Jennifer Lopez Announces Her First Album in Nine Years “This is Me… Now”

Jennifer Lopez at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020
Jennifer Lopez at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (10525963nt)

It’s been almost a decade since Jennifer Lopez dropped her last album and she’s finally ready to surprise us with some new music. She announced the release of her ninth studio album This Is Me… Now, which marks the 20th anniversary of her record This Is Me… Then.

This record will see the singer look back at the emotional journey she’s taken over the course of the past two decades and reflect on some of the rumors that have been following her for years.

“People think they know things about what happened to me along the way, the men I was with – but they really have no idea, and a lot of times they get it so wrong. There’s a part of me that was hiding a side of myself from everyone,” J. Lo told Vogue.

Like the original album it draws inspiration from, This Is Me… Now largely centers on her relationship with Ben Affleck, and it even features a sequel to the song “Dear Ben” titled “Dear Ben Pt. II”. The album will feature a total of 13 tracks, and J. Lo is yet to share its release date. It’s her first studio album since A.K.A. in 2014, which debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.