Watching this woman sing Selena’s “Si Una Vez” will make you smile for an ENTIRE 3:25. Seriously. Everything about her office performance is so f’n amazing. She’s got the chops and the adorable hand gestures, but the best part is probably the fact that she’s filming this in her cube! No shame in the best way possible.
We only have one question: WHO is this woman? We want to see more of her and maybe sing a duet with her.
Most of us know the Latin artists that have been inspired by La Reina del Tex-Mex, Selena Quintanilla, like Becky G, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, etc. However, perhaps you didn’t know that Mother Monster aka Lady Gaga was inspired by Selena or that fellow Texan, Beyoncé, not only met Selena but also grew up listening to her on the radio. Here’s a list of 8 artists you probably didn’t know that also loved Selena.
For The Daily Telegraph, the Rain on Me singer was quoted saying that she was inspired by Selena’s bustiers for her concert outfits, as well as her career. Lady Gaga also tweeted back in the day that a Selena shirt was one of her favorites.
During a 1999 New York Daily News interview, the late singer Whitney Houston mentioned that she was inspired by Selena Quintanilla: “What she did in the English market was brilliant”.
Queen Bey loved her fellow Texan, Selena. On one occasion during an MTV Tr3s interview, Beyoncé talked about meeting Selena at the Galleria Mall in Houston. She also mentioned how she would listen to Selena on the radio and even though she didn’t speak Spanish, listening to Selena helped her with her pronunciation.
The All About That Bass singer told Entertainment Tonight that when she met Jennifer Lopez, she said: “Selena the movie was the reason I wanted to become a singer”.
American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson told MTV TR3s during an interview that she had always been a fan of Selena and that “Dreaming of You” was her favorite song.
Pop-rock sister band HAIM told Glide Magazine that Selena the movie was their collective favorite movie.
Texans just love La Reina. Kacey Musgraves covered “Como La Flor” at the Houston Rodeo, and before performing told the crowd: “I love the queen Selena just as much as you do. This is our chance to honor her, by singing as loud as we can together.”
On April 3, 1995, Selena Quintanilla was put to rest after being shot and killed by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar. Selena’s funeral was open to the public so fans could bid La Reina De Tejano a final farewell. Let’s take a moment to remember her. Here Is The Selena Funeral Footage You Might Not Have Seen
Selena never built walls separating her from her fans. On the day of her funeral, it was no different.
Thousands of friends, family, and fans made their way to Corpus Christi, Texas to wish Selena a loving farewell. Mourners gathered at the church where her body was laid in rest for all of her loved ones to see and pay respect to.
La Reina de Tejano music was laid to rest on April 3, 1995.
Family, friends, and fans were devastated by the sudden and tragic death of the singer. Her career had just started to cross over into English-language music and people were falling in love with her all over again.
She was buried dressed in the iconic purple we have come to associate her with.
One of Selena’s last moments was performing at the Houston Astrodome in front of thousands of fans. The image of the singer in her purple jumper is one of the most resounding images fans have of Selena all these years later.
Many people lined up to pay their respect of the beloved Tejano singer.
“She was a great role model for everybody,” a fan told AP.
The world looked on as somber pallbearers carried Selena’s casket to her final resting place.
The once vibrant light of Selena Quintanilla was not extinguished when she died. She might not be with us physically anymore but her fans have kept her alive with her music and love.
Before lowering her casket, funeral-goers left hundreds of long-stemmed white roses, her favorite.
The roses were a touching homage to the singer and the love she shared with her fans.
It was truly a sorrowful moment for all those who loved and cherished the singer.
Hundreds of people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the hearse carrying Selena’s casket to the cemetery. Everyone was trying to get one final look at the special singer who changed the face of Latinos in music.
As in life, Selena’s funeral was open to the public so everyone touched by the singer could bid her farewell.
Her importance to the Latino community cannot be stated enough. She was the first singer to go mainstream that looked like her community and represented her community with such grace.
The world watched heartbroken family and friends said goodbye.
The heartbreak was felt around the world as all of her fans watched those closest to her giving her a final goodbye.
And a devastated husband tried to come to terms with his unimaginable loss.
Chris Perez has continued to keep Selena alive through his own words and actions.
Watch the full funeral footage below. [Warning: You will see open casket images of Selena in the video.]