Jenni Rivera Biography, Age, Career, Net worth, Wiki, Children, Songs, Music

Jeevy Lamii
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Jenni Rivera, born Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, was a famous American performer, philanthropist, producer, spokeswoman, and actress. The iconic vocalist was revered for her unique take on Banda and Ranchera, and she is often cited as one of the most important figures in the globalization of Mexican music by various media outlets. She was a multi-awarded singer, having been voted both the “Best selling Latin artist of 2013” and the “Top Latin artist of 2013” by the esteemed Billboard magazine, both of which were largely held by males, in recognition of her enormous contribution to the genre of Banda music. Over the course of her two-decade long music career, Rivera had recorded eleven studio albums, two of which reached number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart: Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida and Jenny. As one of the best-selling regional Mexican performers, she has received four Latin Grammy nominations and a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.


  • Name: Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra
  • Date of Birth: July 2, 1969
  • Age: 54 years
  • Death date: December 9, 2012
  • Net Worth: $25 million
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Philanthropist and an Actress
  • Children: Janney, Jacqueline, Michael, Jenica, Juan Angel
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Singer and composer Jenni Rivera was a huge name in the Mexican regional market before her untimely death in 2012 made her a sad figure in the Latin community. Banda, also known as corrido, is one of several Mexican musical traditions that is immensely popular in Mexico and the southwestern United States, where Rivera is most well-known.

As early as 1999, Rivera inked a deal with Fonovisa, a major player in the local Mexican market. Her debut album as Fonovisa, 1999’s Que Me Entierren con la Banda, had the smash single “Las Malandinas;” her albums in the early 2000s included Dejate Amar, with the hit single “Querida Socia;” and Se las Voy a Dar an Otro. Possible Rivera career-high, conceptual Homenaje a las Grandes was launched by Fonovisa in 2003. In her 2003 release, titled Homenaje a las Grandes (which translates to “homage to the great ones”), Rivera paid tribute to several prominent Mexican female performers, including Lucho Villa, Mercedes Castro, Rocio Durcal, Lola Beltrán, and Alejandra Guzmán. Rivera’s subsequent 2000s albums were commercial successes, and she was nominated for more Latin Grammys. However, in December of 2012, she met an untimely and terrible end when the plane she was traveling in crashed in the northern Mexican highlands, killing everyone on board. Posthumous releases such as the compilation La Misma Gran Seora and live sets such as the two-part 1969: Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey and 1 Vida, 3 Historias: Despedida de Culiacán and the audio-video documentary Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey, released in 2016, topped the charts and served as both memorials to and celebrations of her career.

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Songs, albums, movies, and shows by Jenni Rivera

Over the course of her career, vocalist Jenni Rivera published a dozen albums, including:

  • “Chacalosa” (1995)
  • “Por Que No Le Calas” (1997)
  • “Arráncame el Corazón” (1999)
  • “Ya Lo Sé” (2001)
  • “La Gran Señora” (2002)
  • “Pecados y Milagros” (2011)
  • “La Misma Gran Señora” (2012)
  • “Joyas Prestadas” (2012)
  • “La Misma Gran Señora: En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 1” (2012)
  • “La Misma Gran Señora: En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 2” (2012)
  • “Jenni” (2013)
  • “Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey, Parte 1” (2013)

Some of Rivera’s most popular songs include “La Gran Señora,” “De Contrabando,” “A Cambio de Qué,” and “Las Malandrinas.”

Jenni Rivera’s Spouse and Children

Three of her marriages resulted in five children for Jenni Rivera. She had Chiquis, Jacqui, and Michael with her first husband, José Trinidad Marn. She got a divorce from Marn and married Juan López, with whom she had a son named Johnny, in 1997. Sadly, Rivera and López’s marriage ended in divorce in 2003.

Rivera married baseball star Esteban Loaiza in 2010, but the couple separated in 2012, a few short months before Rivera’s untimely death.

Rivera’s ex-boyfriend Esteban Loaiza fathered her son Jenicka in addition to her children with Marn and López.

Jenni Rivera Death

The Learjet 25 in which Rivera and six others were traveling crashed early on December 9, 2012, not far from Monterrey, Mexico.

Rivera died in the aircraft disaster. Her performance at Monterrey Arena was the next day, so she flew into town the day before.

Rivera’s burial was place in Long Beach, California’s All Souls Cemetery on December 31.

Her father explained the delay to Telemundo by saying that legal issues had to be resolved first. Her death was front-page news for weeks after it happened.

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