Jenni Rivera: 10 Career Highlights

A look at Jenni Rivera's career highlights

ByALEX ALVAREZ
December 10, 2012, 1:22 PM

Dec. 10, 2012— -- intro: 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.

quicklist: 1title: As Seen on TVtext: 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).

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quicklist: 2title: La Diva Does Goodtext: 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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quicklist: 3title: Top of the Chartstext: 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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quicklist: 4title: Award Nomineetext: Jenni was nominated for Latin Grammy awards in 2003, 2008 and 2010, including a nomination for Best Ranchero Album for La Gran Señora.

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quicklist: 5title: L.A. (Hearts) Jennitext: 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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quicklist: 6title: Lending Her Voicetext: 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.

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quicklist: 7title: Banda Goes Poptext: According to Nielsen SoundScan, Rivera has sold more than 1.2 million albums in the U.S.

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quicklist: 8title: Number Onetext: Her song "De Contrabando" was number one on the Regional Mexican Airplay list on June 3, 2006.

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quicklist: 9title: A Star on the Risetext: Her film debut in the upcoming movie Filly Brown was deemed "Oscar-worthy" by her co-star, Edward James Olmos.

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quicklist: 10title: Pure Platinumtext: 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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