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American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actor, and fashion designer, who possessed the potential of becoming one of the most popular artists in the world, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American celebrity. Selena was shot dead by a former employee of ‘Selena Etc. boutiques,’ Yolanda Saldívar the year 1995.
She was one of the best-selling Latin musicians of the 1990s, famously regarded as the ‘Queen of Tejano pop.’ Her work in the field of fashion and music made her one of the late 20th century’s most influential Latin artists. Selena is credited, along with other musicians, for turning ‘Tejano music’ into a successful music genre.
Selena, born to a singer-songwriter, made her debut in 1980 when she became a member of the ‘Selena y Los Dinos’ family band. When her album ‘Entre a Mi Mundo’ peaked at number one on the ‘Regional Mexican Albums’ chart for 32 straight weeks, she began hogging the limelight.
One of her iconic songs became the single ‘Como La Flor’. Selena’s ‘Live!’ album, won the Grammy award for ‘Best Mexican-American Album,’ which is the first album to get the award by a female artist in Tejano music.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on the 16th of April 1971 Selena Quintanilla was 23 years old at the time of her death. She was one of the most beautiful actresses and her beauty was complemented by her dark brown eyes and black colored hair as well as for perfect body figure measurement of 35-25-37. Quintanilla was not much taller and height measured 5 feet 5 inches while her weight was 57 kg approximately.
After releasing her self-titled album Selena Quintanilla’s popularity increased quickly and her music soon became a benchmark for Mexican music and Latin artists. Selena has produced many successful records and has won a Grammy as well.
She earned most of her wealth through her career in music and a total net worth estimated for Selena Quintanilla is $25 million US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
A native of Texas Selena Quintanilla was born and raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States. The daughter of Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla, she grew up with her brother and sister. After studying at West Oso Junior High she attended the American School of Correspondence.
|Nickname||Buffy, La Reina de Tex-Mex, Preciosa, Sel, Queen of Tejano|
|Birth Place||Lake Jackson, Texas, United States|
|Date Of Birth||April 16, 1971|
|Age||23 (at the time of death on March 31, 1995)|
|Height||In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 57 kg
In Pounds – 126 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Actress, spokesperson, fashion designer, singer, songwriter|
|School||West Oso Junior High|
|College||American School of Correspondence|
|Home Town||Lake Jackson, Texas, United States|
|Fathers Name||Abraham Quintanilla Jr. (Former Musician)|
|Mothers Name||Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla
|Brothers||A.B. Quintanilla III
Career / Fashion And Style
On October 17, 1989, Sel released her self titled debut album. The album was recorded at ‘AMEN Studios’ in Texas and was created by ‘EMI Latin Records.’ She became a spokeswoman for ‘Coca-Cola’ the same year. Selena released her second studio album ‘Ven Conmigo’ in the year 1990.
One of her tracks,’ Baila Esta Cumbia,’ became one of the earliest popular songs by Selena. She released her breakthrough album ‘Entre a Mi Mundo’ in 1992. It lasted for 32 consecutive weeks at number one on the ‘Regional Mexican Albums’ chart. She published, in 1993, the album ‘Live!’ which was her award-winning Grammy record.
By this time, in telenovelas like ‘Dos Mujeres, Un Camino,’ she had begun acting in cameo roles. She started her own apparel company in 1994. In Corpus Christi and San Antonio, two of her boutiques named ‘Selena Etc.’ have been opened. Her fourth album ‘Amor Prohibido’, was released in 1994 and became one of the best-selling Latin records in the US.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
She was married to Chris Perez but they did not have any children.
|Boyfriends||Chris Perez (1989-1995)|
Here we provide you a list of Selena Quintanilla’s favorite things.
|Favorite Flowers||White Roses|
|Favorite Her own Song||Bidi Bidi Bom Bom|
|Favorite Colour||Purple, Black|
|Favorite Singers||Janet Jackson, Bonnie Raitt|
|Favorite Fast Food Chain||Pizza Hut, Jack in the Box, Whataburger|
Some Interesting Facts About Selena Quintanilla
- Selena had liposuction surgery sometime before her death to decrease the fat content in her thighs and stomach.
- She became the first Hispanic music artist to achieve it when her album Dreaming of You debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200.
- George W. Bush, the governor of Texas, proclaimed her birthday as Selena Day in Texas after she was shot dead by her employee, Yolanda Saldivar.
- She used to layout on-stage costumes of her own.
- In order to persuade children to refrain from alcohol or drug use, she frequently toured schools and educational institutions.
- She managed to win the Female Vocalist of the Year award for 9 consecutive years during the Tejano Music Award ceremonies. Overall, she has won 10 times.
- She headlined her music project, Selena y Los Dinos, at the age of 9, which her father put together.
- At the age of 3, she began singing.
- In 1994, in her memory, the Coca-Cola Company created a special coke bottle and celebrated 5 years as ambassador of the soft drink brand.