Selena Quintanilla Research Papers

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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…show more content…
In the late 1980’s to early 1990’s one women was able to break this barrier and lead the way for many other artists to come, her name; Selena Quintanilla. Though her life and career that ended sooner than expected there were qualities she possessed to be remembered and memorialized decades after her death. To this day Selena is recognized as one of the first cross over Latin artist in…show more content…
Youngest of three, Selena, her brother A.B and sister Suzette were all influenced by their father when it came to music, who initially created the band Selena y los Dinos. The band began recording. In the mid 1980’s but it was not until 1989 that signed with EMI Latin Records.. Selena reached fame with 1992 after the release of their album and in 1994 after winning her first and only Grammy in 1993 . Selena tragically died on March 31, 1995 after an argument with Yolanada Saldivar, her fan club manager, yet her life was captured through the Hollywood film Selena which stared Latin artist Jennifer

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