MAC Cosmetics to Release Brand New Selena-Inspired Collection

Selena’s legendary style lives on… And, you can own a part of it. 

MAC Cosmetics has announced that a brand new makeup collection inspired by La Reina de la Musica Tejana will be released in April, honoring Selena’s 25 year legacy.

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“Selena and M·A·C Cosmetics are back together! Get ready for an all NEW collection launching in April to celebrate the Queen of Tejano’s life and legacy! Stay tuned for this iconic collection,” expressed a post on Selena’s official Facebook account. 

This is the second time the brand is honoring the late Mexican-American singer through beauty products. 

In 2016, fans were blessed with a makeup collection that embodied Selena’s style, including her signature red lipstick and an eye shadow palette named after some of her emblematic songs, like “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

The limited-edition collection released in 2016 was tenderly curated by Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” Quintanilla said in a previous press statement. 

The new MAC collaboration comes on the heels of a Selena tribute concert taking place on May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Presented by Q ProductionsSelena XXV-Veinticinco Años counts with a star-studded lineup including Pitbull, Los Tucanes de TijuanaA.B. Quintanilla III Los Kumbia AllstarzBecky G, and Ally Brooke, and more.

Angela Aguilar Releases Selena Tribute Album, “Baila Esta Cumbia”

Angela Aguilar is paying tribute to La Reina de la Musica Tejana

The 16-year-old Mexican-American singer, the daughter of Pepe Aguilar, has released Baila Esta Cumbia, a seven-track EP highlighting some of the late Selena Quintanilla’s biggest hits. 

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The EP begins with the title track, which features a cumbia-banda twist. 

On the tracks, which include “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Amor Prohibido” and others, Aguilar adds her own flair of cumbia, mariachi or banda music while keeping the songs’ essence intact. 

“I present this EP as a tribute and in gratitude to Selena,” Aguilar wrote on Instagram. “With an admiration of a Mexican / American woman who, along with her family, expressed her love for music and the stage through her dances and songs. I wish I could take your music to more girls who didn’t have the opportunity to listen to it.” 

The set wraps up with a sweet mariachi-pop medley of “I Could Fall in Love” and “Dreaming of You,” where Aguilar proudly flaunts her powerhouse vocals. 

The release of Baila Esta Cumbiacomes a little bit more than two months ahead of the 25th anniversary of Selena‘s death on March 31.

Cardi B Breaks RodeoHouston Attendance Record

Yeehaw! Cardi B is the RodeoHouston Queen…

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation recently broke the attendance record at the Houston Rodeo, and she’s crediting the late Selena Quintanilla for giving her courage to make it happen.

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Wearing a pink and blue sequence cowgirl outfit, the “Please Me” rapper performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeoat NRG Stadiumon Friday (March 1), breaking an attendance record once held by Garth Brooks

Cardi B’s performance drew a record 75,580 fans — only three more concert-goers than Brooks’ previous record.

On Saturday, Cardi B posted a video on Instagram from backstage at the rodeo, where she credited the success of her performance to the late Reina de la Musica Tejana

“I was so nervous to perform in front of 70,000-plus people, but when I saw this picture, like, out of all the outfits that she wore, for me to see this picture with this outfit — this was the inspiration for ‘Please Me’ — I knew I was going to be alright,” the rapper said, pointing to a photo of Selenahanging on the wall.

Cardi B concluded the IGclip by shouting out her love for Selena before singing and dancing along to the singer’s hit song “Como La Flor.”

Cardi B’s record-setting Houston Rodeo performance coincided with the release of her “Please Me” music video with Bruno Mars, where she and the crooner meet up at an after-hours taco spot in Los Angeles.

In the “Please Me” video, Cardi B is wearing a revealing black and purple outfit resembling the one Quintanilla donned during her iconic performance at the Memorial Coliseumin Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1993.

Kacey Musgraves Latest Artist to Cover Selena’s Iconic Hit “Como La Flor”

Selena Quintanilla’s legacy lives on through her music, which continues to be performed by some unlikely artists…

Country singer Kacey Musgraves, who picked up four Grammys this year, including Album of the Year, surprised her fans with a cover of Selena’s “Como La Flor” at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Monday night.

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Donning bell bottoms, her signature big hair and some serious Spanish-speaking skills, Musgraves’ performance hit close to home; Selena’s iconic concert, during which she wore a sparkly purple jumpsuit and red lipstick, took place at the Astrodome 24 years ago.

The February 26, 1995 show marked Selena’s third, and final, RodeoHouston appearance.

Selena gave her final live performance on February 26th, 1995, at the Houston Astrodome with nearly 67,000 in attendance. A live recording of the show (Live! The Last Concert) concludes with “Como la Flor,” which had been a massive hit for Selena (credited to Selena y Los Dinos) in 1992. One month after the Houston performance, she was murdered by her former fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. Her impact is still being felt nearly a quarter century later — in Musgraves’ performance, the awed Houston crowd sings along with a mix of reverent emotion and enthusiastic glee.

Selena’s sister approved of Musgraves’ tribute.

“Awww this makes me wanna shed a tear! Takes me back,” she wrote on Instagram. “A Big Big Thank you @spaceykacey for the love at the Houston Rodeo tonite with that SELENA Y LOS DINOSJam!”

Universal Latin Music to Release Limited Edition Vinyl of Selena’s “Ones” Compilation Album

Selena is getting the vinyl treatment…

The late Mexican American singer-songwriter’s family has announced plans to release a limited-edition purple vinyl of La Reina de la Musica Tejana’s compilation album Oneswhich was released back in 2002.

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Universal Latin Music Entertainment will debut the special 20-song vinyl on October 14.

The set will include an all new medley mash-up of classics like “Amor prohibido“, “Como la flor” and “Si una vez“, remixed by Selena’s brother A.B. Quintanilla.

The vinyl edition of Ones is now available for pre-order here.