Selena Quintanilla - A Short Biography

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Selena Quintanilla Pérez, professionally known as Selena, was an American Tejano singer.

Honorific Nickname

Due to her contribution to Tejano music, Selena was also referred to as the "Queen of Tejano Music."

DOB & Age

Born on 16 April, 1971, Selena was 23 years old at the time of her death.


Selena was the daughter of Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla and Abraham Quintanilla.

Height & Weight

Selena was 5 feet, 5 inches (165 cm) tall & she weighed around 125.6 pounds (57 kg).


At the age of 17, Selena completed her high school diploma from American School of Correspondence.


In 1981, she started her career at a young age with the band "Selena y Los Dinos", which was formed by Selena & her father.

She released her 1st self-titled studio album "Selena", in 1989. Her album peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart.

Her 3rd album, "Entre a Mi Mundo" (1992), became her breakthrough album & peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums.

In her 14-year musical career, Selena has released 6 studio albums, 3 live albums, 20 compilation albums, & 3 box sets.


In 1992, Selena Quintanilla was married to American guitarist Chris Pérez.


Selena Quintanilla had no children. She died shortly after her marriage.

Net Worth

In 1995, at the time of her death, Selena Quintanilla had a net worth of around $5 million.


On 31 March, 1995, At the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was shot dead by her former fan club president Yolanda Saldivar.

Major Awards

2 Grammy Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 36 Tejano Music Awards & 5 BMI Awards.

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