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Selena

The tragic shooting death of Tejano singer Selena spawned a reaction within the Latino community that can be compared to the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. An enormously popular singer in Latino communities across North America, her music crossed cultural boundaries to touch the lives of young and old alike. A flamboyant, sexy stage performer sometimes hailed as the Latina Madonna, Selena was nonetheless considered a role model for off-stage she was family oriented, active in anti-drug campaigns and AIDS awareness programs.

She was born Selena Quintanilla to Mexican-American parents in Lake Jackson, TX. Before her birth, her father Abraham had been a member of los Dinos. When Selena began performing at the age of ten, her father became her manager and los Dinos became her backing band. In 1983, she made her recording debut after appearing on the popular radio show of L.A. deejay Johnnie Canales. While Selena grew up understanding Spanish, English was her first language. Her first records were recorded in Spanish, and she sang the words phonetically. After her music began to catch on, she began learning Spanish formally and by the time of her death, she was fluent in the language.

In 1987, she was named Female Vocalist of the Year and Performer of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. Two years later she signed with EMI Latin and in 1990, she and los Dinos released their eponymous debut album. Later that year she released a singles compilation, Personal Best, and she also released Ven Conmigo. In 1991 the title track of the latter became the first Tejano record to go gold. Selena also released two more albums, including one of cumbia music, Baila Esta Cumbia that year. Selena married Los Dinos' lead guitarist Chris Perez in April of 1992. Other group members included her brother, Abraham Quintanilla, III, who played bass and penned many of her songs, and her sister Suzette, the drummer. She won her first Grammy in 1993 for Best Mexican American Performance for her album Selena Live. That same year, she released an album of love songs, Quiero, and she also opened Selena Etc, a clothing manufacturing business. In 1994, she made her feature-film debut in Don Juan DeMarco, in which she played a singer. Later that year, she and her band embarked upon a tour of New York, L.A., Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Amor Prohibido was released in 1994; the record's title track won a Grammy and went gold. In 1995, Selena began preparing to make her breakthrough into the American pop mainstream.

In the spring of that year she was working on her first English-language album, when she went to a motel room in Corpus Christi, TX, to fire 34-year-old Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who managed Selena's boutique in San Antonio, and the founder of the Selena fan club. A few days before the confrontation, Selena's father had unearthed paperwork proving that Saldivar had been embezzling from the fan club. Saldivar and Selena argued and as the singer left, she was shot in the back. Selena didn't die right away and managed to stagger into the lobby where she named Saldivar as the killer. An hour later, Selena died in a local hospital.

It was a death that rocked the entire Latino music industry. Saldivar was convicted for the murder of Selena in November, 1995 and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.

A special service was held in the Los Angeles Coliseum where she was to give a concert. Less than a month later, Texas governor George W. Bush declared April 16, "Selena Day," in her honor. Dreaming of You, her final album, was released posthumously in the early summer. It became the first Tejano album to reach number one in America and was double platinum by the end of the year. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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Love this song....Sele n a always in our memory
Descansa empaz
R.I.P. selena
R.I.P Selena
We shall all miss Selena RIP
Let's not be sad she passed away let's be happy she could be with us in the past. R.I.p. Selena. Love you always.
Miss u so much!!!!:(
��R.I.P Selena .She will be in my heart to cause she was the best in MEXICO ��
R. I .p love you ! Your the best
Her story is mind blowing but she did have a great life when she was living writing music and speaking spanish:).se l e n a will always be in our hearts especially mine but I really wish Chris was with her
Love you're songs. But I can't belive you're best frenid shot you :-(
Loved her since I was a child!
Nadie Como Selena ❤
I'm sorry that you dide
Like her music very much♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♥
ntoma
I love Selena!!!!!! ! ! She's the best!
I will forever love and adore Selena!
Mi REYNA
Her music still lifts my spirits and gives me the best feeling inside. I will always remember her beautiful face
We will all miss Selena����
I miss Selana bidy bidy bom bom
R.i.p Selena I so sorry for you
It is so nice that people still listen to her music and still love her cause I just looked at comments from 43 sec. Ago. R.I.P. Selena������
I am only 10 but I watch you movie and I cry r I.p
Selena was the absolute best; never will there be star quite like her! She is still missed and admired by many for her immense love, which was represented by her hard work, music, dancing, and that beautiful smile! Can't wait to see you in the Heavens above!
Long time
cindyaugusta v e
She is the light of my life!
I always want to.name my.little girl after her I love her music in miss so.much r.I.p
claudia_bena v i d e s
My favorite song. I'll forever listen to her music..
Selena I can't believe you left us we miss u so much we loved u so much we will miss u and love u R.I.P
dior_0923_ch a n e l
I was 10 years old when she passed. I was lucky enough to have the privilege to meet her and get an autograph at a local grocery store in San Antonio, Texas. I still have that autograph signed on a picture of her. There was and will only be one Selena.
When Selena died, tejano died as well. Tejano ain't the same. The good music is gone. The style of tejano changed way to much from what It was like in Selena era...
I couldn't believe that she left this world
Always in our heart R.I.P truly the best
vshirey317
The boy from the apartment 512 is my favorite song ever !!!!!:):):): ) : ) ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
selena I am a 55 year old black female. I haved loved your music from the beginning. Love and miss you
You will forever be missed by your fans, f**k that Yolanda b**ch hope she never comes out.
She is alive in my heart
Love you ����❤
paulinemille r 7 1
Sup
R.i.p Selena I love you and your songs
She is real not a fantasy r u a Fanasy. ..???
Selena was loved and she will so R,I,P
r.i.p selena i love you soooo sad
At work going leave you alone,have good at work.
I miss selena dearly
ms.msandoval 1 3
Love comes with a price....its true. Wish it didn't though. You'll b miss forever. Love your song n forever.
I love selena�� she is my rose��
Perfecta ♡
Her fan since I was a child!:) r.I.p Selena��❤
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