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In Charge of the Music? Here’s the Ultimate Holiday Party Playlist

DJ Lezlee has spun at some of the biggest parties worldwide including Coachella, the ESPN Espy Awards and Nike events. As this festive season heats up, she takes five to give us the ultimate holiday party playlist.

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

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The door bell rings! It’s time to greet your guests and set the mood. DJ Lezlee turns to the classics for a party starter.

“Sabor a Mi” by El Chicano

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You gotta sprinkle in your latin classics too. DJ Lezlee nods to the 70’s queen, Ersi Arvizu, for this old bolero.

“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber

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Yes, The Bieb can be a part of your holiday soiree. This song off his new album is one of Lezlee’s guilty pleasures — and she thinks it should be yours too.

“Santa Baby (Spanish)” by Mariachi Divas

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Dinner time! Set the table vibe with fun holiday throwbacks.

 “Lloraras” by Dimensión Latina

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This old favorite of DJ Lezlee’s family will be sure to keep your guests feelin’ the beat in their seats throughout the meal.

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“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

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Selena is always a welcomed voice. Since DJ Lezlee knows you can’t ever play just one Selena song, she suggests this as a good starter.

“Cumbia Sampuesana” by Conjunto Tipico Vallenato

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Put down those napkins, its time to dance! You can’t have a latin party without this cumbia according to DJ Lezlee.

“Que bello” by Sonora Tropicana

“Oye Mi Amor” by Maná

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This one’s an easy call for Lezlee to throw in the mix. Plus it’s her tia’s favorite!

READ: 13 Latino Songs Guaranteed to Get You Out of Your Chair and Dancing

“Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony

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Get ready, this is the part in the night where everyone sings along really, really loud. DJ Lezlee gives us the green light on anything Marc Anthony.

“Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar

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To keep the energy going, turn to that feel good music.

“White Iverson” by Post Malone

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The party has been fun, but it’s getting close to closing time.  This year’s popular rap ballad is perfect to get people into chill mode.

“Lottery” by Kali Uchis

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

Part 2 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” is currently streaming, which means fans of the late Tejano singer are getting a chance to learn more about her origin stories. In the second part of the series, fans can expect to see more of the icon’s tragically brief but beautifully successful life. The new episodes chronicle Selena Quintanilla’s rise as a superstar and will no doubt make fans of the singer feel a deep sense of love for her.

Particularly when it comes to one episode in particular!

Part 2’s episode 6, called “Lo Más Bello,” sees the lives of two superstars collide.

The endearing episode sees Selena, played by Christian Serratos, on a shopping trip to an outdoor mall with her mother and sister. It’s then that the young singer catches the eye of a young girl who is also with her mother and sister.

Perhaps it’s real seeing real, but in either case in this episode, the young girl stops to gaze at Selena. She’s star-struck. In the episode, the young girl’s mother asks who she’s looking at and the girl replies, “Selena, a famous singer. Be quiet!”

Knowing that her daughter is a singer herself, the mother encourages her to introduce herself. Of course, the young girl is too shy to say hello but she does wave.

When Selena walks away, the young girl’s mother reveals a fun twist when she says “Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

Like we said…

Real recognizing real.

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While it might seem like the producers took creative liberty, it turns out they actually didn’t. And it makes sense. Fans of Selena and Beyoncé know that the two singers are Texan-icons.

In a recent interview for MTV Trés, Beyoncé revealed that she actually did see Selena, in the Galleria Mall in Houston. “I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé said in an interview for MTV Trés back in the day. “I just saw her and said hello and kept it moving. Definitely growing up in Texas I heard her on the radio, and I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was saying, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation.”

Fans of the Texan starlets might also remember how Beyonce, in a 2007 interview with People en Español, spoke about her love of Selena.

At the time, Beyoncée was celebrating her re-release of six Spanish-language tracks. “I listened to Selena all the time” she recalled at the time of the interview. “She’s close to me because of where I’m from.”

Both “Selena: The Series” Parts 1 and 2 are streaming right now on Netflix! Check them out!

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Shakira Dyed Her Hair Red And It Will Give You Major ‘Ojos Asi’ Vibes

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Shakira Dyed Her Hair Red And It Will Give You Major ‘Ojos Asi’ Vibes

Twenty years have passed since Shakira released her fourth studio album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? which featured her song “Ojos Asi.”

The music video for the hit song featured Shakira belly dancing with a vibrant red hair look that so many of us spent the early aughts attempting to emulate. The video won the International Viewer’s Choice Award (North) at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards and the hair won a place in our hearts.

Now, it’s 2021 and Shakira has returned to the red color.

The Colombian singer-songwriter showed off her dyed locks in a post shared on her Instagram on Wednesday.

The post showed Shakira preparing for a recording session and saw her dressed in a chic green-and-white outfit. She teased her upcoming project with the caption “Ready to leave my house to go to my first in-person studio session to meet with some awesome collaborators thanks to safety measures and vaccines. I can’t wait!”

Shakira made waves earlier this month on Instagram that weren’t about her hair.

In an effort to highlight Earth Day, Shakira signed a letter written by Earth shot Prize Council which called on people to tackle our planet’s current climate crisis with the same tenacity used to fight Covid-19.

In a post shared to her Instagram and Twitter pages the singer wrote “As a Member of The @EarthshotPrize Council, I’m calling on the world to Give the Earth a Shot. This #EarthDay, let’s be inspired by the innovation of the past year & work together to repair our planet.”

She also attached a link to the full letter which underlined how “People everywhere have worn masks, stayed at home and made sacrifices for the greater good. The availability of vaccines after just a year is both a triumph of science and a victory for collaboration. There is a long way to go. None of us are safe until everybody is safe. But we have learned what it means to pull together in the face of a truly global crisis. These lessons apply not just to pandemics but to the most pressing challenge in human history: stopping the climate emergency. If we do not act in this decade, the damage to our planet will be irreversible, impacting not only those of us alive today but threatening the future of generations to come.”

Shakira’s upcoming album is most anticipated by her fans. It will be her first studio album release since the 2017 release of her album El Dorado.

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