Selena Research Papers

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Selena Quintanilla Perez best known as Selena was the queen of tejano music( a type of Mexican music that incorporated other styles, such as country).Selena was born on April 16,1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She began to perform as a child. At only 10 years of age she was lead in her family’s band where they began performing for weddings and clubs in Texas. She grew up speaking english but was taught to sing in spanish so she could resonate to the spanish community. The group was managed by her father a former musician. By learning to sing in spanish she then spoke spanish fluently.

Soon after live releases , Selena went to work on a english album that would put her on the top of the music charts. Sadly she was not live to see the day. Selena died on March 31,1995 in Corpus Christi Texas, at the age of 23. She was shot and killed by her selena club founder, Yolanda Saldivar. Yolanda was Selena’s …show more content…

Jose Behar was the head of the company’s new latin music division. He was the first actual support Selena received. He know that she not only could get the attention how tejanos fans but of many other genres. In 1991 selena’s song “Buenos AMigos” with Alvaro Torres became a hit and reached number 1 in the music charts after that her fame and audience began to grow. “Her father was now writing more international-sounding songs for her. These new songs were not only popular in Mexico but also began to be heard throughout the United States and in South and Central America. The size of the audiences at her shows swelled. In February 1994 more than sixty thousand people saw her perform in Houston. In March 1994 her album Selena Live won a Grammy Award for the best Mexican American album.” Selena’s growing fame increased in album sales as well. In 1944 Selena’s latest hit Amor Prohibido sold over a million copies making it one of the top selling latin album of the year, and named the tejano album of the

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