Jenni Rivera Biography
(American Singer Known for Her Work in 'Banda', 'Mariachi' and 'Norteño' Music Genres)
Birthday: July 2, 1969 (Cancer)
Born In: Long Beach, California, United States
Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, commonly known as Jenni Rivera, was an American singer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist, spokesperson and an actress. The legendary singer was well known for her signature style of Banda and Ranchera music and is regarded by several media organizations as one of the most influential musicians to establish Mexican music in the world. A much decorated singer, she had been named as the ‘Best selling Latin artist of 2013’ as well as the ‘Top Latin artist of 2013’ by the prestigious Billboard magazine and was acknowledged for her tremendous contribution to the generally male-dominated genre of Banda music. During her two-decade-long music career, Rivera had released eleven studio albums including ‘Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida’ and ‘Jenni’ which took her name to the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. She was nominated four times at the Latin Grammy Awards and was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars for being one of the best-selling regional Mexican musicians. Besides her music career, she was also known for her work on television. She produced the Mexican-American reality television series ‘I Love Jenni’, ‘Chiquis & Raq-C’, and ‘Chiquis 'n Control’. She is remembered for her humanitarian work as well and was appointed as the spokesperson by The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. ‘Jenni Rivera Day’ is celebrated on August 6 by the Los Angeles City Council every year in her honor.