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Transcript of Selena

Selena Quintanilla- Perez By: Dora Erby


2nd period ~Biography~ ~Stuff About Selena~ ~Bibliography~ "QUINTANILLA-PEREZ STUFF." QUINTANILLA-PEREZ STUFF. N.p., n.d. Web.

15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.freewebs.com/quintanillaperezstuff/selenafactshechosselena.htm>. "Selena." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 July. 2012. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena>.
"Cristina Interview." Cristina Interview. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://midspark.net/vg/sqp/cristina.html>. ~Interesting Facts Pt.2~ G.W. Bush Jr. named April 16, 1995 Selena day in Texas ~Q&A~ Q: Tell me, what's the worse that has happened to you?

A: Not only me but the whole group. Just because I am a woman, the promoters didn't want to let me give shows, or promote the group because I was a woman and also very young. That's one of the problems with the group when we first started, they didn't want to give us the opportunity to play. ~Interesting Facts Pt.1~ Selena's favorite pizza was double peperoni pizza (thin crusted) from Pizza Hut Birthdate: April 16, 1971 Bithplace: Lake Jackson, Texas, United States ~Career~ She made her first album for a record company at age 14. ~Childhood~ Biography ~Table of Contents~ -Basic Info.
-Death Stuff about Selena -Special Facts
-Importance Bibliography ~Basic Info~ Youngest of three children Died at age 25 Born to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcell Ofelia She is mexican american and Cherokee Jehovah's Witness Preformed in a vocal singing group at age 10 as the lead singer with her brother Abraham (bass) and sister Suzette (Drums). It was called Y Los Dinos The group started out small and trivial playing in their family owned restaurant. But soon the restaurant went bankrupt and so they had to play everywhere available. Like the street or by stores. Slowly Selena started to stand out and she was requested to play more often . Her father had to take her out of school during eight grade because her career was in the way with education She earned her diploma through the American School Program at age 17
After Selena's release of Live she went to start on an English language album that she hoped would put her on top of the U.S. pop music charts.
~Death~ She released 6 more albums in the next 3 years after her first release. Selena was nicknamed Mexican Madonna for her outifits and dance moves. Also she was nicknamed "Queen of Tejano". At the Tejano Music Awards, she won both "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Best Performance for the Year". She won a grammy in 1993 for her album Live! Selena (1989) ~Discography~ Ven Conmigo (1990) Entre a Mi Mundo (1992) Selena Live! (1993) Amor Prohibido (1994) Dreaming of You (1995) She died before she could see the succes on March 31,1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Yolonda Salvidar, founder of the Selena fanclub, shot her because she was soon to be fired for embezziling money pre-shooting. Even though dead her music remains popular. In 1997 a movie was made foor Selena starring Jennifer Lopez as Selena. Selena was named by Bilb. Magazine as the best selling Latin artist of the decade, selling aprx. 18.000.000 albums in that decade. Selena was the first tejano artist ever to win a grammy
She married April 2, 1992 with guitarist Chris Prez Selena received the key of the city of Houston and the mayorproclaimed Selena Quintanilla Day that day. She sold aprx 20.000.000 albums in 6 years. Even though Selena's English album wasn't released until after her death she was signed to SBK-worldwide records in November of 1993. When Selena just became popular, she performed at a b-day party in midland Texas Selena was named `the fastest selling female artist in history' back in '95 when her album Dreaming of You sold well over 175.000 copies in the first week. Q: You are designing and we're going to show them today here. How come you used to climb trees with the boys and you didn't like dolls and you are a designer!?

A: (Laughs) I don't know! I love a lot of sports. The boys were more challenging. I could do anything like the men! It was equal! Q: When you're on the stage you're not married, when you're on the stage you are neither married nor single, you are a "personality."

A: A lot of people respect me because, I don't know if you've ever been to our shows.. Q: Do you believe you are very strong?

A: I believe so, dominate and aggressive. Q: You think if you weren't a strong person in this business the people would take advantage of you because you are a woman?

A: Exactly, it has happened! I also have the protection of my father. "Selena Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.biography.com/people/selena-189149>. Selena is important because she helped nurse Tejano Music to become a popular genre worldwide. ~Importance~ She had just started out a small town girl with a family band and became famous worldwide in her lifetime. Her music influenced many modern latin artists She was a cultural influence by making Tejano Music more known
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