I first learned of Selena on a Saturday night sometime between 1994 and 1995. My mom was in her room watching the famous Don Francisco when she called me over to see this wonderful new singer. Well, to us she was new but for so many she had been a superstar for years. We became instant fans. Her voice, unique style and grace were captivating.

A few weeks after, I could hear her hit “Amor Prohibido” playing everywhere. I also remember my alarm clock radio waking me up to “I Could Fall in Love,” in the mornings. For weeks I wondered if it was a new Madonna song. As it turns out, the song was a single of what was going to be Selena’s cross over album. At only 23 years of age, Selena was named the Best Selling Latin Artist of the Decade (90s) By Billboard, already had 14 over top ten singles and was well on her way to becoming an international star.

Today marks the 17th year anniversary of Selena’s passing.  Those that were fans will never forget her laughter and amazing talent. I am happy to share that Capitol Latin has released a new version of “Amor Prohibido,” as a duet with Mexican singer Samo.  The full album, “Enamorada de Ti,” is scheduled to be released on April 3rd, 2012.  Cristian Castro, Don Omar, Selena Gomez and Juan Magan having collaborated in the new versions of some of Selena’s greatest hits!

Here is the duet with Samo. Isn’t it amazing how new arrangements can create a new version of songs we love?


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