On The 6

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Barnes & Noble - Martin Johnson
Actress Jennifer Lopez's debut recording isn't the usual Hollywood vanity project. Before her current role as bombshell du jour, she trained as a singer and dancer and landed a gig as a Fly Girl on "In Living Color". And although Lopez has starred in "Out of Sight," "Money Train," and "Selena," she isn't coming from Tinseltown on this recording. The title of the album, ON THE 6, refers to the subway line Lopez took to and from auditions while growing up in the Bronx, and the songs play like her account of her favorites and influences. That means the '80s and the Latin- and hip-hop-tinged dance-pop of groups like Exposé, the Cover Girls, and, most importantly, Lisa ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Martin Johnson
Actress Jennifer Lopez's debut recording isn't the usual Hollywood vanity project. Before her current role as bombshell du jour, she trained as a singer and dancer and landed a gig as a Fly Girl on "In Living Color". And although Lopez has starred in "Out of Sight," "Money Train," and "Selena," she isn't coming from Tinseltown on this recording. The title of the album, ON THE 6, refers to the subway line Lopez took to and from auditions while growing up in the Bronx, and the songs play like her account of her favorites and influences. That means the '80s and the Latin- and hip-hop-tinged dance-pop of groups like Exposé, the Cover Girls, and, most importantly, Lisa Lisa. Lopez calls her music "Latin soul," and there are elements of both styles on this engaging recording. Rodney Jerkins produced the single "If You Had My Love," which bears his trademark combination of high gloss and easygoing bounce, while Latin superstar Marc Anthony joins Lopez on "No Me Ames." On the hip-hop tip, "Feelin' So Good" features rhymes by Big Punisher and Fat Joe, and the track was produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs. Other big-time producers like the Trackmasters and Emilio Estefan contribute to the recording, but they never upstage the star, who shows throughout that she's a singer, not an actress trying to sing.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Jennifer Lopez's debut album, On the 6, showcases the actress' sultry, versatile voice in a number of settings, including pop ballads, Latin pop, and R&B. Star producers like Sean "Puffy" Combs, Trackmasters, and Emilio Estefan, Jr. lend their talents to the album, making On the 6 a perfectly polished and varied album, which features a musical blend Lopez calls "Latin soul." Smooth ballads such as "Should've Never," "Too Late," "Could This Be Love," and "No Me Ames," a duet with Latin superstar Marc Anthony, dominate the album's first half; while these songs show off the gentler side of Lopez's vocal gifts, they tend to sound too similar. It's on the R&B and Latin-tinged tracks where Lopez really shines. Along with the insistent first single "If You Had My Love," cuts like "Feelin' So Good" and "Let's Get Loud" have a fiery, soulful sound more in keeping with Lopez's public persona. On the 6's second half capitalizes on this spicy, upbeat side, particularly on "Waiting for Tonight" and "Open off My Love," which draws inspiration from rap, R&B, and Latin styles with its sparse arrangement of horns, keyboards, and beats. The tropical remix of "No Me Ames" and "Una Noche Mas," the Spanish version of "Waiting for Tonight," emphasize Lopez's distinctive heritage, which elevates On the 6 from a star's vanity project to an individual but accessible work of pop songcraft by a widely talented performer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/4/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646935163
  • Catalog Number: 69351

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If You Had My Love - Jennifer Karr (4:25)
  2. 2 Should've Never - Jennifer Karr (6:14)
  3. 3 Too Late - Kim Travis (4:27)
  4. 4 Feelin' So Good (5:27)
  5. 5 Let's Get Loud (3:59)
  6. 6 Could This Be Love - Jack Stamates (4:26)
  7. 7 No Me Ames - Jorges Valero (5:03)
  8. 8 Waiting for Tonight - Juan Barrett (4:06)
  9. 9 Open off My Love - Tracy Reid (4:35)
  10. 10 Promise Me You'll Try (3:52)
  11. 11 It's Not That Serious - Jennifer Karr (4:17)
  12. 12 Talk About Us - Jennifer Karr (4:35)
  13. 13 No Me Ames - Jorges Valero (4:38)
  14. 14 Una Noche Mas - Juan Barrett (6:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jennifer Lopez Primary Artist, Vocals, Rap
Prince Charles Background Vocals
Betty Wright Background Vocals
Rene Toledo Guitar
Michael Thompson Guitar
Manny Benito Vocal Director
Marc Anthony Track Performer
Donna Allen Background Vocals
Randy Barlow Trumpet
Tom Barney Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Edwin Bonilla Percussion
Sal Cuevas Bass
Lawrence Dermer Keyboards, Background Vocals
Margaret Dorn Background Vocals
Paquito Echevarria Piano
Larry Gold Conductor
Sandy Griffith Background Vocals
Skyler Jett Background Vocals
Eric Kupper Keyboards
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
Manny López Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Chieli Minucci Guitar
Dean Parks Guitar, Steel Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Archie Pena Percussion
Rita Quintero Background Vocals
Claytoven Richardson Background Vocals
Dan Shea Keyboards
Wendy Peterson Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Conesha Owens Background Vocals
Al West Piano
Fat Joe Rap
William Ross Conductor
Manuel Lopez Guitar
Randall Barlow Trumpet
Bill Lawrence Background Vocals
Corey Rooney Keyboards, Background Vocals
Juan Vincente Zambrano Keyboards
Angie Chirino Background Vocals
Doug Michels Trumpet
Peter Zizzo Keyboards
Don Shea Keyboards
Big Punisher Rap, Track Performer
7 Mile Background Vocals
Richie Jones Percussion, Drums
José Miguel Velásquez Background Vocals
Kyra Lawrence Background Vocals
Douglas Guevara Bongos, Timbales
LaShawn Daniels Background Vocals
Konesha Owens Background Vocals
Alvin West Piano
Shawnyette Harrell Background Vocals
Jennifer Karr Background Vocals
Herman "Teddy" Mulet Trombone
Robb Williams Background Vocals
Lena Pérez Background Vocals
Jack Stamates Violin
Juan Barrett Track Performer
Ximera DePombo Background Vocals, Track Performer
Kim Travis Background Vocals, Track Performer
Jorges Valero Background Vocals, Track Performer
Kenny Anderson Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Douglas Guevera Bongos, Conga, Timbales
Tracy Reid Background Vocals
Big Pun Rap
Technical Credits
Prince Charles Engineer
Betty Wright Vocal Producer
Manny Benito Adaptation
Tom Barney Arranger
Bob Cadway Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Lawrence Dermer Arranger, Producer
Emilio Estefan Jr. Producer, Executive Producer
David Gleeson Engineer
Larry Gold String Arrangements, String Conductor
Franklin Grant Engineer
Mick Guzauski Remixing
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Lester Mendez Programming
Herb Powers Mastering
Dave Reitzas Engineer
David Rideau Engineer
Dan Shea Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, Vocal Producer
Rick Wake Arranger, Producer
Mario Winans Programming
Marcelo Añez Engineer
Tom Bender Engineer
Dan Hetzel Engineer
Rodney Jerkins Producer
Sebastián Krys Engineer
Glen Marchese Engineer
Al West Producer
Freddy Piñero Jr. Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
William Ross String Arrangements, String Conductor
Poke Programming, Producer
Corey Rooney Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Chucky Thompson Programming
Juan Vincente Zambrano Arranger, Programming, Producer
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Kike Santander Arranger, Producer
Javier Garza Engineer
Jim Janik Digital Editing, Vocal Tracking
Poke & Tone Programming, Producer
Steve Menezes Engineer
Dave Scheuer Arranger, Programming, Engineer
David Shackney Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi Engineer
Peter Zizzo Arranger
Don Shea Arranger, Producer
Fred Jenkins III Composer
Richie Jones Arranger, Programming, Producer, Remixing
Chuck Bailey Engineer
Ignacio Ballesteros Spanish Adaptation
Lance "Un" Rivera Producer
Bill Molina Programming
Alvin West Programming, Producer
Brian Harding Engineer
Brian Calicchia Engineer
Darrell Branch Producer
Jennifer Lopez Producer, Executive Producer
Robb Williams Engineer
Pete Krawiec Engineer
Stephen Saper Authoring
Rob Jenkins Producer
Ariel ? Engineer
Simon Ramone Engineer
Lauren Dawson Producer
Bill Makina Programming
Bobby Fernandez Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOO MUCH LATIN

    I was expecting the Hip Hop J Lo but was very disappointed that both albums that I purchased of hers were Latin. This must be Marc Anthony influence on her but I liked her better before...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On the 6

    I Love This album it is the best album Jennifer has ever done and it is her debut. The album was realeased in summer/Fall of 1999 and includes the no#1 hit singles If You Had My Love and Waiting For Tonight the top #5 Let´s Get Loud and more. Jennifer isn´t Mariah Carey but she is a diva of pop-latin and she sings beautifully. All The songs sounds good and my favorits are If You Had My Love,Waiting For Tonight,No Me Ames with Latinsinger Marc Anthony he has a great voice,Let´s Get Loud and The ballads Promise Me You´ll Try and Talk About Us written by Walter Afanasieff(Mariah Carey,Celine Dion)and Produced by Dan Shea&Cory Rooney. This album ROCKS and I recommend it to all fans of Mariah Carey,Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On the 6

    This album is great i´m a big fan of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey and When this album was realized in 1999 i went to be a Jennifer Lopez fan as well. Jennifer has a beautiful soft voice not powerful but she sounds awesome she is the new DIVA and she truly can sing songs as PoP and RN´B songs i recommend this album to all Celine and Mariah fans because Jennifer is making similar songs as them from pop,Rn´b to ballads all very well done. And she works with the same producers as Celine and Mariah and they are as Ric Wake(Celine Dion,Mariah Carey),Cory Rooney(Mariah Carey,Marc Anthony)Peter Zizzo(Celine Dion)Dan Shea(Mariah carey,Celine Dion) and Rodney Darkchild Jerkins(Brandy,Monica,Michael Jackson)and Sean Puffy Combs(Mariah Carey)and legendary producer Walter Afanasieff(Celine Dion,Mariah Carey) wrote a song for Jennifer Talk About Us a Celine,Mariah kind of ballad very beautiful. I Love this album it´s so hot you won´t be disapointed.Jennifer is not just a singer,Diva she is also an great actress i love all her movies and she is better than Mariah carey and Whitney Houston she has a big acting talents.I Recommend all her movies they are awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Listener

    Her CD is the best thing since the invention of the internet! It has everything from spanish to vocals to hip-hop/rap. Whatever kinda music you like, you like this! And she is sooooooooo hot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    The song No Me Ames w/ Marc Antony is the most beautiful song I have ever heard. I cry every time I see the video. Jennifer is truly a gifted songstress, and her CD is worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SHE IS SO AWSOME!!!!!

    I AM A HUMUNGUS FAN OF JENIFER LOPEZ!!!!! SHE IS SO TALENTED . I LOVE HER ACTING ,ESSPECAILY WHEN SHE ACTED AS SELENA IN THE MOVIE.I AM LATINA LIKE JENIFER AND I LOVE HER MUSICA!!!!SHE DESERVES ALL THE STARS SHE CAN GET!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE CD THAT COMES CLOSEST TO MY ROOTS .

    I TRULY ENJOYED THE CD I HERE IT ALL THE TIME. IT HAS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING DOWN TO LATIN STRINGS,R&B,SOUL,DANCE, AND LOTS OF HEART. 'I MUST SAY I ENJOYED THE RIDE ON THE 6.' 'I MISS NEW YORK' 'LOVE PARA SIEMPRE' YOLANDA!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    That's music!

    Congratulations to Jennifer and go on like this! Viva la musica latina and americana!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We've got a new Britney Spears on our hands!

    Jennifer is the best whether on the siver screen or in your CD player. She WILL be the biggest name in pop music!

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