There’s a new book out on our beloved Jenni Rivera.

Riverdale Avenue Books recently released an unauthorized biography on the Mexican-American singer who died tragically in a plane crash on December 9, 2012.

Rivera was not only a Latina role-model but a very successful one. She sold over 15 million albums worldwide and was nominated for the Latin Grammys in 2003, 2008 and 2010. Her death took the Latino world by surprise.

The unauthorized 181-page biography titled “We Love Jenni” was written by New York Times best-selling author Marc Shapiro and journalist Charles Vazquez. It was released on February 26 in English and Spanish in both e-book ($9.99) and paperback ($19.99).

Jenni Rivera’s unauthorized biography

The authors wrote about Rivera’s early life, her teenage pregnancy, the journey to her professional career and climb to the top as “Diva de la Banda.” It discusses the details of the day of the plane crash where Jenni Rivera and the six others died.

It also tells of the singer’s scandals including a filmed a sex tape with a former lover, reports Latina.

Shapiro has written biographies on celebrities such as J. K. Rowling and Justin Bieber. He says “We Love Jenni” is the story of a woman “who never shied away from any of the huge problems she faced in life—her rough and tumble childhood, her cheating husband, her first love who in reality was a child molesting monster, her son’s indiscretion with an underage girl and so much more.”

“Jenni was such an amazing woman—it’s reflected in her fiery live performances and the music that would set many millions on the course for equal rights for women in a long male-dominated Mexican culture,” Shapiro added. “She was a star in a world that many of us did not know and only her sad, untimely death kept her from breaking out and having it all.”

There is also a memoir coming out written by Jenni Rivera before her death called “Unbreakable.” According to Atria, “Unbreakable” will provide “an intimate look into the heart and soul of this self-made woman, who ascended to the top of the charts against all odds, becoming a legend in a completely male dominated music category.”

Jenni Rivera’s memoir is set to be released this summer.

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    FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, singer and singing coach Jenni Rivera speaks during a press conference promoting the second season of reality show, "La Voz Mexico" in Mexico City. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, file)

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    FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)

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    FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

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    Undated file picture of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash on December 9, 2012 close to Iturbide, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico. The wreckage of a plane carrying star Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has been found in northern Mexico and there were no survivors, officials said. The Lear Jet was flying from south from Monterrey to Toluca, in the center of the country and was carrying six other people besides the singer, said Antonio Gonzalez, mayor of the town of Iturbide, near the crash site. AFP PHOTO/ (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    FILE - In this July 1, 2011 file photo, singer Jenni Rivera, right, and her husband, former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza, pose for a photograph with replicas of Las Vegas Walk of Stars presented to them during an official ceremony in Las Vegas. The couple, who married on Sept. 8, 2010, filed for divorce on Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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    HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: Singer Jenni Rivera performs onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singers Vikki Carr (L), Olga Tanon, and Jenni Rivera (R) perform onstage during the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards held on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: Singers Lupillo (L) and Jenni Rivera perform onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) Singers Vikki Carr, Olga Tanon, and Jenni Rivera perform onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: Singers Lupillo (L) and Jenni Rivera perform onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Jenni Rivera attends the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on September 18, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 17: Recording Artist Jenni Rivera attends the LARAS Person of the Year Tribute Presentation and Gala for recording artist Vicente Fernandez at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom on September 17, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)


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