Twenty-two years ago on March 31, 1995 one of the most beloved Mexican-American singers was tragically murdered at the hands of her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar.
Selena Quintanilla, though, only 23-years-old when she died had already earned the title of “Queen of Tejano Music” and acquired legions of fans having entered the stage in the ‘80s as a child performer.
In her honor her family released a Facebook video on her fan page with never before seen pictures and images of the singer.
The family noted: On behalf of the Quintanilla family, we thank you for always remembering Selena ‘Con Tanto Amor’. | De parte de la Familia Quintanilla, queremos darles nuestro sincero agradecimiento por siempre recordar a Selena ‘Con Tanto Amor’.
The Mexican-American singer started in a family band and went on to sell 60 million albums with her final and only English-language album Dreaming of You posthumously released in 1995. Selena family and fans continue to find ways to honor her. Last year Selena’s wax image was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood and a MAC cosmetics line in her honor quickly sold out. Later this year she will be honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Then there is the annual Fiesta de la Flor inCorpus Christi, Texas – a 2-day music festival celebrating the singer’s life and music.
Selena’s popularity only soared when her biopic movie ‘Selena’ debuted in 1997 starring Jennifer Lopez.
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