Selena (1971-1995) Selena Quintanilla-Perez was born on 16th April od 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas.
She Originated fram a Mexian-American family, as the youngest of three children of Marcella and Abraham Quintanilla. She was called The Queen of the TEX-MEX or The Queen of tejano music She began singing at the age of six. When she was nine her father founded the singing group Selena y los Dinos . They initially performend at the Quintanilla family s restaurant, Pappa Gayo´s, but the restaurant broke down. The family soon went bankrupt and was evicted from their home. They moved to Corpus Crhisti , Texas. There, they performed wherever they could: at the street corners, weddings, quinceañeros and fairs. In 1985 Selena with fourteen years sold recorded her first album for a local record company. The album was not sold in the stores and her father bought all of the original copies. Was rereleasing in 1995 under the title Mis primeras grabaciones . In 986 Selena released her second Album, Alpha . In 1987 Selena won The Best Female Vocalist in the Tejano Music Award (TMA). In 1988 she released two albums: Preciosa and Dulce amor . This year Selena met to Chris Pérez, who had his own band. Two years later, the Quintanilla family hired him to play in Selena's band and they quickly fell in love. At first her father did not approve of their relationship and went as far as firing Pérez from the band. He eventually came to accept the relationship. On April 2, 1992, Selena and Pérez were married in Nueces County, Texas, and Selena added her new husband's surname to her own. In 1990, Selena released another album, Ven Conmigo , written by her main songwriter and brother Abraham Quintanilla III. In 1992, Entre a Mi Mundo , which also achieved gold status In 1993 Selena Live! album won a Grammy award for Best Mexican-American Performance. Her next album, Amor Prohibido , in 1994. The album was nominated for another Grammy award for Mexican-American Album of the Year. She began designing and manufacturing a clothing line in 1994 and opened two boutiques called Selena Etc., one in Corpus Christi and the other in San Antonio. And Selena and her band continued to receive accolades; Billboard's Premio Lo Nuestro awarded them six prestigious awards including Best Latin Artist and Song of the Year for "Como La Flor".
was embezzling money from the fan club and decided to fire her. the Quintanillas discovered that Yolanda Saldívar. on April 12. Two weeks after her death. Selena was killed when she was 23. whose donations go to charitable organizations that help children in crisis.In early 1995. the president of Selena's fan club (Texas-section) and the manager of her boutiques. declared Selena's birthday April 16 as "Selena Day" in Texas. George W. then Governor of Texas. Bush. Selena s family opened up The Selena Foundation.