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Jennifer Lopez Hits the Studio With Chris Brown

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Chris Brown, J.Lo and producer Cory Rooney in the studio. (Courtesy of Jennifer Lopez/Twitter)

Chris Brown, J.Lo and producer Cory Rooney in the studio. (Courtesy of Jennifer Lopez/Twitter)

Jennifer Lopez has a long list of collaborations under her belt, and it seems the latest artist to join the ranks of Pitbull, Flo Rida and Lil Wayne is Chris Brown. J.Lo tweeted a snap of the pair in the studio with producer Cory Rooney, who’s worked with Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige in addition to Lopez, Tuesday (March 21).

Details surrounding their collaboration have not been released, but her hashtags “#studiolife”, “#Album10″ and “#makinghistory” suggest the duo are working on new material for J.Lo’s 10th album. Her hashtag “SAMEGIRL” may be an indication of said album’s title, especially considering it falls in line with J.Lo’s history of claiming she’s kept true to her Bronx roots.

@chrisbrown @coryrooney @beaucaspersmart @missgillygrace #studiolife #makinghistory #Album10 #SAMEGIRL twitter.com/JLo/status/314…

— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) March 21, 2013

J.Lo has a long history of working with male artists, from her “Jenny From the Block” days to more recent years.

In the 2000s, she was all about collaborations with people like Ja Rule (“It Ain’t Funny”), Nas (“I’m Gonna Be Alright”) and LL Cool J (“All I Have”).

Lately the singer has looked to chart-toppers like Flo Rida and Pitbull to make her comeback a success.

Her 2011 collab with Mr. Worldwide, “On the Floor” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marked a departure from her early 2000s pop sound. The pair followed it up with 2012’s “Dance Again,” another club-inspired hit.

While Lopez is regaining traction after getting a hand from current hitmakers, Pitbull told Chicago station B96 that working with her was also an opportunity for him to learn from a pop icon.

“Jennifer is not only a good friend, but someone that I watch and study a whole lot,” he said in the interview last April. “Everybody studies her. I look up to her because she is a walking empire, man, someone that works very hard. So when she called me up for this one (“Dance Again”) and I heard it, I said ‘Oh boy, this sounds like a global monster.’”

J.Lo’s latest full-length, 2011’s Love?, also features verses from Lil Wayne on “I’m Into You” and writing by Taio Cruz, The-Dream and Lady Gaga.

Since the album dropped, she’s not slowing down. She’s collaborated with Flo Rida twice, first for her 2012 track “Goin In,” then for his latest Wild Ones single, “Sweet Spot.”

It is unclear if her work with Brown will be for her next offering or an upcoming album from the “Don’t Wake Me Up” singer, which is reportedly in the works.

- Nee-Sa Lossing, Radio.com

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