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Selena

The tragic shooting death of Tejano singer Selena spawned a reaction within the Latino community that can be compared to the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. An enormously popular singer in Latino communities across North America, her music crossed cultural boundaries to touch the lives of young and old alike. A flamboyant, sexy stage performer sometimes hailed as the Latina Madonna, Selena was nonetheless considered a role model for off-stage she was family oriented, active in anti-drug campaigns and AIDS awareness programs.

She was born Selena Quintanilla to Mexican-American parents in Lake Jackson, TX. Before her birth, her father Abraham had been a member of los Dinos. When Selena began performing at the age of ten, her father became her manager and los Dinos became her backing band. In 1983, she made her recording debut after appearing on the popular radio show of L.A. deejay Johnnie Canales. While Selena grew up understanding Spanish, English was her first language. Her first records were recorded in Spanish, and she sang the words phonetically. After her music began to catch on, she began learning Spanish formally and by the time of her death, she was fluent in the language.

In 1987, she was named Female Vocalist of the Year and Performer of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. Two years later she signed with EMI Latin and in 1990, she and los Dinos released their eponymous debut album. Later that year she released a singles compilation, Personal Best, and she also released Ven Conmigo. In 1991 the title track of the latter became the first Tejano record to go gold. Selena also released two more albums, including one of cumbia music, Baila Esta Cumbia that year. Selena married Los Dinos' lead guitarist Chris Perez in April of 1992. Other group members included her brother, Abraham Quintanilla, III, who played bass and penned many of her songs, and her sister Suzette, the drummer. She won her first Grammy in 1993 for Best Mexican American Performance for her album Selena Live. That same year, she released an album of love songs, Quiero, and she also opened Selena Etc, a clothing manufacturing business. In 1994, she made her feature-film debut in Don Juan DeMarco, in which she played a singer. Later that year, she and her band embarked upon a tour of New York, L.A., Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Amor Prohibido was released in 1994; the record's title track won a Grammy and went gold. In 1995, Selena began preparing to make her breakthrough into the American pop mainstream.

In the spring of that year she was working on her first English-language album, when she went to a motel room in Corpus Christi, TX, to fire 34-year-old Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who managed Selena's boutique in San Antonio, and the founder of the Selena fan club. A few days before the confrontation, Selena's father had unearthed paperwork proving that Saldivar had been embezzling from the fan club. Saldivar and Selena argued and as the singer left, she was shot in the back. Selena didn't die right away and managed to stagger into the lobby where she named Saldivar as the killer. An hour later, Selena died in a local hospital.

It was a death that rocked the entire Latino music industry. Saldivar was convicted for the murder of Selena in November, 1995 and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.

A special service was held in the Los Angeles Coliseum where she was to give a concert. Less than a month later, Texas governor George W. Bush declared April 16, "Selena Day," in her honor. Dreaming of You, her final album, was released posthumously in the early summer. It became the first Tejano album to reach number one in America and was double platinum by the end of the year. ~ Sandra Brennan
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Selena

1. Tu Eres

2. Sukiyaki

3. Contigo Quiero Estar

4. Besitos

5. Amame, Quiereme

6. Tengo Ganas De Llorar

7. My Love

8. Quiero Ser

9. Mentiras

10. No Te Vayas

11. La Bamba

12. Spoken Liner Notes By The Family (Selena - Selena 20 Years Of Music)

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Track List: Unforgettable: The Live Album

1. Como La Flor (Live)

2. Amor Prohibido (Live)

3. Baila Esta Cumbia (Live)

4. Ya Ves (Live)

7. Tus Desprecios (Live)

8. Cobarde (Live)

10. El Chico Del Apartamento 512 (Live)

11. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Live)

12. Si Una Vez (Live)

14. No Me Queda Mas (Live)

15. Como La Flor (Live)

16. No Debes Jugar

17. La Llamada

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Track List: Momentos Intimos

1. Amor Prohibido

2. Missing My Baby

3. Fotos Y Recuerdos

4. Dreaming Of You

5. Buenos Amigos

6. I'm Getting Used To You

7. Donde Quiera Que Estes

8. Only Love

9. Tu Solo Tu

10. I Could Fall In Love

11. Si Una Vez

12. Where Did The Feeling Go?

13. No Me Queda Mas

14. Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti

15. No Llores Mas Corazon (Re-Recorded)

16. Puede Ser

17. Spoken Liner Note- Amor Prohibido

18. Spoken Liner Note- Missing My Baby

19. Spoken Liner Note- Fotos Y Recuerdos

20. Spoken Liner Note- Dreaming Of You

21. Spoken Liner Note- Donde Quiera Que Estes

22. Spoken Liner Note- I Could Fall In Love

23. Spoken Liner Note- Si Una Vez

24. Spoken Liner Note- No Me Queda Mas

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Track List: Greatest Hits

1. My Love

2. I Could Fall In Love

3. Captive Heart

4. I'm Getting Used To You

5. God's Child (Baila Conmigo)

6. Dreaming Of You

7. Missing My Baby (Extended Version)

8. Wherever You Are (Donde Quiera Que Estés)

9. Only Love

10. A Million To One

11. Where Did The Feeling Go?

12. Is It The Beat?

13. Always Mine

14. Don't Throw Away My Love

15. Disco Medley

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Track List: Ones

1. No Quiero Saber

2. Baila Esta Cumbia

3. Como La Flor

4. La Carcacha

5. Buenos Amigos

6. No Debes Jugar

7. La Llamada

8. Amor Prohibido

9. No Me Queda Mas

10. Fotos Y Recuerdos

11. El Chico Del Apartamento 512

12. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

13. Techno Cumbia

14. Si Una Vez

15. Donde Quiera Que Estes

16. Tu, Solo Tu

17. Siempre Hace Frio

18. I Could Fall In Love

19. Dreaming Of You

20. Con Tanto Amor - Medley

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Track List: Ven Conmigo - Selena 20 Years Of Music

1. Ya Ves

2. Aunque No Salga El Sol

3. Ven Conmigo

4. Yo Te Amo

5. Enamorada De Ti

6. La Tracalera

7. Baila Esta Cumbia

8. Yo Me Voy

9. No Quiero Saber

10. Despues De Enero

11. Enamorada De Ti (Club Mix)

12. No Quiero Saber (2000 Mix)

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Track List: The Last Concert (Live)

4. Tus Desprecios (Live)

5. Cobarde (Live)

7. La Carcacha (Live)

8. No Me Queda Mas (Live)

9. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Live)

10. Si Una Vez (Live)

11. El Chico Del Apartamento 512 (Live)

13. Como La Flor (Live)

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Track List: Live The Last Concert

1. Disco Medley (Live/1995)

2. Amor Prohibido (Live/1994)

3. Baila Esta Cumbia (Live/1990)

4. Tus Desprecios (Live)

5. Cobarde (Live)

6. Techno Cumbia (Live/1994)

7. La Carcacha (Live)

8. No Me Queda Mas (Live)

9. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Live)

10. Si Una Vez (Live)

11. El Chico Del Apartamento 512 (Live)

12. Ya Ves (Live/1993)

13. Como La Flor (Live)

14. Spoken Liner Notes By The Band And Family (Live)

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Track List: Dreaming Of You

1. I Could Fall In Love

2. Captive Heart

3. I'm Getting Used To You

5. Dreaming Of You

6. Missing My Baby

7. Amor Prohibido

9. Techno Cumbia

10. El Toro Relajo

11. Como La Flor

12. Tu Solo Tu

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Track List: Amor Prohibido (Single)

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Track List: Amor Prohibido

1. Amor Prohibido

2. No Me Queda Mas

3. Cobarde

4. Fotos Y Recuerdos

5. El Chico Del Apartamento 512

6. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

7. Techno Cumbia

8. Tus Desprecios

9. Si Una Vez

10. Ya No

11. Donde Quiera Que Estas (Duet With Barrio Boyzz)

12. Spoken Liner Notes By The Band And Family

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Track List: Entre A Mi Mundo

1. Si La Quieres

2. Como La Flor

3. Yo Te Sigo Queriendo

4. Que Creias

5. Las Cadenas

6. Vuelve A Mi

7. La Carcacha

8. Siempre Estoy Pensando En Ti

9. Missing My Baby

10. Ámame

11. Buenos Amigos (Feat. Alvaro Torres)

12. Where Did The Feeling Go?

13. Spoken Liner Notes By The Family (Entre A Mi Mundo)

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Track List: Ven Conmigo (2015 Release)

1. Ya Ves

2. Aunque No Salga El Sol

3. Ven Conmigo

4. Yo Te Amo

5. Enamorada De Ti

6. La Tracalera

7. Baila Esta Cumbia

8. Yo Me Voy

9. No Quiero Saber (1990 Version)

10. Después De Enero

11. Enamorada De Ti (Club Mix)

12. No Quiero Saber (2000 Mix)

13. Spoken Liner Notes By The Family (Ven Conmigo)

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Track List: Ven Conmigo

1. Ya Ves

2. Aunque No Salga El Sol

3. Ven Conmigo

4. Yo Te Amo

5. Enamorada De Ti

6. La Tracalera

7. Baila Esta Cumbia

8. Yo Me Voy

9. No Quiero Saber

10. Despues De Enero

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Track List: Mis Primeros Exitos

1. Estoy Contigo

2. Sentimientos

3. Acuerdate De Mí

4. Tu No Sabes

5. Costumbres

6. Siempre

7. Dame Un Beso

8. Yo Fui Aquella

9. Carino, Carino Mio

10. Dulce Amor

11. Quiero Estar Contigo

12. Terco Corazon

13. Dime

14. Ya Se Va

15. Cien Años

16. Quiero

17. Spoken Liner Notes By The Family (Mis Primeros Exitos - Selena 20 Years Of Music)

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Track List: Lo Mejor De…

1. No Quiero Saber (2000 Mix)

2. Baila Esta Cumbia

3. Como La Flor (Remastered Version)

4. La Carcacha

5. Buenos Amigos (Feat. Alvaro Torres)

6. No Debes Jugar (1993 Version)

7. La Llamada (1993 Version)

8. Amor Prohibido

9. No Me Queda Más (Album Version)

10. Fotos Y Recuerdos

11. El Chico Del Apartamento 512 (Album Version)

12. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (1994 Version)

13. Techno Cumbia (Album Version)

14. Si Una Vez

15. Donde Quiera Que Estes

16. My Love

17. I Could Fall In Love

18. God's Child (Baila Conmigo)

19. Dreaming Of You

20. Missing My Baby (Extended Version)

21. Wherever You Are (Donde Quiera Que Estés)

22. Is It The Beat?

23. Always Mine

24. Don't Throw Away My Love

25. Disco Medley

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yereniallope z
De chiquita cantaba y bailaba la música de Selena. ������������ tengo bellos recuerdos de mi infancia con esta cancion.
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I love you so much your my favorite in the world your the best love you
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She had a gift
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RIP SELENA WE ALL MISS YOU EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN WHEN U WERE AROUND I STILL LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC AND LOVE IT
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Como La Flor (Live)
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You have made the best music ever Selena
We will always remember your smile, laugh and big heart we will always miss you but you'll always live inside our hearts R.I.P SELENA Queen of Cumbia
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Love you selena;
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Selena Quintanilla is got to get you
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I love Selena ��
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She is pretty so much
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Selena Quintanilla Is got get You
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Me gusta
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I love this song!
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My jam mi amor
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There's a 5 $ find raising raffle at :

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I have lost both of of my parents and everything everyone that was in my family OK
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Selena
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We will all remember you
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It's sad that she died R.I.P selena quintanilla love ur music if u were alive you would change the world
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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now that you've started reading this don't stop this is so freaky. If you ignore this you will have bad luck. Post this 15 songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and you crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen
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I love you but your stooped frind Cold you����
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i love you song la carcacha :)
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I love you but your frend Jope you ������������
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❤️❤️
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Love you selena
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imagine all the things you would of accomplished done and changed if you were still here with us today! WE LOVE YOU SELENA! always and forever!
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Love your music Selena
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R.l.P I loved you
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I wish I was born when she was around because her music is better than today music RIP SELENA ❤❤❤❤��������
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It's sad that the stupid Yolanda Salvidar murdered Selena I will forever remember her smile her laugh her personally—E V E R Y T H I N G ABOUT HER!She was a beautiful woman with a big heart I miss her so much I LOVE YOU SELENA!!!!❤️
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I saw u many times in corpus I loved it all I learned to dance to ur music ur always loved
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I saw selena several times in El Paso. Also been to her statue in Corpus Christi. MISS HER AND HER MUSIC INFLUENCE.
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I was very lucky to see her perform in Austin TX! Miss you Selena!!! very beautiful lady inside and out!
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Rest in peace
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AWESOME
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I love this song :)
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BEAUTIFUL ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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LOVE HER.
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Ella era hermosa su voz única siempre estará en nuestros corazones desde Puerto Rico
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Rip Selena
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I watch the movie and i loved it and it was could selena����‍�
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I really like her movie and music
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Love her music and movie
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❤you Selena #1 RIP beautiful angel!
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