Rising above adversity and “isms”, Jenni Rivera born Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, México, December 9, 2012), was a Mexican-American singer known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. In 1992 Rivera started her recordings often with themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008), became her first number-one album in the United States. In 2010, she appeared in and produced the reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C. She also appeared in and produced I Love Jenni starting in 2011 and Chiquis ‘n Control in 2012.
Jenni Rivera is survived by her parents, Rosa and Pedro, three other siblings: Pedro Jr., Gustavo and Rosie; and her five children: Janney, Jacqueline, Michael, Jenicka and Johnny.