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Selena Quintanilla was known as a beloved Latin recording artist. She is most famous for her tragic death when she was killed by the president of her fan club.


Background and Career

Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas. Around the age of 10, Selena turned into the lead singer in her family's band, Selena Y Los Dinos. The melodic group started out playing weddings and clubs in their local town Texas. The band featured her sibling Abraham on bass guitar and her sister Suzette on the drums. Her father, Abraham, a former musician, oversaw and produced the band.

Selena grew up communicating in English, yet her father trained her to sing in Spanish so she could connect with the Latino fan base. She eventually figured out how to communicate in Spanish fluently.

Selena was considered the "Queen of Tejano". Tejano was a kind of Mexican music that joined other styles, for example, country and western. She was also referred to as the "Mexican Madonna" for her provocative outfits and sexy dance moves.


Selena Quintanilla was killed on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas, by Yolanda Saldivar, the president of the Selena fan club. Saldivar had been managing Selena's boutique in San Antonio, and was going to be terminated for stealing cash. Selena's homicide sent shockwaves through the Latino music scene, and her fans far and wide grieved the singer's passing.

Personal Life


Selena Quintanilla met her significant other, Chris Pérez, when he turned into a guitarist in her band Los Dinos in 1990. The couple started dating as they fell in love. Chris admitted the celebrated pizza scene in the 1997 motion picture Selena marked the first time Chris and Selena expressed how much they loved each other. The pair dated covertly since Selena's father, Abraham, did not approve of their relationship and they ran off in April 1992. The two tried to keep their marriage a mystery, yet news outlets revealed that they had got married, so they were compelled to disclose to her family that Selena was became Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

Chris opened up in an interview with CNN in 2013 about how despondent the Tejano singer's father was the point at which he found the two were married, "I think the main reason for that was it kind of hurt his pride and his ego to find out that he was the last to know and when things got tense and things were said by him, it hurt me that he was saying it but I didn't let it get to me because I knew deep down he knew the kind of person I was."

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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