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Selena - 10 Years after her death

... her band/family is getting back 2gether 4 a special that will be aired today on Univision (Spanish network). The biggest latin artists will sing her songs and pay tribute. This will be done where she did her last concert (Houston Astrodome). Her last concert broke attendance records there (it was her best show ever).


J-HOE was suppose 2 attend, but the bitch thinks she's 2 big 2 pay tribute 2 the reason she is famous. EYE SWEAR 2 U, EYE HATE JENNIFER LOPEZ. She is such a fake and phoney and she makes all Latin women look bad. Stank HOE!!!! confused







Fans, stars come out for big Selena tribute
By MICHAEL D. CLARK
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle



An all-star cast will assemble tonight at Reliant Stadium for the sold-out Selena ¡Vive! concert to pay tribute to the Corpus Christi Tejano-music star killed March 31, 1995.



Among those scheduled to participate are Gloria Estefan, Thalía, Alejandra Guzmán, Paulina Rubio, Carlos Vives, Intocable, Pepe Aguilar, Pete Astudillo, Bobby Pulido, Banda El Recodo, Fey, Ana Gabriel, India, Lucero, Montez de Durango, Jay Perez and Aleks Syntek.


Reliant Stadium is adjacent to the Astrodome, where Selena played her final concert Feb. 26, 1995, at the Houston Rodeo. The show tonight will also feature the reunion of Los Dinos, her original backing band featuring brother A.B. Quintanilla III and sister Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga.


"Ten years later Selena's music is still very much alive," Arriaga said in February. "Thank you very much for keeping her memory alive."


Here is a quick guide to a few of the musicians who will honor her:


Gloria Estefan: The best-known name on the bill, Cuban native Estefan has a 25-year career that has garnered Grammys, more than 70 million in album sales and the title Queen of Latin Pop. She announced that her 2004 tour would be her last, making this performance a rare treat.


A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings: In addition to being a member of Los Dinos and writing some of her biggest hits, like Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Fotos y Recuerdos and No Me Queda Más, Quintanilla has become an award-winning singer/songwriter since his sister's death. He's penned songs for performers like Thalía and Tito Puente Jr., as well as leading his own troupe, the Kumbia Kings.


Thalía : This pop singer is one of several Latin stars who broke into the English-language market after Selena's crossover success. She had a hit on English-language pop radio with I Want You, a duet with rapper Fat Joe, and now has her own clothing line. Thalía is completing her new Spanish-language album.


Ana Gabriel: In a career spanning nearly three decades, Mexican singer Gabriel has been a chameleon of traditional styles that have made her an international star.


BMI Latin is scheduled to release an album and DVD of tonight's concert next month. The three-hour event will be broadcast live on Univision (Channel 45) beginning at 7 p.m.
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Reply #1 posted 04/07/05 5:48am

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http://www.selenaforever.com/ is the best Selena site wink
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Reply #2 posted 04/07/05 5:50am

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Look! sel and Bonnie Rait smile
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Reply #3 posted 04/07/05 5:50am

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I was in Corpus Christi a couple of years ago and I visited the museum dedicated 2 Selena. Very nice display of some of the outfits she wore, awards she won, fan letters, etc. There was also a studio inside where she recorded her music, although unfortunately it wasn't open 2 the public. There's a nice little gift shop in there run by Selena's cousin whom I had the pleasure of speaking with - very nice girl. It all made me appreciate Selena's legacy even more.
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Reply #4 posted 04/07/05 5:56am

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Look... Sel and her grammy =(
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Reply #5 posted 04/07/05 7:27am

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I have her CD sad


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Reply #6 posted 04/07/05 7:33am

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I have her CD sad

She had several CDs.

I will likely watch this, but I really cannot watch or listen to a lot of her music in one sitting. Her whole story makes me incredibly sad. I cry every damn time I see the movie.
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Reply #7 posted 04/07/05 7:41am

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RipHer2Shreds said:

luv4u said:

I have her CD sad

She had several CDs.

I will likely watch this, but I really cannot watch or listen to a lot of her music in one sitting. Her whole story makes me incredibly sad. I cry every damn time I see the movie.


The one good thing J.Lo bequeathed to the nation was that performance. Probably because she hadn't blown up yet and maybe was still somehwat humble. Now when she acts all I see is HER.

Anyways, Selena was the real deal. If you've ever seen her perform, you know what I'm talking about. That girl could work a crowd and put on an amazing show. She had magnetism.

And a great voice to boot.

I like how Ebert concluded his review of the film: "It's ironic that the most successful modern Latina singer could once have had a talk with her dad where he sighed, ``You like Donna Summer, I like doo-wop.'' But he also said, ``You gotta be who you are.'' She was."
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Reply #8 posted 04/07/05 9:23am

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funny how death can sometimes be a career maker.....
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Reply #9 posted 04/07/05 9:53am

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dying was the best thing that ever happened to selena's career.
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Reply #10 posted 04/07/05 10:11am

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dying was the best thing that ever happened to selena's career.


I'm sorry, you have no idea what you're talking about. She was a HUGE star in Spanish-language formats and was set to break the English market. She was on her way up. Saying Selena had no career is the same thing as saying Aaliyah had no career. They both had big things in their future.
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Reply #11 posted 04/07/05 10:15am

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sosgemini said:

funny how death can sometimes be a career maker.....


Honestly!
I bet Elvis made more money after his death then his reign on earth....
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Reply #12 posted 04/07/05 10:22am

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VoicesCarry said:

SassyBritches said:

dying was the best thing that ever happened to selena's career.


I'm sorry, you have no idea what you're talking about. She was a HUGE star in Spanish-language formats and was set to break the English market. She was on her way up. Saying Selena had no career is the same thing as saying Aaliyah had no career. They both had big things in their future.
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unlike Aaliyah, Selena hadnt earned the mainstream attention that she now does in death.....

i must say thought that I dont think Ailiyah would have this cult about her if she hadnt died either....She made quality music (if your into it) but she seemed to lack that "superstar" quality that you need to endure throughout the years.....ya know, that quality that seperates the Ricky Martins from the Bonos of our entertainment universe. wink
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Reply #13 posted 04/07/05 10:42am

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VoicesCarry said:

SassyBritches said:

dying was the best thing that ever happened to selena's career.


I'm sorry, you have no idea what you're talking about. She was a HUGE star in Spanish-language formats and was set to break the English market. She was on her way up. Saying Selena had no career is the same thing as saying Aaliyah had no career. They both had big things in their future.
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i think i do. there are many HUGE stars around the world and they NEVER break into the english (or, more importantly, us market). if selena hadn't died she might have had a ricky martin minute but most likely she would have gone the way of mana - huge in the spanish speaking market but not in the mainstream, english market.
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Reply #14 posted 04/07/05 11:15am

RipHer2Shreds

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VoicesCarry said:



I'm sorry, you have no idea what you're talking about. She was a HUGE star in Spanish-language formats and was set to break the English market. She was on her way up. Saying Selena had no career is the same thing as saying Aaliyah had no career. They both had big things in their future.
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i think i do. there are many HUGE stars around the world and they NEVER break into the english (or, more importantly, us market). if selena hadn't died she might have had a ricky martin minute but most likely she would have gone the way of mana - huge in the spanish speaking market but not in the mainstream, english market.

Just a point of clarification here - she was popular in the US market. Her music was very popular in Latin America, but also in the the south west United States. She was a US citizen from birth.
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Reply #15 posted 04/07/05 11:18am

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RipHer2Shreds said:

SassyBritches said:


i think i do. there are many HUGE stars around the world and they NEVER break into the english (or, more importantly, us market). if selena hadn't died she might have had a ricky martin minute but most likely she would have gone the way of mana - huge in the spanish speaking market but not in the mainstream, english market.

Just a point of clarification here - she was popular in the US market. Her music was very popular in Latin America, but also in the the south west United States. She was a US citizen from birth.



us latin market...right?
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Reply #16 posted 04/07/05 11:31am

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RipHer2Shreds said:


Just a point of clarification here - she was popular in the US market. Her music was very popular in Latin America, but also in the the south west United States. She was a US citizen from birth.



us latin market...right?

Yes, she was mostly popular among the Spanish-speaking population of the USA. I don't know if this is the case with Sassy, but a lot of people don't realize that she was a US citizen and English was her first language.

As I said in a different thread, there's no doubt in my mind that she would have eventually become a pop star in her own right even if she'd not died. I don't know that it would have happened right away, but I think a comment like "dying was the best thing that happened to her career," be it intentional or not, negates the fact that she achieved her success through talent and talent alone.

Certainly her death was a factor in the success of her first English-language album, but it would have happened sooner or later regardless. That album wasn't a great one, though it showed the potential of a pop star in the making. She had a pure and beautiful voice, was a good dancer, and - most importantly for a pop star - was incredibly charismatic, likeable and beautiful.
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Reply #17 posted 04/07/05 2:26pm

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sosgemini said:

RipHer2Shreds said:


Just a point of clarification here - she was popular in the US market. Her music was very popular in Latin America, but also in the the south west United States. She was a US citizen from birth.



us latin market...right?

thank you for the correction thumbs up!
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Reply #18 posted 04/07/05 3:07pm

VoicesCarry

SassyBritches said:

sosgemini said:




us latin market...right?

thank you for the correction thumbs up!


She had gold albums and sold out the Houston Astrodome in record time - you've yet to tell me how that was not a career. You only have a career if you crack the English market? confused
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Reply #19 posted 04/07/05 3:11pm

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RipHer2Shreds said:

sosgemini said:




us latin market...right?

Yes, she was mostly popular among the Spanish-speaking population of the USA. I don't know if this is the case with Sassy, but a lot of people don't realize that she was a US citizen and English was her first language.

As I said in a different thread, there's no doubt in my mind that she would have eventually become a pop star in her own right even if she'd not died. I don't know that it would have happened right away, but I think a comment like "dying was the best thing that happened to her career," be it intentional or not, negates the fact that she achieved her success through talent and talent alone.

Certainly her death was a factor in the success of her first English-language album, but it would have happened sooner or later regardless. That album wasn't a great one, though it showed the potential of a pop star in the making. She had a pure and beautiful voice, was a good dancer, and - most importantly for a pop star - was incredibly charismatic, likeable and beautiful.


In fact, English was her ONLY language until she was in her late teens. She had to learn to speak Spanish to communicate with her fans. I was living in Texas (Tejas) at the time, and I saw her perform. If her death made anyone's career, it was Jennifer Lopez's. J-ho is Selena light, minus the talent and magnetism. Selena was immensely, hugely popular before during her short life. And if you go to Texas TODAY, I promise you that you will see cars with !Selena VIVE! on them. She had/has a very loyal fanbase. It's not always all about the crossover.

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Reply #20 posted 04/07/05 3:12pm

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SassyBritches said:


thank you for the correction thumbs up!


She had gold albums and sold out the Houston Astrodome in record time - you've yet to tell me how that was not a career. You only have a career if you crack the English market? confused

sadly yes...

Hendrix had no career,cause he couldn't crack the english market Primarily the U.S.
he went to europe and that changed everything!
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Luv4oneanotha said:

VoicesCarry said:



She had gold albums and sold out the Houston Astrodome in record time - you've yet to tell me how that was not a career. You only have a career if you crack the English market? confused

sadly yes...

Hendrix had no career,cause he couldn't crack the english market Primarily the U.S.
he went to europe and that changed everything!


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Reply #22 posted 04/07/05 3:22pm

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She is still very much missed down here in CC.She's been on the front page of the "Corpus Christi Caller Times" every day for the last week or so.
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Reply #23 posted 04/07/05 3:31pm

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I love Selena! cry man, i wish she was still here!!! mad
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[dude..dont take this shit personal..you throw a topic up for discussion you should anticipate opposing views..snip-sos]
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Reply #25 posted 04/07/05 5:44pm

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sosgemini said:

VoicesCarry said:



I'm sorry, you have no idea what you're talking about. She was a HUGE star in Spanish-language formats and was set to break the English market. She was on her way up. Saying Selena had no career is the same thing as saying Aaliyah had no career. They both had big things in their future.
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unlike Aaliyah, Selena hadnt earned the mainstream attention that she now does in death.....

i must say thought that I dont think Ailiyah would have this cult about her if she hadnt died either....She made quality music (if your into it) but she seemed to lack that "superstar" quality that you need to endure throughout the years.....ya know, that quality that seperates the Ricky Martins from the Bonos of our entertainment universe. wink


It's so hillarious how Americans are so clueless about the Latin community.
Ricky Martin has been in the business for almost 30 years you ass. You think he's an overnight sensation cuz they made him do a bubble gum crappy album in English. His English album does not define Ricky Martin 30 year career. Bono doesn't have the target audience market Ricky has world wide, and he hasn't been around longer than Ricky either... That's how much you know...
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RaneStarr said:

sosgemini said:




unlike Aaliyah, Selena hadnt earned the mainstream attention that she now does in death.....

i must say thought that I dont think Ailiyah would have this cult about her if she hadnt died either....She made quality music (if your into it) but she seemed to lack that "superstar" quality that you need to endure throughout the years.....ya know, that quality that seperates the Ricky Martins from the Bonos of our entertainment universe. wink


It's so hillarious how Americans are so clueless about the Latin community.
Ricky Martin has been in the business for almost 30 years you ass. You think he's an overnight sensation cuz they made him do a bubble gum crappy album in English. His English album does not define Ricky Martin 30 year career. Bono doesn't have the target audience market Ricky has world wide, and he hasn't been around longer than Ricky either... That's how much you know...


your right, being that i am part of that latin community..silly me!! your right, without countering any of my comments im just going to assume your right because welll...us americans are clueless...

dude, calm down.....i stand by my statements....fyi: [name calling such as "you ass" is against site rules...dont do it again- sos]
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RaneStarr said:



Look! sel and Bonnie Rait smile


what a nice picture! smile
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I'm a little bit confused why there was so much hype over her. Her songs were nice, and she seemed like a nice person, but it was nothing mind-bending to me.

It does suck that her life and career were cut short so soon though...
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VoicesCarry said:



I'm sorry, you have no idea what you're talking about. She was a HUGE star in Spanish-language formats and was set to break the English market. She was on her way up. Saying Selena had no career is the same thing as saying Aaliyah had no career. They both had big things in their future.
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unlike Aaliyah, Selena hadnt earned the mainstream attention that she now does in death.....

i must say thought that I dont think Ailiyah would have this cult about her if she hadnt died either....She made quality music (if your into it) but she seemed to lack that "superstar" quality that you need to endure throughout the years.....ya know, that quality that seperates the Ricky Martins from the Bonos of our entertainment universe. wink


I completely disagree. You know all the Aaliyah knockoffs we've had to suffer through after her death - Ashanti, Amerie, etc? There's a reason for that. I remember listening to her eponymous 2001 album, and thinking this is the first modern R&B album I've liked in a long, long time. It didn't sound like the shit on the radio, which is probably why it wasn't played - even death couldn't give her a top 10 hit or a Grammy. Personally, I think there was a definite spark there, and she had the vocal chops and a certain personal quality that make a true star as opposed to a manufactured one (ex. J.Lo). Her last album was among the best of 2001. I think she could have succeeded Janet as R&B's resident princess, so to speak. All she needed was that one big break. JMHO.
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