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jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

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April 16,1971 – March 31, 1995

Selena was born on Friday April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas.
 Biografía de Selena Quintanilla Pérez

 Parents of Mexican descent, his father is Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and his mother Marcella Ofelia Samora

Selena began singing at the age of three; when she was nine her father founded the singing group Selena y Los Dinos.
 Biografía de Selena Quintanilla Pérez

in 1985 when the fourteen-year-old Selena recorded her first album for a local record company. The album was not sold in stores and her father bought all of the original copies.the was re-released in 1995 under the title "Mis Primeras Grabaciones".
At the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, Selena won Best Female Vocalist (and dominated the award for the next seven years).In 1988, she released two albums, Preciosa and Dulce Amor. Selena signed a contract with Coca-Cola to become one of its advertising spokesmen in Texas that same year.

In 1990, Selena released another album, Ven Conmigo, written by her brother and main songwriter Abraham Quintanilla III. This recording was the first Tejano album recorded by a female artist to achieve gold status. Around the same time, a registered nurse and fan named Yolanda Saldívar approached Selena's father with the idea of starting a fan club. Her wish was granted and she became the club's president; later she became the manager of Selena's clothing boutiques. Selena released another album in 1992, Entre a Mi Mundo. Songs from that album, such as "Como La Flor", helped make Selena a star. Her next album Selena Live! won Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th Grammy Awards.

Selena released 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. one in Corpus Christi and the other in San Antonio. Both were equipped with in-house beauty salons.Hispanic Business magazine reported that the singer earned over five million dollars from these boutiques. Selena also made appearances alongside Erik Estrada in a Latin soap opera titled Dos Mujeres, Un Camino.
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". Coca-Cola released a commemorative bottle in her honor to celebrate their five-year relationship.
By fall of 1994, Amor Prohibido was a commercial success in Mexico  Selena developed plans to record an English-language album,
Selena visited local schools to talk to students about the importance of education. She also donated her time to civic organizations such as D.A.R.E. and planned a fund raising concert to help AIDS patients. These demonstrations of community involvement won her loyalty from her fan base.Selena scheduled her English album for release in the summer of 1995.

Selena's career came to an end on March 31, 1995, at the age of 23 years, when the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar murdered in a motel in Corpus Christi, called Days Inn, in whose room 158 is triggered the drama. Both lived in Corpus Christi and was known years before. From months ago there were disagreements between Selena and Yolanda, and that day Selena decided to cut any employment relationship with Yolanda, when she left the room Selena was shot in the back and died later at a hospital, as reflected judicial medical advice. At 13:05 hrs. was pronounced dead. By order of the court, the weapon used to kill Selena was destroyed in thirty pieces which were then thrown into Corpus Christi Bay. Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla, and her sister Suzette, attended the destruction of the gun. Many fans opposed the destruction of the weapon is considered an important part of the story of Selena.

On April 3, crowded funeral was held in his honor, which attracted an audience from different cities. George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, named April 16 "Selena Day" in Texas.El Selena case attracted wide attention of media and Latino community clamoring for justice. Saldivar was found guilty on October 23, 1995 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. 

After his death
After Selena's death were published several collections of his works through the EMI label, which included songs in English, and others with songs by great composers, such as you, only you and three times not (Always and All My Hits Selena ), as part of the disc that was recorded in English as well as new versions of some of his biggest hits, which was titled Dreaming of You.

Jennifer Lopez played Selena in a film about her life. Directed by Gregory Nava, the biopic opened with mostly positive reviews. Over 24,000 people auditioned for the leading role in the movie.Selena's fans supported the movie, and Lopez's acting in the film helped elevate her career. Although Lopez succeeded as a pop star a few years later, Selena's voice was dubbed in for all the songs in the movie. For her role, Lopez was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Musical.Selena was among two other Latin artists who had the best sales of records for the year 1999.


known simply as Selena, was a Mexican American singer-songwriter. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard.