Top Acts Sign On For Selena Tribute
A major concert featuring a wide range of Latin stars will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death.A major concert featuring a wide range of Latin stars will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death. Univision Television is planning a live broadcast of the three-hour "Selena...A 10th Anniversary Tribute," to be held April 7 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Confirmed acts so far include Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar, Carlos Vives, Alicia Villarreal, Aleks Syntek, Lucero, Ana Gabriel, Banda El Recodo, Intocable and Kumbia Kings, the group co-founded by A.B. Quintanilla, Selena's brother and former bandleader. Selena's label, EMI Latin, will release an album of the concert later this year.
Selena was shot to death by the president of her fan club. Her passing, at the peak of her career and in the wake of winning a Grammy, caught mainstream America's attention like few Latin musical acts ever have. Jennifer Lopez starred in the 1997 film "Selena," a role that catapulted her to stardom.
Selena's final concert took place at Houston's Astrodome, where she played for more than 69,000 fans.
"I promised to keep my daughter's memory alive through her music," Selena's father Abraham Quintanilla said in a statement. "And now, 10 years later, this event is a fitting celebration of not only her music, but her life, as well."