Selena was a Tejano singing sensation and Grammy winner. She was in the process of recording her first English-language album when she was shot by her fan-club president and died soon after. This album was released soon after her death and became a hit around the world. A movie about her life starring Jennifer Lopez was also a success.
Selena was the daughter of Abraham Quintanilla Jr.. She was the sister of A.B. Quintanilla III and Suzette Quintanilla, who were also members of Selena Y Los Dinos. She married group member Chris Pérez on April 2, 1992.