On the 27th anniversary of the death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, fans of the Latin music icon have learned a new album is in the works.
The massively popular pop star, known worldwide as Selena, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was shot dead there on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club.
Known as the Queen of Tejano music, Selena had a huge cultural impact in Tex-Mex culture and expanded the audience for Latin music in the U.S.
She began singing with her Mexican-American family's band Selena y Los Dinos at about the age of 10. As a teen, she began recording hit songs and winning awards,
along the way showcasing her duality and appealing to Mexicans and Americans. Selena's Grammy:Selena's family received her Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
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After breaking through in the male-dominated field of Tejano music, she won a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Mexican-American album with her album "Live!
and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Grammys. Her album “Dreaming of You,” which came out less than four months after her death,
was the first album by a Latin artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.Her music, such as hit song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," released in 1994
Selena's sudden death
is still played today. And her memory lives on through her fans.