Two pilots and four other passengers were also on board, Mexico's transportation ministry said in a statement.
The plane took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. and lost contact with air-traffic controllers about 60 miles away. Rivera, 43, had a concert in the city Saturday night.
A Long Beach, Calif., native, Rivera released her debut album in 1999 and has since sold 20 million albums worldwide. She is best known for singing traditional Mexican ballads. Rivera began starring in her own reality show, I Love Jenni, last year on Telemundo's mun2 network. ABC recently put into development a multi-camera family comedy called Jenni, starring the singer as a middle-class Latina woman struggling to raise a family and run a family business.