Jennifer Lopez

On the 6

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AllMusic Review by 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.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Jennifer Lopez feat: Larry Gold / Jennifer Karr 04:25 SpotifyAmazon
2 Jennifer Lopez feat: Shawnyette Harrell / Jennifer Karr / Corey Rooney / Rene Toledo 06:14 SpotifyAmazon
3 Jennifer Lopez feat: Shawnyette Harrell / Corey Rooney / Rene Toledo / Kim Travis / Al West 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
4 Jennifer Lopez feat: Fat Joe / Big Pun 05:27
5 Jennifer Lopez feat: Donna Allen / Randall Barlow / Edwin Bonilla / Betty Wright 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
6 Jennifer Lopez feat: Edwin Bonilla / Angie Chirino / Lawrence Dermer / Manny López / Jack Stamates 04:26
7 Jennifer Lopez feat: Marc Anthony / Sal Cuevas / Ximera DePombo / Manuel Lopez / Lena Pérez / Jorges Valero / José Miguel Velásquez 05:03
8 Jennifer Lopez feat: Juan Barrett / Richie Jones / Eric Kupper 04:06 SpotifyAmazon
9 Jennifer Lopez feat: Kyra Lawrence / Tracy Reid / Al West 04:35 SpotifyAmazon
10 Jennifer Lopez feat: Tom Barney / Chieli Minucci / Peter Zizzo 03:52 SpotifyAmazon
11 Jennifer Lopez feat: LaShawn Daniels / Shawnyette Harrell / Jennifer Karr 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
12 Jennifer Lopez feat: Sandy Griffith / Skyler Jett / Jennifer Karr / 7 Mile / Claytoven Richardson / Dan Shea 04:35 SpotifyAmazon
13 Jennifer Lopez feat: Marc Anthony / Sal Cuevas / Ximera DePombo / Manuel Lopez / Lena Pérez / Jorges Valero / José Miguel Velásquez 04:38
14 Jennifer Lopez feat: Juan Barrett / Richie Jones / Eric Kupper 06:39 SpotifyAmazon
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