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Dying Over This OTT Selena-Themed Birthday Party That Had Yolanda Saldivar Present

Thanks to social media, we get to see all kinds of pictures from awesome parties. The food, the piñatas, the dancing and the guests; seeing these videos and pics on Twitter and Instagram makes us feel like we were actually there to enjoy the festivities, too.

However, we think we recently found the party to end all parties and the theme was fit for Tejano royalty.

Back in July, Texan Jesús Antonio Sanchez threw himself a Selena-themed birthday party and the pictures of his fiesta are amazing!

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Sanchez is a Houstonian who works as an emergency dispatcher for an energy company. For his 32nd birthday, he decided to do it big and throw himself a party themed after his favorite singer. He started planning the big event two months prior to the party — his first since his 12th birthday. Sanchez spoke with MITÚ about his big day.

“Selena holds a special place in my heart,” the Texan explained. “She was the first singer/person I idolized growing up. I actually attended her Rodeo concert when I was 8 where she wore the famous purple jumpsuit!”

The party came complete with custom made Selena themed decorations and goodies.

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For the party, Sanchez used his own creative skills to add to the decor with a custom drawn Selena cardboard cutout, a Selena Snapchat filter and Selena-themed centerpieces. We can only imagine how flattered the Queen of Tejano would be if she saw these innovative details.

“I actually drew the cutout on my iPad Pro (with the exception of her face, I didn’t want to draw her incorrectly and insult her beauty) and had it sent to be made,” Sanchez shared. “I also drew the Selena Snapchat filter used for the day of the party. Snapchat sent me the statistics and says it was viewed more than 7,000 times! I didn’t get to take a picture but the centerpieces were empty Mexican Coca-Cola bottles with a white rose inside.”

The party food was pizza, Selena’s favorite, and Sanchez played the entire Rodeo Houston soundtrack during the party.

“I was happily surprised when my friends and family erupted in cheer when she asked the famous words upon hitting the stage; ‘How you doing, Houston, Texas!?’”

Sanchez also used the expertise of cake masters in order to get his microphone-shaped cake pops and Astrodome cake.

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Richmond cake studio, Epiphanies Dessert Studio, took care of crafting the cake pop microphones for the Selena fan. Ruby Cakes, a Houston bakery, was commissioned to make the cake for the birthday party. Sanchez opted to get a cake in the shape of the Houston landmark, the Astrodome, to commemorate Selena’s iconic final appearance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

“I didn’t want to get a cake in the shape of her just to cut [Selena] up, Sanchez told MITÚ. “So I got it in the shape of the Astrodome since it’s already the perfect shape of a cake.”

While these touches are incredibly original, we have to say the party’s piñata is our favorite detail. 

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Just as Sanchez didn’t want to cut up his icon, he didn’t want a Selena shaped piñata that would eventually get beat up by his party goers. So, he came up with a better solution — a piñata shaped like Selena’s murderer, Yolanda Saldivar.  
“The piñata was made by this talented lady who owns a business called Piñatas Crystal. People usually get piñatas made of their favorite characters. But it makes no sense that you would want to beat up your favorite character. The adults who attended the party and grew up listening to [Selena] wanted to be the first ones to hit the piñata!”

The incredible pictures of his party received lots of attention when Sanchez posted them on his Twitter account.

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This Twitter user expressed exactly what we were all thinking when we saw that piñata. They shared this gif of Beyoncé from her “Hold Up” music video and we definitely feel this energy. We’re just waiting for our time up at bat.

This tweet pointed out that the party theme was super creative and had just the right levels of disrespectful towards Saldivar. 

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We can’t think of a more touching way to honor Sanchez’s love for Selena than to make her the focus of a celebration of his life. As for Saldivar, she should be so lucky to even be included in the same breath as La Reyna.

We have to say that we L-O-V-E Sanchez’s theme and are super impressed by the effort he put into the party. Here’s hoping we get an invite to his next fiesta!

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Latin music is something we all grew up with. Our parents raised us on the voices of Celia Cruz and Vicente Fernandez. We cleaned the house and entertained ourselves on road trips to these artists and they are ingrained in our DNA. Billboard recently released a list of the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some are undoubtedly iconic and others just aren’t Latin music.

Billboard dropped their list for the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some of them are truly classics.

Amor Prohibido” by Selena, “Guantanamera” by Celia Cruz, “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez, and “El dia que me quieras” by Luis Miguel are just a few of the songs on the list that deserve all the praise. They are songs that transport us to our childhoods and cherished family memories.

The list also includes some newer songs that have rocked out adult worlds. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, “El Farsante” by Ozuna, and “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj all made the list. Not only do these songs speak to the Latino audience, they have been able to go mainstream sharing our musical culture with the world. That’s something to admire and respect because it gives our community representation like never before.

The list has proven to be just want some people have been asking for.

Tbh, this would make a pretty amazing road trip playlist if you need to pass the time. Nothing like a mix of Latin music songs playing along to give you a big, inclusive sabor of Latin America through music. A little be of Mexico and a little bit of Puerto Rico mixed in with a little bit of Colombia is pure joy and magic.

However, a lot of people are questioning the list’s inclusion of Spanish artists.

The list has various artists who are not Latino, but Spanish. There seems to be an unspoken rule in the music industry that music in Spanish is automatically Latin music. Fans have long been arguing against the industry’s blanket label of Spanish-language music automatically being considered Latin music.

Rosalía, who has arguably become the face of the debate, is listed as having one of the best Latin music songs of all time.

While Rosalía does make some good music, there is a real push to make sure the artists of Latin American roots are uplifted in Latin music. There is nothing wrong with including Rosalía in your Spanish-language playlists but Latin music fans want the distinction made that some artists aren’t Latino.

You can check out the rest of the Billboard list here.

READ: Vogue México Put A Spanish Music Artist On Their Cover And Called Her Latina And Latinos Almost Set Twitter On Fire

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Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’

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Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’

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Demi Lovato is hardly a stranger to opening up about the things that have plagued her. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has long used her voice and platform to shed light on the issues that so many young girls struggle with. Namely body image. Like many young girls across the country (who are reportedly more likely to suffer from the pressures of our society’s pressure to obtain the “ideal body”) Demi Lovato has been open about her years struggling with eating disorders. Moreover, in recent years Lovato has positioned herself as an advocate for young girls suffering from similar issues.

In a recent music video, Lovato is opening up about her pain by doing so with a girl she can relate to on a completely different level: her younger self.

Lovato’s newest song comes with a heartwrenching and brilliant collab with Marshmello.

In her latest video, Lovato finds herself transported to her childhood bedroom, waking up in her old bed. When she looks in the mirror, she finds herself staring straight into the face of her younger self (a la Camp Rock). Marshmello also wakes up in his own childhood room, and the two artists end up settling with their past demons throughout the rest of the video. 

The lyrics of the song detail the process of coming to terms with dark emotions and mental health struggles. “Don’t get lost in the moment, or give up when you’re closest,” Lovato sings in the new music video. “All you need is somebody to say, it’s OK not to be OK.”

Throughout the video, the teenage and adult versions of Lovato and Marshmellow rage in their bedrooms in the video before ultimately finding a balance. The video concludes with both versions of Demi holding hands and meeting up with the teenage and adult versions of Marshmello while dancing down a street.

“I think it’s just such an important subject,” Marshmello said about the song’s release on World Suicide Prevention Day. “I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring it up, scared to talk about it. When in reality, they’re scared because maybe the person won’t relate or the person won’t understand, when in reality most of time the person that you could bring it up to, will most likely has felt like this or will understand or can relate as well. So I think it’s very important to talk about it.”

Check out the music video below!

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