Jenni Rivera is a legendary singer and songwriter from the United States who sold over 20 million records worldwide. In addition to her hit songs, Jenni Rivera also struggled with food addiction. Her autobiography and final album were both released after her death. In her own words, she was a “role model” for Latinas everywhere.
Jenni Rivera was an American singer and songwriter
Jenni Rivera was an American singer-songwriter who performed in several genres. Most notably, she was a part of the regional Mexican music genre, singing in styles such as Mariachi, Banda, and Norteo. Her music was popular with Latin American audiences, and she won several Grammy Awards for her work.
The singer-songwriter began her career by selling cassettes in flea markets, which eventually led to her career in music. She had a powerful voice and a soulful style of singing. She discussed many of her personal struggles in her songs, including being married three times and being detained in Mexico with tens of thousands of dollars in cash. She was also active in her community, helping immigrants and women who were suffering from abuse and domestic violence. Although she was 43 years old when she died in a plane crash, her work lives on in the hearts of her fans.
She has sold more than 20 million records worldwide
Despite having a limited amount of success in the United States, Jenni Rivera has been one of the most popular and prolific artists in the Latin music industry for more than 20 years. A pioneer in the genre, Rivera has sold more than 20 million records internationally. In addition to her music career, she has established a clothing and perfume line and has starred in reality television.
The Spanish-language singer was also popular in the U.S., where her 2009 album sold more than one million copies. She was a major part of the Latino population, which continues to sustain the Latin music industry. Rivera’s last album, La Misma Gran Senora, was released on Dec. 9 and has surpassed Prince Royce’s “Phase II” in sales.
She struggled with food addiction
The late reality TV star, Jenni Rivera, struggled with an addiction to food and self-esteem. She was once found on the floor of a video store taking seven different pills. She also struggled with domestic violence and poverty. Trino Marin and Jenni had three kids. Their oldest daughter, Chiquis, became a famous singer. The other two children, Michael and Jacquie, both have acting careers.
Jenni Rivera struggled with addiction for many years, but she finally broke free in 2008. Her husband, Juan Lopez, had infidelity issues, which caused the two to split. The couple later argued and split up. In 2007, Jenni was convicted of drug distribution and was sentenced to prison.
She was a role model for Latinas
While a role model for Latinas, Jenni Rivera’s story was not without its problems. She had a husband who molested her daughters and evaded capture for nine years. He was eventually caught and sentenced to 30 years in prison, but she was not one to give up. In 2005, she married again. The second husband, who had been involved in drug dealing, died in prison in 2009. After her divorce, Rivera turned to charity work. Her pain spurred her to use her celebrity to make a difference for women and children who have experienced sexual abuse.
As a Latina role model, Rivera was dedicated to ending domestic violence and empowering women. Her own experiences of abuse have inspired thousands of Latinas and helped give them hope. Her death is a tremendous loss to the Latino community. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence sends its condolences to her family and friends.