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: 16 April 1971


: Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S.


: Aries


: 31 March 1995


: 23 years


  • American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer
Real name:Selena Quintanilla-Pérez


How tall was Selena?165 cm / 5 ft 5 in
When was Selena born?16 April 1971
When did Selena die? / Died31 March 1995
How many years did Selena live? / Lived23 years
Where was Selena born?Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S.
Where did Selena die? / Deathplace Corpus Christi, Texas, US
Zodiac sign:Aries
Sexual orientation:Straight
Hair color:Brown
Eyes color:Brown

Who is Selena? / Facts

  • Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century
  • Billboard magazine named her the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and the "best selling Latin artist of the decade"
  • Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices
  • She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all-time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market
  • The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, she debuted on the music scene in 1980 as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which also included her elder siblings A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla
  • Selena began recording professionally in 1982
  • In the 1980s, she was often criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre
  • However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times
  • Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her brother became her principal music producer and songwriter
  • Selena released Entre a Mi Mundo (1992), which peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart for 19 nonconsecutive weeks

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