htm 1971 April 16th - born in Lake Jackson, Texas 1975 With her father, Selena forms the band "Selena y Los Dinos" Selena Y Los Dinos make their first recording (on a tape recorder)

1980 Selena makes her musical debut in her father's restaurant Papa Gayos 1984 Selena y Los Dinos records 'Selena Y Los Dinos' on the Freddie Label. The album is not released until 1995 as 'Mis Primeras Grabaciones'

1986 Selena y Los Dinos' first record is released 'Muñequito Ee Trapo' 1987 Won for the first time Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. 1988 In 1988, Selena met a guitarist named Chris Perez. Signed by EMI Latin. 1989 The Quintanilla family hires Chris Perez to be in the band (late 1989) 1990 Her first EMI-Latin album, "Selena" is released. 1991 First female Tejano recording artist to score a Gold Record with "Ven Conmigo". Selena has her first #1 song, "Buenos Amigos" a duet with Alvaro Torres

1992 April 2nd - marries Chris Perez Selena Etc. clothing manufacturing business is launched. 1993 Selena holds her first Mexican press conference in Monterrey Selena appears in the Mexican Soap Opera "Dos mujeres, un camino" 1994 Selena receives a Double Platinum award for "Selena Live" Selena receives a Quadruple Platinum award for "Amor Prohibido" which reached #1 on the Billboard Latin chart Grammy for best Mexican American performance for "Selena Live" Won a role as singer in the film "Don Juan DeMarco" Band debuted in New York, Los Angeles, Argentina & Puerto Rico

Becomes the first female crossover Latin artist signed to SBK, sister label to EMI Latin November: Introduced an educational video for students at Cunningham Middle School, sponsored by Dep Corp Was in process of recording her first English language album that was expected to launch her into a crossover career Won six Tejano Music Awards, including top female vocalist for the eighth time 1995 Nominated for a second Grammy for "Amor Prohibido" Selena performs before a record-breaking crowd of more than 61,000 fans at the Houston Astrodome (February 26th) Selena is murdered by her associate Yolanda Saldivar on Friday, March 31st