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  1. Selena Quintanilla Perez

  2. 1971 • Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas. • Her parents were Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Ofelia Samora. • Her parents already had two other children, Abraham and Suzette. http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0313232/selenawbpg.html

  3. This is a map of Lake Jackson where Selena was born.

  4. 1974 • When Selena was three years old she started to show an interest in singing. • When she was nine years old, her father started a band. • Her older brother was already in a band called “Los Dinos” meaning “The Boys”. • Selena’s brother changed his band’s name making it a family band called “Selena y Los Dinos”. http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0313232/selenawbpg.html

  5. Young Selena

  6. 1980 • Selena Y Los Dinos had their first real performance. • It took place at the family restaurant named “Papa Gayos”. • Shortly after, the restaurant went bankrupt. http://www.selenaforever.com

  7. Papa Gayos the family restaurant

  8. 1984 • The family moved to Corpus Christi. • Selena recorded her first album called “Selena Y Los Dinos” which was on the Freddie Label. • One hit song was “Ya Se Va”. • The album did not sell very well so Selena’s brother Abraham moved the band from the Freddie Label to Cara Records. http://www.selenaforever.com

  9. Selena Y Los Dinos

  10. 1985-1986 • Selena released her second album called “The New Girl In Town”. • Her next album was “Alpha and MuñequitoEeTrapo”. • She was discovered by Rick Trevi and Johnny Canales who weretwo big names in the tejano music industry. • In 1986, Selena won the best female vocalist award at the TejanoMusic Awards. http://www.selenaforever.com

  11. Hosts at the Tejano Music Festival

  12. 1987-1989 • Selena sold three other albums. • Jose Behar, who was the president of EMI Latin, saw her performance and signed her a contract. • This is when Selena released her first album as just Selena and not Selena Y Los Dinos. • She also became a spokesperson for coca cola. http://www.selenaforever.com

  13. Selena with Jose Behar

  14. 1992-1994 • Selena married Chris Perez who was the lead guitarist for her brother’s band, Los Dinos. • She won a grammy for Best Mexican-American performance. • Her album Amor Prohibido was then nominated for another grammy. http://www.selenaforever.com

  15. Selena and Chris at their wedding

  16. 1995 • Selena fired Yolanda ,the manager of her boutiques who was also the president of her fan club, for stealing money. • On March 31st Selena and Yolanda got into a fight. • Yolanda pulled out a gun and shot Selena in the back. • Selena was pronounced dead at the age of 23. http://www.selenaforever.com

  17. Selena’s grave *all pictures were found on Google images

  18. The End Made By: Hannah Langford