Jenni Rivera: 10 Career Highlights

PHOTO: Jenni Rivera rehearsing for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
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Jenni Rivera wore many hats during her too-brief career: She was an acclaimed singer from a musical family, a producer, a television star, and was on her way to becoming a force in film as well. Here's a look back as some of La Diva's career highlights.

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As Seen on TV

Rivera has worked on both sides of the camera when it comes to television, appearing in and serving as the executive producer in a trio of reality television programs: Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C (2010), I Love Jenni (2011-2012), and Chiquis 'n Control (2012).

Jenni Rivera visiting a young girl with leukemia
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La Diva Does Good

Rivera was also involved in charitable work and, on August 6, 2012, was named spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. August 6 was named "Jenni Rivera Day" by the Los Angeles City Council in her honor.

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Top of the Charts

Rivera's tenth studio album, 2008's Jenni, became the singer's first number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.

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Award Nominee

Jenni was nominated for Latin Grammy awards in 2003, 2008 and 2010, including a nomination for Best Ranchero Album for La Gran SeƱora.

Nokia Ampitheater in 2010
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L.A. (Hearts) Jenni

Rivera became the first artist to sell out back-to-back nights at L.A.'s Nokia Theater on August 6 and August 7, 2010.

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Lending Her Voice

Adding to her experience on TV, Rivera worked as a coach on TV talent show La Voz...Mexico. Rivera was flying to do an appearance for the program when her plane crashed over Northern Mexico.

Jenni Rivera sold 1.2 mil albums in the U.S.
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Banda Goes Pop

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Rivera has sold more than 1.2 million albums in the U.S.

"De Contrabando"
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Number One

Her song "De Contrabando" was number one on the Regional Mexican Airplay list on June 3, 2006.

Jenni Rivera in Filly Brown
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A Star on the Rise

Her film debut in the upcoming movie Filly Brown was deemed "Oscar-worthy" by her co-star, Edward James Olmos.

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Pure Platinum

At her final concert in Monterrey the night before the crash, Rivera was presented with gold and platinum albums for her latest work, "Joyas Prestadas."

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