As today would have been Selena’s 50th birthday, I just wanted to post in remembrance of my all-time favorite singer and performer.
I was lucky enough to briefly interview Selena at the 15th annual Tejano Music Awards at San Antonio’s Alamodome when I was just 17 years old. She was sweet, kind, bubbly, and clearly enjoying life as she prepared to embark on her dream of releasing an English-language album. She had just won an award for writing “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” which has become one of the songs for which she is best known. She talked about writing songs in the future and said she felt like she was living in a dream world with all the success and excitement that was going on in her life.
Selena somehow managed to be both larger than life and completely down to earth and her fans loved her for that.