From Holograms to Tribute Albums, 5 Things That Keep Jenni Rivera's Legacy Alive

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A Jenni Rivera hologram performs during the Hollywood Forever Cemetery annual Day of the Dead Festival on Oct. 29, 2016 in Los Angeles. 

While major Spanish networks have announced future plans of producing a television series based on the life of late singer Jenni Rivera and a biopic with an "Oscar-winning writer and producer attached to the project" is in the works, there are a few other current projects that keep the "Diva de la Banda's" legacy alive four years after her unexpected death. 

From holograms to tribute album -- among others -- below are five things that are keeping Rivera's legacy alive:

First Latin act with a hologram 

The "Querida socia" singer became the first Latin artist to have her very own hologram -- which made its debut during the Day of the Dead event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery back in Oct. It was created by the company Hologram USA, known for working with the estates of deceased celebrities like Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland, among many others, and was made possible thanks to a partnership with Jenni Rivera Enterprises and the Mexican beer company Estrella Jalisco. And while she only performed the song "Cuando muere una dama," during the event, her hologram will be part of the second annual L Festival where fans will get to enjoy an "extended" Jenni Rivera hologram performance. 

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The Riveras 

Following int he footsteps of their mother, Jenni Rivera's five kids -- Mikey, Chiquis, Jenicka, Johnny and Jacquie -- premiered their own reality show titled The Riveras on NBC Universo (formerly known as Mun2 and house to Rivera's own reality I Love Jenni). ?This time around, the cameras follow the lives of the Rivera kids who are all finding their own path after their mother's tragic death. "I told them it was a good way to show ourselves and show that we have a great mother," Chiquis, the eldest, told Billboard in a previous interview. "None of us had our dads in the picture, so this is how we show the world that we're strong kids because of our awesome mother." 

Tribute Album: Homenaje A la Gran Señora

Spanish singer/songwriter Natalia Jiménez is paying homage to Rivera, whom she had plans with to record together and go on tour before she passed, with a tribute album titled Homenaje A la Gran Señora, which was released today (Dec. 9). "I've been listening to her music for a very long time and I think that having the blend of banda with my pop music, it's perfect. My fans are going to enjoy her music in a different way because most of my fans don't listen to banda, so it's cool that I get to take her music closer to my fans and they get to enjoy those powerful ballads that she sang in my style," Jiménez told Billboard

Posthumous album: Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey (Deluxe)

The third part of Rivera's posthumous trilogy album Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey -- which was released in Oct. with a regular and deluxe version -- includes all her greatest hits like "Culpable o inocente," "Mírame" and "Inolvidable." It was also recorded during her last concert ever in Monterrey, Mexico. What makes the album even more special? Her youngest son, Johnny, was involved in the production. "It's a well rounded album, we've saved the best for last. The audio is crystal clear where you'll really get to hear the passion in her voice," Johnny told Billboard

Non-profit organizations

Dedicated to giving back to her community in her native Long Beach, California and especially helping single mothers and children, the late singer's non-profit organization "Love Foundation" recently opened a 24-hour refugee center for domestic violence victims. Called "Jenni's Refuge," the center opened its doors back in May in association with New Life Beginnings and is funded by Jenni Vive concerts in the U.S. "I and the whole Rivera family, am proud to continue to build on Jenni’s legacy," said Rosie Rivera in a statement.  "Jenni is all about living life to its fullest and giving back to the fans and the people.  We honor her memory by continuing to grow the amazing empire she built."


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