Anything for Selena!

Selena Quintanilla was a posthumous pop culture phenomenon this year. Fans around the world dubbed 2016 as the "Year Of Selena". From a $350,000 wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood to the MAC Selena collection which was launched in her hometown of Corpus Christi with interest in the makeup crashing MAC's website. All 14 pieces in the line named after Selena songs sold out instantly. Selena's popularity lives on with MAC stores relaunching the collection December 28 online and in stores on the 29th, a result of Selena's fan base power. Selena's staying power continues in 2017 when she will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

We've compiled this TOP TEN list of Selena News and Moments of 2016!

10 #MACSelena, Sold-Out and Re-Launch

The power of Selena's fans is astounding. Your overwhelming passion and excitement inspired the creation of MAC Selena and is the reason for its sell-out success. This is one of the most sought after collections in MAC's history.
Re-Launch: #MACSelena is available to purchase online on December 28 in the U.S. and Canada!
#MACSelena is available in stores December 29th!
#MACSelena In Stores: October 6, 2016; sold out!
#MACSelena Online: October 1, 2016; Sold Out and Crashes Website
MACSelena World Premiere: September 30, 2016 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.

9 Selena Quintanilla is Latina Magazine's November 2016 Cover Star!

Selena Quintanilla, the eternal queen of our collective hearts, is our 20th anniversary cover star because her influence transcends age, ethnicity, and class. And, more important, she was all ours.
Selena stands out as one of the most beloved Latinas of our generation, that's why she's the cover image for Latina's 20th anniversary, transcending age and background to be revered by millennials, old folks, and celebs alike.
Originally Announced: 10/25/2016

8 Selena LPs Released!

EMI releases Limited Edition Selena LPS; "Dreaming of You" and "Selena Ones".
New Gold LP is scheduled to be released in March to coincide with the Selena Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star ceremony. You Heard It Here First!

7 Selena Reaches 100k on Instagram

#Selena #SelenaQuintanilla #SmileSelenaStyle it's Friday! And guess what! Selena has reached more than 100k on Instagram! Make sure to follow the official Selena account:

Posted by on Friday, May 13, 2016

Selena has reached more than 100k on Instagram!
Make sure to follow the official Selena account:
Originally Posted: 5/13/2016

6 Selena Nominated And Wins Latin Billboard Awards

When the Latin Billboard nominations were announced, perhaps one of the biggest surprises came when the name of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla appeared on the list of nominees for Top Latin Album AND Female Artist of the Year.
Selena's album of hits, "Lo Mejor de...Selena" was released on March 2015 and climbed to number two on the Billboard charts.
4/28/2016 - Selena wins "Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female" at Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016.
Originally Announced: 2/3/2016

5 Selena Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Hollywood Walk of Fame announced today that Selena will be getting her very own star next year, 2017. Date to be confirmed and announced.
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Originally Announced: 6/28/2016

4 Selena Inducted Into the Texas Women Hall Of Fame

Selena was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame at the Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. Suzette Quintanilla was present to receive this prestigious recognition in her sister's honor by Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott.
"The impossible, is always possible..." More than just her favorite quote, those four words capture the meteoric rise of a young latina who defined expectations. A Grammy Award-winning recording artist, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the 20th Century. More than two decades after her death, she is still known by one name, Selena. Young latinas not only saw themselves in Selena, they saw that beauty begins within."
Congratulations Selena!
Inducted: 10/21/2016
Originally announced 8/18/2016

3 "To Selena, With Love" TV Series

Studios Developing Series For Both English and Spanish Audiences Based On Best-Selling Book About Latin Superstar's Love Story.
Endemol Shine North America and Major TV have optioned the television rights to Chris Perez's To Selena With Love, the best-selling book that tells the late Latin music superstar's love story through the eyes of her husband.
Endemol Shine and Major TV are adapting To Selena With Love for both English and Spanish TV audiences with Blue Mariachi, Perez and Carlito Miranda's production company. Endemol Shine, Major TV and Blue Mariachi are also developing additional culturally-driven scripted and non-scripted content together.
Originally Announced: 11/15/2016

2 Selena In Oak Cliff

Selena in Oak Cliff July 1987

RARE #Selena video! #SelenaQuintanilla-Perez recorded a video of "Tu No Sabes" at Martin Weiss Park in Oak Cliff in July 1987. Video by Gilbert Cortez Oak Cliff Advocate Like-> for more! *note, we do not own this video. it was sent to us by a friend and we wanted to share it so everyone could see it! enjoy!

Posted by Love Selena on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Old cable access videos captured the girl who became a superstar
‪Selena Quintanilla‬-Perez recorded a video of "Tu No Sabes" at Martin Weiss Park in Oak Cliff in July 1987.
The first time Gilbert and Rosemary Cortez met Selena, she was in her tour bus parked outside of a club where Selena y los Dinos were to play that night in Grand Prairie.

Selena, left, poses with Gilbert and Rosemary Cortez after her first performance at the State Fair of Texas in 1985. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Cortez)
When Selena returned to Dallas for a performance in July 1987, Abraham Quintanilla allowed Gilbert to film a video for her song "Tu No Sabes". Gilbert and Rosemary brought Selena to the State Fair of Texas that year.
"They performed their own Tejano songs along with Anita Baker's "Sweet Love" and Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done for Me Lately." "My father has that also recorded! We might release that footage eventually" adds Emily Cortez.
For many years, Rosemary collected magazines and other Selena memorabilia and she keeps it all back in a closet somewhere. Memories of a sweet girl, a superstar she once knew.
Video by Gilbert Cortez
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Originally Posted: 2/18/2016

1 Selena Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Colin Thomas, general manager of the Madame Tussauds, said he was stunned by the outpouring of attention for the statue, which was the result of an online campaign launched by fans more than a year ago.
"We've never seen anything that even compares to this," Thomas said. "Not even for Taylor Swift."
"This is going to be a spot where a lot of her fans are going to come and see her and say, 'Yes, she represents us!'" said Roger Gomez, who runs, a Selena fan website. - from LA Times aticle
Article: LA Times
visit HERE for everything on the Selena Wax Figure leading up to and after the launch.

Posted by Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Madame Tussauds created a commemorative and limited edition Selena Pass for Annual Passholders.
Roger Gomez, creator of was invited to participate in promotional videos and photos promoting the launch of the Selena Wax Figure and inviting fans to become annual pass holders.
Unveiled: 8/30/2016
Originally Announced 7/18/2016

BONUS names Selena Fans as the Ultimate Fan Crew!
The secret to life is this: Don't mess with Selena fans. When it comes to fans, Selena's are the ultimate kind. Her admirers love hard and fight harder (not in the physical way, obviously). They don't tolerate false accusations, misinformed accounts of her life, and do not entertain any foolish comments you throw their way. If you lined up all of Selena's fans, they would link up so hard that a bulldozer would bounce off of them - nothing can knock them down. Their support for the late icon is unparalleled to anything else we have ever seen. They're the pulse that keeps her spirit alive and will continue to do "Anything for Selenas!" And if this isn't enough of a reason to let these mega-fans keep dominating the space, we've listed nine other reasons to think twice before you try to go after them.
See the list here:
Helping to keep Selena's music, memory and legacy alive since 1995!