From Solange To Bruno Mars: 9 Artists Cover Selena Classics
Today marks the 20th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s musical biopic. It’s almost shocking to believe that just two years after the Tejano artist’s death, Jennifer Lopez lit up the screen with a stellar performance as the legendary singer. From depicting Selena’s humble beginnings and family feuds, to her breakout career that created a space for women, Tejano artists, the Gregory Nava-directed film still serves as an inspiration to young girls and a film that has been unparalleled even to date.
In honor of the film’s 20th birthday, we’re paying homage to a handful of her greatest hits that were also covered by some of today’s most beloved artists. From Bruno Mars to Orange is the New Black’s Jackie Cruz, get a load of these Selena covers…
1. Jackie Cruz: “Como La Flor”
The Orange is the New Black actress showed her singing chops by honoring her biggest musical influence with a sweet tribute.
2. Jojo: “Dreaming of You”
Jojo also paid homage to one her influences during a visit to the Selena statue in Corpus Christi, Texas in October 2016.
— Michael Salinas (@Psychomalinas) October 25, 2016
3. Keke Palmer: “Amor Prohibido”
Keke Palmer was stopped on the red carpet at the 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego, where she was asked to sing her favorite Selena song.
4. Becky G: Selena medley
During a concert at the Texas State Fair in 2014, the “Shower” singer performed a beautiful medley of the Tejano Queen’s greatest hits, including “Como La Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”
5. Bruno Mars: “Dreaming Of You”
The 24K Magic artist delivered a sweet rendition of Selena’s crossover single during his concert in Mexico back in 2013.
6. Solange: “I Could Fall In Love?”
The 30-year-old covered Selena’s 1995 track at a Parisian show in 2013.
7. Adrienne Bailon: “Como La Flor”
The former Cheetah Girl serenaded an audience with a cover of the 1992 hit at friend’s baby shower.
8. Jennifer Lopez: “No Me Queda Mas”
The actress who brought Selena to the big screen honored the fallen singer by performing a soothing cover of “No Me Queda Mas” at a concert in Dallas circa 2012.
9. Selena Gomez: “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”
Selena Gomez was reportedly named after her mother’s favorite singer, so it was only right that she sing one of her singles during a 2011 concert.