Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971-1995) – Singer, Songwriter & Dancer
Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known as Selena, was an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. At the age of twelve she released her first record with her Selena y Los Dinos band. At the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, Selena won Female Vocalist of the Year. She won the award eight consecutive times after that starting in 1989. Selena landed her first major recording contract with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her debut album with them that same year. Her brother and principal record producer, A.B. Quintanilla III, began writing material for Selena to record. “Como La Flor,” the lead single for Entre a Mi Mundo (1992), peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. It launched Selena’s Mexico tour which expanded her fan base and gained critical acclaim from critics who cite it as being her signature song as well as being a fan favorite recording.
Following Selena’s death in 1995, the family received many letters of condolence with contributions to please do something in memory of Selena. The Selena Foundation was established in response to those requests. In addition to individual contributions, the foundation has many corporate contributors. The Selena Foundation is a charitable organization that helps children in crisis as well as the poor and the elderly.
We celebrate Selena Quintanilla-Perez and her family not only for her talent as a singer but as a Legacy Champ for her posthumous charity work through her foundation. If you want to be a Legacy Champ in your own special way, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P. for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.
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