How Selena is Becoming a Powerful Global Phenomenon (25 Years After Her Death)

Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16th and would have been 49 years young today. The musical genius is stronger than ever. Twenty-five years after her death, Selena continues breaking barriers. The Grammy Award winner’s stardom is catapulting into a worldwide phenomenon. From a new Netflix series, to make up and a clothing line from the fashionista; Selena continues leaving legacies for future generations.

Selena’s Netflix Series

Selena: The Series is an upcoming American biographical drama web television series based on the life of Tejano superstar Selena that is set to premiere on Netflix from a screenplay by Moisés Zamora part one consisting of ten episodes scheduled to be released in 2020.

M.A.C Is Releasing A Second Selena Collection April 21st

Courtesy of MAC

In honor of Selena Quintanilla’s 25th anniversary, M.A.C is honoring the Tejano legend with a brand new collection, four years after its first M.A.C x Selena collection debuted. Working side-by-side with Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, M.A.C and Selena’s family designed a colorful range full of “rich shades in a variety of product categories flatter all skin types and tones, while speaking truly to the icon’s legendary makeup looks.” Twenty-five years after Selena last graced the stage), M.A.C revealed it will be re-releasing the M.A.C Bidi Bidi Bom Lipglass—a soft, bubblegum pink with silver flecks that were initially released in the inaugural collection.

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“When I was sitting with the M.A.C team the night before the Selena launch event in Corpus Christi, TX, I told them we would be working together one day again soon,” she tells “I am forever grateful to MAC for allowing me to bring my creative vision to life for this collection and being able to share what I felt would celebrate my sister’s 25th Anniversary.”

The White Rose Collection by Forever 21

“As an artist, Selena is a legend that resonates so deeply with our customers,” said Forever 21. “Because of this, we wanted to do something special.”

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What better way to keep The Queen of Tejano Music alive than by showcasing her in our everyday clothes? “The White Rose” collection incorporates images of the iconic Tejano star, alongside various quotes and lyrics throughout graphic tees, hoodies, biker shorts and other accessories.

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J-Lo’s Tribute to Selena

JLo’s Instagram

Jennifer Lopez took honored the 23rd anniversary of the 1997 biopic film “Selena,” on Instagram in which she played Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

Jennifer Lopez Instagram

Lopez earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Quintanilla-Perez.

“I just go right back to the beginning of the movie in the first day of shooting and really trying to find the essence of who she was,” the singer/actress reflected. “She was an artist and she was singing from the time she was 9 years old, maybe younger. Learning how she sang, all her mannerisms, how she danced, studying the tape of her became really important.”

“Join me today in #CelebratingSelena,” Lopez captioned the video. “I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since this incredible movie came out and 25 years since her passing. Selena was such an inspiration to me and I was so lucky to be chosen to play her,” Lopez continued. “As an artist, this movie truly was an experience I’m going to remember for the rest of my life. Please share your memories of Selena and the movie with me below.”

Jennifer Lopez

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