Pop Culture: Selena's Dreaming of You

Selena’s Dreaming of You Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart
La Reina de la Musica Tejana’s murder at the hands of her former fan club president and clothing boutique manager on March 30, 1995, provoked a massive public outcry from the Latino community. Nearly four months after what was dubbed “Black Friday,” Selena’s mainstream crossover dreams became a reality posthumously. Her Dreaming of You album—comprised of previously unreleased English and Spanish-language songs, as well as previously released tracks—debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Released on July 18, 1995, Selena’s final studio album sold more than 331,000 units in its first week, making Selena the first Hispanic singer to have an album, mostly in Spanish, debut at number one.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.