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Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ In Texas

Kacey Musgraves cleaned up at the GRAMMYs earlier this year. She took home awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and the highly coveted Album Of The Year. Now, Musgraves is going viral after giving La Reina de Tejano a touching tribute during her concert in Houston.

Kacey Musgraves performed at the RodeoHouston.

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The RodeoHouston is near the AstroDome where Selena Quintanilla performed her last concert. The concert gave us her iconic purple jumpsuit and her entrance in a horse-drawn carriage.

At the start of the show, Musgraves gave a special nod to Selena and the fans were there for it.

.@KaceyMusgraves kicked off @RODEOHOUSTON with a cover of Selena’s “Como la Flor” Tejano classic. https://t.co/Zv13Bw48GE pic.twitter.com/4RSl6yALFU— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) February 26, 2019

“I love the queen Selena just as much as you do,” Musgraves told the audience at the RodeoHouston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

She even made sure to sing in Spanish to show us all what she can do.

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There is something so refreshing and validating about hearing someone sing or speak in Spanish without it being pandering. It seemed like Musgraves is just a fan who got a chance to sing one of her faves while on stage.

Fans of Selena and Musgraves are really excited about this soon-to-be iconic cover.

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Way to go, Musgraves. It is clear that you know where to find new fans and how to keep your fans surprised and proud.

The country powerhouse gave us all the Selena vibes you’d expect from this performance.

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Musgraves went all out for her Selena tribute from wearing her very own jumpsuit to the stage and lights projecting the Selena purple we all recognize.

The Texas native was living her own dream by performing at the RodeoHouston.

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“I have always wanted to play RodeoHouston ever since I was a little girl,” Musgraves told a crowd of about 53,000, according to the Houston Chronicle. “We have a lot to celebrate.”

Even Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla who was in the audience, fell in love with Musgraves’ performance of “Como La Flor.”

“Awww this makes me wanna shed a tear! Takes me back ???????????? A Big Big Thank you @spaceykacey for the love at the Houston Rodeo tonite with that SELENA Y LOS DINOS Jam! ????????????????????,” Suzette wrote on Instagram with an accompanying video of the performance.

Her Selena tribute comes the day after Musgraves presented a “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” performance at the Oscars.

Musgraves is truly having a moment this year and her already rising star continues to climb the charts. Her love of Selena is clearly a major inspiration for her music career as she couldn’t resist covering the late singer in their home state.

Check out the full video of Musgraves covering Selena below.

This might be one of the best Selena crossover covers to happen, especially since it happened in Houston. How many people would have ever expected a country star to sing, in Spanish, as a tribute to the one and only Selena Quintanilla.

READ: 9 Selena Covers That Prove She Will Always Be La Reina

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Selena’s Family Says They’re Ready For The Grammys And They’ll Accept The Award For Her

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Selena’s Family Says They’re Ready For The Grammys And They’ll Accept The Award For Her

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Recently, it was announced that this year’s Grammy Awards were postponed until March thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The news disappointed many Selena fans who were excited to see her posthumously awarded a lifetime achievement award.

However, her family has reiterated their intent to collect the award on Selena’s behalf, with her brother telling TMZ that they plan to make a family affair out of it.

Selena’s brother A.B. says the family is ready to accept her posthumous Grammy.

Selena’s older broth, A.B. Quintanilla recently spoke to TMZ about the family accepting Selena’s latest Grammy on her behalf. He said with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Selena’s parents will most likely stay home and that he and his sister Suzette Quintanilla will be in attendance if there’s an in-person ceremony.

“Coming on the end of [the pandemic], I would say that it’s not safe for my mother and father,” A.B. said. “They probably would be staying in.”

The Academy recently announced that the award show would be a smaller, virtual event taking place in March. But that’s no issue according to A.B. He said that he’s got grand plans to turn his sister’s award into a family affair and that they’ve got their popcorn ready.

He also says it feels like Selena’s still here whenever she wins an award or sets new records, even though it’s been a quarter-century since she was murdered.

“It’s kind of bittersweet because she’s breaking these records and she’s doing wonderful things but unfortunately she’s not here,” he admits. “It’s strange how people in their mindset, and even with me sometimes, it feels like she is here…I’m just happy to have been a part of it and that people are still enjoying the beautiful art that made because those pieces that Selena made, in the music world, those are van Gogh’s.”

A.B. also spoke about Netflix’s Selena: The Series, which debuted last month.

He said the series sheds more light on how their family played a part in Selena’s success. A.B. was Selena’s primary producer and songwriter and Suzette was the drummer in her band.

It would be great to see the whole family [accept Selena’s award],” A.B. said. “As people are seeing in the series, this was a family effort. A lot of people are in shock going, ‘Whoa A.B.! We didn’t know you were the guy that wrote the hits and you wrote the music and you had so much pressure on you.’ I’m very grateful for the series and for people learning from the series.”

The Grammy will not be Selena’s first.

In 1994, she became the first female Tejano singer to win in the Best Mexican-American Album category. During her award acceptance speech, Selena thanked her family. Her brother and sister helped to write, produce, and also played instruments on the album. Selena’s father Abraham worked as her manager.

Selena was nominated after her first Grammy win in 1995 for her fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido. Though she did not win the award, was thankful to be thought of in such high regard. She told a reporter at the time, “Just to be around these artists who are considered to be heavyweights is an honor.”

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Bad Bunny Talks Depression And Says Sometimes He Still Feels Like The Boy Who Bagged Groceries Back Home

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Bad Bunny Talks Depression And Says Sometimes He Still Feels Like The Boy Who Bagged Groceries Back Home

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Bad Bunny is on top of the world. Or, at least, that’s how it appears to all of us on the outside enjoying his record-breaking year. Not only did he release three albums in 2020 but he also landed his debut acting role in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico and from his Instagram stories, he seems to be in a happy, contentful relationship.

But like so many others, Bad Bunny has his experience with mental health issues, of which he recently opened up about in an interview with El País.

Bad Bunny recently spoke up about his struggle with depression.

Despite his immense success that’s catapulted him to, arguably, the world’s biggest superstar, Bad Bunny admits that sometimes he still feels like the young man who bagged groceries in a supermarket.

The reggaetonero revealed in an interview with El País that right as his career really started to take off, he was not happy. “You asked me before how I hadn’t gone crazy. Well, I think that was the moment that was going to determine if I was going to go crazy or not. From 2016 to 2018 I disappeared, I was stuck in a capsule, without knowing anything. The world saw me, but I was missing,” he said.

Although no doctor diagnosed him, he is sure of what was happening. it only did he feel lost and empty but he had stopped doing many of the things that brought him joy, like watching movies and boxing. Without realizing it, he had also fallen out of contact with much of his family, with whom he was typically very close.

“And that’s when I said: who am I? What’s going on?” he told El País. When he returned home to Puerto Rico from spending time in Argentina, he was able to get back into the right state of mind and remember who he was.

Despite his success, Bad Bunny still worries he’s in financial trouble.

Although today, he is the number one Latin artist on Spotify and the awards for his music keep coming, there are times when Bad Bunny still thinks that he has financial problems.

“Not long ago, I was 100% clear in my head what I have achieved, maybe a year or six months ago; but until then, many times I forgot, I felt that I was the kid from the supermarket. He would happen something and say: “Hell!” And then: “Ah, no, wait, if I have here,” he said, touching his pocket.

Much like Bad Bunny, J Balvin has also been candid about his own mental health struggles.

Bad Bunny is just the most recent to speak to the emotional havoc he experiences despite being a global superstar. And, thankfully, like many other celebrities, he’s been able to find refuge in a reality that allows him to keep his feet on the ground so that he too can enjoy the achievements of his career.

Much like El Conejo, J Balvin is known for the brightness of his style and mentality. But he’s long addressed the importance of caring for one’s mental health. During his Arcoíris Tour, he encouraged people to not be ashamed of seeking professional help, and let the audience know they are not alone.   

“Las enfermedades de salud mental son una realidad. Yo he sufrido de depresión y he sufrido de ansiedad, así que tengo que aceptarlo. Y eso me hace más humano, me hace entender que la vida tiene pruebas,” Balvin said. “Pero si alguien está pasando una situación difícil, no están solos, siempre llega la luz. Tarde o temprano llega la luz.”  

“Mental health illnesses are a reality. I have suffered from depression and anxiety, so I have to accept it. And this makes me more human. It makes me understand that life has challenges,” Balvin said in Spanish. “But if someone is going through a difficult time, they are not alone, light always comes. Sooner or later, the light comes.”  

We need more men like Benito and J Balvin to speak up about their mental health struggles, to help destroy the stigma that exists within our community.

And in the same interview, he also spoke about why he works to elevate the Spanish language.

As for the possibility of singing in English, the answer remains the same: a resounding no.

“You have to break this view that the gringos are Gods…No, papi,” he told El País. And, although he’s collaborated with artists like Drake, Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez, he has always sang in Spanish and with his famous accent.

“I am very proud to reach the level where we are speaking in Spanish, and not only in Spanish, but in the Spanish that we speak in Puerto Rico. Without changing the accent,” he said.

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