Selena Quintanilla is an American singer, songwriter, model, actress, spokesperson, and fashion designer. She is handling all her professions well and gained a huge fan following in a short time. Selena got a Grammy award for best Mexican American album. The total sales of the album have been twenty-one million. Fans were in for a shock when the news of her death revealed. If you want to know more about her personal and professional life, let’s get into more details.
Quick facts and Bio
Selena was born on April 16th, 1971, and died on March 31st, 1995. Her height was five feet and six inches. While growing up in a normal household she had a lot of interest in music. She started her career as a model and entered the music scene a little later. She was born and raised in Texas and is the youngest child of her parents. Selena is from American-Mexican background as his father is a Mexican while his mother is an American. Many people believe that she got all the talent from his father as he was also a musician. You will be surprised to know that she started singing at the age of three.
In 1981 Selena released her first music album and all the songs made it to the top in the Billboard Mexican American chart. Due to her popularity, Coca Cola signed her as a brand ambassador. She released her second music album named Baila Esta Cumbia and that also became very popular among the music listeners. Her albums have sold over 90 million copies worldwide.
The song ‘Dreaming of You’ became very popular and everyone was humming it. The song went on to get 35 times platinum. If this isn’t enough it also reached number seven on the Regional Mexican Album Charts. She has endorsed many popular brands during her peak and has featured in the advertisements of Coca Cola and Shampoos. Elena is considered one of the best selling artists after Shakira and Gloria Estefan.
Personal Life, Net Worth and Death
If we talk about the personal life of Selena she was married to Chris Perez in 1992. The marriage was going strong and they were leading a happy life till her death in 1995. Her death news came as a shock for many as she was only 23 years old when she died. If rumors are to be believed she was murdered by the founder of her fan club. The total net worth of Selena is estimated to be $10 million. She was leading a lavish life with her husband before her death. She was also named among Albany-based New York Times Union’s list of 100 Coolest Americans in History.
Did You Know?
- Selena owned two boutiques and one of them was located in San Francisco while the other was in Corpus Christi
- She is the first Tejano artist who has won a Grammy award in 1994
- Selena’s name is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. She was featured in the category of the most dominating musical artist in the world.