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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), known mononymously as Selena, was an American singer-songwriter. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. Selena had the most successful singles of 1994 and 1995, "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Más". She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and the Mexican equivalent of Madonna. Selena released her first album, Selena y Los Dinos, at the age of twelve. She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards and landed a recording contract with EMI a few years later. Her fame grew throughout the early 1990s, especially in Spanish-speaking countries, and she had begun recording in English as well.

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Selected Selena film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits


Soundtrack Credits


Cara e Coroa (TV Show)


Selena, su ultimo adios

Latin Nights (TV Show)

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Movie)


Pa'lante con Cristina (TV Show)

Sábado gigante (TV Show)


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Recent news stories featuring Selena.

Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Selena on the cover.
  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine [United States] (18 August 1995)
  • Selena - Playboy Magazine Cover [Spain] (July 1991)
  • Selena - Estylo Magazine Cover [Spain] (February 2003)
  • Jennifer Aniston - People Magazine [United States] (17 April 1995)
  • Matthew Perry - People Magazine [United States] (17 April 1995)


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List of Selena magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Selena - Celebrity Sleuth Magazine Pictorial [United States] (February 1996)

Dating History

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List of Selena relationships, in date order.


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List of albums by Selena, including album cover photos.


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List of top 10 songs by Selena.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Dreaming of you 1995 45,943
I Could Fall in Love 1995 66,450
Amor Prohibido 1994 70,658
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 1994 67,894
Como La Flor 1992 85,153
Baila Esta Cumbia 1990 104,961
Si Una Vez 1994 118,924
El Chico Del Apartamento 512 1994 123,458
Techno Cumbia 1994 150,832
Fotos y Recuerdos 2000 140,179
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Selena songs.

Member Of

Selena is associated with the following bands - this list includes musical groups belonged to past and present.

First NameSelena
Last NamePerez
Maiden NameQuintanilla
Full Name at BirthSelena Quintanilla
Other NamesSelena Quintanilla-Pérez
Queen of Tejano
La Reina de Tex-Mex
Age23 (age at death)
Date of BirthApril 16, 1971
BirthplaceLake Jackson, Texas, USA
Date of DeathMarch 31, 1995
Location of DeathCorpus Christi, Texas, USA
Cause of DeathHomicide
Height5' 5" (165 cm)
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Distinctive FeaturesRed Lips
Black Banged Hair
Singing In Spanish Most Of The Time
Sequin Purple Jumpsuit
Blacked Banged Hair
Star SignAries
ReligionJahovah's Witness
Occupation CategorySinger
Claim to FameThe queen of Tejano music
Measurements (inches)34-23-36
FatherAbraham Quintanilla Jr
MotherMarcella Quintanilla
Brother(s)Abraham Quintanilla III
Abraham Quintanilla III
Sister(s)Suzette Quintanilla
Associated PeopleChris Perez (Husband)
PetsApril (chicken) childhood
Pebbles (black pomeranian)
Winny (mastiff)
Taylor( mastiff)
Julia (miniature pincher)
Andre (miniature pincher)
Favorite FoodsPizza
Favorite AccessoriesShoes

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