Selena is a very well known name in the Latin-American community. She started her music career while she was still a child with her dad’s group Los Dinos. Selena married her lead guitarist and ended up being killed by her “biggest fan.” After her death Selena became even more popular. Selena Quintanilla Perez was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Selena grew up understanding Spanish, but English was her first language.
The other group members were Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. In 1961 the group was signed to Motown Records by Berry Gordy Jr. (Diana Ross) They became very successful with 12 number one pop singles, plenty of television appearances, sold-out concerts, and various gold recordings. “At the height of the civil rights movement, they were also embraced by the world as symbols of black achievement and black womanhood. “ (Simon & Schuster) Their music catered to adults as well as teens. They were the top female group of the 60s and set records that no group has been able to compete with.
In 1995, Evans released her debut album, Faith, which went platinum on the strength of the hit RB singles "You Used to Love Me" and "Soon as I Get Home." The same year, she met fellow Bad Boy artist the Notorious B.I.G. (some accounts say at a photo shoot, others a phone conversation) and married him after a courtship of just nine days; shortly thereafter, she guested on a remix of his smash single "One More Chance." Over the next couple of years, Evans continued her behind-the-scenes work, performing and writing for records by the likes of Color Me Badd and LSG. She and Biggie also had a son, Christopher Wallace Jr., in late 1996; however, by that point, their marriage had already become strained.
Her father died in June 22, 2013. She has just started her tour called Neon Lights and its all about her new album that she sold a quality of and its called “Demi.”She is so proud of herself and so many people are proud of her too. She has been invited to be a judge for the X Factor for 2 years, but after that they have cancelled the X Factor because they weren’t doing well in ratings during the Season 2. Demetria Devonne Lovato has been an inspiration for me and other fans around the world for so many years cause of all the things she has done for all of us. She has a talent of pop, rock, dance, vocals, many more.
In fact, Christian Aguilera alum, won a Grammy Award for “Best New Artist”, in the year 2000. Also, in 2000, Christina released her second as well as her first Spanish album called, Mi Reflejo, which showed her Latin side to her. Later, the album won a Latin Grammy for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Album’. She also released an album, My Kind of Christmas, selling 3.2 million worldwide copies. (Contactmusic, 2017).
With her lucid intonation and a range of three octaves, she became the preeminent jazz singer of her generation, recording over 2,000 songs, selling over 40 million albums, and winning 13 Grammy Awards, including one in 1967 for Lifetime Achievement. As a young girl growing up in Yonkers, just outside New York City, Fitzgerald loved music and dreamed of being a dancer. She and a friend, Charles Gulliver, performed a dance routine at the local clubs. Fitzgerald also had an early interest in singing, and was greatly influenced by Connee Boswell, the lead singer of a jazz-influenced combo called the Boswell Sisters. In 1932, Fitzgerald's mother died suddenly, and she went to live with an aunt in Harlem.
She learned the lyrics phonetically at first, and eventually learned to speak Spanish fluently. Gold Records Selena became very popular with Tejano music fans, and at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, she won both "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year." Her 1990 album, Ven Conmigo, was the first Tejano record to achieve gold record status, meaning it sold more than 500,000 copies. In 1992, Selena took enough of a break from her hectic schedule to marry Chris Perez, the band's lead guitarist, that April. Her recordings continued to have strong sales, and she won the Grammy Award (best Mexican-American album) in 1993 for her album Live.
However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times. Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her
Selena was amazing on the stage and the crowds loved her. It really showed when she came out with "Buenos Amigos.” “Buenos Amigos” was a collaboration with Alvaro Torres, and it became a huge hit! The song skyrocketed to number one spot on the Billboard’s Latin charts, and this introduced her to audiences throughout the United States of America. With everything that was going on Selena took a break from her crazy schedule to mary Christopher Perez, who was the band’s lead guitarist on the April second of 1992. When Selena came back, she continued to grow even more in popularity with her hit song "Donde Quiero Que Estes,” and she even reached wide markets for her music career!
She won a lot of awards and achieved amazing records in her musical career. The band that her family formed not only helped her find fame but it also helped her find love in a musician named Chris Perez. (Hispanic 2) Once she rose to stardom Selena was not corrupted by money. It appeared that her fame made her cherish her family a lot more and become less selfish by supporting charities. (Biography 1) The brink of her successful career was short lived due to a traumatic murder caused by the betrayal of Yolanda Saldivar.