Long Beach, California
Full Name at Birth
Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra
Long beach, California, USA
Singer, songwriter, actress, author, spokesperson, fashion designer, television producer, philanthropist, entrepreneur
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Pedro Rivera (actor, singer, & composer )
Lupillo Rivera (singer)
Johnny Lopez (Son), Jenicka Lopez (Daughter), Michael Marin (Son)
Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, spokesperson, philanthropist and entrepreneur known for her work within the Banda and ranchera music genres. In life and death, several media outlets including CNN, Billboard, Fox News, and The New York Times have labeled her as the most important female figure and top selling female artist in the Mexican music genre. Billboard magazine named her the "top Latin artist of 2013", and the "best selling Latin artist of 2013".
Producer, Actor/Actress, Composer
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Cause of Death
Juan Rivera (singer)
Claim to Fame
Place of Death
Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico
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Music Genre (Text)
Banda, Norteño, Ranchera, Pop Latino
Fonovisa, Universal Music Latino, Cintas Acuario
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1992 (1992)–2012 (2012)
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Mariachi, Latin Pop *Bachata
Wiki Bio Text
Jenni Rivera (1969–2012)
Producer | Actress | Soundtrack
Date of Birth 2 July 1969, Long Beach, California, USA
Date of Death 9 December 2012, near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico (airplane crash)
Birth Name Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra
Nickname La Diva de la Banda
Mini Bio (1)
Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 - December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American singer known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008), became her first number-one album in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States. In 2010, she appeared in and produced the reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C. She also appeared in and produced I Love Jenni starting in 2011 and Chiquis 'n Control in 2012. Rivera, along with six others, died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, México, on December 9, 2012
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wikipedia
Esteban Loaiza (8 September 2010 - 9 December 2012) (her death)
Juan Lopez (1997 - 2003) (divorced) (2 children)
José Trinidad Marín (1984 - 1992) (divorced) (3 children)
Daughter of the actor, singer, & composer Pedro Rivera.
Sister of singer Lupillo Rivera, singer Juan Rivera, pastor Pete Rivera and Gustavo Rivera.
Mother of Chiquis Marin Rivera, Jacqui Marin, Michael Marin, Jenicka Lopez and Johnny Lopez.
Her brothers are also singers. Her brother, Lupillo Rivera, is a very successful singer, who has won many awards in the Latino community. Her brother, Pete Rivera, is a pastor.
Her mother is from Sonora, Mexico and her father is from Jalisco, Mexico.
Has four siblings.
Friend of Paulina Rubio and Cristina Saralegui.
Make-up artist Jacob Yebale also perished in the same airplane crash that claimed Rivera's life.
Three time Latin Grammy Award nominee. in (2002) for 'Best Banda Album ("Se Las Voy A Dar A Otro"), in (2008) for 'Best Ranchero album' ("La Diva En Vivo"), in (2010) for 'Best Banda Album' ("La Gran Señora En Vivo"), and in (2011) 'Best Banda Album' ("La Gran Señora En Vivo").
Just days before her death, ABC announced the development of "Jenni," a show starring Rivera and centering on the Mexican-American singer and actress as a struggling single mom. Robert L. Boyett and Robert Horn were attached to write and executive produce the project.
Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American singer known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008), became her first number-one album in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States. In 2010, she appeared in and produced the reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C. She also appeared in and produced I Love Jenni starting in 2011 and Chiquis 'n Control in 2012.
Rivera, a Mexican American, was born in Long Beach, California. Her parents were Mexican immigrants who raised Rivera and her four brothers and sister (including Lupillo Rivera) in a tight-knit musical household. While still in high school, she became pregnant with the first of her five children, and married the child's father, José Trinidad Marín, in 1984. They divorced in 1992, and Rivera began her professional career that year.
Couple Profile Source
Pete Rivera (Pastor), Gustavo Rivera
Cristina Saralegui, Paulina Rubio
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Producer (3 credits)
Actress (3 credits)
Soundtrack (2 credits)
Composer (1 credit)
Thanks (1 credit)
Self (21 credits)
Archive footage (3 credits)
Jacqui Marin (Daughter), Chiquis Marin Rivera (Daughter)
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Don Cheto, Espinoza Paz, Paquita la del Barrio
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