Jennifer Lopez Will Honor Queen of Tejano Selena

Courtesy of ealuxe.com
Courtesy of ealuxe.com

Jennifer Lopez will pay tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla at the Billboard Latin Music Awards this year. “It’s an honor, a great honor to be able to, twenty years after her death, to do a tribute for Selena. She continues to be someone that inspires. It’s something that excites me very much,” Lopez said to Al Rojo Vivo. She added, “I want to do something special, very special…just like she was, in this tribute.” The Billboard Latin Music Awards will broadcast live on Telemundo on April 30th. 

Selena was one of the most popular Mexican-American entertainers of the 1990s. Billboard magazine named her the best-selling Latin artist of the decade, and the top Latin artist of the 1990s. The singer released five studio albums including Selena, Ven Conmigo, Entre a Mi Mundo, Amor Prohibido, and Dreaming of You (posthumously released). In 1995, Dreaming of You entered the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart, and Selena became the first Latin artist to have an album reach Number 1 on the Billboard 200. The pop project featured the singles “I Could Fall in Love,” “Tu Solo Tu,” “Dreaming of You,” “Techno Cumbia,” “I’m Getting Used to You,” and “El Toro Relajo.” The single “I Could Fall in Love” reached Number 5 on the Rhythmic Top 40, Number 12 on the Adult Contemporary, and Number 17 on the US Adult Top 40 chart. The song also topped the Latin Pop Songs and Canadian RMP Adult Contemporary chart. 

In 1995, Selena was shot and killed by her manager Yolanda Saldivar. The pop singer went to a motel in Texas to confront Saldivar, after it was discovered the manager had been stealing money from the pop singer. During the confrontation, Saldivar pulled out a gun and shot Selena in her right shoulder. The singer was rushed to a local hospital, where she underwent surgery. Due to significant blood loss and cardiac arrest, Selena was pronounced dead on March 31st. Following her death, Selena was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, Jennifer Lopez portrayed the Latin singer in the Selena biopic. The film was a huge commercial success, and it grossed over $35 million at the box office. 

FDRMX Eyes: Blame it on Sean are from the suburbs of Virginia. The rock outfit has released a music video entitled “Core.”

[jwplatform jfOMnTJS-daFoP3nJ]

Must Read

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

Related Articles

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

The Surprising Stories Behind America’s Favorite Patriotic Songs

Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the U.S.A." has always featured at political rallies for both Republicans and Democrats. But the true meaning...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here