An Essay About Selena Quintanilla

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Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. 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 Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist. Selena was born on April 16, 1971, in a small town called Lake Jackson, Texas. She was born to Mexican-American parents, Marcella and Abraham Quintanilla.…show more content…
She made six albums between 1987 and 1994. She won a Grammy award for her album, Selena Live, in 1993. Her album, Ven Conmigo, was the first Tejano record to achieve gold status. It sold more than 500,000 copies. At the Tejano Music Awards, she obtained the award for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year and “Performer of the Year”. All of her albums sold out in large numbers, making Selena successful with her music. I look up to Selena Quintanilla-Perez as my role model. It took a lot of hard work and courage for her to become a successful Mexican-American artist. As a Mexican-American woman, she broke barriers and made recording history with her music. She changed Latino music by combining different genres in her music to connect with other cultures besides her own. Many people admired her for her creative idea of adding other cultures in her music, so that she can connect with diverse

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