© 2021 E! But someone, with Selena, someone that she trusted. In honor of Dreaming of You's 25th anniversary, E! All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Is it time to put her brand and her spirit to rest? "Selena: The Series" follows Selena Quintanilla's rise to fame. Exposito: Selena really is the closest thing U.S. Latinos have to a saint, or better yet, a Marvel superhero. So we pared down, then I was going to do half the album. Find Selena discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. The album was released by Freddie Records, which was a popular record label at the time. Pérez: I remember "Dreaming of You"—and I've said this story a couple of times in interviews, I think, where that song did mean a lot. Hernandez: Although I welcome the efforts intended to introduce new generations to her music and her persona, there has to be a respite at some point, no? We’re all “dreaming of” Selena. While Selena's Spanish-language albums had been all produced by one member of the Quintanilla family or another, Dreaming of You was to be the first that she'd be working with a new roster of writers and producers. This album was released soon after her death and became a hit around the world. Previously she wrote for the San Francisco Business Times and the Sacramento Bee. Hernandez: There is nothing more “American” than R&B and rock ‘n’ roll! Titled “Dreaming of You,” the album would become Selena’s last; it was released on July 18, 1995, almost four months after she was shot dead by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar. Selena flies to Nashville to begin working with Thomas first. Some call it a doona. She would have been an icon. And I didn't really think too much about it. That's what we did. And so, it's just one of those things. And she still is, I mean, you think 25 years later and people are this fascinated by her and love her so much. As the Queen of Tejano, a traditionally male-dominated genre of music born in Texas by combining Mexican-Spanish vocal traditions and Czech and German dance, she'd risen to fame over the course of four solo Spanish-language studio albums. Sadly, the movie decided not to use the song. Twenty-five years later, “Dreaming of You” sounds like an entry point of traditional Latin or Mexican music genres for people who might otherwise never have given this music a chance. I can look back on the 25 years of everything that she still represents, and that she's become an icon and the music [stands] the test of time and etc, etc—'m proud of everything that she's accomplished. Saldivar was later found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez: I know this album is referred to as the crossover, but listening to it again makes me ask: “crossover” for who? Counties will make the final call, however. Selena, although she already had major success in the Latin world was very sweet and humble, reserved and unaffected, it felt like I was talking to my little sister. Though her career was cut tragically short, she arguably became the single most important figure in the growth of … Someone that was the head of her fan club, that professed to be her friend. The next day, we go to the studio and she had been working things out in her head. Selena still leaned on mariachi and cumbia sounds, so in a sense, this “crossover album” is really for the legions of English-speaking American listeners who were poised to become her next wave of biggest fans. So when we get to the middle section, and that came on, she died laughing. Initially meant only for the documentary “Giving Voice,” the John Legend song ‘Never Break’ has become a source of solace and strength for those in pain. I mean, to say it would be a bummer would be an understatement. Exposito: In both the 1997 movie and the 2020 show, we see how much Selena — like many Latinos born and/or raised in the U.S. — struggled with living in the liminal space between American and Mexican cultures. Previously he worked as politics editor for Mitu, as a social storytelling producer for Fusion Media Group and content curator and managing editor for Break Media. There is even a really bad misspelling on the intro to the 20 year series. Reyes-Velarde: The show is basically about the Quintanilla men… and somehow still bears Selena’s name. Cover de Selena Quintanilla | Para Recordar to stream in hi-fi, or to download in True CD Quality on Qobuz.com It wasn't her style. Once you hear a song in the studio, you'll never hear it that good again, you know? And she was like, "Are you sure?" There have been 23 posthumous compilations, box sets, live albums and soundtracks released since Selena’s death — the latest being the music from the Netflix series. Brandi Carlile looks to family and the guiding lights around us all for ‘Onward’ song. I remember she recorded that one in Corpus [Christi, Tx., her hometown]...and I didn't get to be there when she was tracking it because I was doing something, I was working on another project at a time [for] her father...She called, and she...really wanted me to go over and check it out, the song. I just feel like I know that she would have she accomplished everything that she wanted to in life because she just had that ability to connect with people and that's what it was about...She was a magnet and you can see that just in the shows that she did and the conversations you would have with her. By age 9, Selena was performing at Papagayo’s, the Mexican restaurant her family owned. And at the time, you know, my schedule was so crazy but I go, "I got to work with this girl.". 96 (45). Daniel Hernandez covers culture in Southern California, with an emphasis on media, identity, the Internet, books and food. And that was the last time really that we all played together…I think that was the last time that we all actually played together. Hernandez: I know people have been making fun of the wigs, but that’s how hair looked in the late ’80s and early ’90s — don’t be fooled! It sold 175,000 copies on the first day alone in the U.S.—a record at the time for a female artist. Selena: The Series covers the life of the late Selena Quintanilla, so how does Netflix's narrative compare to the true story? And Selena said, "Of course." Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Selena Y Los Dinos at the Discogs Marketplace. The success of Dreaming of You presages the arrival of several mainstream Latinx artists, becoming widely considered the starting point for that particular crossover. Okay." Every time. But she wouldn't have abandoned where she came from. The album featured five new English-language songs—including the smash hit title track and the equally iconic "I Could Fall in Love"—while a smattering of previously released tracks, sung mostly in Spanish, were included to help flesh out the track list. In light of the new series, four Latinx contributors at The Times revisited the album, as well as their own memories of Selena. Hernandez: That’s an excellent point, Alejandra. It's a sadness, but then I look back on my career and of all the things I've ever done, you know, this is probably one of the most important and I just feel so blessed. Pérez: It blew up. A CBS executive ended up with a membership at an exclusive golf club owned by the seller. Thomas: She was so, so sweet and kind and gracious. Explore releases from Selena Y Los Dinos at Discogs. Hernandez: It’s a perfect song. Martinez: I think it’s hilarious when her brother, A.B. It’s all we were listening to back then: SWV, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. It is just crushing, thinking about how this song bookends the 1997 biopic, and almost tells the story of her entire life. Warren, writer of "I'm Getting Used to You": [Brennan] had talked to me about her, and I heard her sing. Her original song Oscar contender “Carried Me With You” is a country-pop road song, with driving drums and a big chorus. Pérez: We were going through a lot at that time, not only myself but all the other guys in the band. Martinez: Yes — but only if this moratorium on obvious cash grabs is extended to the likes of the Beatles, Elvis, Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Selena is the debut studio album by American Tejano singer Selena, released on October 17, After starting a band with his children, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. became the group's manager and began promoting it. Her forte was tejano (Tex-mex) music, a genre enormously popular in … I was busy doing that thing. “God’s Child (Baila Conmigo)” sounds like a hypnotic chant that just sucks you in. And he said, "Yeah, Selena's been killed." I was thrilled...What she did was brilliant. Source: @monos_chidos (Twitter) A report in Billboard Magazine, reveals that Selena Quintanilla’s first album had ten songs and was released on July 16, 1984. Exposito: “Donde Quiera Que Estés” with Barrio Boyz was an excellent new jack swing fusion. Asian American voice cast takes viewers on parallel journeys of recovery from loss and grief, a theme close to the filmmakers after death of screenwriter. Pérez: There were all these Selena projects happening and the movie was being made and scripted...Having to go through the meetings and sitting at tables with everybody while stories are being told, trying to find my escape was difficult...Try to imagine if you're having an okay day, you're able to...finally get out of the house for a minute. ... Selena - The Last Concert. Unique Selena Quintanilla Stickers designed and sold by artists. ‘Over the Moon’ turns Chinese legend into a musical animated feature. They loved it. She is up for parole in 2025. “Dreaming of You” is as peak Selena as “Como la Flor.” And “God’s Child (Baila Conmigo),” which featured David Byrne, is wholly something else. And I cherish that. jumped in on “Judas and the Black Messiah” with no prodding needed. So she was nervous about that. They include Selena, Beyonce, Amy … Looking back on it now and reliving that, I know that she was calling me because she was really proud of her performance on that song. Howard Shore, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Terence Blanchard: These film composers took the sting out of the year’s pain. I’m being a little facetious here, but one of her superpowers as an artist was how prophetic she was. 480. The family, A.B. Selena the character definitely feels like a peg in an ensemble and not the lead; it would have been more accurate to call the show “The Quintanillas.” Having said that, there are some truly moving moments in the series, and the majority of the writers in the room were women. "Amor Prohibido," Selena. The decision is made, however, to forge ahead and finish what had been recorded for a posthumous release. The fact is the tragic loss of Selena can only recycle so many times before it starts feeling exploitative. And everybody kept warning me, "You know, you can't swear around Selena. How do we feel about this assessment of the show? The youngest of a musical family—and former frontwoman of family band Selena y Los Dinos—she'd achieved a commercial success with LPs like Entre a Mi Mundo and Amor Prohibido that helped put the genre on the "mainstream" map. boutiques, which she'd let Saldivar manage. CBS bought a small Long Island TV station for $55 million. Titled “Dreaming of You,” the album would become Selena’s last; it was released on July 18, 1995, almost four months after she was shot dead by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar. And I know she did love it, you know, and she did give it her all and I think it comes across when you hear the song, for sure. She’s ‘terrified’ enough playing her on TV, The unusual deal that scored one executive a $1-million golf membership, California’s coronavirus closures and reopenings, Orange County indie label Burger Records shuts down amid sexual misconduct allegations, Tyronn Lue reflects on Kobe Bryant’s death: ‘I’m just not ready yet’, How the Lakers went from LeBron’s milestone to handling Kobe’s death. [Wynonna] said, "Wait, are you the artist?" The action by state officials means restaurants and gyms could soon reopen outdoor services. Jennifer Lopez’s new social media challenge has gone viral — for the wrong reasons. I think the industry, and the culture at large, should ask themselves why “new Selenas” haven’t emerged in the last quarter-century. Crucially, the first nine episodes only cover the first 20 years of the subject's life, which means that Selena part 2 will focus on Selena's evolution into a Tejano superstar before her tragic 1995 death. Selena was the debut album for Selena Y Los Dinos, released on October 17, 1989, under the newly formed CAPITOL/EMI Latin label, a subsidary division of CAPITOL/EMI Records. I think at the same time we were talking about going out and doing some kind of tribute tour. So it made the song a conversation—and very seductive when she starts singing "dance with me" in Spanish. Pérez: I can't speak for anybody else, but for me, it was really difficult to be going in and tracking guitars, rearrangements and things like that on some of the songs. And just listen to that dancehall influence in the 1995 remix of “Techno Cumbia” — Selena was already on that reggaetón tip! I didn't write it specifically for her, I rarely do. With "I Could Fall in Love" under her belt, she begins work on the rest of the tracks—including one with David Byrne of Talking Heads fame intended for inclusion in the film Don Juan DeMarco, in which she made a cameo—over a busy few weeks in March. What this idea also makes me wonder is: Where are the next Selenas? Selena released six studio albums (one posthumous). But the series left me craving another retelling of her story, without the family controlling the narrative. And then on top of that, thinking ahead to having to go out and promote it and tour behind it, you know what I mean? HOUCHRON CAPTION (04/01/2005) SECLAVIBRA COLOR: 1994. Exposito: Lorraine Ali reviewed the new Netflix series in The Times — she critiqued the portrayal of Selena, saying it was missing her voice. These are the women’s stories. Selena and Suzette design clothes for the album cover, but are forced by EMI's stylists into an … • "Regional Mexican Albums > December 2, 1989". Executive produced by members of the Quintanilla family, the show follows the career of Corpus Christi-born Selena and the family band, Los Dinos, as they search for a deeper sense of belonging between American and Mexican cultures. So many interviewers used to comment on her appearance and Selena was obviously not into it. At first, he performed alongside his children, but eventually he embraced a full managerial role. That was a tough one. You know, because at the time is that was the whole other process because the houses were surrounded by people. “I’m so proud of myself and how far I’ve come,” rapper Kodak Black says on “Last Day In,” his first new song since Trump commuted his federal prison sentence. https://www.popsugar.com/latina/Best-Selena-Quintanilla-Covers-41779051 Fidel Martinez, audience engagement editor, once saw Selena perform a free concert in Reynosa, Tamaulipas in 1993. “The Johnny Canales Show” was a mainstay of Spanish-language TV in America, launching the careers of countless Tejano, conjunto and norteño music stars. Reyes-Velarde, born three weeks after Selena’s death, knew the singer best from Jennifer Lopez’s portrayal in the 1997 biopic, “Selena.”, “After so many tributes in TV and film,” says Reyes-Velarde, “I wondered from a young age: Why were we still talking about Selena?”. American singer Selena released five studio albums, three live albums, three boxsets, two remix albums, one soundtrack album, and twenty compilation albums.Credited for elevating a music genre into the mainstream market, Selena remains the best-selling Tejano recording artist whose posthumous releases continue to outsell those of living musicians. Whether it's on a CD in a soundproof room or a dead sound room or anything like that, you're never going to hear like when you're in there recording. She wasn't insulted at all. At the time of its release, Selena was already a star in the Tejano market, having been the recipient of several Tejano Music Awards. It was the first album that listed the artist as Selena instead of Selena y Los Dinos. I’ve seen worse, kitschier versions of the ’80s in many television shows, and this one is expertly done. Quickly, a list of bold names began to come together to work on the album in some capacity: writer/producer Keith Thomas, who'd helped craft hits for Amy Grant and Vanessa Williams (including the latter's "Save the Best for Last"); producer Guy Roche, who would go on to work with Brandy and Christina Aguilera; and the incomparable songwriter Diane Warren. create two songs that call out for social justice. I remember having dinner with her and, of course, I was myself. Quintanilla formed a new band with Selena as the lead singer, called Selena y Los Dinos. And she saw Selena in the kitchen cooking and she just assumed that she was our chef at the studio. The group EMI Latin detested the album cover and called it "the worst they've ever gotten." And I don't speak Spanish. Get up to 50% off. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. The women who brought down Burger Records. To me this song is a reminder that she broke many barriers for women in music. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Selena Quintanilla - Tu Solo Tu (Cover) YouTube Selena - No Me Queda Mas (Official Music Video) - Duration: 4:12. As the music world mourned, Selena's family, producers, and label grappled with what to do with the material she'd been able to record before her life was tragically cut short before a decision was made to release what they had. A terrible tragedy. Exposito: David Byrne explained on a recent Apple Music special that they wrote “God’s Child” together for the movie “Don Juan DeMarco,” starring Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando — but the producers never used the track, so it went on “Dreaming of You.” He’s also said it was the last song Selena recorded before she was murdered. “Growing up, I’d hear the same story every March, as if it were a holiday,” says Times Metro reporter Alejandra Reyes-Velarde. 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