images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (Spanish: [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes]; April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices. She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.

The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, she debuted on the music scene in 1980 as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which also included her elder siblings A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla. Selena began recording professionally in 1982. In the 1980s, she was often criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre. However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times. Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her brother became her principal music producer and songwriter.

Selena released Entre a Mi Mundo (1992), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart for eight consecutive months. The album's commercial success led music critics to call it the "breakthrough" recording of her musical career. One of its singles, "Como la Flor", became one of her most popular signature songs. Live! (1993) won Best Mexican/American Album at the 1994 Grammy Awards, becoming the first recording by a female Tejano artist to do so. In 1994, Selena released Amor Prohibido, which became one of the best-selling Latin albums in the United States. It was critically acclaimed as being responsible for Tejano music's first marketable era as it became one of the most popular Latin music subgenres at the time. Amor Prohibido has been ranked among the most essential Latin recordings of the past 50 years by Billboard magazine while the publication nominated it for its list of the top 100 albums of all-time. It ranked number 19 on NPR's list of the 150 greatest albums made by women.

Aside from music, Selena was active in her community and donated her time to civic causes. Coca-Cola appointed her its spokesperson in Texas. Selena became a sex icon; she was often criticized for wearing suggestive outfits in light of her comments about being a role model for young women. Selena and her guitarist, Chris Pérez, eloped in April 1992 after her father raised concerns over their relationship. On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques. Saldívar was cornered by police when she attempted to flee, and threatened to kill herself, but was convinced to give herself up and was sentenced to life in prison with a possible parole after 30 years. Two weeks later, George W. Bush—governor of Texas at the time—declared Selena's birthday Selena Day in Texas. Her posthumous crossover album, Dreaming of You (1995), debuted atop the Billboard 200, making Selena the first Latin artist to accomplish this feat. In 1997, Warner Bros. released Selena, a film about her life and career, which starred Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Lupe Ontiveros as Saldívar. As of 2015, Selena has sold over 65 million albums worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist in Latin music history.



Source: Selena
Cities and towns during the Syrian Civil War
Johnny Galecki
Noomi Rapace
Jonathan Brandis
List of Black Mirror episodes
The Great Khali
Boston
Quadratic formula
John Wick
Adrien Brody
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (film)
Douglas MacArthur
Ben Carson
Burning Man
Chess
Bangalore
Microsoft
Sushant Singh Rajput
O. J. Simpson murder case
Harry S. Truman
Pablo Picasso
Julian Edelman
Chechnya
Big Ben
Miley Cyrus
Shanghai
Buwaydah
Mads Mikkelsen
Anne Boleyn
Miguel Ferrer
Michael Bloomberg
Babylon
Hina Khan (actress)
Zaira Wasim
Alexa Internet
Harley Quinn
Jimmy Garoppolo
List of A Song of Ice and Fire characters
Drake (musician)
Morena Baccarin
48, XXXX
Jurassic World
Wonder (Palacio novel)
Vikings (TV series)
Robert Shapiro (lawyer)
Holy Roman Empire
Nudity
Of Mice and Men
The Belko Experiment
Tekken 7
Maggie Q
Hurricane Katrina
XHamster
Die Antwoord
The Circle (2017 film)
Gautama Buddha
Memorial Day
Zelda Fitzgerald
Sai Pallavi
Inferno (2016 film)
Hilarie Burton
Saving Private Ryan
Gastroenteritis
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Will Ferrell
Steve Kerr
Dulce María
Silicon Valley
Danny Masterson
Audrey Hepburn
Migos
Janet Jackson
Return of the Jedi
Human
Edward Snowden
Akon
Mila Kunis
Kikaider
Arizona
Star Trek: Voyager
Mayim Bialik
Dark web
BDSM
Emmanuel Macron
Ragnarök
Wentworth Miller
Kazakhstan
Tamil Nadu
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Kathy Griffin
Moon
Johnny Depp
Gwen Stefani
Sebastián Marroquín
Kidada Jones
Agile software development
Brazzers
Android (operating system)
Rhodesia
Produce 101 Season 2
Aristotle Onassis
Jordan
Chennai
Saudi Arabia
Bill Nye
Dylan and Cole Sprouse
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Frozen (2013 film)
Breitbart News
The Grand Tour (TV series)
Sean Astin
List of Disney theatrical animated features
Derrick Rose
Pornographic film actor
George Michael
Kristen Bell
Languages of India
AC/DC
IP address
Harry Dean Stanton
A Song of Ice and Fire
Bruce Springsteen
The Big Sick
Maya civilization
Roger Moore
Shania Twain
Sophia Amoruso
Cameron Diaz
Mithali Raj
Shinsuke Nakamura
Vanessa Hudgens
Freida Pinto
Romelu Lukaku
Omar Khadr
List of countries by intentional homicide rate
DC Extended Universe
Reince Priebus
Pompeii
Jane Seymour
Prohibition in the United States
Jason Jordan
Freddie Highmore
Braveheart
Jenna Coleman
Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)
United States House of Representatives
Kerry Washington
Psychology
Frank Ocean
List of largest cities
Seth Rollins
Sasha Grey
List of The Vampire Diaries episodes
Christoph Waltz
Cindy Crawford
Christina Grimmie
List of Stanley Cup champions
The X-Files
Sterling K. Brown
Internet of things
Ellen Page
Sandra Bullock
Law of the Jungle (TV series)
Nihilism
New Edition
Iron Man
Linux
Micropenis
Dick Van Dyke
Great Depression
Luxembourg
A.J. Styles
Dublin
The Jungle Book (2016 film)
Chris Martin
Mathematics
Santa Clarita Diet
Suspicious Partner
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Titanic (1997 film)
Chesley Sullenberger
Keerthy Suresh
Khloé Kardashian
Bellator MMA in 2017
Sharon Stone
Tesla, Inc.
Friends
Indus Valley Civilisation
Shaquille O'Neal
Shia LaBeouf
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
English language
Language
Samurai Jack
Barron Trump
Passengers (2016 film)
Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela
Wayne Rooney
Sia (musician)
Korea
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development