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Selena

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Lake Jackson TX, United States (1987 – 1995)

Two artists have recorded as Selena: one Mexican-American, the other Dutch.

1. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 Lake Jackson, Texas – March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi, Texas) best known as Selena, was a Mexican American singer who has been called “The Queen of Tejano music”. The youngest child of a Mexican-American couple, Selena released her first album at the age of twelve. She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards and landed a recording contract with EMI a few years later. Her fame grew throughout the early 1990s, especially in Spanish-speaking countries.

Selena attained further notability in North America after she was murdered at the age of 23 by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club. On April 16, 1995, two weeks after her death, George W. Bush, governor of Texas at the time, declared her birthday “Selena Day” in Texas. Warner Bros. produced Selena, a film based on her life starring Jennifer Lopez in 1997. Selena’s life was also the basis of the musical Selena Forever starring Veronica Vazquez as Selena. As of June 2006, Selena was commemorated with a museum and a bronze life-sized statue (Mirador de la Flor in Corpus Christi, Texas), which are visited by hundreds of fans each week.
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, to a Mexican father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and a Mexican-American mother, Marcella Ofelia Samora,and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. She began singing at the age of six; when she was nine her father founded the singing group Selena y Los Dinos, which she fronted. They initially performed at the Quintanilla family’s restaurant, PappaGayo’s, but the restaurant failed shortly afterwards.

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  • juninhorocha19

    2 Aug 4:33pm Reply
  • Unwated

    The notorious former fan club president Yolanda Saldívar is currently serving a life sentence in Gatesville, Tex. @halo_dm2 Pena de muerte es desumano. obstruir la libertad es la mayor debilidad para el ser humano

    25 Jul 2:23am Reply
  • Unwated

    Amor Prohibido oh oh oh oh ❤️

    25 Jul 2:15am Reply
  • halo_dm2

    El otro día vi una nota a la asesina Yolanda Saldívar y honestamente no sé como habiendo pena de muerte en Texas no se la dieron. Matar cobardemente por codicia a una chica de sólo 23 años no merece perdón alguno. Selena fue grande y hubiese sido más grande aún.

    24 Jul 12:04am Reply
  • jaquefilth

    That hologram plan is CREEPY!!! [2]

    12 Jul 2:32pm Reply
  • ziggybiscuits

    Amor Prohibido ♥

    12 Jun 7:11pm Reply
  • jadedingenue

    That hologram plan is CREEPY!!!

    19 May 4:11pm Reply
  • fantastickkay

    I just read about that! New music? New tour? Talk about ultimate comeback!

    20 Apr 1:16pm Reply
  • adrielygoes

    @fantastickkay I read she will be touring as a hologram! O.O

    18 Apr 10:16pm Reply
  • fantastickkay

    @adrielygoes i fucking wish! can you imagine?

    17 Apr 2:09am Reply
  • fantastickkay

    Feliz cumpleanos <3 the world will never stop mourning and celebrating you reina

    17 Apr 2:05am Reply
  • flxwless

    Happy Bday Queen!

    16 Apr 10:21pm Reply
  • jaquefilth

    Descobri ela há pouco tempo e já estou maravilhada com as músicas. :( RIP

    15 Apr 12:23am Reply
  • adrielygoes

    Soon she will be on tour. o.O

    13 Apr 6:23pm Reply
  • crystal-tokyo

    anything for salinaaass! RIP Queen ❤️️❤️️

    2 Apr 4:23am Reply
  • EdgarGerik

    La Reina del Tex-Mex, un titulo bien merecido para esta gran vocalista.

    1 Apr 2:21am Reply
  • gucciflesh

    que en paz descanse selena :'(

    1 Apr 1:46am Reply
  • flxwless

    missin you ♥

    31 Mar 10:48pm Reply
  • MarkPrinceGohan

    I can't believe I forgot until I see it on tumblr. Wow 20 years, you were taken away from the world cruelly Selena but you will forever live on.

    31 Mar 9:22pm Reply
  • RJules3

    A very special day to listen to her music. Even though the group Selena's Play Day is celebrating at the 18th of every month, this date requires some flexibility. ;-)

    31 Mar 11:47am Reply
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