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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

Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny is known to push gender norms and supports the LGBTQ+ community. His music videos are artistic expressions of the world he wants to live in. His latest music video for the song “Yo Perreo Sola” is catching everyone’s attention for several reasons including the trapero singing and dancing in full drag.

Bad Bunny starts his “Yo Perreo Sola” music video in a hot red leather drag outfit.

Like, dayum. The Puerto Rican trap star did not hold back. His look was everything as he gave us some “Oops…I Did It Again” dominatrix vibes. The fans were not prepared for this but it seems that most of them are all for Bad Bunny pushing boundaries even further in Latin trap.

The imagery is literally being celebrated for its strong statement for the LGBTQ+ community.

Bad Bunny was very outspoken about Alexa Negrón Luciano, a trans woman who was murdered in Puerto Rico and misgendered in media reports. The singer was on “The Late Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and used the moment to protest the treatment of Luciano’s legacy. Bad Bunny wore a shirt that read in Spanish, “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.”

Bad Bunny fans were ready to defend their fave and his new music video.

To many, Latin trap is still a place where homophobia and misogyny fester in lyrics by some of the top performers. Bad Bunny is one artist that has been fighting against that culture from within. He has bent gender norms in music videos and it has set his career apart from other Latin trap musicians.

And they are all celebrating the anguish of straight men who listen to Bad Bunny and have social hang-ups.

The same homophobia in Latin trap is reflected within the community. Bad Bunny’s unapologetic willingness to take gender and flip it on its head is just one thing fans love about the trapero.

You can watch the full video below.

Bad Bunny never disappoints, does he?

READ: Bad Bunny Is The Modern Icon The Queer Latino Community Needs And Deserves Right Now. Here’s Why

Someone Turned Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Into A Remix Now It’s On The Billboard Charts

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Someone Turned Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Into A Remix Now It’s On The Billboard Charts

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Who knew Cardi B’s rants could be music to someone’s ears.

If you haven’t already heard, Cardi B went one very long Instagram rant about the Coronavirus pandemic and its global repercussions. Last Wednesday, the Dominican rapper posted a 46-second video on Instagram airing out her fears and grievances about the disease. Towards the end of the clip Cardi B delivered the lines “Coronavirus! S*** is real! S*** is getting real!”

Now it’s Billboard hit.

Over the weekend, the Brooklyn-based DJ iMarkkeyz chopped up the soundbite and released a track called “Coronavirus.” The bit has Cardi B’s rant on loop as a trap beat plays beneath it. It didn’t take long for “Coronavirus” to take off– the song we mean. The song broke into the pop charts internationally in Bulgaria and Brazil over the weekend and eventually began to climb the ranks of iTunes. By Thursday the song was top 10 in the United States iTunes chart.

You might think the song’s virality is just another schtick but uh uh.

Cardi B and iMarkkeyz have pledged to donate proceeds from streams and downloads to go towards those affected by Coronavirus.

According to Billboard “As preliminary reports indicated, the remixed tune ‘Coronavirus’ sold 3,000 copies in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The sales total prompts a No. 9 debut on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales and a No. 13 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts dated March 28. In addition, ‘Coronavirus’ picked up 626,000 U.S. on-demand streams in the same period”

Check out the new hit below!