“The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will”
Selena Quintanilla started her singing career at about the age 8 to help support her family. Selena’s family didn’t have much money to begin with but her father saw her potential. The family business had failed and caused them to go bankrupt. They lost their home and moved in with relatives in Corpus Christi. Since losing the family business there was no income and Selena and her siblings singing was their only income, Selena lost many days of school because of the band and she dropped out after finishing 8th grade. She eventually earned her GED in 1989.
Selena was recognized by freddie label and her career went uphill from there. She has won over 60 awards from 1983-1995 and she gave much of her money to charities. She was a spokesperson for battered women and also made a shelter for battered women, she also supported the D.A.R.E association, and raised awareness for HIV/AIDS to finance research. …show more content…
But they don’t know about her past and how her fans look up to her. Since Selena has become a star she has brought more attention to the latino music industry and helped many other artists become recognized. Selena was very close with her fans and she was very thankful for them and she never took her fame for advantage. She stayed family oriented and made sure to put her family
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Ever since then Selena has been performing in front of crowds. The first time she performed in her parents restaurant she knew that’s what she was born to do. Selena started small just like most popular musicians do. She and her siblings played their songs at state fairs
Page 2 of 2 MusicThe movie “Selena” was a musical in which many upbeat songs were played and sang by Selena. I will be explaining all about the music and deciphering and breaking down each song choice that was played during this movie. Selena at a young age was quite interested in the popular 80’s singer Donna Summer. She influenced Selena in many ways on why Selena loved music so much. The reason that this was a bad thing is because her family was Mexican and wasn’t usually found to sing 80’s pop.
With her music she brought all Latinos together, genuinely with her music all Latinos connected with her. In huffingtonpost (Web) states that a reason she will never be forgotten and how she impacted Latin american society is by
This essay discusses the unfortunate death of a Mexican teenager in 2003 by the name of Jesica Santillan. Jesica Santillan was a 17-year-old who mistakenly died after she received incompatible organs in the course of a transplant surgery at the Duke University Hospital (Burns, Bradley, Langan & Weiner, 2011). Many questioned how one of the nation’s top medical centers could make such a fatal mistake as given a donor a mismatched blood type of organs. Jesica parents smuggled her in from Mexico hoping to find a cure for a heart and lung disorder that otherwise was not able to be treated in her country. Settling in a small trailer in North Carolina, the family captured the attention of a local builder, who started a charity in respect of Jesica.
However her spirit and fashion has lived on inspiring many to wear her fashion or create similar looks. Many people honor her every year on her birthday and celebrate by wearing the same style outfits she created. Not only did she take a chance by devoting her life to music, she also became an entrepreneur having her own
The Virgin Mary is a primordial icon in the Roman Catholic Church, she has been giving various different titles but a couple of the most important ones are “Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas” and “Virgin Patroness of Latin America” (Fastiggi 509). Although she been given these unbelievable prestigious titles and the fact that she has affected various countries in Latin America. It is undoubtedly well known that the Virgin Mary has had the most influence in Mexico were she is called Our Lady of Guadalupe/Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe/La Virgen de Guadalupe. In this essay which will be discussing Our Lady of Guadalupe and how she impacted colonial Mexico. This will go in depth into the transversal historical context and the longitudinal historical context, which will be separated into sections.
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.
In 1989 she was signed by Jose Behar. Selena left everyone in awe when she performed at the Tejano Music Awards, women weren't normally successful in the Tejano Music Industry. Selena was voted "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year" at the Tejano Music Awards. Johny Canales compared Selena to Madonna, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson all popstars, he declared "I'd say [Selena] was like those people but better. Those people never sang Tejano.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was accomplished many things in her life. She was a fashion designer, boutique owner, spokesperson, actress, and probably her most successful endeavor was her music career. Selena was often known as the the Queen of Tejano music. Making herself well known in a genre of music dominated mostly by men. She was arguably one of the most successful women singers to live.
She even received a Grammy for best Mexican American performance for “Selena live”. Winning the Grammy gave her more fame, so she got to do more things. She even got to talk to kids at a middle school. Altogether she won 6 tejano music awards, including top female vocalist for the eighth time! She was even in the process of recording her first English language album that was expected to launch her into a crossover career but sadly Selena was murdered.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez you may or may not heard about her. If you have you know she was known as the queen of Tejano music or known by the media the Tejano Madonna. Even though her life was cut short she continues to live in the hearts of Latino and American community. Selena is a pop icon that has influence me and others because she broke a lot of barriers and had a major impact on the Latino community.
Today, when one turns on the radio, Pandora, or any type music streaming company, we will most likely hear artists singing songs that do not sound like their ‘usual sound.’ Today they are known as crossover artists, and some of the most widely know to this day are Taylor Swift from country to pop, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan both coming from Latin fan bases to the American pop culture. Latin artists almost always start off with fan base in Spanish speaking countries, but once they are able to crossover into the American mainstream music it is a completely different story, it leads to instant fame. They are recognized around the world, even if it is for one hit. Yet this is where most Latin artists struggle, because in order to become more popular they need to break the barrier between
The Virgin of Guadalupe is a worldly known work of art; Jeanette Favrot Peterson questions the meaning of this iconic symbol in her article The Virgin of Guadalupe: Symbol of Conquest or Liberation? Peterson argues that this symbol is not only of religious connotation but of political value to freedom as well. Furthermore, paraphrasing her claims, that it was not until the nineteenth and twentieth century’s did the image reach its fullest potential of bringing together a fragmented people and become known as the “Mother of Mexicans.” The legend says that Juan Diego was visited by the Virgin on the hill of Tepeyacac and that she sent a message with him that she wanted a church built in her name, only after the third visit was he able to convince
In "Migra! A History of the U.S Border Patrol", By Kelly Lytle Hernandez, she explores the controversial issue today known as the dissension that surrounds our border with Mexico. Hernandez also outlines the policies and ideology of the U.S Border Patrol that were discovered and really brought out in the early 1920s to the late 1920s. She does a detailed research on the beginning to what becomes the authorized United States Border Patrol.