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Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera

The Diva of Banda Music
By Michael Puente

MUSIC

128 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781629370262

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Jul 2014)

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Overview

When a tragic plane crash took the life of singer and actress Jenni Rivera on December 9, 2012, the world lost an artist whose talents transcended borders and even languages. One of this generation's most beloved singers, Rivera achieved 15 platinum and 5 double platinum records while selling more than 15 million albums total. Popular in both the United States and Mexico, Rivera played to sold-out crowds across North America, and in 2009, she was nominated for a record 11 Billboard Awards. Jenni Rivera: Simply the Best is a photographic tribute to this beloved artist, featuring unique images of a star who lit up both the stage and the screen. Featuring nearly 100 full-color photographs, this book provides fans with a glimpse into this star's life—from her commercial debut in the late 1990s to her ascent to the top of the Billboard charts in the 2000s. This keepsake also explores Rivera's wide-ranging talents as an entrepreneur and a television actress.

Author Biography

Michael Puente is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He is currently a reporter for Chicago Public Media, WBEZ 91.5 FM and was named best reporter by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2008. He lives in Chicago.

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Jenni Rivera:

The Diva of Banda Music

By Michael Puente

 

On December 9, 2012, a tragic plane crash took the life of an artist whose talents reached people globally and touched the lives of millions of fans. With 15 platinum and 5 double platinum records there, is no question that Jenni Rivera was a tremendously, successful singer. But beyond her success, Jenni had the capability and strength to overcome limitations and connect with fans on a global level. Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda Music (Triumph Books, July 2014) provides fans with a photographic tribute to this amazing artist. With over 100 full color photos, this book details the life of a magnificent singer, actress and business woman.

 

Jenni Rivera was not just a singer or an actress. She was a career woman who overcame obstacles like no Mexican-American, female artist before her. Even with Jenni’s massive successes, she constantly fought to gain the respect of her male counterparts. Coming from a culture that reserves swearing, drinking and flirting for men, Jenni not only spoke about such things, but sang about them. Jenni transcended borders and languages reaching fans all over North America with her ability to share personal experiences through her music. Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda Music offers a look into both Jenni’s career and her personal life with numerous stories, including:

 

  • Her personal battle with an abusive marriage that led to sexual assault charges
  • Her drive to remain a straight-A student and pursue college while being a teenage mother
  • Her ability to reach out and share her life with fans through her music, talk show and reality show
  • The impact of her tragic death on the music industry, family, friends and fans

 

If you are a fan of Jenni Rivera, Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda Music is the perfect keepsake to remember the life of an amazing artist, mother, daughter and career woman.

 

About the Author:

Michael Puente is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He is currently a reporter for Chicago Public Media, WBEZ 91.5 FM and was named best reporter by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2008. He lives in Chicago area.

 

Contact: Lauren Ruckheim, Triumph Books, 312.676.4243, l.ruckheim@triumphbooks.com

 

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