Selena Quintanilla lost his life when he was just 23 years of age. The tejano singer has built an impressive career. He won awards as Best Female Vocalist at the Tejano Music Awards for nine consecutive years, became the first female Latin singer to debut at the number one of the list Billboard 200 of the united States, and launched the most sold Latin album of all time.
In addition to his countless hits, Selena was the first Latin artist in conquering the world, opening the door for other singers such as Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and even Shakira will find success. It is for this reason that various celebrities have been inspired by the life and work of the singer to achieve their goals.
Demi Lovato has cited Selena as an inspiration for his own career many times. In 2014, he said:
Growing up, I loved the music of Selena. Was very young when she lived there, so I didn’t know much about it until I grew up a little, and when I saw the movie it was just a kind of connection… however, there is something in the movie that was really inspiring to me.
2. Jackie Cruz
The actress from Orange is the New Black launched a beautiful video as a tribute to Selena, singing a version of the song As the flower.
On the 20th anniversary of the death of Selena, the singer Becky G shared this photo, adding a caption:
Selena is one of my greatest inspirations. Beyond his music, his way of being with his family and his fans was very special and very close. Every show, interview and song had something special. Something Selena. Grateful for the path she created for young women like me we were ourselves.
In the 2015 Drake paid homage to Selena with this t-shirt hand painted.
Growing up in Texas, Beyonce could not help but feel touched by the music of Selena.
I met Selena at the Galleria Mall in Houston, but I didn’t say much because I was not a celebrity. Just saw her and greeted her. Definitely growing up in Texas, I heard on the radio, even though I knew exactly what she was saying, helped me with my pronunciation. I think she is a legend I admire her. She was very talented.
Selena Gomez was named in honor of the tejano singer and has said that it has been a great influence to her throughout her childhood. In 2012, the singer recorded a special version in duet of the song in the album tribute to Selena in Love with you.
The singer was influenced by the rise of Selena to the overall success.
The story is a story great and sad. Because when you are a Latin artist, and really know all that he achieved in his career, motivates you. She motivates me.
During his tour of the United States in 2014, Solange Knowles sang I Could Fall In Love Selena, that is one of your favorite songs.
Lady Gaga paid tribute to the singer when he shared his favorite t-shirt, with the name of Selena through Twitter in 2012.
The singer paid homage to Selena during your tour of Mexico in the 2015, singing a beautiful version of Dreaming Of You.
12. Kat Von D
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The tattoo artist is a big fan of Selena, and showed his love for the singer in march of 2016 when they took to Facebook a video in which she herself sang an acoustic version of Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.
13. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez played the late singer in the movie Selena and felt a special connection with the Queen of Tex Mex.
I felt that I had the feeling of living in the moment, you do not promise tomorrow. To me, that was the most important lesson. It affected me in my life much more profoundly than it did the film in terms of race.
14. Eva Longoria
The actress got her star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood next to his idol in 2016, and paid a tribute to the singer on the social networks:
She was the reason that I even dared to dream that life would be better… Selena was proud of having been born in Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me feel proud to be from Corpus christi. Opened the way for all of us, and I will be eternally grateful to her for the pure joy that I felt when I was able to see her act.
15. Ally Hernandez
Ally from Fifth Harmony, said Selena is his favorite singer:
She always has been. I think the most important thing for me was her personality and how she just loved them all. It was so radiant. He was very charismatic and funny.