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Selena Quintanilla

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, best known as just Selena, was a singer who has been called "The Queen of Tejano Music", releasing her first album at the age of 12. She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, landed a recording contract with EMI, and saw her fame grow throughout the early 1990s. Selena attained further notability after she was murdered at the age of 23 by the president of her fan club. Two weeks after her death, Texas Governor George W. Bush declared her birthday "Selena Day”. Warner Bros produced Selena, a film starring Jennifer Lopez in 1997, and in 2006, she was commemorated with a museum and a bronze life-sized statue on the bayfront.

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Selena Quintanilla
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