Apr 18, 2016 09:26 AM EDT

Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Fergie, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato And Jennifer Lopez Careers Were Influenced By Superstar Selena Quintanilla’s Legacy

By Jane Reed

The music scene was never the same again after Selena Quintanilla passed away. Many celebrities and music artists remember her exhilarating performances that changed the Latin cross-over music scene forever.

You may have seen the movie where Jennifer Lopez portrayed her. EOnline has it that Lopez dove into the role and made Selena's story come alive. Because of that, both her and Selena emerged as bigger stars than ever.

Selena's influence has reached far and wide. She has inspired many inspiring and successful artists to pursue their music career - and it doesn't involve Latin music alone.

Famous singer and Lopez's ex-husband, Marc Anthony, knew Selena very well. They both started their careers at the same time. Anthony explains to PulsePop that Selena has opened a lot of doors from "...the way she achieved to open them in the market where a U.S. citizen can make a living singing in Spanish and traditional music from their country. Until this day we still feel the impact."

Even the Queen B listened and followed Selena. "I listened to Selena all the time," Beyonce tells People En Espanol. Beyonce turned to Selena's albums when she was growing up and described her as a legend. Selena has also influenced the likes of Demi Lovato. "I loved Selena's music," Lovato says. She recalls seeing the movie where Jennifer Lopez portrayed the star and instantly felt a connection. When Katy Perry was asked about Latin artists, she described Selena as an angel. Famous singer Selena Gomez was named after the superstar. "She was a big deal to my family and growing up from the get-go, I knew who she was and who I was named after," explains Gomez.

But it wasn't just her music that helped inspire artists. Selena's beauty also played a role in the industry.

Fergie revealed that she thought Selena had the most beautiful lips. "I over-line my lips a bit-I completely admit it. I really like the look," says Fergie. Lady Gaga was inspired by Selena's bustier and she took on that look in her early tours.

These famous artists didn't become famous overnight. It took a lot of inspiration and learning which makes Selena's legacy still alive in the music industry.

Has Selena Quintanilla shaped your career? Tell us how in the comments section.

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