Maybe people who had never heard of the 23-year-old Tejano superstar before her murder didn't know the record was kickin' when they bought it. Maybe violent death is good PR. Maybe morbid curiosity played its all-American role in the mega-sales. Who cares? The record, carefully produced by some of the biggest heavies in the biz, slams.
"Dreaming of You" was supposed to be Selena's crossover, the introduction of a Mexican-American star to English-speaking America. Though she was best known for Spanish recordings, Selena's first language was English; she learned her Spanish lyrics phonetically. It would have been a homecoming.