Selena Quintanilla Essay

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Selena Quintanilla Selena Quintanilla was a Mexican American song writer and singer. She was originally from lake Jackson, Texas. Born on April 16, 1971 and died on March 31, 1995. She was named the top artist of the 90’s and was named the best selling Latin artist of the decade. She also had the top singles in 1994 and 1995. She was twelve when she released her first album it was called Selena y Los Dinos. The singer one the top female vocalist of the year at the 1987 Tejano music awards and got a recording track with EMI a few years later. Her fame grew fast through the 1990’s. When Selena was born her parents didn’t have a name for a girl so they began telling people it was a boy then some one told them the name Selena and the parents liked it so that’s what they named her. Selena began singing since the age of three, when she was nine her father founded there singing group. There family soon went bankrupt and go evicted from there home. They took all of there band equipment and left to Corpus Christi, Texas in an old bus, they preformed everywhere they could streets, weddings, and any other place. All of the time and effort eventually paid off when Selena turned fourteen and recorded her first album for a record company. Selena did well in school but as she grew more popular she had to travel a lot to perform, so her dad pulled her out of school when she was in eighth grade. She had to finish her education on the road she received her high school diploma at the age of seventeen from The American School of Correspondence in Chicago, Illinois. She then released her third album Alpha, in 1986. The way Selena became a famous singer is because her dad would make her and her brothers play a couple songs every day after school. They never wanted to but there dad made them which was good cause all of that practice paid off in the long run. When they practiced Selena

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