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Selena Quintanilla's Life Timeline
Transcript of Selena Quintanilla's Life Timeline
of her performance and travel schedule
began to interfere with her education. Her father took her out of school when she was in the
eighth grade. At seventeen, she earned
a high school diploma by the American School Program. First Albums.. Her Last Concert... Death.. They initially performed at a restaurant the family operated, but went bankrupt soon thereafter. They moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where they performed wherever they could - street corners,
weddings, quinceañeras, and fairs.
The band's efforts paid off in 1985, when fourteen-year-old Selena recorded her first album for a record company. Her father bought all of the original copies. It was re-released in 1995 as Mis Primeras Grabaciones. Over the next three years, not under a recording contract, she released six more albums. Success... At the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, Selena won Best Female Vocalist, an award she would dominate for the rest of her life. Selena's last concert before her death In early 1995, the Quintanillas discovered that Saldívar was embezzling money from the fan club and decided to fire herThree weeks later, Selena agreed to meet Saldívar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christ to retrieve financial records Saldívar had been refusing to turn over. Saldívar once again delayed the handover by claiming she had been raped in Mexico. Selena then drove Saldívar to a local hospital, where doctors found no evidence of rape. They returned to the motel, where Selena again demanded the missing financial papers. Saldívar drew a pistol from her purse and pointed it at Selena. Selena tried to flee, but Saldívar shot her once in her right shoulder, severing an artery. Critically wounded, Selena ran towards the lobby for help. She collapsed on the floor as the clerk called 911, with Saldívar still chasing her and calling her a "bitch". Selena died in a hospital from loss of blood at 1:05 p.m. on March 31, 1995, 16 days before her 24th birthday. Selena was buried at Seaside Memorial Park, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena Quintanilla Early Life: Selena was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, as the youngest of three children. Selena began singing at age three. When she was nine years old, her father launched a vocal group
Selena y Los Dinos.
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