Selena Quintanilla was an American fashion designer, spokesperson, singer, actress, songwriter, and model. She is known as “Queen of Tejano Music.” She is best recognized for her contributions to fashion and music. Selena Quintanilla was born on 16th April 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She was born to Marcello and Abraham Jr. Quintanilla. Her father led a band in the 1950s and 1960s but gave up his music career to start a family. Selena had two siblings, and she was the youngest. She attended elementary school in Lake Jackson. In 1980, after her father opened a restaurant, she and her siblings performed there on weekends and during wedding parties.
Abraham III was on bass guitar, and Suzette was on drums. The restaurant had to close. The family was evicted from their house after a summing themselves bankrupt and settled in Corpus Christ, Texas. Her father became the manager of Selena y Los Dinos’ band which the siblings formed In 1988 she got a school diploma from American school of correspondence in Chicago She was then accepted to Louisiana State University.She took up business administration at Pacific western university.
Selena got married to Chris Perez, the band’s lead guitarist, in April 1992.
By 1984 Selena shot her first LP records called Selena y Los Dinos under Freddie records. Although Selena wanted to record the English language based songs, she recorded male-oriented songs in the language of Spain mixed with German styles of polka, jazz, and even country music. The style was much liked by Mexico citizens who lived in the United States. Selena’s father was supposed to compose the songs that pertained to her origin.
When recording the songs, Selena had to be taught the Spanish language by his father in 1985 to add value to the songs. Selena was invited on a Spanish language radio program by the name Johnny Canales show. In the show, she became popular to the extent of appearing a considerable number of years. The director of Tejano music awards musician Rick Trevino unveiled the talent in Selena wherein 1987 he selected her as the winner of the vocalist of the year award.
She kept that record for nine years continuously. Texas music halls underrated this group of musicians due to their age a led by Selena; Her audience sometimes went to the extent of disclosing to her father that the band would never accomplish its objective as the leader was female. How could they be able to compete in the field of men?
That was the concern of many. In 1990, she released the album “Ven Conmigo.” It sold more than 500,000 copies. In 1993, her new album was Live. It made her win Grammy Award for the best Mexican American album. She and the band played numerous tours in 1994.
How much is Selena Quintanilla Net Worth
Despite her humble beginnings in the music industry, she rose to fame. Through her career in music and fashion, Selena had a net worth of $10 million US dollars.
Having been a woman in the music industry which has been since time in memorial believed to be male-dominated. Selena has proved to be confident in her career. She has achieved several awards seizing them from the hands of men. She was shot by a former employee and died on March 31, 1995.