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- Me, Myself, and I
- 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. She made her recording debut in 1983 after appearing on popular the 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.
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a April 16th - born in Lake Jackson, Texas
a With her father, Selena forms the band "Selena y Los Dinos"
a Selena Y Los Dinos make their first recording (on a tape recorder)
a Selena makes her musical debut in her father's restaurant Papa Gayos
a Selena y Los Dinos records 'Selena Y Los Dinos' on the Freddie Label. The album is not released until 1995 as 'Mis Primeras Grabaciones'
a Selena y Los Dinos' first record is released 'Muñequito Ee Trapo'
a Won for the first time Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards.
a In 1988, Selena met a guitarist named Chris Perez.
a Signed by EMI Latin.
a The Quintanilla family hires Chris Perez to be in the band (late 1989)
a Her first EMI-Latin album, "Selena" is released.
a First female Tejano recording artist to score a Gold Record with "Ven Conmigo".
a Selena has her first #1 song, "Buenos Amigos" a duet with Alvaro Torres
a April 2nd - marries Chris Perez
a Selena Etc. clothing manufacturing business is launched.
a Selena holds her first Mexican press conference in Monterrey
a Selena appears in the Mexican Soap Opera "Dos mujeres, un camino"
a Selena receives a Double Platinum award for "Selena Live"
a Selena receives a Quadruple Platinum award for "Amor Prohibido" which reached #1 on the Billboard Latin chart
a Grammy for best Mexican American performance for "Selena Live"
a Won a role as singer in the film "Don Juan DeMarco"
a Band debuted in New York, Los Angeles, Argentina & Puerto Rico
a Becomes the first female crossover Latin artist signed to SBK, sister label to EMI Latin
a November: Introduced an educational video for students at Cunningham Middle School, sponsored by Dep Corp
a Was in process of recording her first English language album that was expected to launch her into a crossover career
a Won six Tejano Music Awards, including top female vocalist for the eighth time
a Nominated for a second Grammy for "Amor Prohibido"
a Selena performs before a record-breaking crowd of more than 61,000 fans at the Houston Astrodome (February 26th)
a Selena is murdered by her associate Yolanda Saldivar on Friday, March 31st
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