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Transcript of Selene Quintanilla
April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995
Date Of Birth
Selene Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas.
Selena was the youngest child out of two other siblings. Her older is the oldest out of all three of them; his name is Abraham Quintanilla III. She also had a sister named, Suzette Michelle Quintanilla, which was the middle child.
One day Abraham was teaching A.B. play a guitar. Out of nowhere Selena comes in and starts singing. Her father, Abraham, automatically noticed she had an amazing voice. From there Abraham started working with Selena on her vocal talent.
First Female Latin American to make it as a singer
Won 34 Tejano music awards
Became knows as "The Queen of Tejano"
Sold approximately sold 20,000,000 in 6 Years
In 1993 she came out with her own clothing line
Selena meets Christopher in 1988. On April 2, 1992, Selena married Christopher Perez. They got married at a young age. Selena was 21 and Christopher was 22. Christopher was also a part of her band. He was the lead guitarist of the band. They both followed the same dream.
Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Samora are the parents of Selena. Abraham join a band named "Dinos" back when he was in High school. Later on he was drafted into the military. While being on duty he meet Marcella Samora, who is now his wife. Mother of all three children .
Selena y Los Dinos
After Abraham realized Selena, he didn't wait much longer and formed a band. He named it Selena y Los Dinos. The name came from the band he played as a child. Soon after that, Selena began recording music with the help of her fathers friend.
In the year 1982, Abraham opened up his own Mexican restaurant called Papa Gayos. He built a platform purposely so that Selena y Los Dinos could perform, while people enjoyed their meals. The restaurant didn't last open for long. Quintanilla was forced to close down Papa Gayos.
Quintanilla didn't give up on the band. They relocated back to Corpus Christi after what happened to his restaurant. Selena y Los Dinos performed in many different events to raise money for their family.
Selena y Los Dinos 1st Album
In 1984 Selena y Los Dinos were signed to Freddie Records. Their album was recorded and realesed. They named their first album Selena y Los Dinos. For having problems with Freddi Martinez, the moved to another record.
Selena died on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi. She was shot by Yolanda Saldivar, a founder of the Selena fan club. Yolanda was stealing money from Selena's boutique in San Antonio. Selena later on found that out and was in the process of firing her. Yolanda was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Selena.