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Sing With The Angels!!! ~~ Cante Con Los Angeles!!!

Welcome to Selena Land! This is my little corner of the net, that I am making for your enjoyment! This is a place where all Selena fans can get together and remember our beloved Selena!
Please feel free to sign my guestbook, you can find it on the "Selena News" page, please leave comments and suggestions, in order for "Selena Land" to be a better site.
This is not an official site for Selena information, I do not represent Q Productions, Selena Etc..., this is just a website that I created 9/13/99 in Selena's memory. Have fun and enjoy!
This Website was last updated on 5/1/07.
~~En Espanol~~ Sientase por favor liberta al signo mi Guestbook, en orden para tierra de Selena al ser un Mejor sitio.
Yo No represento la Q Productions, ni Selena Etc... Acabo de crear este sitio en su memoria.
Usted lo puede encontrar en el "Pagina de Destello de Noticias."

Selena's Life and Career (El dia en que se apago' el sol)

April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995

"We Love You, Selena!"

Selena Quintanilla-Perez was born in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16, 1971; Easter Sunday.
Her parents, Marcella and Abraham Quintanilla Jr. were delighted to have a new addition to their family which already had two children; Abraham III (A.B)then 8, and Suzette then 4.
Abraham Jr. always had a passion for music. In the late 50's and early 60's he was part of the group "Los Dinos" (The Guys).
When his children were very young, he began to teach them an instrument. A.B. the bass and Suzette the drums.
When Selena was only 3 years old, she demanded to know why her father was leaving her out of the music. Abraham Jr. simply said that she was too young.
Right then Selena showed him she was not too young, she showed him her own instrument, her voice. Abraham Jr. couldn't believe what a beautiful sound he heard.
By the time Selena was 6 years old, she was singing like a pro in both english and spanish, even though she didn't speak the language, alongside her brother, sister, and father.
Selena's ansestors originated from Texas, back when Texas belonged to Mexico. When Selena was 9 years old, her father started the group "Selena Y Los Dinos" (Selena and the Guys.)
The groups first performances were inside "Papagayos", the Quintanilla family restaurant that opened in 1980. Everyone who saw her, even at that young age, knew she was going to be a star someday.
Soon the restaurant fell and the Quintanilla family went bankrupt and had to sell their home. The family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas were they piled into an old bus with all their musical equipment.
They played everywhere they could, just to make ends meat, they would play at backyard weddings, parties, etc.. Soon all of the hard work paid off.
Selena recorded her first album in 1984 under the Freddie Label. This album was not released until the original copies were bought by Selena's father and released in 1995, entitled "Mis Primeras Grabaciones."
Because Selena was getting even more popular and the traveling to perform was interfering with school, Abraham Jr. pulled her out of school when she was in the 8th grade. Even though she was not attending school anymore, Selena earned a highschool diploma from a correspondence school in chicago.(The same school Donny Osmond graduated from)
In 1986, Selena's career really began to take off. Her second album "Alpha" was released. At the Tejano Music Awards, she took the award for best female vocalist of the year and this was just the start of Selena sweeping the Tejano Music Awards for the next 10 years.
Another important thing happened to Selena in 1986, she was discovered by two huge names in the Tejano music industry; Rick Trevino, founder of the Tejano Music Awards, and Johnny Canales, an entertainer with one of the top Spanish television shows.
In 1988, two more Selena albums were released, Preciosa and Dulce Amor. But it was in 1989 when Selena got her big break. That year, she signed with Capitol/EMI Latin label. By this time, Selena's concerts were drawing thousands of people and her band was expanding.
Pete Astudillo joined "Selena Y Los Dinos" and can be heard on such hit duets as "Yo Te Amo" (I love You) and "Siempre Estoy Pensando En Ti" (I'm Always Thinking Of You) A.B.(who was already writing most of Selena's songs) joined Pete and wrote songs such as "Como La Flor"(Like the Flower) Pete stayed with the band for 4 years but.. left in 1993 to go solo.
In 1988, Selena met a guitarist named Chris Perez. Chris had performed with the popular singer Shelly Lares and even had his own band. The Quintanilla family hired him to be in the band in 1990.
On, April 2, 1992 Selena married Chris Perez.
In 1990, a fan approached Abraham Jr. with the idea of starting a fan club. Her name was Yolanda Saldivar. Her wish was granted. She was often referred to as Selena's biggest fan. Yolanda became a very good and trusted friend of Selena's and the Quintanilla's, but.. later on, became one of their worst enemies.
Ven Conmigo (Come With Me) was released in 1990. That album had hits such as "Baila Esta Cumbia" (Dance This Cumbia) Another hit album, "Entre A Mi Mundo" (Come Into My World), was released in 1992. Such hits from that album like, "Como La Flor" and "La Carcacha" (The Old Car) made Selena a star. Her 1993 album "Live"won her a grammy award for Best Mexican American Album, but.. 1994 was her best year, when she truly became a Superstar!
In 1994, Selena released "Amor Prohibido" (Forbidden Love) An album that knocked Gloria Estefan's "Mi Tierra" off the number one spot on the music charts. By March of 1995, it had sold over 400,000 copies. Amor Prohibido included such hits as "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", the title track "Fotos Y Recuerdos" (Photos and Memories), "No Me Queda Mas"(I've got nothing left), and "El Chico Del Apartamento 512" (The Boy Of Apartment 512).
Also in that year, Selena opened her boutique and Salon, "Selena Etc..", in Corpus Christi. It had been her dream since she was a little girl to sell the clothes and jewelery that she loved to design.
In January of 1995, another boutique opened in San Antonio, Texas. In February of 1995, Selena sold out the Houston Astrodome with her last concert for the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. (A record attendance for any Tejana)
Also in February, trouble started with the Selena fan club. People were starting to complain that they weren't receiving their packets that they paid for. The Quintanilla family confronted Yolanda, who by this time was also manager of the boutiques. Money also started to turn up missing. Selena was heart broken by the news and couldn't understand how Yolanda could of done such a horrible thing. The early afternoon of March 31, 1995 Selena attempted to confront Yolanda in private at the Days Inn Motel where Yolanda was staying. A discussion went on about the situation, and as Selena turned away from Yolanda to walk out of the room, Yolanda fired a shot at Selena, wounding her in the right back shoulder, which severed a main artery which later caused her death by loss of blood. Shortly after the incident, a little pass noon, Selena Quintanilla Perez was pronounced dead at the age of 23, March 31st of 1995. What an incredible loss to Selena's family, friends and fans. Yolanda is now serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of parole. May Selena's legacy live on in all of our hearts.


Dreaming of you!