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1. 20 Years Later: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

20 Years Later: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

Selena was celebrated as one of the greatest Mexican American entertainers of the end of the 20th century.

2. The Most Celebrated Tejana…

The Most Celebrated Tejana…

Her Live! (1993) album won Best Mexican/American Album at the 1994 Grammy Awards, becoming the first recording by a Tejano artist to do so.

3. Selena The Sex Symbol

Selena The Sex Symbol

Selena became a sex icon following the release of her first album, pushing the boundaries of the male-dominated Tejano music genre. Her curvy shape rebelled against Hollywood standards of overly-skinny women.

4. Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

She was named the “Best selling Latin artist of the decade” by Billboard Magazine.

5. The Tejano Pioneer

The Tejano Pioneer

Selena won the coveted Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year nine consecutive times.

6. Visions Of Grammy Gold

Visions Of Grammy Gold

Selena became the first Tejano artist to win a Grammy in 1994, for her album “Live!”

7. “Selena”


Two years after her death, Jennifer Lopez was tapped to play Selena in the “Selena” biopic released by Warner Bros.

8. Selena The Philanthropist

Selena The Philanthropist

Selena was passionate about giving back. The Latina donated to such charities as Toys For Tots.

9. Record Breaker

Record Breaker

Selena’s posthumous album “Dreaming For You” sold 331,000 units in the first week, making her the third female to do so after Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

10. “Dreaming Of You”

“Dreaming Of You”

Her first English-language album, “Dreaming of You,” sold 175,000 copies in a single day

11. The Fashionista

The Fashionista

Selena’s fashion sense was inspired by Paula Abdul. She began wearing fancy bustiers and tightly fit clothing in the 90s.

12. Her Favorite…

Her Favorite…

Selena’s favorite lip color was “Brick” (now discontinued) by Chanel. It’s also reported, her microphones would be covered in red lipstick after her performances. [http://bit.ly/1I1fpYz] [http://bit.ly/1Gd4Pvp]

13. Sweet & Charismatic

Sweet & Charismatic

Selena was described as a “sweet and charismatic girl” by Puerto Rican journalist María Celeste Arrarás.

14. Daddy’s Girl

Daddy’s Girl

After every performance, she would ask her father, “How did I do?”

15. Cultural Icon

Cultural Icon

Selena’s death was compared to the deaths of John Lennon, Elvis Presley and President John F. Kennedy.

16. Legacy Lives On…

Legacy Lives On…

Selena’s music continues to withstand the test of time. As of 2012, she has sold over 60 million albums worldwide.