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12 October 2015

Selena Quintanilla

Selena Quintanilla or ‘Selena” Despite having her life tragically cut short, accomplished more than most

artists in her lifetime. She helped put Latin and Tejano music on the mainstream map. Selena began

recording professionally in 1982. In the 1980s, she was often criticized and was refused bookings at

venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre. However, her

popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1986, which

she won nine consecutive times after that. She was known as ‘The Queen of Tejano” and her voice

transcended borders in hits like, “Como la Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Very few stars have been able

to live up to the Grammy winner’s grace, talent, and ambition. JAMMIN’ one oh one five recognizes