Born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, considered the "Queen of Tejano," a type of Mexican music that incorporated other styles, such as country.She was also sometimes referred to as the "Mexican Madonna" for her sexy outfits and dance moves. Selena began performing as a child.
Around the age of 10, Selena became the lead singer in her family's band, Selena Y Los Dinos. The musical group started out playing weddings and clubs in their native Texas.
popular with Tejano music fans, and at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, she won both "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year." Her 1990 album, Ven Conmigo, was the first Tejano record to achieve gold record status, meaning it sold more than 500,000 copies.
In 1992 she took a break from the band and her schedule to run away and marry her husband Chris Perez. Her farther desperately disapproved until she proved by marrying Chris behind her fathers back.
Selena and Chris Perez
Selena went to work on an English-language album that she hoped would put her on the top of the U.S. pop music charts. Unfortunately, she did not live to see its success.
Selena died on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after being shot by Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of the Selena fan club. Saldivar had been managing Selena's boutique in San Antonio, and was about to be fired for embezzling money.
Always loved never forgotten
Although she never got to see it physically she made it in the hearts of others. If she were alive she would be able to say she made it.