Selena Quintanilla Perez By: Juanita Kotkevich
Biography Selena’s nickname was “Preciosa” which means beautiful, spirited, and wonderful. Su cumpleaños fue el 16 de abril 1971, y murió 31 de marzo 1995. Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., was Mexican American and her mother, Marcella Ofelia, was a Cherokee Native American. Ella nació en Lake Jackson, Texas. The president of Selena’s fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, murdered Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 31, 1995. In addition, Selena was taken out of school by her father in eighth grade because she had too big of a performance schedule.
Accomplishments Selena ganó ocho premios en los Premios Lo Nuestro. She won thirty-four Tejano music awards in her lifetime. Selena was the Kuno’s people choice at KFLZ Awards. Her album “Ven Conmingo” was the first Tejano album ever to go gold. Ella también ganó vocalista femenina del año dos veces en su vida en los premios ACE. Selena’s last album that was released sold over five million copies.
Selena touched the hearts of many and is still remembered today. Más de 60.000 personas fueron a llorar en el funeral de Selena. On April 12, 1995 George W. Bush declared Selena’s birthday, April 16, as “Selena Day” in Texas Además, una película sobre la vida de Selena, titulado "Selena", fue hecho protagonizado por Jennifer Lopez. Selena is known today as “Queen of Tejano Music”. Not only did she leave a legacy with her music but also with her personality. Selena was a great role model and many young girls looked up to her. Legacy