cintas Acuario
Associated acts Lupillo Rivera

Dolores Janney Rivera (July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American[3][4][5] Latin Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur known for her work within the banda, norteña and mariachi[6] music genres.[7]

Jenni Rivera began recording music in 1998. Her recordings often had themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008) became her first #1 record in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States. In 2010, she appeared in and produced the reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C. She also appeared in and produced I Love Jenni starting in 2011 through 2013 and Chiquis ‘n Control in 2012. Her acting debut was in the film Filly Brown, which was released in 2013.[7] She as named the “Top Latin Artist of 2013” by Billboard magazine.[8][9] Her years’ long career included such honors as 20 million albums sold, making her the highest earning banda singer of all time.[10]

Rivera, along with six others, died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico, on December 9, 2012.[11][12] Her death made international headlines for weeks.[13] As of 2014, the plane crash that took her life is still currently being investigated.