Marriage can change a person, and it sure seems to have changed Jennifer Lopez. Ever since she tied the knot with salsa superstar Marc Anthony, Lopez has quietly receded from the tabloids, retiring her J-Lo appellation in the process, and turning toward the same Latin audience that is Anthony's constituency. She took a supporting role as his wife in the biopic of legend Héctor Lavoe, El Cantante, but before that hit the theaters in the summer of 2007, she released her first all-Spanish album, Como Ama una Mujer, in March. What's startling about Como Ama una Mujer is that it sounds as if Lopez is not only content to play his wife on screen, she's content to now make music for housewives, which this album most certainly is. This is a slick, ballad-heavy affair that pointedly avoids any current trends either among Latin record-buyers or crossover artists, along with pointedly avoiding the intoxicating, glittery dance-pop of her English-language releases. Certainly, it's not as daring as Shakira, but it's not as thrilling as any random video you'll see on Latin MTV -- and it's by far the most sedate Lopez has ever been on record. She acquits herself well as a vocalist -- she never indulges in vocal gymnastics, and she can carry a tune strongly.
Performance CreditsJennifer Lopez Primary Artist
London Symphony Orchestra Strings
Marc Anthony Background Vocals
Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Estéfano Background Vocals
Erben Perez Bass
Guillermo Vadala Bass
Vicky Echeverri Background Vocals
Eduardo Avena Percussion
Julio C. Reyes Piano,Accordion,Conductor,Keyboards
Jose Luis Pagan Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Marco Britti Drums
Mario Guini Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sebastian de Peyrecave Guitar
Armando Gola Bass
César Castillo Quena,Sikus
Nailton Bispo "Meia Noiche" Dos Santos Percussion
Juan José "Chaqueño" Martínez Percussion
Technical CreditsMarc Anthony Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Jorge Calandrelli String Arrangements
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Peter Wade Engineer
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
Jennifer Lopez Executive Producer
Julio C. Reyes Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Jose Luis Pagan Arranger,Programming,Engineer
Jimmy Paredes Composer
Mauricio Gasca Programming
José Garcia De La Rosa Engineer
Gustavo "Pichón" Dal Pont Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Como Ama una Mujer based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
I love this album maybe because as a Spanish speaking person I can identify more with the type of music and lyrics in it. "tu", "por arriesgarnos", "Amarte es todo" and "te voy a querer" my favorites so far. Two thumbs up for La Lopez!
Since I am a romantic, I love this album, JLO's voice is superb, great CD. I would definitely listen to it while I exercise, believe it or not!!!
First of all, I never liked Jennifer's music. I like her films, but when I found out she was going to release a Spanish album with none other than Marc Anthony then I knew that this album was going to be classic. Honestly, if you didn't like Jennifer's music before, you are going to love Como Ama Una Mujer. It's definitely for an older audience and I like the fact that she is acting her age. I would actually rank this album up there with Gloria Estefan, another Spanish singer. Great job Jennifer and keep up the good work, you have my support.
Each song sounds like the same song to me.. makes me want to sleep...
I bought this cd mainly to support Jennifer Lopez without being sure that I would actually like it (her last two cds are not among my favorites). However, when I put the cd on last night after getting home, I must say that I was very impressed with each passing track. The cd is not a "dance" cd, so do not expect salsa or club mixes. Instead it is a gorgeously arranged, soulful cd, full of thoughtful, reflective songs. It truly lives up to its name, "Como Ama Una Mujer," as each song relates to a story of how a woman loves. It is a mature cd from Ms. Lopez, and her evolution from "On the 6" to now is evident. It is certainly different from anything she has done before, and I hope that people give it an opportunity instead of blindly writing it off. Give it a chance...it is worth it.
This was awful...I'm very disappointed.
This is probably the worst one she has came out with....I like some variety that includes some salsa and dance music, at least to a couple of tracks and this album was just sad.