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It's been 20 years since Selena Quintanilla's "Dreaming of You" was released. Here are some interesting facts of the English album! EMI

Selena Quintanilla fans are de fiesta, celebrating 20 years since the Queen of Tejano's successful English-language album "Dreaming Of You" was released. July 18 marks two decades of Selena's fifth and final studio album, which was an immediate commercial and critical success.

"Dreaming of You" sold 175,000 copies on its debut date in the U.S. and topped the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. The album contains 13 tracks, including previously released and unreleased English and Spanish-language songs recorded between 1992 and 1995.

Unfortunately, the "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" singer's dream of promoting and touring with her english album was cut short on March 31, 1995 when she passed away at age 23. We celebrate Selena's legacy and remarkable album with seven fun facts, shared exclusively by the Quintanilla family via Selena's official Facebook page. Selena, we're still dreaming of you.

1) "I Could Fall In Love" was the first single off of "Dreaming of You."

2) On July 1st 1995, EMI Latin released this promotional poster for the anticipated release of "Dreaming of You". The Mexican-American songstress was EMI's first latin artist in 1989.

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This cover art was designed by a team of 11 people including Jose Behar, former president of EMI Latin. Facebook

3) A look at the "Dreaming of You" booklet. Selena's father Abraham Quintanilla recalls her saying, "Look, these are the people that made us. I don't want to turn my back on them."

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Sections from the ‪#‎DreamingOfYou‬ booklet.  Facebook

4) ‪"I Could Fall In Love"‬ achieved the highest debut by an English-language title on Hot Latin Tracks and also highest chart position since 1988.

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BMI Pop awards recognized "Amor Prohibido" as the most airplay in radio and television over the past year. ..and, 'Amor Prohibido' being the ONLY Spanish language album to chart in the Billboard 200! Facebook

5) "Tu Solo Tu" was the second single off the album, entering No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Latin Track and escalating to No. 1 the following week

6) Did you know that in 2005, Selena's brother, A.B. Quintanilla did a remix of "I Could Fall In Love"?

7) "Dreaming of You" was released in Japan with a special bonus track called "Sukiyaki." The single can be found in the U.S. in Selena's self-titled album and "Mis Mejores Canciones."

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A special edition album of "Dreaming Of You" was released in Japan. Facebook

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