New Biography: Jenni Rivera: The Amazing Life of a Warrior Butterfly
Jon | On 16, Feb 2013
Jenni Rivera: The amazing life of a warrior butterfly available March 5.
Less than two months after the funeral of Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in northern Mexico, a biography was announced Friday and will be available in both English and Spanish.
The book talks about the famous top-selling singer’s successful career and was written by Leila Cobo, novelist, author and Executive Director of Content and Programming for Billboard Latino.
“It is an honor to pay tribute to the musical career of Jenni Rivera, an artist I interviewed many times over the last 10 years, and for whom I have deep respect and admiration. I wrote this biography as a journalist and Latin music expert to mark her musical life,” said Cobo.
Rivera has sold over 15 million albums worldwide. The singer recorded her first albums in the late 80’s and reached popularity in the Billboard charts in 1992, establishing the difference among the banda norteña genre, often considered a male-dominated field.
Her songs, which addressed social issues, love and infidelity, led Jenni to popularity achieving three nominations for the Latin Grammy. “Jenni sang to women and identified with their problems. No one else was doing what she was doing musically,” said Cobo.
“As a music journalist, I didn’t want to miss this unforgettable moment in Latin music,” said Cobo. She had an amazing life, struggled as a singer, mother and businesswoman. This book is a tribute to an extraordinary woman.
You can preorder the paperback with color photos for $16.95.
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Photos: Penguin and Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com.
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