According to critics on Jennifer Lopez’s latest track, she did. After leaking being leaked to the web on Friday, people who listened to J.LO’s latest single “On The Floor” are claiming that her new single sounds very familiar to a track sung by Dominican R&B and Pop singer, Kat DeLuna’s single entitled “Party O’Clock.”
Although DeLuna’s “Party O’Clock” was released back in November on the singer’s European album, Inside Out, listeners to Lopez’s track found the tracks similar to each other. Aside from sounding alike, the coincidence in similarity grows since both Lopez & DeLuna’s tracks were produced by Grammy nominee RedOne (Nadir Khayat). DeLuna & RedOne actually received notoriety due to the two collaborating on DeLuna’s first major hit, “Whine Up,” which paved the way for the two into the music industry. While DeLuna is still working on music, RedOne is still producing music for current pop phenomena Lady GaGa and now Jennifer Lopez herself.
A source close to DeLuna claims that RedOne & DeLuna wrote the song together and references a particular lyric that connections both songs. in DeLuna’s song there is a lyric that goes as follows: “Party in Ibiza, Party in New York/All the way to Africa/Love in the Caribbean/On my way to Vegas,” and in Lopez’s single she sings: “Cuz London to Ibiza/Straight to LA. New York/Vega to Africa.”
Well coincidence or not, a fan of DeLuna took to Youtube over the weekend to present a mash-up video of the two songs and highlighted their similarities. The video creator named, katdelunaNumber1fan commented on the situation by tagging the video with “J.LO Needs to Thank Kat DeLuna.” Whether or not Lopez knew of the similarities between the songs is unclear, but for fans of the younger Latina notices.
While fans and listeners have voiced their opinion, Lopez & RedOne haven’t released any statements about the claims being made. However, DeLuna came forward, through her publicist, and admitted to being flattered over the songs’ similarities since, “It’s cool that artists like J.LO are inspired by my musical sound and style. Jennifer helped pave the way for Latina like myself. I Love her.” How very sweet of DeLuna.