The "Cholo" who said the famous "Anything for Selenas" in the Movie Selena may not have known that even after 23 years, his 3 word line would still be on heavy rotation just about every time Selena name is mentioned.
The first Tejano artist ever to win a award at the Grammys for Best Mexican American Album in 1993. Selena, who was murdered at 23 years old, would've been 49 years old this year. She was born April 16, 1971 and passed March 31, 1995 in Texas. Selena, The Queen of Cumbia, began to sing at 6 and was in a band, Los Dinos, which consist of her siblings. She started touring at 9 years old after recording her first record a year before. Her first tour bus was called, "Big Bertha".
Some of her best songs was Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (which I'm hoping Beyonce would remake), No me queda mas, Dreaming of you, El Chico del Apartamento 512, Baila esta cumbia, Como la Flor, and I could fall in love. These are songs just from the top of my head! I really love all of them. The last song she recorded, which was written by her husband, Chris Perez, was Puede Ser. It was a little rockish, more her husband style but her voice is always the same.
I know that some of her favorite things was pizza and hot tea with honey and lemon. Like many other celebrities, she would drink this before she performed.
There is a bronze Selena Statue in Corpus Christi that was revealed in 1997, two years after her death. Corpus Christi, Selenas hometown, memorial is called, "Mirador de la Flor". It's at 600 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. There is also a Selena Museum in the city.
She also received the "Key of the City" in 1994 on her birthday in Houston. When she passed, President Bush recognized April 16th, as Selena Day. She also loved animals. She had a snake, python and 5 dogs. Her famous one piece maroon color outfit (shown on doll below) that she wore to the Tejano Music Awards she was buried in. All of her stage outfits Selena Designed.