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Here Are 25 Of Selena’s Most Iconic Photos

The love for Selena runs deep. She is one of the few musicians who is so famous you only need to use her first name. (Sorry Selena Gomez.) From the moment she released her first album in the 1980’s, people went crazy for her and her music. Over 30 years later, Selena not only continues to maintain a strong group of fans, she continues to gain new fans every day. Whether it’s a wax figure, tribute concert, or impersonator convention, we love anything Selena. To prove it, here are 25 of our favorite Selena photos and lyrics.

 1. Beachy Selena

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Selena Could Fall In Love and it looks like she did. Just like any of us, Selena looks like she loved going to the beach. She loved it so much that she couldn’t keep from dancing.

2. The Classic Selena Portrait

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This is one of the Selena photos we’ve all seen and love. Cada vez que lo vemos pasar, our hearts go “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”

3. Smiling Selena

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Selena’s smile is beautiful Como La(s) Flor(es) on her shirt y con tanto amor, she’d gladly sign autographs for her many fans.

4. Beauty Queen Selena



Selena looks like she’s ready for the Techno Cumbia. If you want to be anything like Selena, you need to know that if you don’t plan on partying and vienes a dormir, they’re going to tell you que salgas fuera de aqui.

5. Bedhead Selena

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As you might have noticed, Selena loves to smile as much as we love seeing her smile. But, let’s take a moment and marvel at her beautifully curly hair.?

6. Coca-Cola Selena



Our parents might have told us not to drink any soda, but who can say no when Selena’s the one advertising it? Y cuando al fin estemos juntos los dos tres, you, coke, and Selena, no importa qué dirán tu padre y tu mamá.

7. Speaking of Amor Prohibido.



Whether it’s in the movie or in real life, we know this forbidden love caused some tension with Selena’s dad but look at how happy she looks. It even looks like Chris upgraded from La Carcancha (poco a poquito) to a new motorcycle.

8. Rebel Selena



How many times have your parents told you not to play with your food or blow bubbles with your gum? Well, Selena just didn’t care and lived life to the fullest.

9. Foto Y Recuerdo

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Selena with her cousin is probably the cutest photo. This recuerdo is a great picture to look back on whenever her cousin misses her.

10. The Side Eye Look

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We don’t know what she is thinking here but we can only assume that she is just basking in the love from her fans.

11. Serious Selena



The song is pretty clear, “no me vuelvas a llamar”. She can’t be any more blunt and yet, she’s giving us this face to make sure we know she means it.

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12. The “I Swear I’m Not Posing” Pose

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What’s she looking at? Probably La Carcancha as it drives by with it’s motor al reves.

13. Si Una Vez…

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Le dijiste que la amas, no es suficiente. Selena’s such a great artist that year after year, we continue to have tributes dedicated to her.

14. Ready to Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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With almost 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, there are plenty of us Bidi Bidi Bom Bom-ing through her music.

15. Selena Tejana

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This photo really shows Selena’s roots as a Tejana star. Selena embraced her Texan-Mexican-American roots in order to create iconic, timeless music.

16. Stage Selena

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We’ve all seen videos of Selena performing live and it looks SO cool and fun. Anyone who had the chance to see her live is very lucky. This photo might not be from the Astrodome but I’m sure it was still the experience of a lifetime.

17. Como La Flor…

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Is probably what she was singing in this photo. We’ve all seen her dancing hands and it looks like she’s getting ready for it.

18. Selena, Tu Solo Tu…

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She really is the only one who can pull off such cool stage costumes. The only herida en mi corazon is the one caused by the fact that I was never lucky enough to see Selena live.

19. Studded Pants

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Selena loved fashion and looked good anytime she was on stage. If I had to guess, I’d say she probably planned these cool pants all on her own.

20. Selena Was No Cobarde When On Stage

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And she was right when she said “te vas a acordar bien de mi”. With such a strong personality and amazing music, who could ever forget her.

21. Purple Suit Selena

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When Selena wore her purple costume, she didn’t know what an impact it’d have on future generations. Check out how Selena is still being remembered today.

22. Selena Signs

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Another shot of her in her Como La Flor shirt but unlike real flowers or the love she sings about, the flowers on her shirt won’t marchitar.

23. Selena With Her Mom

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Selena really loved her family and this photo shows that. Her parents offered so much support throughout her career.

24. Another Friendly Selena

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Wherever she was, Selena was happy to be there and had a smile on her face. “Que creias, que me iba olvidar?” Is probably what that man says anytime someone brings up this photo. If I got to take a photo with Selena, I’d never forget.

25. Another Classic Selena

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We had to end the list with one of our favorite album covers. This is a photo we’ve all seen countless times on the cover of Amor Prohibido. Anytime we see the album, esperamos ese momento en que escuchamos su voz and when we hear it, it’s still as great as it was the first time we heard it.

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Lawmakers Want To Include ‘Selena’ In The National Film Registry

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Lawmakers Want To Include ‘Selena’ In The National Film Registry

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“Selena” is one of the most influential and impactful movies of our generation. We all remember watching Jennifer Lopez embody the Tejana queen of music. The 1997 biopic is a classic and there is finally talk of including it in the National Film Registry.

“Selena” is one of the most impactful movies of our childhoods.

The 1997 movie was something that we watched over and over when we were younger. We sang the songs and basically learned all of the lines of this movie. It is arguably one of the first times we saw our culture and one of our icons’ stories told for the masses.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is pushing for “Selena” to officially be recognized.

Movies are a crucial part of telling the full story of American life. The National Film Registry is a list of movies that are honored for their cultural impact. “Real Women Have Curves,” “West Side Story,” and “Zoot Suit” are all part of the National Film Registry. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, is the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and wrote a letter asking for the consideration of “Selena.”

“As a next step, we also wish to formally nominate the 1997 film ‘Selena’ for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 2021,” reads the letter. “Directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos, the film depicts the life, remarkable rise, and tragic death of Tejana music star Selena Quintanilla.”

There is a lot of hope that the Library of Congress will make this happen.

Selena represents that first major and successful jumps from the Latino market to the mainstream that many of us can remember. We finally had someone who looked like us and understood our cultural struggles in a real way. Our story was being told and the film about the music icon was so important in guiding some of us through our own cultural struggles.

“The film also touches on important themes of cultural identity and assimilation faced by Mexican American communities as they navigate their personal connections to two cultures and languages,” the letter continues to explain. “The film has become a beloved icon of Latino culture and has found widespread mainstream success, proving once and for all that Latino stories are American stories.”

Selena is the kind of cultural phenomenon that comes once in a lifetime.

The singer was able to build an impressive legacy that has endured for longer than she was alive. We were raised with her music and told her story over and over to keep us all tuned in to the fact that we could do anything. If Selena could break into the mainstream audience, we could all be that successful.

“Given its importance as a work of Latino cinema, we believe it is deserving of preservation at the Library of Congress. We trust you will give ‘Selena’ careful consideration, and hope to see it included in the titles added to the National Film Registry in 2021,” Rep. Castro further explains in the letter. “We also expect to identify other films which feature the American Latino experience and urge you to devote careful consideration to Latino films when considering films for the registry as well.”

Here’s hoping that “Selena” gets the official recognition it clearly deserves.

We all have our fingers crossed that this movie will earn its place in the National Film Registry because it deserves that kind of praise.

READ: Part 2 Of “Selena: The Series” Has Already Finished Filming And Here’s Everything We Know About The Next Season

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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As if 2020 and Coronavirus haven’t taken enough from us, just days before we usher in a new year, the world is forced to say goodbye to Armando Manzanero.

The famed Mexican-Mayan artist lost his battle against COVID-19 and as news of his death began to circulate, reactions from stars all around the world have started to pour in.

Manzanero died like so many in 2020 – fighting the dangerous Coronavirus.

One of Mexico’s most iconic and beloved artists has passed at the age of 85 from complications related to COVID-19. Armando Manzanero had tested positive for the virus on December 17 and put into critical care just a few days later.

The Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), of which Manzanero was president, announced his death, saying: “The romantic soul of Mexico and the world is in mourning.”

His family told Mexican newspaper El Universal that he was set to be extubated in the coming days, after his lung health had improved, but he then died by cardiac arrest.

Maluma took to social media to share his sadness over the immense loss.

Losing a man who is considered a symbol of Latin American music has left many artists shocked and in mourning. Reactions and memories from around the world quickly poured in to remember the man who helped put his country and culture on the global map.

Maluma shared to Instagram an emotional post, where he expressed his sadness for the departure of maestro Manzanero, “💔😭 RIP MASTER,” the post reads.

In the description, Maluma said “one of my greatest inspirations” had died but that he’d forever treasure the memory of having met Manzanero. The video shows when Maluma, visibly moved, meets Armando Manzanero for the first time. “A pleasure to meet you,” says the reggaetonero; Immediately afterwards, the Mexican singer hugs him while patting him on the back.

J Balvin also shared his condolences while also condemning COVID-19.

Another of the many celebs who showed their sadness over the death of the star was J Balvin. In his Instagram stories, Balvin posted a photo of Manzanero and wrote “Rest in peace, Armando Manzanero.” In addition, he wrote what so many of us are feeling after such a devastating year: “FUCK COVID.”

And Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, addressed Manzanero’s death during a press conference, per CNN. “Armando Manzanero was a sensitive man, a man of the people. That’s why I lament his death,” he said. “He was also a great composer.”

Manzanero was a famed Mexican-Mayan artist who helped bring visibility to his culture and community.

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Manzanero was a romantic crooner who was often covered by artists from around the world. In fact, many of his tracks were translated into English and performed byartists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Perry Como, and he was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014.

He has since written more than 400 songs and released more than 30 albums, including nine since 2001, as Manzanero collaborated with a younger generation of Spanish-language romantic pop singers such as Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel and Lucero.

Manzanero’s impact on Latin music, especially romantic “bolero” songs, was widely recognized during his lifetime. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Latin Grammys in 2010 and the Grammys in 2014. Earlier this year, the Billboard Latin Music Awards recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award, with musicians including Luis Fonsi and Pablo Alborán performing a medley of hits as Manzanero accompanied on piano.

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