Natalia Jimenez Talks Jenni Rivera Tribute Album 'Homenaje a la Gran Senora': 'It's a Strong Album for Strong Women'
publish date: 2016-12-08
Natalia Jiménez and Jenni Rivera had big plans for the future: To record songs, empower women and go on tour together. But those plans faded away when tragedy struck the music industry in 2012 and Rivera died on an airplane crash.
Now, four years after Rivera's death, the Spanish singer/songwriter is paying homage to the "Diva de la Banda" with a tribute album titled Homenaje a la Gran Señora, set to debut Friday.
While the album is pop, maintaining Rivera's essence was a priority -- which is why on some tracks, like "Chuper amigos," featuring Lupillo Rivera, and "Inolvidable," banda and mariachi music are part of the new arrangement. "I've been listening to Jenni's music for a very long time, and having the blend of banda music with my pop music, I think it's perfect," Jiménez tells .