February 05, 2023

Selena Quintanilla (Singer) Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 1, 2019

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Short Biography

Selena Quintanilla-Perez was born on 16-04-1971 in Lake Jackson in the state of Texas, United States. She was an American Singer, Spokesperson, Model, Fashion Designer, Songwriter, Film Actress, Businessperson, Costume Designer, Musician, Dancer, Television Actress, Philanthropist, Executive Producer, Activist, Feminist, Recording Artist & Founder.

Selena Quintanilla Complete Bio & Career

Selena was often referred as the "Queen of Tejano" and "Mexican Madonna". The reason why she was given these titles is that of her exciting dance moves and sexy outfits. She started performing at a very young age. In her family’s music band titled Selena Y Los Dinos, she became the lead singer at the young age of 10. In their native Texas, the band used to play at clubs and weddings. It was her father who taught her to sing in the Spanish language so that she could connect with the Latino community all across the globe. Initially, she learned the lyrics phonetically but subsequently learned speaking English fluently.
Among Tejano music fans, she became very popular and at the young age of 16, she won both "Performer of the Year", and "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" award at the Tejano Music Awards in the year 1987. Her album titled Ven Conmigo achieved the god record status after selling well over 500,000 units. For her album live, she even won the Grammy Award for her album titled “Live” in the year 1993. In 1994, she along with her band toured in the US, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. The same year she released an album titled Amor Prohibido and this album too struck gold.
Her first English language album titled Dreaming of You released after this legendary singer’s death and was a huge hit among the audience. Her life story was incorporated in a film titled Selena in the year 1997 in which J Lo played Selena and James Edward Olmos played her father’s part. Besides singing, and acting, she was also a businessperson. She had business interest in various fields. She also donated a large chunk of her income for charity and was also associated with various NGO's. She used her popularity to raise funds for various NGOs.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Selena died on 31-03-1995 in Corpus Christi in the state of Texas, United States. She was shot dead at the age of 23 by the founder of Selena fan club named Yolanda Saldivar.

DEATHDAY 31 March,1995 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Corpus Christi, Texas

Selena Quintanilla Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Marcella Samora and Abraham Quintanilla Jr. She had an elder brother named A.B. Quintanilla III and Suzette Quintanilla. She was married to Chris Pérez from 1992 until her death in 1995.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Selena Quintanilla

  • An estimated 100,000 mourners showed up to Selena’s public viewing at the convention centre in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Shortly after Selena’s death, George W. Bush, who was Governor of Texas at the time, announced that April 16, the singer’s birthday, should be Selena Day. Celebrations take place annually in commemoration of her birthday.
  • After Selena’s murder, People magazine produced a special tribute issue to the singer.
  • Selena is often referred to as the Mexican American version of Madonna, because of her stage presence and her clothing style, which is reminiscent of Madonna’s.
  • In 1993, Selena gave a free concert for Texas students and donated $2,500 to School Programs.
  • on 17th October 2017, Google honoured with a musical doodle of her life.

Selena Quintanilla Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Selena Quintanilla was 23 years 11 months & 15 days old age.