Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), known simply as Selena, was an American singer-songwriter. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. Selena had the most successful singles of 1994 and 1995, "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Más". She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and the Mexican equivalent of Madonna. Selena released her first album, Selena y Los Dinos, at the age of twelve. She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards and landed a recording contract with EMI a few years later. Her fame grew throughout the early 1990s, especially in Spanish-speaking countries, and she had begun recording in English as well.

Selena was murdered at the age of 23 by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club. On April 12, 1995, two weeks after her death, George W. Bush, governor of Texas at the time, declared her birthday "Selena Day" in Texas. Warner Bros. produced Selena, a film based on her life starring Jennifer Lopez, in 1997. Selena's life was also the basis of the musical Selena Forever starring Veronica Vazquez as Selena. In June 2006 Selena was commemorated with a life-sized bronze statue (Mirador de la Flor in Corpus Christi, Texas) and a Selena museum opened there. She has sold over 60 million albums worldwide.

Read more about Selena:  Early Life, Success, Murder, Posthumous Commemorations and Popularity, Discography, Filmography, Tours

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... Original Tour Revival Description Selena Veronica Vasquez Veronica Vasquez Central figure, a young Texas girl who is discovered by her father to have an incredible singing voice ... Abraham Quintanilla Daniel Valdez Mike Gomez Central figure, Selena's overprotective but caring father ... He discovers Selena's captivating voice when she was nine, opened up a restaurant and formed the band, Selena y Los Dinos ...
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... Selena Forever A Musical Celebration of Life is an American stage musical, based on the film Selena, that tells the life of the famous Tejano singer Selena ... The first - Selena Forever was conceived with book and original lyrics by Edward Gallardo and original music by Fernando Rivas as well as additional songs that were ... The musical was then restaged as Selena A Musical Celebration of Life in Los Angeles ...