During the process of recording her second album, Lopez decided to tweak her image as she began to develop into a sex symbol . She changed her stage name to , a nickname she was given by her fans.  She subsequently named the album . Released on January 23, 2001, it was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 .  During the same week, her romantic comedy film The Wedding Planner in which she starred opposite Matthew McConaughey opened atop the box office. This made her the first woman to have a number one film and album simultaneously in the United States.  The album was preceded by the release of its lead single, " Love Don't Cost a Thing ", which reached number one on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. It was followed by the single " Play ".  In April 2001, Lopez launched by Jennifer Lopez , her own clothing and accessory company. Lopez felt that "the voluptuous woman [was] almost ignored" in the fashion industry, and therefore her company specialized in clothing women of all shapes.  The following month, she starred in the romantic drama film Angel Eyes , which performed disappointingly at the box office and generated mixed reviews.  After several months, was declining on the charts; this prompted Mottola to recruit rapper Ja Rule to create an urban-oriented remix of the song " I'm Real ". This led to the release of "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", which quickly reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Its success resulted in being reissued to include the single, which was number one in the United States during the week of the September 11 attacks .  became the best-selling album of Lopez's career, having sold million copies in the US and moved over 12 million units worldwide.  
By the 1970s, the chronic economic distress forced a few leaders to suggest that the two cities might better address their common problems by governmental consolidation. Opponents to the merger, who feared losing influence, quickly killed the proposal. However, the proponents of the merger gained ground as the two communities continued to decline. Finally, after several false starts and lawsuits, the citizens of the Helena and West Helena in 2005 voted to consolidate. On January 1, 2006, the new city of Helena-West Helena replaced its predecessors, and a new era began for the communities. As is true of most Delta cities, the population of Helena-West Helena is mostly African-American—75 percent in the 2010 census.