January 09, 2001

Jennifer Lopez has made history, claiming the number one spot - with her new album "J.Lo" and her new feature film "The Wedding Planner", in the same week.

In the United States, "J.Lo" sold 272,262 units. "J.Lo" also entered number one in Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Argentina, Greece, Puerto Rico, Central America and Chile. Her feature film "The Wedding Planner" opened number one at the box office, with a weekend gross of over $13.5 million.

"Jennifer is a triple threat," commented Thomas D. Mottola, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. "She is the hottest female movie star out there with the number one film in America. Her album, 'J.Lo' is number one, worldwide. And the good news is, this is just the beginning. Need I say more?"

"J.Lo" entered the Top 200 chart at number one, selling 272,262 units. "J.Lo" is executive produced by Cory Rooney and Jennifer Lopez. She also enters the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums at number one. The first single off the new album, "Love Don't Cost A Thing" is the number one most played video on MTV and is fast approaching the number one spot at radio. The single is produced by Ric Wake. J.Lo is the sophomore album from Lopez. Her debut album "On The 6" has sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

"Jennifer's commitment to her artistry is as tireless as her work ethic," commented Handprint Entertainment's Benny Medina, who manages Jennifer Lopez. "Her passion and dedication to her craft is inspiring and raises the bar for all those involved. A number one album and number one film are a testament to that."

"The Wedding Planner" is a romantic comedy about a workaholic wedding planner (Jennifer Lopez) who finally meets her Mr. Right (Matthew McConaughey). What she doesn't know is that cupid and her career are about to collide head-on in the Columbia Pictures release.

"It is a rare star who can claim the No. 1 movie and the No. 1 album in the same week, but Jennifer is one of those talents who can do it all," said Jeff Blake, president of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. We are delighted that she has achieved this remarkable feat, and I'm thrilled that Columbia could be a part of it."

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