For those who are interested in Selena Quintanilla Perez's biography, you have come to the right place. Before she was tragically murdered at age 23, she was named the top latin artist of the 90's. She was also named best selling artist of the decade by Billboard. Below are some other facts about the talented Latin beauty.
She was Murdered by the President of her Fan Club. Selena Quintanilla Perez was murdered by Yolanda Saldvivar at a Days Inn in Corpus Christ, Texas on March 31, 1995. Saldivar claimed the shooting was accidental, but the jury thought otherwise, as she was sentanced to life in prison, with parole set for 30 years.
George Bush Declared her Birthday "Selena Day." Two weeks after her death, then Texas governor George Bush declared her birthday, "Selena Day." Warner Brothers also produced a film of her life, which starred Jenifer Lopez.
Best Female Vocalist. In 1987, Selena Quintanilla Perez was named Best Female Vocalist at the Tejano Music Awards. Soon after, she signed a music deal with Capital/EMI, as they were convinced that they had signed the next Gloria Estefan.
The Mexican Madonna. During the time of her death, Tom Brokaw referred to Selena Quintanilla Perez as the "Mexican Madonna." Her death made front page news on the New York Times for two straight days. Numerous memorials were named in her honor, and radio stations all over Texas played her music non-stop in her honor.
Selena Vive! On April 7, 2005, a week after the tenth anniversary of her death, over 65,000 fans showed up to a tribute concert for Selena Quintanilla Perez.. Artists such as Gloria Estefan, Pepe Aguliar, and Fey performed.