Selena Bio - Biography

Name Selena
Height 5' 5"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 16 April 1971,
Place of Birth Lake Jackson, Texas, USA
Famous for
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a suburb of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9 years old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of Selena on vocals, her brother AB on bass, and her sister Suzette on drums. The group called Los Dinos, after a band Abraham was a member of in the 1950s and 1960s, frequently performed at the restaurant. In 1981 the family moved to Corpus Christi where Abraham started booking his band out for weddings and parties. This became their way of life. Selena and Los Dino's big break came in 1987, when the then 15 year old Selena won the Tejano Music Award for Female Entertainer of the Year. That award led Selena to a major record label contract with Capitol Records and six very successful albums. By 1992 Selena had branched out and launched her clothing line and married her guitarist, Chris Perez. In 1994, she was nominated and won her first Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album, Selena Live! That same year she opened her first boutique in Corpus Christi, Texas. Then on March 31, 1995 Selena was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, her friend and president of her fan club.

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