Selena Quintanilla Bio, Family, Age, Music Career, Net Worth and Murder

This article will answer every question you have about Selena Quintanilla. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Selena Quintanilla do for a living?
  2. Who are Selena Quintanilla’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Selena Quintanilla’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Selena Quintanilla married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Selena Quintanilla have any children?
  6. Where is Selena Quintanilla now?
  7. How tall is Selena Quintanilla?
  8. How much money does Selena Quintanilla earn?
  9. What is Selena Quintanilla’s net worth?

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Who is Selena Quintanilla?

Selena Quintanilla was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, businesswoman, model, actress, and fashion designer. Referred to as the “Queen of Tejano music”, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the “Tejano Madonna” for her clothing choices. She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting the music genre into the mainstream market.

The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, she debuted on the music scene in 1981 as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which also included her elder siblings A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla. She began recording professionally in 1981. In the 1980s, she was often criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre. However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of The Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times. She signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her brother became her principal music producer and songwriter.

Selena Quintanilla’s Career

Elopement, Entre a Mi Mundo, and Selena Live

Selena’s sister Suzette found Selena and Pérez flirting with each other and immediately informed their father. Quintanilla, Jr. took Pérez off the bus and told him his relationship with Selena was over.  Selena and Pérez continued their relationship despite Quintanilla, Jr’s disapproval; Selena’s mother Marcella approved of their relationship. Quintanilla, Jr. saw Selena and Pérez romantically together on the bus after he informed them of his disapproval; he pulled over and an argument between Quintanilla, Jr. and Selena ensued. He called Pérez a “cancer in my family” and threatened to disband the group if they continued their relationship.

A Photo of Selena Quintanilla
A Photo of Selena Quintanilla

Selena and Pérez relented; Quintanilla, Jr. fired Pérez from the band and prevented Selena from leaving with him. After his dismissal, Pérez and Selena secretly continued their relationship. On the morning of April 2, 1992, Selena and Pérez decided to elope, believing Quintanilla, Jr. would never approve of their relationship. Selena thought Quintanilla, Jr. would have to accept them if they were married, and would not have to hide their feelings for each other. Within hours of their marriage, the media announced the couple’s elopement.

Selena’s family tried to find her; Quintanilla, Jr. did not take the news well and alienated himself for some time. Selena and Pérez moved into an apartment in Corpus Christi. In interviews, Quintanilla, Jr. expressed how he feared Pérez could be a machista (Spanish for a male chauvinist), who would force Selena to end her career and music goals, a move that prevented Quintanilla, Jr. to accept Pérez as being suitable for Selena at the time. Quintanilla, Jr. later approached Pérez, apologized, accepted the marriage, and took Pérez back into the band.

SelenaVen Conmigo, and relationship with Pérez

José Behar of the newly formed label EMI Latin Records, together with the new head of Sony Music Latin, watched Selena perform at the 1989 Tejano Music Awards. Behar was searching for new Latin acts and wanted to sign Selena to EMI’s label Capitol Records, while Sony Music Latin offered Quintanilla, Jr. twice Capitol’s signing fee. Behar thought he had discovered the “next Gloria Estefan” but his superior called Behar illogical because he had been in South Texas less than a week. Quintanilla, Jr. chose EMI Latin’s offer because of the potential for a crossover album and wanted his children to be the first musicians to sign to the label.

Before Selena began recording for her debut album, Behar and Stephen Finfer requested a crossover album for her. She recorded three English-language compositions for the heads of EMI’s pop division. Behar and Finfer’s request for a crossover album was denied and Selena was told she needed a bigger fan base to sell such an album. Behar thought EMI Records and the public did not believe that a Mexican American woman could have “crossover potential” after Charles Koppelman denied the project.

Fashion venture, film debut, and Amor Prohibido

Over the years and despite her death, the image of Selena continues to be present, being admired by those who were her followers in life and the new generations. In addition, she has inspired other famous artists. Aside from music, in 1994 Selena began designing and manufacturing a line of clothing; she opened two boutiques called Selena Etc., one in Corpus Christi and the other in San Antonio. Both were equipped with in-house beauty salons. By the end of 1994, Selena Etc. had held two fashion shows to showcase their clothing line. Selena (alongside her band, Selena y Los Dinos) held a concert after Selena Etc.’s second fashion show on December 3, 1994, at the Hemisfair Arena in San Antonio.
She was in negotiations to open more stores in Monterrey, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Saldívar managed both boutiques after the Quintanilla family were impressed with the way she managed the fan club. The Hispanic Business magazine reported that the singer earned over five million dollars from these boutiques. She was ranked among the twentieth-wealthiest Hispanic musicians who grossed the highest income in 1993 and 1994. Selena released her fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido, in March 1994. The recording debuted at number three on the US Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and number one on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums charts.[

How Old is Selena Quintanilla At Death?

Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S. She died on March 31, 1995 (aged 23) Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.

Selena Quintanilla‘s Family 

Who are Selena Quintanilla’s parents?

Quintanilla was the youngest child of Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla who had Cherokee ancestry and Abraham Quintanilla Jr., a Mexican American former musician.

Does Selena Quintanilla have siblings?

At seventeen, Selena earned a high school diploma from the American School of Correspondence in Chicago and was also accepted at Louisiana State University. She enrolled at Pacific Western University, taking up business administration as her major subject. had two siblings named Abraham III and Suzette Quintanilla.

Selena Quintanilla‘s Education

At seventeen, Selena earned a high school diploma from the American School of Correspondence in Chicago and was also accepted at Louisiana State University. She enrolled at Pacific Western University, taking up business administration as her major subject.

Selena Quintanilla‘s Husband

Quintanilla married lead guitarist for the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos, Chris Pérez.

Did Selena Quintanilla‘s Have any Children?

Quintanilla did not have any children before she died.

Selena Quintanilla’s Net Worth

Quintanilla had an estimated net worth of $5 million.


Quintanilla had a height of 5 ft 6 in.

Selena Quintanilla’s Twitter Account

Quintanilla had no Twitter account considering she died in the 90s.

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