Dolores Janney Rivera is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur, who is well - known for her work of Mexican music. During her life, she was labeled as the most important female figure and top selling female artist of Mexican music by CNN, Billboard, Fox News, and The New York Times.
Rivera released her first album in 1992 and all of her recordings are of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni (2008) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States
Rivera died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León on December 9, 2012, which has become a big shock for people in music world for a long time.
Rivera, together with her siblings, was raised in a tradtionally musical house: her father created the record label Cintas Acuario in 1987, which launched the career of Mexican singer and songwriter Chalino Sánchez, and her brother Lupillo is a regional Mexican musician. Therefore, traditional Mexican music came to her life when she was very small and then brightened her living.
Rivera was married 3 times and had five children. Her first marriage was broken because of her husband's physical and emotional abuse on her and her younger sisters. Her next marriage lasted 10 years, and two years after divorce, her ex- husband was arrested for selling drugs and died in prison. Rivera married baseball player
Esteban Loaizain 2010. They filed for divorce in 2012 just months before her death.