Jennifer Lopez Teases “This is Me… Now”, First Album in Almost a Decade

Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards in 2018
Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards in 2018. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9686411ix)

It’s been almost a decade since Jennifer Lopez dropped her last studio album, but she’s finally ready for a comeback. She’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album This Is Me… Then by dropping her new studio album This Is Me… Now, her first in nine years.

In a press release announcing this album, J. Lo said that it’s “a philosophy, a reflection, a zeitgeist moment”, adding it’s “about hope, faith, and true love never dying.” It will reflect on the “emotional, spiritual, and psychological journey she has taken over the past two decades.”

This Is Me… Now will serve as the spiritual successor to her third studio album This Is Me… Then from 2002. It was inspired by her relationship with her now husband Ben Affleck, and it gave us such hits as “Jenny from the Block” and “All I Have” ft. LL Cool J.

Lopez was one of the main artists featured on the Marry Me soundtrack, but she hasn’t released a new studio album since A.K.A. in 2014. She’s yet to confirm the release date of This Is Me… Now, but she shared its track listing featuring 13 songs, including “Mad in Love”, “Not Going Anywhere”, and “Greatest Love Story Never Told”.