J.Lo is the second studio album and most successful album to date by American entertainer Jennifer Lopez. It was released on January 23, 2001, by Epic Records.Preceding the release for the follow-up of her commercially successful debut album On the 6 (1999). On this album, Lopez had more creative control over J.Lo. Its title refers to the nickname her fans gave her, and she described it as a homage to her supporters. Lopez began recording the album under the working title ‘The Passionate Journey’, writing lyrics that focused on her own personal experiences. For the album, she hired producers such as Cory Rooney, Troy Oliver, Dan Shea and Sean Combs, (her boyfriend at the time), all of whom contributed to her first album. Musically, J.Lo is a pop album, which also encompasses genres such as R&B, Latin pop, retro and dance-pop. It was considered more daring than On the 6, including more explicit language and provocative lyrics about sex; it also deals with themes of empowerment and relationships.