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.
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
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.
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.
Jenni was nominated for Latin Grammy awards in 2003, 2008 and 2010, including a nomination for Best Ranchero Album
for La Gran Señora
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.
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.
Banda Goes Pop
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Rivera has sold more than 1.2 million albums in the U.S
Her song "De Contrabando" was number one on the Regional Mexican Airplay
list on June 3, 2006.
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.
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."