- NAME: Selena
- OCCUPATION: Singer
- BIRTH DATE: April 16, 1971
- DEATH DATE: March 31, 1995
- EDUCATION: The American School of Correspondence in Chicago, Illinois
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Lake Jackson, Texas
- PLACE OF DEATH: Corpus Christi, Texas
- Full Name: Selena Quintanilla-Perez
- Originally: Selena Quintanilla
- Nickname: "Mexican Madonna"
- Nickname: "Queen of Tejano Music"
- AKA: Selena
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Known as the "Queen of Tejano Music," Selena was a beloved Latin recording artist who was killed by the president of her fan club.
Selena - Musical Roots (3:11)
Selena - Marriage (1:12)
Selena - Death and Memory (2:29)
Selena - A Musical Family (3:54)
Even before Selena was born, her father pursued a career in entertainment and struggled as a Mexican artist in the music industry. These challenges would later help develop Selena into an icon.
While on the road, Selena formed a relationship with the band's new guitar player, Chris Perez, before marrying him without her father's knowledge or consent.
After Selena's tragic and untimely death at the hands of her fan club president, the memory of her music and life was kept alive by Jennifer Lopez in the biopic "Selena."
Selena's musical talent was discovered at a young age by her family. It wasn't long before Selena was chosen to be the lead singer in her family band.
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