Selena was known as the “Mexican Madonna” due to her sensual dance moves and sexy outfits. While Madonna may have first wowed audiences with her bustiers, it could be argued that Selena perfected the fashion with her sequin designs.
Bustiers and curves never looked so good together.
With her brother on bass guitar and her sister on drums, the band started out playing at weddings, clubs and their father’s restaurant in Texas.
The group was managed and produced by their father Abraham and quickly became popular locally. When Selena went solo her act dropped “Y Los Dinos” though her brother and sister continued to be a part of her band.
She Was A Dominating Force In Tejano Music As A Teen
"It is the most bittersweet feeling imaginable," President of EMI Latin Jose Behar, who signed Selena in 1989, told The Washington Post in July 1995. "We -- her family, myself and obviously Selena -- had this dream since 1989, and we now see it coming to fruition. There's this incredible celebration of Selena's music, and she's throwing the party, but she's not going to be there."
(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Dave Einsel, file)
She Didn't Stop Breaking Records...
By July 1995, the English-language hit "I Could Fall In Love" was No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart while "Tú Solo Tú" held the No. 1 spot.
Because Her Fans Will Never Allow Her Memory To Fade
On the 10-year anniversary of her death, the Quintanillas held the benefit concert "Selena ¡VIVE!" in Houston, Texas. Over 70,000 fans attended.
For the 20th anniversary of her death, the family will be hosting la “Fiesta de la Flor" in the star's hometown, Corpus Christi, Texas. The festival will be held on April 17-18, a day after what would've been Selena's 44th birthday.