Jennifer Lopez Calls Rebirth 'A New Beginning'

Singer talks about new LP at New York in-store appearance.

Before "J. Lo," before we learned that "the block" was apparently paved with fur, and definitely before "Bennifer," Jennifer Lopez was just a regular superstar with a proper first and last name and a passion for music.

Some things don't change.

At an in-store signing Tuesday at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square for the release of her new album, Rebirth, Jenny said she's back where she started.

"[This] album came about because I was on such a roller-coaster ride — that was my career from my first album to my last album, and I did a bunch of movie projects in between. I finally took some time just for myself, and [when] I came back, this was the first project I did. I felt like it was a new beginning for me, like I was, in a way, reborn. I was where I was when I made my first album," she said. "That girl was back again."

Lopez will continue the promo circuit Thursday night (March 3) with an appearance at Hot 97's Full Frontal Hip Hop concert, which is being held at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom and also features Omarion, Fabolous, T.I., Fantasia and Daddy Yankee.