The Life and Death of Selena Quintanilla

Selena Quintanilla was a beautiful Latin singer who rose to stardom at a young age. She was mostly known for her Tejano music, a combination between country and folk. It didn’t take long for her to become well-known and recognized, specifically with the Hispanics in the American South. She landed a record deal when she was 17 and became a famous star and household name. She had a clear talent, a distinct sense of style, and a stage presence.


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Selena made her recording debut in the ‘80s, and her albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live, quickly made her an award-winning musician in the Latin music scene. The incredible singer even won a Grammy. Thanks to Selena Quintanilla’s talent and popularity, Tejano music became a mainstream music genre. She had so much to give the world, but she was sadly murdered by her friend, employee, and the president of her fan club.

This is the life and death of Selena Quintanilla. Plus, we added some fun facts you may have never known about her.