Selena The Superstar
Selena Quintanilla Perez Is a famous Latin and Pop singer from Lake Jackson Texas. Selena was born on April 16th 1971. She is the youngest child of Abraham Quintanilla and Marcella Ofelia Samora. At age nine Selena's father began a singing group with his children called Selena y Los Dinos (Selena and the Guys). Selena's family had owned a restaurant but soon went bankrupt.
The family relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas where the family performed anywhere they could. In 1989 Selena was signed with Capitol Records. During The early 90's Selena's album Entre a Mi Mundo (Enter my World) boosted her career with the hit single Como La Flor. At the 36th Grammy Awards Selena won a Grammy for her album Selena Live. In 1994 Amor Prohibido was released and was nominated for a Grammy award.
Selena opened two clothing stores in Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Yolanda Saldivar - a good friend of Selena's - was hired to run the boutiques and the fan club they had started. In summer of 1995 Selena released her English language album called Dreaming of You. It was a big hit in the English speaking community in the US. Selena then began The Dreaming of You tour later that year going to places such as the north of The United States and Canada.
In 1997 Selena made her first European appearance in Spain and continued to France, The United Kingdom, and Germany for the European leg of her Dreaming of You tour. After a year of touring Selena went back to Texas to spend time with her husband Chris. In 1999 Selena performed with her band in Times Square for Dick Clark's Rockin New Years Eve for ABC 2000 Today. In 2000 Selena released a new album containing both new music and unreleased music from the early 90's. Selena began her fourth tour in 2002 traveling to places like Asia, Australia, India, The Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Selena performed a concert to raise money to donate to charities who were aiding the affected countries, she did the same thing after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. In 2007 Selena released a new album along with a fashion film. In 2008 Selena went to Milan Italy to open a boutique featuring her own clothing designs. The store was very popular and a second one opened up in Rome.
In 2009 Selena had decided to take a short break from her career with her husband Chris and there four children. Two years later Selena had joined up with Lady Gaga during the last tour date of The Monster Ball tour in Mexico City to sing a few Spanish songs with Gaga on the piano. She also joined with Katy Perry during her Mexico dates for The California Dreams Tour. As of 2012 Selena has released a new album and a new tour. She is one of the most famous people of our time.