Dreaming of You (Selena album)
Dreaming of You is the fifth and final studio album by American singer Selena. Released posthumously on July 18, 1995, by EMI Latin and EMI Records, it was an immediate commercial and critical success. With sales of over 2. 942 million copies, it remains the best-selling Latin album of all time in the US as of October 2017. The title track became Selena’s highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 single of her career, peaking at number twenty-two.
About Dreaming of You (Selena album) in brief
Dreaming of You is the fifth and final studio album by American singer Selena. Released posthumously on July 18, 1995, by EMI Latin and EMI Records, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, debuting atop the United States Billboard 200. It sold 175,000 copies on its first day of release in the U.S. —a then-record for a female vocalist. It has since been ranked among the best and most important recordings produced during the rock and roll era. Six tracks from the album were released as singles. The title track became Selena’s highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 single of her career, peaking at number twenty-two and was named the eighty-eight Hot100 single of all-time. With sales of over 2. 942 million copies, it remains the best-selling Latin album of all time in the US as of October 2017. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the record 59×platinum, for sales of 3. 549 million album-equivalent units in U. S. The album was eventually certified gold by Music Canada and by Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. As of January 2015, the album has sold five million copies worldwide. Selena was shot dead by Yolanda Saldívar, the former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques over a dispute about claims of embezzlement. The first four singles, \”I Could Fall in Love\”, \”Tú Sólo Tú\”, “Techno Cumbia”, and “Dreaming Of You” all charted within the top ten on the US charts.
The tracks are a mixture of American pop and Latin music, with the first half of the album containing R&B and pop ballads, while the latter half profiles Selena’s Latin-themed repertoire. It won Album of the Year at the 1996 Tejano Music Awards and Female Pop album of the year at the 3rd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Music critics said the general population of the US would not have known about TeJano or Latin music had it not been for Dreaming of. You. It is considered one of the best posthumous releases of the 1990s and early 2000s by some media outlets, including Billboard and Time. The band Selena y Los Dinos recorded in the 1960s was a group composed of Mexican Americans singing English-language doo-wop music. White Americans were offended that a Mexican American band was singing their type of music; the band decided to perform Spanish-language songs. After a crowd of Mexican-Americans found their heritage, the band found their success recording and performing Spanish- language songs and popularity grew. Despite the band’s success, Selena left the band in the 1970s because the music was often turned down by venues because of the male members’ ages.