"THIS IS ME...THEN" 15th Anniversary Appreciation Thread

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by rafaelsalguero, Nov 8th, 2017, 10:57 pm

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Tracklist:
01-STILL [Produced by Rich Shelton & Cory Rooney]
02-LOVING YOU [Produced by Troy Oliver]
03-I'M GLAD [Produced by Troy Oliver & Cory Rooney]
04-THE ONE [Produced by Davy Deluge & Dan Shea]
05-DEAR BEN [Produced by Focus]
06-ALL I HAVE (Feat. LL Cool J) [Produced by Ron G & Dave McPherson]
07-JENNY FROM THE BLOCK (Feat. Styles & Jadakiss) [Produced by Troy Oliver & Poke and Tone]
08-AGAIN [Produced by Troy Oliver]
09-YOU BELONG TO ME [Produced by Dan Shea & Cory Rooney]
10-I'VE BEEN THINKING [Produced by Dan Shea & Cory Rooney]
11-BABY I LOVE U! [Produced by Dan Shea & Cory Rooney]
12-THE ONE (Version 2) [Produced by Davy Deluge, Dan Shea & Cory Rooney]



"This Is Me... Then" is the third studio album by Jennifer Lopez. It was released on November 25, 2002, by Epic Records. Prior to it's release, Lopez began a high-profile relationship with director and actor Ben Affleck and a media circus ensued. Her relationship with Affleck served as her main inspiration for the album, which is dedicated to him. Initially scheduled to be released the following year, This Is Me... Then's release date was quickly pushed forward after its lead single, the classic "Jenny from the Block", was leaked online.

For the album's recording, Lopez once again recruited Cory Rooney, Troy Oliver and Dan Shea, all of whom she had worked with on her previous albums. She decided to shift away from a pure dance-pop to more of a contemporary R&B and soul sound, influenced by the soul music she grew up listening to. The record's throwback material was integrated with mainstream hip-hop and pop music. During its production, Lopez was influenced by the works of Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder among others, but mainly she was drawn to the "contagious" melodies of Michael Jackson's album Off the Wall (1979), which led her to summon the record's mixer and engineer, Bruce Swedien, to work on the album. J.Lo felt that Jackson's "clear and spacious" records made her feel a "certain way". She said, "It has such a beautiful quality on it, and every time I looked at a record [I liked], it would be engineered and mixed by Bruce Swedien. I was like, 'Who is this guy? I want this guy.' So I tracked him down and he was like, 'I want to do something with her. I know exactly what she needs. I'm coming in.' And it made a huge difference"

This Is Me... Then received mixed reviews from music critics. Some praised its musical direction, deeming it her strongest album to date. The album went on to achieve commercial success, reaching number two in the United States where it has sold 2.6 million copies and over 6 million copies worldwide



"THIS IS ME...THEN" produced four singles, most of which were commercially successful:


°Jenny From The Block (#3 on Billboard Hot 100)
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°All I Have (#1 on Billboard Hot 100)
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°I'm Glad (#32 on Billboard Hot 100)
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°Baby I Love U! (#72 on Billboard Hot 100 / #3 on UK Singles)
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by QueenCedar101, Nov 8th, 2017, 11:22 pm

That was actually quite a good era. Some of her most iconic stuff comes from this era. The album was relaxing, but then it was probably the last hit album in her discography.
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by Mille Backer, Nov 8th, 2017, 11:24 pm

How I love this album and everything that surrounds it!
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by emiliano06, Nov 8th, 2017, 11:28 pm

I remember Bennifer with this album!!
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by rafaelsalguero, Nov 8th, 2017, 11:50 pm

I still cant believe she and her team never released:
-Still
-Loving You
-The One


Remember that Poll on her website about our favorite song to be the next single and Loving You & The One won the poll, but they released "I'm Glad" !! LOL





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by thisismethen17, Nov 9th, 2017, 12:00 am

My favorite album! Love so much about this. It's her most cohesive for me.
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by justSWEET, Nov 9th, 2017, 12:14 am

Jen at her peak

I still listen to this album to date
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by jenny4life2love, Nov 9th, 2017, 12:42 am

Her Peak Album and sad part is... she never performed “Im glad”.
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by juniorsega, Nov 9th, 2017, 1:00 am

If only this album contained 1 more urban track for single 3 followed by 3 of the more soulful tracks it would've been a perfect era. My Perfect Era Wouldve Gone l

JFTB
AIH
Urban Trac
Im Glad
The One
Still
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by rafaelsalguero, Nov 9th, 2017, 1:09 am

You think they have Unreleased songs from this era????

"Now I Love (Produced by Babybace)" it's from this album or OT6 ??
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by CosTaSsSs, Nov 9th, 2017, 4:32 am

One of her best records, she was so involved on this!
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by Luka711, Nov 9th, 2017, 5:13 am

Love it.
But let's delete Dear Ben lol
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by chrisjlover, Nov 9th, 2017, 5:20 am

Tbh Dear Ben is a beautiful song.. if a girl ever wrote for me a song like this, I would never let her go.
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by Dan#jlofan, Nov 9th, 2017, 6:42 am

I love when she sings non-singles. It's a shame she doesn't do it more often. Her vocals on The One sound great.
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by kateflo, Nov 9th, 2017, 7:03 am

Wiki says it was released on November, 25
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Me..._Then

iTunes - November, 19
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this- ... d190849068

are we in future?
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by LoveJennyLo, Nov 9th, 2017, 11:20 am

My favourite album EVER :love Masterpiece, beautifully written and sung.
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by moejlo, Nov 9th, 2017, 11:40 am

Still my fav :(
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by jennylover83, Nov 9th, 2017, 11:50 am

TIMT was everything. Still is the best song she's ever recorded. I'm Glad, The One, I've Been Thinking, Again & Baby I Love You are all beautiful. JFTB is iconic and AIH is her last #1. Even the booklet was perfect made to look like a photo album/diary. And her best album photo shoot ever too. Just doesn't get better than this. I can still remember buying this cd the week it came out and blasting I'm Glad on my computer for weeks.

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by Dancej, Nov 9th, 2017, 11:50 am

I've been thinking relates to me so much and i love the airy feeling the music has...like you're on top of a mountain
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by Crazy4JenL, Nov 9th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Jens best and most cohesive album from start to finish.
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by rafaelsalguero, Nov 9th, 2017, 2:01 pm

juniorsega wrote:If only this album contained 1 more urban track for single 3 followed by 3 of the more soulful tracks it would've been a perfect era. My Perfect Era Wouldve Gone l

JFTB
AIH
Urban Trac
Im Glad
The One
Still
:love2



My Perfect TIMT era would've gone:

-Jenny From The Block
-All I Have
-Baby I Love U! [R.Kelly Remix] (with a hot urban music video like "I'm Real remix")
-Still
-The One
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by Mpe33, Nov 9th, 2017, 3:00 pm

This album is amazing, I love the passion she had put in, and Dear Ben is a beautiful song. I think this album contains a lot of great songs.
I really love I'm Glad, and I think it's really bad that she never exploited the song on stage.
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by mEm, Nov 9th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Still is an amazing song, but her vocals were horrible.

I'm Glad is probably her best song for me. Such a classic.
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by Brenda JLove, Nov 9th, 2017, 11:09 pm

My fav JFTb and All i have :lol: gosh 15th Anniversary
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by gotti, Nov 10th, 2017, 2:32 am

Probably her strongest album overall... however, I wish she had more confidence to do more vocals on it. A lot of ghost singing on this album.

Also, no I'm Glad performance?!!!! She needs more videos where she dances the whole time like I'm Glad.

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