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A Tribute to Selena


Thank you Perez Hilton for reminding me that 14 years ago today, the world lost one of the most talented female artists to ever cross over between Tejano music and English pop music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Although I cannot say that I was a big Selena fan growing up, I gained a newfound respect for her through the 1997 film “Selena,” in which the relatively new actress, Jennifer Lopez, portrayed the star. Last year, I wrote about the effect “Selena” had on me in the Idol Chatter post. “Top 10 Movies to Put Your Faith in Love (and Cry in the Process)”:

When Mexican-American singer Selena, “Queen of Tejano Music” burst onto the music scene in the early 90s, I was too busy banging my head to Nirvana and Pearl Jam to notice. But when she was murdered in 1995 by her fan club manager, I was awakened to the shock, anger, and heartbreak among her many fans. In the heavily Hispanic areas of my hometown, Brooklyn, N.Y., I noticed memorial T-shirts worn by many. In “Selena,” Jennifer Lopez wonderfully portrays the music star (in a performance she hasn’t matched to date) as a carefree, caring, amazingly talented young woman, whose life and career was cut way too short. Watching her fans and family grieve her loss was absolutely heartbreaking. I’ve seen more than one boyfriend cry during scenes from this movie.


If you haven’t already seen the film, check it out. In the meantime, watch this beautiful Selena tribute:Jennifer Lopez at

  • Ariana

    I still remember the day she died. Imagine a nine year onld little girl finding out her most favorite perso had died. I was horrible. All I remenber is sitting in a curled up little ball on the floor crying. Asking my mother why.
    We miss you Selena. You were a god send and a true blessing to have had your presence in all of our lives.

  • sylviawalker

    hi,i have always wanted to know about selena cause she is an amazin woman.She has great movies out that i always here about these days.I want you guys to send me movies that i can watch that selena has made please male, female if you can.

  • http://HEy kristi

    hello i never new you as i was growing up i was 2 when you dies and i see your movie that was made about your life. An i just wanted to let you know i look up to you even thow you are gone know i hope to see u in my dreams. love you always kristi

  • Your Name

    l never knew because l used 2 watch the movie how her story went

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