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Selena's background was not quite so simple. Selena was born in Lake Jackson Texas, a blue -collar town outside of Houston, the youngestof three children of Abraham jr. Quintanilla and his wife Marcella Quintanilla, had a comfortable job as a shipping clerk at Dow Chemical, but his real passion was music. In his youth he had been a vocalist with a popular South Texas band called Los Dinos. When Selena first sang at the age of 6 he immediately recognized her talent. Her timing, her pitch were perfect, he says, I could see if from day one. She loved all music, everything from Little Anthony and the IMperials to country and western to Michael Jackson. For the time being, though she confined herself to informal jam sessions with her brother Abraham 3 and her sister Suzette.
Abraham Quintanilla her father was a singer with the original Los Dinos from 1957 to 1972 and is the group's manager, Selena, her brother Abe 3, and sister Suzette are second generation of the Dinos, other band members are Roget Garcia and Ricky Vela. Selena and Los Dinos now make their home in Corpus Christi, Texas.
1977; Made her first public appearance at her father's Papagayos Mexican restaurant in Lake Jackson, Texas. At that time the group consisted of Selena, her dad and brother and sister Suzette.
1978; Made her first recording
1980; Became lead vocalist for Southern Pearl. This country and western group was made up of Selena Suzette Abraham Roddy and REna Pyeatt.
1981; They changed their name to Selena & Los Dinos.
1982; The group moved to Corpus Christi
87-88 Jesse Y barra replaced Roger Garcia. Abe 3 Selena's brother and Ricky formed their own production company. The name was derived from their last names. Quintanilla means fifth and Vela means candle , so they settled on five candles, . Their client was Shelley Lares.
fall 88: Made a western United States Preciosa Tour, to New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Nevada. She also made a big move up in record sales. Selena performed at the Circus Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Early 1990's With the 1992 album, Entre a Mi Mundo (Come into My world) Selena became the first Tejana to sell more then 300,000 albums. The bilingual album Dreaming of you, his number one on the billboard charts the week it was released in 1995.
1995; Selena Performs a concert for a record-setting Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Sunday crowd of 61,041 at the Astrodome in february.
Yolanda Saldivar, President of her fan club, on March 31 1995 Murders Selena Quintanilla Perez at the Hotel Holidays Inn
The Dreaming of you Cd is released July 18 and become's first album recorded mostly in Spanish to debut at no One the billboard 200.
1997: Portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in the movie( Selena) which grosse's 35 millions$ domestically.
The Selena soundtrack peaks at no 7 and remains on the Billboard 200 for 45 weeks. The Bronze life-size sculpture of Selena at the MIrador de la Flor is unveiled on May 25 along Shoreline Boulevard in Corpus Chriti.
2000: The original musical production, Selena Forever, begins a national tour in the Spring.
2004: New Selena albums, including Momentos Intimos, continue to be popular
2005: To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Selena's death, EMI Latin schedules several Landmarks releases during the year including Selena Remembered, The Last Concert, Selena unforgettalbe the Ultimate collection and Selena Vive!.
Selena 's brother A.B. QUintanilla 3 released Duetos, which included two tracks of Selena classics he re-recorded, including Baila Esta Cumbia and I could fall in love. Univision's Selena vive! Tribute concert on April 7 draws a more then 70,000 fans to Houston's Reliant Stadium.