The film's soundtrack was released last week by the EMI Latin label. It combines live performances recorded less than a month before Selena [Quintanilla]'s death, previously unreleased tracks from when she was 18, some of her hits, and songs of tribute by other artists.
However, Selena already was on the cusp of mainstream success before she was slain, said Jose Behar, President-CEO of EMI Latin and executive producer of the soundtrack. Selena's music - not her death - generated the surge in her mainstream popularity, and she would not have wanted her death to take that away, he said.
Behar knew Selena well. He signed the performer then named Selena y los Dinos to her first recording contract at EMI Latin in 1989, when Selena was 17 and Behar was the label's vice president.