Blogged By: La Tray
Source Story Credit: FOX News Latino
Photo Credit: (Palzoo)
Posted: Thursday April 5, 2012 @1:40 p.m. PST
“Enamorada de ti,” an album featuring well-known artists such as Selena Gomez and Don Omar in posthumous duets with slain singer Selena Quintanilla, 17 years after her death, is now on sale.
The Capitol Latin record label announced in a press release that the production has three acoustic numbers and the iTunes edition includes the song “Is It the Beat,” a remix recorded by Juan Magan as a bonus track.
Selena was the stage name of Tex-Mex singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, born April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas, and murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi.
Selena, Celia Cruz and Other Latin Music Legends Honored With U.S. Postal Stamp and Smithsonian Guitars
In 1995, Selena made history by becoming the first artist to simultaneously have five Spanish-language albums among Billboard’s Top 200 Albums.
The new album includes collaborations by Cristian Castro, Don Omar and Selena Gomez.
In March, Chris Pérez, the guitarist to whom the singer was married when she was killed, published a book in which he tells his story of love with the queen of Tex-Mex music in both Spanish and English.
Last Spring, the U.S. Postal service announced that Quintanilla would be getting her own stamp along with the late greats Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda, Selena, Carlos Gardel and Celia Cruz.
The stamps are part of the “Latin Music Legends Series” and were given to these artists in particular for their invaluable contributions to the entertainment industry and international impact.
“There is no doubt that the legends are deserving of this recognition,” said Roy Betts, manager of community relations for the U.S. Postal Service. “We are proud to be bringing them to life.”
“They have made historic contributions,” he added. “They are icons not only in the Latin community, but in a larger stage.”
Betts is not surprised that these entertainers were the chosen few for the prestigious honor. According to the spokesman, the tribute speaks volumes of the U.S. Latin American community.