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The tragic shooting death of Tejano singer Selena spawned a reaction inside the Latino community that may be set alongside the reactions towards the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. An enormously well-known vocalist in Latino neighborhoods across THE UNITED STATES, her music crossed ethnic boundaries to contact the lives of youthful and old as well. A flamboyant, sexy stage performer occasionally hailed because the Latina Madonna, Selena was non-etheless considered a job model for off-stage she was family members oriented, energetic in anti-drug promotions and AIDS understanding programs. She was created Selena Quintanilla to Mexican-American parents in Lake Jackson, TX. Before her delivery, her dad Abraham have been an associate of los Dinos. When Selena started performing at age ten, her dad became her supervisor and los Dinos became her support music group. In 1983, she produced her documenting debut after showing up on the favorite radio display of L.A. deejay Johnnie Canales. While Selena was raised understanding Spanish, British was her 1st vocabulary. Her 1st records were documented in Spanish, and she sang what phonetically. After her music started to capture on, she started learning Spanish officially and by enough time of her loss of life, she was fluent within the vocabulary. In 1987, she was called Feminine Vocalist of the entire year and Performer of the entire year on the Tejano Music Honours. Two years afterwards she agreed upon with EMI Latin and in 1990, she and los Dinos released their eponymous debut record. Later that calendar year she released a singles compilation, Personal Greatest, and she also released Ven Conmigo. In 1991 the name an eye on the last mentioned became the very first Tejano record to look silver. Selena also released two even more albums, including among cumbia music, Baila Esta Cumbia that calendar year. Selena wedded Los Dinos’ business lead guitarist Chris Perez in Apr of 1992. Various other group associates included her sibling, Abraham Quintanilla, III, who performed bass and penned a lot of her music, and her sister Suzette, the drummer. She gained her initial Grammy in 1993 for Greatest Mexican American Functionality for her record Selena Live. That same calendar year, she released an record of love music, Quiero, and she also opened up Selena Etc, a clothes production business. In 1994, she produced her feature-film debut in Don Juan DeMarco, where she performed a singer. Later on that yr, she and her music group embarked upon a tour of NY, L.A., Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Amor Prohibido premiered in 1994; the record’s name track earned a Grammy and proceeded to go yellow metal. In 1995, Selena started getting ready to make her discovery in to the American pop mainstream. Within the spring of this yr she was focusing on her 1st English-language recording, when she visited a motel space in Corpus Christi, TX, to open fire 34-year-old Yolanda Saldivar, the girl who handled Selena’s shop in San Antonio, as well as the founder from the Selena lover club. Several days prior to the confrontation, Selena’s dad got unearthed paperwork showing that Saldivar have been embezzling through the lover golf club. Saldivar and Selena argued so when the singer remaining, she was shot in the trunk. Selena didn’t perish immediately and were able to stagger in to the lobby where she called Saldivar because the killer. One hour afterwards, Selena passed away in an area hospital. It had been a loss of life that rocked the complete Latino music sector. Saldivar was convicted for the murder of Selena in November, 1995 and sentenced to at least 30 years in jail. A special provider was held within the LA Coliseum where she was to provide a concert. Significantly less than a month afterwards, Tx governor George W. Bush announced Apr 16, “Selena Time,” in her honor. Fantasizing of You, her last album, premiered posthumously in the first summer months. It became the very first Tejano album to attain number one in the us and was dual platinum by the finish of the entire year.

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Full Name Selena
Died March 31, 1995, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Height 1.65 m
Profession Singer, Spokesperson, Fashion Designer, Songwriter
Education American School of Correspondence, West Oso Junior High School, Oran M. Roberts Elementary School, California Miramar University
Nationality American
Spouse Chris Pérez
Parents Mandy Teefey, Ricardo Joel Gomez
Siblings A.B. Quintanilla III, Suzette Quintanilla
Awards Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album, Billboard Latin Music Award for Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female, ALMA Award for Outstanding Album
Music Groups Selena y Los Dinos
Music Songs Como la Flor, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Amor Prohibido, Dreaming of You, No Me Queda Más, Si una Vez, I Could Fall in Love, La Carcacha, Baila Esta Cumbia, El Chico del Apartamento 512, La Llamada, Techno cumbia, Fotos Y Recuerdos, No Debes Jugar, Tú solo tú, Donde Quiera Que Estés, Buenos Amigos, Que Creias, Missing My Baby, Disco Medley, Cobarde, Tus desprecios, Si la quieres, Siempre hace frio, No Quiero Saber, Ya Ves, Enamorada De Ti, I'm Getting Used to You, Where Did the Feeling Go, Besitos, Contigo quiero estar, El toro relajo
Albums Selena Live!, Entre a Mi Mundo, Live, The Last Concert, Ven Conmigo, Mis Primeras Grabaciones, Amor Prohibido, Selena, Preciosa, And the Winner Is..., Unforgettable: Limited Edition, Performances, Siempre Selena, Enamorada de Ti, La Leyenda, Ones, Lo Mejor de...Selena, Selena Remembered, Greatest Hits, Mis Mejores Canciones - 17 Super Éxitos, 12 Super Éxitos, Mis Primeros Éxitos, Éxitos y Recuerdos, Momentos intimos, All My Hits Vol. 2, Las Reinas Del Pueblo, Dos Historias, Anthology, Through the Years/A Traves de los Años, Quiero, Dreaming of You, The New Girl in Town, Memories (Live In Concert), Muñequito de Trapo, Alpha, All My Hits Vol. 1, Personal Best, Selena ¡Vive!, 10 Great Songs
Nominations American Music Award for Artist of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Pop, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female, Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Biggest Fans, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Love Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Fan Army, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer: Song, Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for the Best Song of the Summer, People's Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Social Media Queen, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice Smile, World Music Award for World’s Best Female Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Tour, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female, YouTube Music Awards Video of the Year, iHeartRadio Music Award for Female Artist of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Single: Female Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Collaboration, ALMA Award for Favorite Female Music Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Party Song, BET YoungStars Award, Shorty Award for Best Singer, People's Choice Award for Favorite Music Fan Following, Shorty Award for Best Celebrity, iHeartRadio Music Instagram Award, MuchMusic Video Award for Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series), Bravo Otto - Superstar, Radio Disney Music Award for Best Musical Collaboration, Teen Choice Award for Choice Snapchatter, Teen Choice Award for Candie's Choice Style Icon, ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor, MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favorite International Video, Teen Choice Award for Choice EDM Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice Collaboration, Teen Choice Award for Choice Changemaker


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Selena 1997 performer: "Amor Prohibido" 1994, "Baila esta Cumbia" 1992, "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" 1994, "Como la Flor" 1992, "Dreaming of You" 1989, "I Could Fall in Love" 1995, "El Chico del Apartamento 512" 1994, "La Carcacha" 1992, "Funky Town" 1979, "I Will Survive" 1975, "Last Dance" 1978, "No Me Queda Mas" 1994, "On the Radio" 1979, "Si Una Vez" 1994, "Regresa a Mi" 2004, "Where Did the Feeling Go?" 1984 / writer: "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" 1994 - as Selena Quintanilla-Perez
Selena Live: The Last Concert 1995 Video performer: "I Will Survive / Funky Town / Last Dance / The Hustle / On the Radio", "Amor Prohibido", "Baila Esta Cumbia", "Tus Desprecios", "Cobarde", "Techno Cumbia", "La Carcacha", "No Me Queda Más", "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", "Si Una Vez", "El Chico del Apartamento 512", "Ya Ves", "Como La Flor" / writer: "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"
Cara & Coroa 1995 TV Series performer: "I Could Fall in Love"
Blue in the Face 1995 performer: "God's Child"
Don Juan DeMarco 1994 performer: "El Toro Relajo", "No Me Quieras Tanto"

Actress

Actress

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Don Juan DeMarco 1994 Singer

Composer

Composer

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Lea Sunshine Covering Dreaming of You by Selena 2012 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

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Selena ¡vive! 2005 TV Movie dedicatee
Selena 1997 dedicatee - as Selena Quintanilla Perez

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Selena, su ultimo adios 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Selena: Greatest Hits 2003 Video Herself
Selena Live: The Last Concert 1995 Video Herself
Latin Nights 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Pa'lante con Cristina 1994 TV Series Herself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Sábado gigante 1994 TV Series Herself
Two Women, One Road 1993 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Musician
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Reel Crime/Real Story 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Selena: Queen of Tejano 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Rumbo a los premios furia musical 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
American Justice 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Selena: The Final Notes 1997 Video Herself
Selena Remembered 1997 Video Herself
Selena 1997 Herself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
15th Annual Tejano Music Awards 1995 Video Herself - Special Tribute

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