Selena Quintanilla Perez

Portrait
Born: Apr 16, 1971 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 23 years of age.

Nationality: Mexican
Categories: Fashion Designer, Singer


1971 - Born on April 16 in Lake Jackson, Texas.

 

- Released her first album at the age of twelve.

 

- First performed in her father's restaurant in the band named: Selena and Los Dinos.

 

1983 - Released their first album Mis Primeras Grabaciones.

 

- This album was not sold in stores, her father bought all the original copies but was later released in 1995.

 

1987 - Won the "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year" award at Tejano Music Awards.

 

1989 - Signed by EMI Records Latin.

1990 - Her first EMI-Latin album, "Selena y Los Dinos" was released.
1991 - First female Tejano recording artist to score a Gold Record with "Ven Conmigo".
1993 - Grammy for best Mexican American performance for "Selena Live".
	 - Selena Etc. clothing manufacturing business begun.
1994 - Won a role as singer in the film "Don Juan DeMarco". Due in theaters in April 7.
         - Band debuted in New York, Los Angeles, Argentina & Puerto Rico.
	 - Became 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.
1995 - She was shot at the back by Yolanda Saldívar, after an argument at Yolanda's hotel room.
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