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

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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 ELLE.com. “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

“TO SELENA WITH LOVE” IS HOW CHRIS REMEMBERS HIS TEJANO STAR & SELENA GOMEZ SINGS “BIDI BIDI BOM BOM”

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CLIPS OF SELENA’S “DREAMING OF YOU” AND HER LAST CONCERT IN HOUSTON, TX ARE POSTED THROUGHOUT THIS POST


The new book “To Selena, With Love” reveals intimate details about the late Tejano star’s life, but the book’s author – her widower, Chris Perez – doesn’t consider it a “tell-all” kind of book.
“I thought it should be honest, with dignity. I knew there would be things that would make me feel uncomfortable, but I think I wrote the book with respect,” Perez, 42, said in a recent interview.

SELENA’S LAST CONCERT – PART 1 OF 7 – SHE’S INTRODUCED

Perez says the book, released Tuesday, allows him to share his memories of Selena Quintanilla, who was shot and killed on March 31, 1995, two weeks shy of her 24th birthday. The Mexican-American singer was a sensation in the Tejano world with hits such as “Como la flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “El chico del apartamento 512.” She was on the verge of crossing over when she was killed by Yolanda Saldivar, the president of her fan club.

SELENA’S CONCERT PART 2 OF 7- AMOR PROHIBIDO

“When Selena died, I suppressed the memories, I boxed them away in order to cope. When I decided to write the book, I opened the box and put it all out. It was a beautiful process. It  was a good thing to revisit and I can’t say I fell in love again because I never stopped loving her,” he said.

SELENA’S CONCERT PART 3 OF 7 – TECHNO CUMBIA

Perez met Selena when he became the lead guitarist for Selena y Los Dinos. It was a band formed by Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and also featured her siblings Suzette and A.B. Quintanilla.

SELENA’S LAST CONCERT PART 4 OF 7 – NO ME QUEDA MAS

Perez confesses that he feels remorse for not protecting his wife. He wonders if things would have been different had he told someone that Selena told him days before her death that Saldivar had shown her a gun. Perez also addresses rumors, including one that Selena was pregnant at the time of her death (she wasn’t).

SELENA’S LAST CONCERT PART 5 OF 7 – BIDI BIDI BOM BOM

The first part of the book talks about their secret love. Their romance started behind her father’s back, as depicted in the 1997 movie starring Jennifer Lopez, “Selena.” Selena’s father was opposed to their relationship and accused Perez of being with his daughter only for her money. Selena’s father only accepted Perez after the couple eloped in 1992. Perez describes his father-in-law as an admirable person whom he still loves and respects. “We had our differences but I love him and respect him like my own father. As a matter of fact, I just went to his studio the other day and I took my kids to see him. We’re still a family,” he said.

SELENA’S LAST CONCERT PART 6 OF 7 – EL CHICO DEL APARTAMENTO 512

 Perez says that music was really a “business” for Selena; her real passion was fashion. “I have pads and pads of sketches,” he said. “Most of the clothes she wore were her own designs.” After Selena’s death, the guitarist, who lives in San Antonio, struggled to cope with his loss but eventually moved on. He formed The Chris Perez Band, which won a Grammy in 1999. He also married Venessa Villanueva in 2001 and the couple had two kids, but they divorced a few years later.

SELENA’S LAST CONCERT PART 7 OF 7 – COMO LA FLOR – WE LOVE YOU SELENA

Selena Gomez named after the late Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla, who has been gone for 17 years.

The Disney princess tackled the Mexican pop legend Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”—but can her cover hold a candle to the original? “I’m keeping her name alive,” she said proudly. The new Selena featuring Selena duet, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” from Enamorada de Ti, the upcoming album honoring Quintanilla and boasting other collabos with Samo from Mexican rock band Camila (“Amor Prohibido”), Cristian Castro (“Como La Flor”), Juan Magán (“Enamorada De Ti”), and Don Omar (“Fotos y Recuerdos”).
Selena Gomez tells Abraham Quintanilla, “I’m extremely honored that you thought of me for this. The 73 year old patriarch responded, “I know it’s going to be un éxito.” Enamorada de Ti drops April 3.

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