London: Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra better known as Jenni Rivera, died on Sunday in plane crash in Mexico, but her work within the banda and norteña music genres would be remembered forever.
A short description of the musician is given as follows:
Rivera was born in Long Beach, California. Her parents were Mexican immigrants. While still in high school she became pregnant with the first of her five children, and eventually married the child’s father, José Trinidad Marín, in 1984. They divorced in 1992.
After divorcing Marín, Rivera married Juan López in 1997 and had two children with him: Jenicka López Rivera (born 1997), and Johnny López Rivera (born 2001). They divorced in 2003.
Rivera sold over 15 million albums worldwideand was nominated at the 2003, 2008 and 2010 Latin Grammys. A successful regional Mexican artist and entrepreneur, she started many companies, including Divina Realty, Divina Cosmetics, Jenni Rivera Fragrance, Jenni Jeans, Divine Music and The Jenni Rivera Love Foundation.
Jenni Rivera became the first female Banda artist to sell-out a concert at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, and became the first artist to sell-out two back-to-back nights at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on August 6 and 7, 2010.
Catalog of Jenni studio albums:
Homenaje A Las Grandes (2003), Simplemente La Mejor (2004), Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida (2005), En Vivo Desde Hollywood (2006), Besos y Copas Desde Hollywood (2006), Mi Vida Loca and La DIva En Vivo (2007), Jenni (2008), Jenni: Super Deluxe (2008), La Gran Señora En Vivo (2010), Joyas Prestadas (Banda) and Joyas Prestadas (Pop) (2011).
Movies and TV shows:
I Love Jenni, Filly Brown, El show de Cristina, Jenni Rivera: La Diva En Vivo, Jenni Rivera: En Vivo Desde Hollywood, Banda El Recodo & Jenni Rivera: Con Sabor a Banda.
The wreckage of a plane carrying star Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has been found in northern Mexico Sunday and there were no survivors, officials said.
The Lear Jet was flying from south from Monterrey to Toluca, in the centre of the country and was carrying six other people besides the singer, said Antonio Gonzalez, mayor of the town of Iturbide, near the crash site.
Radio contact with the plane was lost shortly after takeoff.