Life Of Singer: Selena Quintallia

By:Ashlynn Rios-Prd.5

~Selena Quintanilla-Perez~

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~The Life Of Selena Quintanilla-Perez~

SELENA QUINTANILLA WAS BORN ON APRIL 16,1971 IN LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS. SELENA STARTED OFF HER CAREER BY BEING THE LEAD SINGER IN HER FAMILY'S BAND NAMED, "SELENA Y LOS DINOS". THE BAND PLAYED AT WEDDINGS AND CLUBS IN NATIVE TEXAS.

SHE SANG TEJANO, SPANISH AND EVEN SOME ENGLISH MUSIC. SHE FIRST BECAME VERY POPULAR IN 1987 AT THE TEJANO MUSIC AWARDS. SELENA INSPIRED MANY PEOPLE AND WAS USUALLY KNOWN AS THE "MEXICAN MADONNA" BECAUSE OF HER SEXY OUTFITS AND DANCE MOVES.

ON APRIL 2,1992, SHE MARRIED THE BAND'S LEAD GUITARIST CHRIS PEREZ. BECOMING A MOTHER WAS ONE OF SELENA'S BIGGEST DREAMS. THEY HAD PLANNED ON HAVING MANY CHILDREN BUT THEY NEVER HAD THE CHANCE, DUE TO SELENA'S DEATH.

SELENA'S FIRST TEJANO ALBUM SOLD MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES. SHE ALSO HAD MANY OTHER ALBUMS SUCH AS THE 1990 ALBUM, "VEN CONMIGO", "AMOR PROHIBIDO", "SELENA LIVE", AND HER LAST ALBUM "DREAMING OF YOU".

SELENA'S LIFE WAS ENDED AT THE VERY YOUNG AGE OF 23. ON MARCH 31, 1995 IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, SELENA WAS FATALLY SHOT BY YOLANDA SALDIVAR, FOUNDER OF THE SELENA FAN CLUB.

ALTHOUGH SELENA'S LIFE WAS ENDED, HER CAREER AND THE LOVE FOR HER AND HER MUSIC FROM FANS HAS KEPT HER BEAUTY AND SOUL ALIVE AND WITH US TILL THIS DAY.

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~Microphone Picture/Drawing Description~

I DREW THIS PICTURE OF A MICROPHONE WITH LYRICS FROM ONE OF SELENA'S MOST POPULAR SONGS NAMED "AMOR PROHIBIDO"COMING OUT OF THE MICROPHONE; MAKING IT SEEM AS IF SELENA IS SINGING THOSE WORDS FROM THE SONG. I CHOSE TO DRAW THIS MIC TO SYMBOLIZE SELENA'S VERY SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND MAIN FOCUS IN LIFE(MUSIC/SINGING), ALSO TRYING TO INCLUDE A SMALL PHRASE FROM ONE OF THE SONGS THAT SELENA WROTE, SANG, AND PERFORMED FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

I DID NOT INCLUDE THE FULL PHRASE FROM THE SONG COMING OUT OF THE MICROPHONE, SO HERE IS THE FULL PHRASE IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH.


  • (SPANISH: "AMOR PROHIBIDO NOS DICE TODO EL MUNDO EL DINERO NO IMPORTA EN TI NI EN MI, NI EN EL CORAZÓN ... O-OH BABY")
  • (ENGLISH: "FORBIDDEN LOVE"... "EVERYONE TELLS US MONEY DOESN'T MATTER TO YOU NOR TO ME NOR TO THE HEART OH, OH BABY")
El Chico Del Apartamento 512

~What is the song "El Chico Del Apartamento 512" about?~

"EL CHICO DEL APARTAMENT 512" IS ONE OF SELENA'S MOST MEMORABLE SONGS WHICH WAS RELEASED JANUARY 1995 ALONG WITH HER ALBUM "FOTOS Y RECUERDOS". THE SONG IS A SPANISH-LANGUAGE CUMBIA THAT PEAKED AT NUMBER ONE ON THE U.S. BILLBOARD REGIONAL MEXICAN DIGITAL SONGS CHART IN 2011.

"EL CHICO DEL APARTAMENTO 512" WAS WRITTEN FROM A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE (A.K.A. SELENA'S PERSPECTIVE) AND IS DESCRIBING HOW A WOMAN GOES TO KNOCK ON HER LOVE INTERESTS APARTMENT DOOR (NUMBER 512) AND IS HEARTBROKEN WHEN HIS BLONDE PETITE GIRLFRIEND ANSWERS IT.

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~Gun Picture/Drawing Description~

I DREW THIS GUN TO SYMBOLIZE THE CAUSE OF SELENA'S DEATH, WHICH WAS MURDER BY YOLANDA SALDIVAR ON MARCH 31,1995 IN CORPUS CHRISTI. YOLANDA HAD SHOT SELENA, THEREFORE THIS DRAWING IS MY WAY OF PAYING MY RESPECTS AND SHOWING MY SORROW FOR THE DEATH OF MY IDOL AND INSPIRATION FOR BEING INTERESTED IN MUSIC AND WANTING TO MAKE MUSIC OF MY OWN.

(R.I.P. SELENA QUINTANILLA-PEREZ)

~MLA Citations~


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"Selena Quintanilla Perez Tribute - Selena Forever.com." Selena Quintanilla Perez Tribute - Selena Forever.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.

"Why Selena Quintanilla Is Still Queen." E! Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.