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Events

Life Begins

1971

Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16 in Lake Jackson, Texas

Early Career

1974

Selena's dad started a band, "Selena y Los Dinos" which included Selena's siblings Suzette and A.B.

The Move

1975

Selena and her family move to Corpus Christi, Texas where the band could perform wherever they could including weddings, Quinceneras, and fairs.

Debut

1980

Selena makes her first debut in her dad's restaurant, "Papa Gayos"

Hard Work

1985

The groups effort paid off when 14 year old Selena recorded her first album for a record company.

Award

1987

At just 15 years old Selena won best female vocalist at the tejano music awards.

Signed

1989

Selena was signed by EMI latin records.

Albums

1990

Selena's album, "Ven Conmigo" was released and it was the first Tejano album written by a female singer to win golds.

Love

1992

On April 2, Selena marries her boyfriend Chris Perez

More Than A Singer

1993

Selena launches her first clothing line business and she appears in the Mexican Soap Opera, "Dos mujeres, un camino".

Success

1994

Selena won her first Grammy award

Life Ends

1995

On March 31, Selena lost her life due to loosing a lot of blood from getting shot.

Tribute

1997

On March 21, the movie "Selena" was released to honor her.