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On April 16, 1971, Easter Sunday, one of the greatest remembered singers was born, Selena Quintanilla-Perez. She was born into family that was gifted in music and instruments. Her brother and sister, Abraham III and Suzette, played instruments. Abraham in the late 50 s and early 60 s was part of group called Los Dinos(The Guys), and Selena was wondering why she was left out of music. They said she was to young, but right then she showed them that she was not by using her outstanding voice. By the age of six she what already singing like a professional. When she was nine, her father started the group Selena Y Los Dinos(Selena and The Guys). They mainly played at the family restaurant, but it fell and went bankrupt, and they had no place to go. So they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where they played everywhere they could: Weddings, streets, etc. Soon enough out of all the rough Selena recorded her first album in 1984 under Freddie Label. Her album was not released just then, but released in 1995 titled Mis Primeras Grabaciones . In 1986, her career began to take off, and she was taken out of school by her father Abraham Jr in 8th grade. Selena did get a High School Degree from a correspondence school in Chicago. She then released her second album, Alpha.
At the Tejano Awards she took the award for Female Vocalist of the year. In 1988, two more of her albums were releases, Preciosa and Dulce Amor. She also met a guitarist named Chris Perez, who was hired in the band and became married Selena on April 3, 1992. In 1989, she got her biggest break by signing a contract with Capitol/EMI Latin label. By this time her concerts were bringing thousands of people. In 1990, A fan, Yolanda Saldivar, came up to Abraham with the idea of a fan club. Her and Selena cam close, but later she was Selenas worst enemies. Also, her album Ven Conmigo was released.
In 1992, Entre A Mi Mundo was released. In 1994, she became a superstar by releasing Amor Prohibido. In February 1995, trouble started with the Selena Fan Club. People were complaining about things they did not get but paid for. Then Money began missing out of Selena s account, which Yolanda was stealing, so she was fired. March 30 Selena went to a Days Inn where Yolanda was staying to get some paper work. They noticed that some were missing so Selena went back to get them, but Yolanda said she was raped in Mexico and she wanted to go to the hospital. Selena took her and returned back to the hotel where they argued. 11:48 PM Selena was shot by Yolanda in the right shoulder. Selena went to the lobby for help, the ambulance came and took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:05 PM.
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