Selena Quintanilla-Perz was a woman of many talents; she took over the world with her unique style, music, and entrepreneurial skills. She was even referred to as the Queen of Tejano music. The audience mostly celebrated her unique style and breathtaking music sense. It didn't take her long to become one of the most successful Mexican-American entertainers of all time. Billboard magazine named the Latin-singer as the most top-selling artist of the decade. She was also considered one of the most influential personalities of her time.
Who was Selena?
Selena Quintanilla was the youngest of her family. She began making music in 1981 as a part of the band called Selena y Los Dinos. The band also consisted of Selena’s siblings, A.B Quintanilla and Suzatte Quintanilla. When she started performing and recording professionally, she was heavily criticized for her choice of genre.
Many times, she was refused booking because of it. Tejano music was mainly a male-dominated music genre. She soon shot to fame after winning the Tejano Music Award for 'Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987. In 1989, she released a self-titled debut album, and in 1992, she released Entre a Mi Mundo, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard on the Regional Mexican Album for eight consecutive months.
The single Como la Flor became one of the most popular songs, and her album won the award of 'Best Mexican/American Album’ at the 1994 Grammy awards.
Selena’s Tragic Murder
Despite having all the fame and recognition to act as her shield, Selena was shot dead in 1995, only 16 days before her 24th birthday. She was brutally murdered by her friend and former manager Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar was a nurse but worked at Selena Etc. Boutiques. She was later found to have messed with the finances in the clothing store that led to her getting fired. After the cold-blooded murder, she was sentenced to life for the first-degree murder of the singer.
Recently, Netflix has announced the second part for ‘Selena: The Series’ and it is set to launch on May 4 2021. Alongside the announcement of the final part of the series, Netflix also released a trailer that shows Selena in her iconic crisscross purple dress as she sings Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. The part 1 of the series focuses on Selena’s story and her rise to fame from being an ordinary girl to one of the most successful Latin artists of all time.
Mark your calendars, people! It’s time to witness the revival of Selena.