Jenni Rivera

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World Music Singer
Date of Birth July 2, 1969
Place of Birth Long Beach, California
Date of Death Dec 9, 2012 (43)
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Jenni Rivera

Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera Saavedra was an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, spokesperson, philanthropist and entrepreneur known for her work within the Regional Mexican music genre, specifically in the styles of Banda, Mariachi and Norteño. 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 Regional Mexican music. Billboard magazine named her the "top Latin artist of 2013", and the "best selling Latin artist of 2013". Rivera began recording music in 1992. Her recordings often had themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Rivera released her first studio album, Si Quieres Verme Llorar, in the late 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in the United States and Mexico with her major-label debut, Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida.

Born: Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, July 2, 1969, Long Beach, California, U.S.
Died: December 9, 2012, Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico
Cause of death: Mexico Learjet 25 crash
Resting place: All Souls Cemetery
Monuments: En Memoria de la Diva de la Banda, Jenni Rivera Memorial Park
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: California State University, Long Beach
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actress, author, spokesperson, fashion designer, television producer, entrepreneur
Years active: 1992–2012
Net worth: U.S. $25 million
Children: 5
Family: Lupillo Rivera (brother), Juan Rivera (brother), Rosie Rivera (sister), Chiquis Rivera (daughter)
Website: Jenni Rivera's Official site
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About Jenni Rivera

Born Dolores Janney Rivera, she became immortalized for her 2008 album Jenni, which hit #1 on the US Billboard 200. She died in a plane crash in 2012.

Before Fame

She earned straight A's in high school despite becoming pregnant her sophomore year. Her first recording was a gift to her father.


She appeared in the film Filly Brown and was named a spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. August 6th was named Jenni Rivera Day in Los Angeles to honor her charitable efforts.

Family Life

She was born to Rosa Rivera and music producer Pedro Rivera. She had five siblings named Lupillo, Juan, Rosie, Pedro Jr. and Gustavo. She was married three times, to Jose Trinidad Marin, Juan Lopez and Esteban Loaiza. She had five children named Chiquis, Jenicka, Jacqie, Johnny and Michael.


In 2003, she released a tribute album to famed Hispanic singer Selena, titled Farewell to Selena.

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  • American norteño musicians
  • American banda musicians
  • American mariachi musicians
  • Victims of aviation accidents or incidents in Mexico
  • Fonovisa Records artists
  • Actresses from Long Beach, California
  • Hispanic and Latino American female singers
  • Writers from Long Beach, California
  • Musicians from Long Beach, California
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment artists
  • Spanish-language singers of the United States
  • Hispanic and Latino American musicians
  • Television producers from California
  • American women in business
  • American women activists
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Latest information about Jenni Rivera updated on October 30, 2020.

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