Jennifer Lopez Uploads Heartwarming Tribute Video Celebrating Selena’s Legacy
Following the release of Selena 23 years ago. Jennifer Lopez uploaded a video of her heartfelt tribute to the late Mexican-American singer with the #CelebratingSelena.
23 years ago, director Gregory Navas created an autobiographical film featuring Jennifer Lopez as the legendary Selena Quintanilla. The film was made in honor of the Queen Of Tejano, who passed away 25 years ago on March 23, 1995. The video featured J.Lo paying homage to the Legend and the impact she had on Jennifer’s music. The three-minute-long video was published on all of Lopez’s social media accounts. On Saturday(March 31) and was titled #CelebratingSelena. The caption said:
“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.” She also encouraged fans to post their best memories of Selena in the comments.
Selena Quintanilla Perez: La Reina de Tejano
For those of you who are unaware, Selena Quintanilla(April 16, 1971- March 31, 1995) was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter, actress, model, spokesperson and fashion designer. She was considered as the Queen Of Tejano Music. Owing to her contributions to music and fashion, which made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers in the early 20th century. Billboard magazine named the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s. Her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics made the brand a best-seller of celebrity makeup. She was named “Tejano Madonna” for her impeccable fashion sense.
History and Achievements: Find Out
Selena officially started recording in 1981. Despite criticisms from the public about performing a Male-dominated music genre(Tejano) in the 1980s and on being refused bookings at venues across Texas, Selena won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987 nine times consecutively. Talk about breaking stereotypes.
Selena’s album Entre a Mi Mundo(1992) became number one on the Billboard Regional Mexican Albums and remained at the top for eight months successively. Critics were led to label the album as Selena’s “breakthrough” to fame.
However, on March 31, 1995, she was killed by a gunshot wound at the hands of Yolanda Saldivar. Her friend and former manager at Selena Etc. Boutiques. People all over the world were deeply aggrieved at the loss and aggravated by the heinous act of Yolanda. Yolanda was cornered by the police and later convicted.
As a fond remembrance of the Legend, J.Lo commented, “Selena was such an inspiration to me… As an artist, this movie truly was an experience I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.” So will we.