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The original Selena's brother, A.B. Quintanilla, also approves of the way the track turned out. "She did an amazing job," he told E! Online. "We want to thank all the Selena Gomez fans ... they've been really, really at it just spreading the word. Hard core fans."
Back in 2009, when Texas native Gomez was just 17, she explained her connection to the songstress. "Texas as a state is very proud of Selena. My dad and family loved her. So when my mother got pregnant with me, he wanted to name me Selena, after her," Gomez said. "As I got older and could understand why I was named after her, I went to go visit her grave and where she used to perform." Since becoming a singer herself, Gomez has performed "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom."
Selena Quintanilla-Perez's story became well known when Jennifer Lopez played her in the 1997 movie "Selena," just two years after she was shot to death by the former president of her fan club. Selena, who recorded six albums, won the 1994 Grammy for the best Mexican-American album, and had already begun recording her first English-language album at the time of her death. People magazine wrote that, "For Latin music enthusiasts, the most apt comparison was with the death of John Lennon."
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