Selena Quintanilla-Perez

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In Music
  • Selena's Birth

    Selena's Birth
    Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas.
  • A Rising Star

    A Rising Star
    At around the age of 8, Selena began her career in a band formed by her father.
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  • Selena Y Los Dinos

    Selena Y Los Dinos
    At around the age of 10, Selena became the lead singer of her family's band. Their group started out singing at weddings and clubs in their native Texas. Her brother Abraham played the bass guitar and her sister Suzette played the drums. Her father managed the group. Link text
  • Award Winner

    Award Winner
    At the 1987 Tejano Music Awards , Selena won both "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year".
  • Ven Conmigo

    Ven Conmigo
    In 1990, her album "Ven Conmigo" was the first Tejano record to achieve gold record status. (meaning it sold more than 500,000 copies.
  • Marriage

    On April 2, 1992 married Chris Perez whom she met while they were working together as members of the music group Los Dinos.
  • Grammy Award

    Grammy Award
    In 1993, Selena won the Grammy Award for "Best Mexican-American Album" with her album "Live".
  • Selena's Death

    Selena's Death
    On March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of her fan club.
  • The Movie

    The Movie
    In 1997, her life became the subject of a film entitled "Selena". Jennifer Lopez starred as the Tejano superstar.