Selena Quintanilla
She was named the "Top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and opened the doors for that music genre. At the peak of her career, Selena visited local schools to talk to students about the importance of education and also donated her time to civic organizations. Mezcalent

March 31 marked the 20th death anniversary of Selena Quintanilla, and just this week tech company Acrovirt, LLC said they are starting to create a hologram of the late Tex-Mex singer with her family’s permission. “Selena the One,” will reportedly be a singing and dancing “digital embodiment” of Quintanilla. The tech company released a statement through its website explaining the hologram: “Acrovirt is working in collaboration with Selena’s immediate family and cutting-edge scientists to enable new productions for her many fans. Selena The One will release new songs and videos, will collaborate with current hit artists, and aims to go on tour in 2018.”

Selena’s Facebook page broke the news to fans last Tuesday, but the post definitely sparked mixed feelings. Some of the late Tex-Mex singer’s followers seemed to be extremely excited that they’ll get to see their idol perform once more (sort of), but others felt like this is tremendously opportunistic. Acrovirt co-founder Terry Kennedy continued the company’s statement by saying, “Selena is a Latin American icon who was taken before her time. Acrovirt and the Quintanilla family are excited to announce that Selena will continue to share her creative talents with the world in a new innovative way.”

Last summer A.B. Quintanilla had reported the plans to make a Selena hologram had fallen through due to “ridiculously high prices.” “I heard some people are asking 3 million dollars for every 30 seconds of a song, and others ask $800,000 per minute. Imagine what it would cost to make a hologram of ‘Como La Flor,’ which lasts three minutes. No concert is that expensive. It’s ridiculous.” However, it seems like the project might finally come to life.

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