Jennifer Lopez Decided to Resume Career After Singing Barbra Streisand Song

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Jennifer LopezJENNIFER Lopez decided to make a musical comeback after she performed a Barbra Streisand song at her husband Marc Anthony‘s 40th birthday party this past September.

The singer/actress — who put her career on hold when she became pregnant with twins — is due to release Love? — her first album since 2007′s Brave – this summer.

“I sang a song for Marc’s 40th birthday called My Man,” said Lopez. “It is an old Barbra Streisand song. But when I sang it — she’s so my idol –I thought ‘I can’t believe I’m trying to sing a Barbra Streisand song. This is insane. What are you thinking?’ But I sang it and it was almost like I had graduated.

“I needed to get to that point. When I sang it, he had tears in his eyes and we were both like, ‘What was that?’ And it just gave me that, that finally I’m a singer. This is what I do. Nobody can ever make me doubt it again.

“With the acting I was a bit nervous at first. But with this, the first day back at rehearsal I was like, ‘This is what I do’. It felt really good. I was really just so happy to be doing it. When I was finishing up my album and the music was feeling right, everything just came together. It’s been nice to be back on stage and doing my thing. It’s like coming back into the ring.”

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