“This star is for every single Latina out there who has ever had a dream,” said starlet Eva Longoria, who grew up in Selena’s hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, in a moving speech. “Maturing there was no reflection of me – not in TV, not in movies, and not in music, it was as if somebody like me didn’t exist in mainstream America. That changed when a brilliant young singer called Selena changed the music landscape.”
her sis’s words,”Selena stated, the objective isn’t really to live forever, however to create something that will.”Which Selena
did; she increased to fame among Mexican Americans and in Latin America with her signature blend of Tejano ballads and modern pop. A few of her most pop music include: Bidi, Bidi Bom Bom, Dreaming of You, No Me Queda Mas, Amor Prohibido and Como La Flor.We’ve been imagining this day for a while.
The one and just Reina de la música Tex-Mex, Selena, has a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame! pic.twitter.com/cq6UouOVeZ!.?.!— Mayor Eric Garcetti(@MayorOfLA) November 4, 2017 At 23 , she was about to debut her
much-anticipated crossover album when she was shot to death on March 31, 1995, in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. Yolanda Saldívar, the creator of her fan club who had actually been fired for embezzlement, was founded guilty of first-degree murder.Suzette Quintanilla on Selena’s tradition:”The goal isn’t to live permanently– it
‘s to develop something that will ” #selenaday pic.twitter.com/DYoJ59QvB0!.?.!— Marissa Armas(@MarissaArmas)
November 4, 2017 Her popularity has sustained. Since 2015, 65 million of her
albums had been sold worldwide. The 1997 film “Selena,”starring Jennifer Lopez as Selena and James Edward Olmos as her father, currently ranks as the 12th highest-grossing musical biopic of all time.For fans, Friday’s event was a required milestone for the Tejana legend.
“I’m constantly going to enjoy her music and exactly what she stood for, but this, as a fan, this is what I was waiting on to offer her death closure, “stated Joel Peña, 47, a 3rd grade instructor from Texas who traveled to L.A. for the ceremony.The Queen of Tejano got her star and I can’t hold back the tears … #Selena pic.twitter.com/FGpGNuxc9T!.?.!— Ric(@thiccardo) November 4, 2017 Born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, Quintanilla became the diva in her household’s band, Selena Y Los Dinos, when she was 10.
she grew up speaking English, her daddy taught her to sing in Spanish so she could better relate to her Latino fans. She discovered the lyrics phonetically at first, and eventually taught herself to speak Spanish fluently. Selena Quintanilla performs for the crowd throughout a dance following the Feria de las Flores queen’s contest at Memorial Coliseum Aug. 12, 1989, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nine years after her death racked the emotions of Mexican-Americans across the nation, albums by Tejano star Selena are still selling, with her “Ones”album ranked 70th on Signboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. ASSOCIATED PRESS
In 1986, the Mexican-American singer won the Female Singer of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards and in 1989 she signed with the newly-formed Los Angeles record label EMI Latin and released her first of five record-setting albums.RELATED: Smithsonian Uncovers Rare Video of Selena After Twenty Years of Obscurity In the mid-1980s, The Selena
Foundation was established and Coca-Cola selected her its Hispanic ambassador and spokesperson.Her crossover album, Dreaming of You(1995 ), debuted posthumously
. It went on to win Album of the Year at the 1996 Tejano Music Awards and Female Pop Album of the Year at the Second yearly Billboard Latin Music Awards.RELATED: Pandora’s Selena Station Sees Big Spike After Google Doodle Quintanilla was named Billboard Magazine’s”Top Latin artist of the ’90s”, the”Best selling Latin artist of the decade,”and in 2016 charted as the
2016″Top Latin Album of the Year, Female Artist. “Admired for her distinct fashion sense, she was in some cases called the” Tejano Madonna”after her self-made, rhinestone-studded bustiers and unabashed dance
moves. She was also seen as the wholesome girl next door, and was a point of pride for so many U.S. Latinos.Many young Latina ladies carry her name, including star Selena Gomez.In 2015, an online petition was begun to call a M.A.C. cosmetic line after the vocalist, and in 2016, the limited edition makeup line launched.In October
of this year, Google launched a video Doodle marking the date of Selena
‘s very first studio album release. Set to her song Bidi Bom Bom, the Doodle narrated her life, and ran in 18 nations for 24 Hr.
Selena carries out Sunday 2/28/1993 matinee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo inside the Astrodome that drew 66,994 individuals and set an all-time attendance record. ASSOCIATED PRESS”There were constantly 2 women who taught me I might do anything and be anything I set my mind to: my mother and Selena,”said Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead
for Google Doodles and project manager for the Selena Quintanilla, in an interview with
Signboard.” Selena has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.”In an < a href= https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/google-honors-selena-doodle-n811606 > interview with NBC News, Campos stated Selena’s tradition has only grown with time and shows no signs of stopping. “She represents all that is positive about Latino culture and I believe she’ll continue to be a motivation for generations to come.”For fans like Peña, Friday’s moment was bittersweet.”There were particular things that had to occur after she died -she was eliminated too soon. Of course the statue at the Wax Museum, and I was happy to see that take place, but I desired to see her have this star on the Stroll of Fame. I
believe it’s time to let her rest now.”Follow NBC Latino on Facebook
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