•Selenawas born on April
•She was born in Lake
Jackson, Texas, but grew
up in Corpus, Texas.
•Her first language was
English, not Spanish.
•She was an English-
American singer, but her
side job was being a
designer, and dabbled in
Started to sing at 3 years old
At 6 years old, she started to sing in English
and Spanish, but she sang Spanish in
When she was 9 years old her father joined
Selena and her sibling in a musical
group, with two other people.
Abraham, Selena’s father named the group
after his old music group “Los Dinos,” which
mean “The Guys”, but for the new group he
changed the name to “Selena y Los Dinos.”
Selena was the singer.
Her sister, Suzette was the drummer.
Her brother, A.B. was the bass, and produce
and wrote a lot of Selena songs.
Ricky Vela played the keyboard
Roger Garcia played the guitar.
Her father, Abraham was the manager.
Her first appearance was at her father’s
restaurant “Papa Gayos” at Lake Jackson
Texas, and she perform at eight and made
her first record at nine.
The restaurant went bankrupt.
Selena and her family moved to Corpus
In 1984, made her first album was Selena
Y Los Dinos on the Freddie Label.
Abraham moves band from Freddie Label
to Cara Records to Manny Label.
Abraham bought the rights to Selena album Selena y
Los Dinos, which was released in 1995 as Mis Primeras
Some albums selena released
- The New Girl in Town
- Dulce Armor
Discovered by two big name in the Tejano Music
1989, Selena won the Best Female vocalist award at
the Tejano Music Award, but she kept winning this
award every year including 1996
EMI President, Jose Behar signed Selena to
Her first album with EMI was called Selena
Her first album with EMI listed the artist as
Selena not Selena y Los Dinos
Spokesperson for Coca Coal
Selena released Mis Primeros Exitos which was
her first hit
Selena married Chris
She won a Grammy for best Mexican-American
performance for her album Selena Live
Back ground singer in Don Juan Demarco
Lots of tour
First female Latin artist to be signed to SBK
On February 1995 when Selena performed at
Houston Live Stock Show, and Rodeo, she made
the record of holding the biggest concert crowd
in Houston Astrodome.
Early 1995, found out that their president of the fan’s
club and manager of their boutique was embezzling
money from the fan club.
Met Yolanda at a Corpus Christi Day Inn on the
morning of March 31,1995 in order to receive
paperwork for tax purpose
Yolanda told Selena she had gotten raped the night
before, so Selena drove her to the hospital but it was
no evidence of rape
Because of this incident she found she couldn't trust
Yolanda, so Selena argued with Yolanda at the motel
When Selena was leaving the motel Yolanda pulled
out a hand gun and shot Selena in the back
Selena ran to the lobby and told them who
shot her before she collapsed.
She was pronounced died at 1:05 at the local
In October of 1995, Yolanda was convicted of
first degree murder and sentenced to life in
prison – with no eligibility of parole for 30
60,000 ppl came to her funeral
People magazine published a commemorative issue in
tribute to Selena called Selena - Her Life in Pictures
In the summer of 1995, the album Dreaming Of You
was released. Dreaming Of You was a combination of
Spanish songs and the four English songs that Selena
hard recorded for her planned English album
1997 Selena the movie was made
The movie Selena made Jennifer Lopez into a
April 7th 2005, at tribute concert to Selena was held
in Houston’s Reliant Stadium, the event was called
They made a website in memory of Selena which is
Selenafelt it was important to find time to
encourage children and young adults to stay
in school. She spoke many times in schools
about the importance of getting a High
School diploma and achieving your goals.
Selena loved to go to public middle schools
and high schools to talk to the kids about the
importance of staying in school, avoiding
drugs and alcohol, remaining chaste and
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