What Are Selena Quintanilla's Major Accomplishments

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Selena Quintanilla Perez was the Queen of Tex-Mex. She sent waves with her singing in the music industry. She was a well-known inspiring woman. In this essay you will get to know about her early life, career and accomplishments, death, and who inspired Selena. To me she set the pavement and inspired many of the Tejano/Latino singers today.
On April 16, 1971 the Queen of Tejano Music Selena Quintanilla Perez was born. Although she was born in Lake Jackson, Texas she grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena at first had no interest in pursuing a music career but instead wanted to be a fashion designer. Her dad Abraham Quintanilla former musician in "Los Dinos" had started a family band called "Selena y Los Dinos". The band featured her siblings, her brother A.B on bass guitar, her sister Suzette on drums, and Selena as lead singer. She was bothered by having to sing as a child when what she wanted was to play. Prior to being taught how to sing and speak in Spanish she only spoke and understood English. She found some difficulty in learning but later mastered the new language. That’s when her
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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. She could do what they do but it would be hard for them to do what she does". Later in 1990 came back an addition to the band Chris Perez who was a talented guitarist who then eventually became Selena's husband. As Selena's career took off she released two hit albums "Ven Conmigo" and "Entra A Mi Mundo" both featuring very successful

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