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8 Non-Latinos Who Are Just As Obsessed With Selena As We Are

Selena Quintanilla was crowned the Queen of Tex-Mex, but you don’t have to be Tejano or Mexicano to be her fan. These non-Latino celebs are just as obsessed with her because Selena, duh.

1. Drizzy Drake

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We know the Canadian rapper loves Latino culture. He’s even paid tribute to Selena several times. In 2015, 20 years after her death, he wore an airbrushed shirt with singer’s face on it and posted the picture on Instagram. “They’ll be talkin’ ’til I meet Selena,” he captioned.

He wore another shirt of the Tex-Mex queen during one of his concerts.

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He brought it back in black during a concert in Brisbane.

2. Big Sean

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Big Sean wears shirts with musicians he’s very passionate about, from Sadé to N.W.A to… Selena. Yeah, this one might not be like the others, but as he said to Billboard, “Selena’s a legend. She did it big; she was the first.” Of course we agree.

3. Kylie Jenner

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King Kylie got a ton of backlash when she wore this shirt to Universal Studios Orlando with her boyfriend Tyga. We say, anyone who shows Selena some love is cool with us. ❤️

4. Lady Gaga

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Mama Monster posted on social media a picture of her favorite shirt. She wrote “Leaving for Korea in less than a week!!!! Wearing my favorite t shirt today. It might be the raddest ever.” We agree… and speaking of, how rad would a Gaga / Selena remix be?

5. Beyoncé

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Queen Bey actually got to MEET the Queen of Tejano when she was a teenager, but with just enough time to say “hello.” Jealous! Being from Texas herself, Beyoncé grew up listening Selena’s music. “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,” said Miss Sasha Fierce during an interview with MTV Tres.

6. Katy Perry

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During a press junket this California Gurl spoke out about how much Selena has influenced her music career. “Someone asked me, ‘What did you think of when you were a little girl relating to the Grammy’s?’ I said, ‘I remember Selena! That’s all I remember! I remember that dress. I remember the whole movie about her… and I wanted to be in that world.” Possibly the cutest thing she’s ever said.

7. Meghan Trainor

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The “All About That Bass” singer confessed during an interview with ET that Selena played a huge role in her singing career. “‘Selena’ the movie was the reason I wanted to become a singer,” she said. We still dream of becoming singers ourselves, so, same Meghan.

8. Whitney Houston

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In 1999, the singer talked with the greatest admiration about Selena’s many accomplishments. “What Selena did in the English market was brilliant,” said Houston during an interview with New York Daily News. We think English and Spanish market.

WATCH: Drake dancing to Selena’s Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

How would you pay tribute to the memory of Selena? Leave a comment below. 

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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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Interview: Colombian Duo Cali y El Dandee Talk New Single “Despiértate”, Winning Grammy For Producer of the Year and More

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Interview: Colombian Duo Cali y El Dandee Talk New Single “Despiértate”, Winning Grammy For Producer of the Year and More

Fresh off their performance at the Latin American Music Awards, Colombian sibling pop duo Cali y El Dandee are back for more with their new single “Despiérate.”

In our exclusive interview with Latido Music by mitú, Cali, born Alejandro Rengifo, and Dandee, born Mauricio Rengifo, shared their excitement over their new collaboration, how they started working in music. Dandee aka Mauricio winning the Producer of the Year award at the Latin GRAMMYs, and more.

“Despiértate” is their new collab with Venezuelan sibling duo Mau y Ricky and Puerto Rican singer Guaynaa.

The collaboration had been something the brothers wanted to do for a very long time. The creative process for the song started with Cali y El Dandee and Mau y Ricky in the studio working on half of “Despiértate” and loving the sound so far. But they realized they were missing something.

“We loved the fresh sound of the song and how the synergy we achieved with them (Mau y Ricky) and then we invited Guaynaa, who gave it an Urban spin and the Puerto Rican touch the song needed,” added Dandee.

They started writing and producing music while they were in school.

Their very first “studio” was just a desktop computer and a microphone they had back home. Dandee was always interested in production, and as their music evolved they started showing their friends what they were working on. Both of their stage names come from their childhood nicknames: Cali, for Alejandro and Dandee for Mauricio.

Going viral and building fanbases in places like Spain and Argentina.

While Cali y El Dandee had a solid fanbase in their native Colombia, they were not aware that their music was making waves in places like Spain in the early days of streaming around 2009-2010, when their music videos were first being shared online.

“Actually, it took us a while to realize that we were popular in Spain because our team would let us know about our music sales rising, but we had never been there before or knew anyone there from their local radio stations. When we finally went to Spain, it was a big shock, we realized that our music had an audience not only there, but also in places like Mexico, Argentina and it was truly exciting to see that,” Dandee said.

Cali y El Dandee credit Reggaeton for embracing this new wave of collaborations among artists.

Cali y El Dandee aren’t strangers to collaborations. The pair have worked with Danna Paola, Greeicy, Sebastián Yatra, and Reik to name a few.

When it comes to creating these collaborations, Cali shared that either they already have someone in mind that they think could be a good fit as they create the first drafts of the song in the studio, or they meet up with artists and create the collaborations from scratch.

“The collaborations have played a very important role for us and have allowed us to refine and change our sound, and I think that for Urban music, collaborations are what have made this genre last so long, and why it’s heard in so many languages and how the streams nowadays come from different countries,” Cali added.

Dandee (Mauricio) talked about winning Producer of The Year at this year’s Latin GRAMMYs.

“It was a moment I had been waiting for since I was a child, a dream come true”, Dandee shared. While Mauricio is aware that there are other producers who are doing an equal or better job than him, he takes this as an opportunity to keep working hard.

“I remember so many times watching the Grammys thinking to myself ‘one day I’ll win one,’ and using that as a fuel to know that one day you’ll be on that stage as well,” Dandee added.

Their latest album Colegio is a nostalgic homage to school days.

I asked the brothers if there’s something from their school days that they would bring back.

“Renting movies at Blockbuster,” Dandee shared. “That moment when you’d go on a Friday night to rent a movie and you had the weekend to watch it. Next thing you know, you’d rewatch the movie like 2-3 times because you had to return it. It’s unheard of now to rewatch a movie within a matter of days,” Cali added.

However, there’s one thing both brothers would definitely bring back:

“More than anything, we would want to bring back concerts, and seeing people interact with the music live,” Cali said.

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