How Selena's Dreaming Of You (1995) Became a Historic Album
Dreaming Of You (1995) is the fifth and final studio album by American singer Selena, who was tragically killed on March 31, 1995. The album was released posthumously on July 18, 1995, by EMI Latin and EMI Records, and became an immediate commercial and critical success. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, making it the first predominantly Spanish-language album to do so. It also sold 175,000 copies on its first day of release in the US, a then-record for a female vocalist. The album has since sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is widely regarded as one of the best Latin albums of all time.
The album contains some previously released material, as well as some unreleased English and Spanish-language tracks that were recorded between 1992 and 1995. The tracks are a mixture of American pop and Latin music, with the first half of the album featuring English-language R&B and pop ballads, while the latter half showcases Selena's Latin-themed repertoire. The album includes six singles, such as \"I Could Fall in Love\", \"TÃº SÃlo TÃº\", \"Techno Cumbia\", and the title track \"Dreaming of You\", which all charted within the top ten on various US charts. The album also features collaborations with artists such as David Byrne, Full Force, Barrio Boyzz, and JosÃ HernÃ ndez.
The album was widely praised by critics for its diversity, quality, and emotional impact. Billboard magazine declared it a \"historic\" event, while Time magazine said the recording elevated Selena's music to a wider audience. The album won several awards, including 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. The album also earned Selena a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Album at the 38th Grammy Awards in 1996.
Dreaming Of You (1995) is not only a testament to Selena's talent and legacy, but also a milestone in the history of Latin music and crossover success. The album has influenced many artists across genres and generations, such as BeyoncÃ, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, and Kacey Musgraves. The album is also a source of inspiration and pride for millions of fans around the world who continue to celebrate Selena's life and music.
One of the most iconic songs from the album is the title track \"Dreaming of You\", which was written by Franne Golde and Tom Snow. The song is a tender pop ballad that expresses Selena's longing for her lover, even when she is asleep. The song was released as the second single from the album and peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Selena's highest-charting single in the US. The song also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart and number nine on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song has been covered by many artists, such as Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, and Solange Knowles.
Another highlight from the album is \"I'm Getting Used to You\", a catchy pop song that showcases Selena's versatility and charisma. The song was written by Diane Warren, one of the most successful songwriters of all time, and produced by Rhett Lawrence. The song was released as the fourth single from the album and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number seven on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. The song also features a Spanish version titled \"Estoy Contigo\", which was included on Selena's 1994 album Amor Prohibido.
The album also includes some collaborations with other artists, such as David Byrne, Full Force, Barrio Boyzz, and JosÃ HernÃ ndez. One of the most interesting collaborations is \"God's Child (Baila Conmigo)\", a bilingual song that fuses Latin pop with world music influences. The song was written and produced by David Byrne, the former lead singer of Talking Heads, who also duets with Selena on the track. The song was released as a promotional single from the album and received positive reviews from critics, who praised its originality and fusion of styles. aa16f39245