Selena Quintanilla

Short Biography by Flora Suarez

Mexican Madonna πŸ‘Œ

Selena Quintanilla Perez was a legend with her beautiful voice and creative dance styles, including her unique wardrobe. But it all ended with the help of a bullet, shot by Selena Quintanilla's 'best friend.'

A Legend is Born πŸ‘ˆ

Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Her parents were interested in anything music related and tried to get get all of their kids to play at least one instrument. At age 10, It wasn't a surprise that Selena's music career took off. She became the lead singer of her family's band, Selena y Los Dinos. The band would preform at weddings and clubs in their native Texas. The band included Selena's brother Abraham on the bass and her sister Suzette playing the drums, managed and produced by her father. Due to how she grew up speaking English, Selena would learn the lyrics phonetically but she eventually learned how to speak Spanish fluently.

πŸ‘ͺSelena and Her Family:

Awards πŸ†

At the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, Selena Quintanilla won both "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year." Her first Tejano record that achieved a gold record status was her 1990 album Ven Conmigo. It was able to sell more than 500,000 copies. On 1992, Selena was provided a break in order to marry the band's lead guitarist, Christ Perez, that April. Once she was out of her break, Selena continued recording and in 1993 her album Live had won the 'Best Mexican-American Album' Grammy Award. On 1994, she was able to play numerous tour dates in New York, California, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. On that same year her album Amor Prohibido was released, and went gold.

Selena and Her Type of FashionπŸ’“:

πŸ’”All Comes to an End too Soon

Selena died on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christy, Texas, after being shot by Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of the Selena fan club. Saldivar was also Selena's beast friend and she had been managing Selena's boutique in San Antonio, and was about to be fired for embezzling money. After her death, Selena's first English album, Dreaming of You, was released and became a huge hit. Till this day, her music remains popular and her life story has been the subject of a 1997 film, Selena, which stars Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla. Selena's fans still mourn till this day.

Always in Our Hearts πŸ™

Selena Quintanilla will always be remembered for her amazing voice and style. Her music can still be heard in social media or just go into your sisters music like me!