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J.Lo’s new video for her summer anthem, “Live It Up,” premiered tonight on “Entertainment Tonight.” It was later uploaded to VEVO in full. The clip is a light-hearted dance-fest that takes place on the beach and at a fashion show in Paris. In the video, Pitbull encourages Lopez to come down to the beach and “live it up.” She eventually joins him and it makes for one fun video! My favorite part are the queens backstage during the first chorus, unable to handle J.Lo’s fabulousness on the runway.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull are like a match made in dance/pop Heaven. The world first got a taste of “On The Floor” in 2011, and it became one of the biggest singles of Lopez’s career. Then, “Dance Again” served as the lead single off her greatest hits album in 2012. Well, now in 2013, Pitbull and J.Lo are back with “Live It Up.” The song is an irresistable summer anthem that will hopefully be all over the radio very soon. The lyrics, “Make love, don’t fight/Let’s fuck tonight,” will hopefully become a national catchphrase.

Lopez will perform the song on the “American Idol” finale and the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series on July 19th.

Fans of Jennifer Lopez rejoye! The pop superstar has compiled her first greatest hits collection, “Dance Again… The Hits.” The compilation was released this week and contains some of Lopez’s most iconic songs including, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Waiting for Tonight,” and “Jenny From The Block.” The set also features two new songs, “Dance Again,” an infectious tune of pure dance-pop bliss, and “Goin’ In,” a track featured in the new installment of the “Step Up” film series. Also included in the set, is “On The Floor,” Lopez’ most successful single to date. This album, along with Britney Spears’ “The Singles Collection,” is an iconic retrospective of pop music that was the soundtrack of a generation. Both collections earn their place next to Madonna’s “The Immaculate Collection” and Janet Jackson’s “Design of a Decade 1986/1996,” the soundtracks to pop music of that generation.

I’m someone who has tried to become a hardcore J.Lo fan for years. However, I’ve only been able to get into her singles. The other songs on the albums were either filler or just not as good to me. So, needless to say, it has taken me a while to accept the fact that, when it comes to Jennifer Lopez, I’m just a casual fan. That’s why a collection like this is perfect for someone like me… or is it? While the tracklisting is strong, it is far from perfect. There are 16 tracks on the deluxe edition and only 13 on the standard edition. More songs could’ve been added to the tracklisting (“I’m Glad,” “I’m Gonna Be Alright (Track Masters Remix),” “Play,” as well as the album versions of “Ain’t It Funny” and “I’m Real”) and even replaced with songs that ended up making the final cut (“Do It Well,” “I’m Into You,” “Feelin’ So Good”). Another nice inclusion in the deluxe edition is a DVD of Lopez’s music videos. However, instead of featuring all of her videos, it only features 11 videos of songs that are included on the CD.

As a fan, I would recommend purchasing the standard edition of this album along with the CD/DVD release, “The Reel Me,” which features every video from 1999-2003 along with an interview of Lopez discussing each clip. It may be more costly and not as convenient of a purchase, but in terms of quality AND quantity, it is worth it! All in all, this collection is decent for a casual fan, but it could’ve been a lot better.

Today has been an exciting day for Madonna fans. Not only has the singer’s official VEVO page been unveiled, but the second single off her album, “MDNA,” has also been unveiled. The track, “Girl Gone Wild,” is pure dance. It’s a track that sounds similar to Madonna’s “Confessions on a Dance Floor” album (see if you can catch the “Sorry” reference). It was co-produced by Benni and Alle Benassi, who did a killer remix for her 2009 single, “Celebration.” The song is a refreshing return to what Madonna does best. Her last studio album, “Hard Candy,” found Madonna going very mainstream, working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland. It reminded fans of the mainstream sound of her “Bedtime Stories” album in 1994. It was a good effort, but I didn’t consider it to be on the same level as her “best work.” I believe Madonna does best when she’s working with underground producers who aren’t very well-known in the mainstream. Stephen Bray, Patrick Leonard, Shep Pettibone, William Orbit, Stuart Price. Those are the kind of artists Madonna makes magic with. And this song is a great way to hype fans for the album’s release next month (March 26). According to her manager (twitter.com/guyoseary), Madonna is shooting the video for the song this week! I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us this time!