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Here Are 9 Selena Covers That Show The Late Singer’s Continued Impact On Music Today

There is a reason we all still love and sing Selena songs to this day. Everyone from Kat Von D to Jackie Cruz have covered Selena songs and each is just another reminder why we all love La Reina.

Kacey Musgraves gave Selena a fitting tribute during her concert at Rodeo Houston.

The Grammy winner was raised in Texas so her love for Selena is real and deep. She grew up listening to the Tejano singer and it shows in her ability to sing in Spanish for adoring fans.

Camila Cabello also gave Selena a great tribute at the same venue.

Obviously, a young Latina like Cabello is very familiar with Selena and her iconic music. It has been 24 years since Selena took the stage at the Houston AstroDome and the year has inspired artists to give her a special shoutout when in her state.

Jackie Cruz totally blew us away with her modern take on “Como La Flor.”

She had all of us screaming, “Como La Floooooorrrr” and opened our eyes to this talent we didn’t know she had.

Paulina Rubio made everyone emotional during her version of “Fotos Y Recuerdos” during Selena Vive.

Me still: ? ?

Thalía belting “Amor Prohibido” proved to all of us that Selena’s music is definitely here to stay.

TBH, it was probably the first song any of us could sing all the way through.

Even Selena Gomez, named after the Tejano pop star, had to cover “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” during an early concert.

Seriously, Selena permeates ALL of pop culture, from Selena Gomez to Beyoncé.

“Dreaming Of You” sounded so dreamy when Bruno Mars treated his audience to an unexpected tribute.

Just when you think you can’t love Bruno Mars any more, he goes and does that.

Even Suzette Quintanilla appreciated Adrienne Bailon’s “I Could Fall In Love” cover.

Yaaasssss!!

It makes total sense Kumbia Kings did a “Baila Esta Cumbia” cover and they did it so much justice.

Get it, boys! Selena would be proud.

Little Becky G even did a medley of four classic and instantly recognizable Selena songs.

She hit “Como La Flor,” “Baila Esta Cumbia,” ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” AND “Techno Cumbia” in ONE medley and her hand gestures were on point.

And, let’s not forget the woman who brought Selena to life on the big screen covering “No Me Queda Más” like only she can.

We see you J.Lo and we appreciate you.

READ: 11 Times We Couldn’t Handle Selena’s Cuteness In Her Interviews

The Premios Juventud 2020 Line Up Is Going To Be The Perfect Escape From Our Collective Reality

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The Premios Juventud 2020 Line Up Is Going To Be The Perfect Escape From Our Collective Reality

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Premios Juventud 2020 is not going virtual, like most other major events. Instead, the awards show is going to be held in-person but with a virtual audience. Here’s who you can expect to take the stage this year.

The Premios Juventud 2020 is going on as planned, just with a virtual audience.

The awards show is celebrating its 20th year this year and the show is going on. The show is being aired from Miami, one of the worst-hit areas in the country for Covid-19, but the show promises to follow all safety standards based on local health guidelines. Here are some of the people you can expect to perform.

Natanael Cana

Cana will be giving corridos tumbados some massive exposure at the awards show. The genre of music is an exciting mix of corridos with trap and urban influences. The sound is something else and fans are excited to see the genre given some love on the stage.

CNCO

The boy band CNCO has become a beloved addition to Latin music. The group was formed after the first season of “La Banda,” a music competition show looking for the hottest new sound. Safe to say that the show’s judges did a good job putting this group together.

Rafa Pabön

Pabön is a major voice of Conciencia Collective and Black Lives Matter. The musician released a song called “Sine Aire” after the George Floyd protests that brought Black Lives Matter to the forefront of American culture. Conciencia Collective hosts weekly talks with We Are Mitú promoting advocacy in the music industry.

And, of course, host Sebastián Yatra.

Yatra will be joined on stage with Danna Paola to perform their duet “No Bailes Sola.” The awards show will definitely be a nice escape from our collective Covid reality. There might not be any fans at the show but the performers are all ready to give a great show to the virtual audience.

READ: A Growing Number Of Celebs Have Tested Positive For Covid-19, Reminding Us All We’re Still In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Taylor Swift Gave Kobe Bryant’s Daughter A Special Gift From Her ‘Folklore’ Music Video And It’s A Reminder That He Was A Big Fan Too

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Taylor Swift Gave Kobe Bryant’s Daughter A Special Gift From Her ‘Folklore’ Music Video And It’s A Reminder That He Was A Big Fan Too

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In her latest music video for “Cardigan”, Taylor Swift wore a cream cable-knit sweater that had gray stars on the elbows. Soon after she revealed that she was selling copies of the sweater on her website, fans went crazy. As part of the promotion for her new album “Folklore” Swift has been sending out replicas of the sweater to celebrities like Jennifer Hudson to promote its release. The album launched last Friday and has already sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide according to Variety.

And while the replica cardigans might be selling fast, Swift made sure to send a very special one to Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter Natalia.

Swift gave Natalia a replica of the cardigan she wore in the music video.

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“Thank you SO much @taylorswift,” Natalia wrote in a post to her Instagram story over the weekend with a photo of her wearing the cardigan. “I am OBSESSED with ‘folklore’!!!”

The Bryants have long been supporters of Swift over the years.

Kobe Bryant joined Swift onstage during two of her Staples Center performances. Once for her “1989” tour in 2015 and another time in 2018. Back when the singer went on her “Reputation” tour, she posed alongside the Bryants including (Kobe’s late daughter Gigi) backstage.

“My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy,” Swift wrote in response to the crash that killed Bryant in January. “Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.”