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.
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.
This year’s Premios de la Radio have been doled out, recognizing the best of Regional Mexican music, with the 20-year-old Mexican singer and songwriter taking home two awards.
Nodal nabbed Male Artist of the Year and Mariachi Song of the Year for his single “De Los Besos Que Te Di.”
Banda MStook home the night’s biggest prize… Artist of the Year. The Mexican band was also named Banda of the Year.
Other winners included Calibre 50, El Fantasma, rising urban corrido artist Natanael Cano and Ana Barbara, who won Female Artist of the Year, a category that returned after three years.
Gloria Trevi was the night’s opening act, performing a cumbia version of her single “Abranse Perras,” produced exclusively for the event by producer Toy Selectah of Control Machete. Trevi was also recognized with a special award for Highest Rated Female Mexican Star in the World.
Various tributes to place Thursday night, including a heartfelt homage by Banda MS to the late Mexican singer José José.Grupo Bronco, Los Huracanes del Norteand Pancho Barrazaalso received tributes.
Following performances by La Adictiva, Los Angeles Azules, Legado 7, and others, the awards show came to an end with a special cumbia tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla with a medley performanceby Belinda(“Baila Esta Cumbia”), Chiquis(“Techno Cumbia”), Edith Marquez(“No Debes Jugar”) and Ana Barbara(“Fotos y Recuerdos”).
Here’s the complete winner’s list:
Artist of the Year: Banda MS Female Artist of the Year:Ana Bárbara Male Artist of the Year: Christian Nodal Banda of the Year: Banda MS Banda Song of the Year: “A través del vaso” Banda los Sebastianes Mariachi Song of the Year: “De los besos que te di” Christian Nodal Norteño Song of the Year: “Simplemente Gracias” Calibre 50 Sierreña Song of the Year: “Lluvia en tus pestañas” Virlán García Collaboration of the Year: “Amor a Primera Vista” Los Ángeles Azules, Belinda, Horacio Palencia y Lalo Ebratt Corrido of the Year: “Aerolíneas Carrillo” Gerardo Ortiz y T3r Elemento Urban Corrido of the Year: “El de la Codeína” Natanael Cano From social media to the radio: Herencia de Patrones Norteño Group of the Year: Grupo Firme Sierreño Group or Artist of the Year: Fuerza Régida Orgullo Latino Award: El Fantasma Revelation of the Year: Carín León