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25 Reasons Why We LOVE Selena

From selling out arenas to challenging the male-dominated mainstream Tejano music industry and impacting artists and fans from around the world – we wanted to share with you “25 Reasons Why We LOVE Selena!” We’re also including some of our favorite #SelenaStripesCup and Selena x Stripes Stores moments!

And who knows, you might just learn something new!

Reason #1

To celebrate 25 years of Selena’s Legacy, each cup commemorated Selena with the number 25 or XXV. Order now before they’re gone: https://favordelivery.com/

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Reason #2

Stripes Stores first launched the exclusive Selena Commemorative Cups in 2017 in select Stripes Stores in Texas. The 2017 collectible cups sold out across Texas in less than 45 minutes.

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Reason #3

Selena was honored with her very own Google Doodle on October 17, 2017. It celebrates the same day, in 1989, when Selena released her first album, Selena.

Photo Credit: https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-selena-quintanilla

 

Reason #4

Then-Texas Governor George W. Bush declared April 16, 1995 as Selena Day.

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Reason #5

Last year, MAC Cosmetics got into the Selena business by launching a makeup line inspired by the Tejano star's beauty. To everyone's surprise, the line sold out in stores AND online within 24 hours.

Photo Credit: https://www.allure.com/story/mac-selena-la-reina-collection

 

Reason #6

Selena's iconic fashion and style. She ALWAYS dressed to impress.

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Reason #7

Selena had not one, not two, but SEVEN number one hit songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.

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Reason #8

Forever known as the first two Selena cups from Stripes Stores, many Stripes Stores in Texas sold out in 20 mins.

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Reason #9

Stripes Stores was one of the founding sponsors of Fiesta de la Flor. One year, Stripes Stores hosted a green screen photo booth of Selena and thousands of fans waited two hours to snap their picture with the Queen of Cumbia.

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Reason #10

Selena was named the “Most Dominating Artist” in the 1999 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Reason #11

She was honored by the USPS in its Latin Music Legends Commemorative Forever Stamp Collection.

Photo Credit: https://about.usps.com/news/state-releases/tx/2011/tx_2011_0315.htm

 

Reason #12

In 1987, Selena became a spokesperson for Coca-Cola.

Photo Credit: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/selena-artifacts-highlight-hispanic-advertising-history-smithsonian

 

Reason #13

Selena’s 1990 album "Ven Conmigo" was recently inducted to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

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Reason #14

In 2017, she also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it even easier for fans to remember the singer.

Photo Credit: https://time.com/5010432/where-is-selena-quintanilla-star-in-hollywood/

 

 Reason #15

In 2018, Stripes Stores released its second set of Selena Commemorative cups in most cities in Texas. The cups sold out in 2 ½ hours across the state.

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Reason #16

In 2019, Stripes Stores released three new Selena Commemorative Cups.  The first look was known as the Queen of Cumbia.

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Reason #17

A month later, Stripes Stores released “Selena Rose” and fans went wild with the lipstick red lid.

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Reason #18

In 2017, Quintanilla was honored with a wax figure at Madam Tussauds in Hollywood.

Photo Credit: https://www.madametussauds.com/hollywood/en/whats-inside/pop-icons/

 

Reason #19

Selena's album "Ven Conmigo" was the first Tejano album to get gold status.

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Reason #20

Selena continues to inspire young girls across the world.

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Reason #21

Later that spring, the “Selena Forever” cup was released and became the most popular cup of the trio. Facebooks fans voted using emojis on the Stripes Stores Facebook page making “Selena Forever” (purple lid) the favorite cup of 2019.

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Reason #22

“Dreaming of You” is the best-selling Latin album of all-time in the United States.

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Reason #23

Selena became the first female Tejano artist to win the Grammy award for Best Mexican/American album.

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Reason #24

Every generation can't help but be inspired by the Tejano star. Countless of fans have discovered her music and she continues to inspire those young and old.

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Reason #25

On September 25, Selena fans were treated to a limited-time-only Selena-inspired Slurpee drink for 25 hours at 25 cents. The iconic frozen drink featured the Latina icon and flavors reflective of Selena’s childhood memories.

 

“Selena loved cherry-flavored drink packets mixed with salt growing up," Suzette Quintanilla said. "She would create her own packets and would sell them to friends at school for 10 cents. She enjoyed the sour and salty taste the combination created and adding lime to this made the perfect combination for this special Slurpee drink. I have such great memories of us riding our bikes after school to get Slurpee drinks, so being able to create a Selena-inspired Slurpee drink for just 25 cents is our way to say 'Thank You' to all her fans that are remembering her with so much love."

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