Twenty-five years after her tragic death, the late icon Selena continues to break records thanks to her faithful fans. This week, with the success of her greatest hits album Ones, she became the first artist to top Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart with a Latin music album.
“There is a deep connection between Selena’s old and new followers that puts her in a relevant position every time we revisit her music,” said Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment group, in a statement.
To commemorate 25 years since Selena’s passing in March 1995, her 2002 greatest hits album Ones was re-released on July 3 as a limited edition picture disc. The collection sold 6,000 copies and rose to No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart. Included are all her classics like “Amor Prohibido,” “Como La Flor,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Her few English-language hits are there as well like “Dreaming of You” and “I Could Fall in Love.”
Speaking of her posthumous English crossover, Apple Music is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her last album Dreaming of You that was released on July 18, 1995. A one-hour special will stream on the platform starting today featuring interviews with Selena’s family and collaborators like David Byrne, who worked with her on the song “God’s Child.”
There’s no doubt that Selena’s legacy continues to inspire many of today’s top Latina artists. Apple Music’s Dreaming of You special also includes interviews with Demi Lovato, Becky G, and Karol G on the impact Selena had on their lives. Karol G has a tattoo of Selena on her arm.
As a Mexican-American artist like Selena, who is learning to find her place in the Latin and Anglo music markets, Becky G feels especially connected to her. “As I got older was when I really started to resonate with her,” Becky G says. “Not just through her music, but through her story.”