Texas Celebrates the Life of Selena 27 Years After Her Tragic Murder
I don’t care if you’re black, white, Hispanic, or Asian - if you are from the state of Texas, you know exactly who Selena Quintanilla is. In Texas, Selena is celebrated as the national treasure that she is. She was an amazing singer, songwriter, and activist who was referred to as the Queen of Tejano music.
Selena: A Beautiful Life Cut Short
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas in 1971. In the late 80s and early 90s, the scored hit after hit and award after award in the Tejano genre, which was a boys club back then. Her amazing talent, positive energy, and support from her family helped her become not only a Tejano giant, but a crossover artist who broke into the American mainstream with her music and fashion.
Sadly, her life came to an early and tragic end when she was murdered on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi Texas She was only 23 years old when her business partner and supposed friend Yolanda Saldívar killed her. Saldivar was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Yolanda will be up for parole in march of 2025.
Selena Will Be Back in Theaters April 14
I was a young girl when Selena died, and I still remember hearing about this crossover artist like it was yesterday.
One of the biggest movies in the 90s was Selena, in which Jennifer Lopez played the singer. The film, released two years after her death, shows the artist's rise to fame and celebrates her music, her life, and her legacy. On April 14, theaters will mark the 25th anniversary of the film with special screenings.
SELENA IS A NATIONAL TREASURE
Remembering the Queen of Tejano
Selena's story will forever be an integral part of Texas culture. Like I said before, Selena is a national treasure loved most of all in her home state.
By the way, she also has her own museum located in Corpus Christi. The city will forever have a special place in its heart for her, and if you've ever driven by the Selena statue there, chances are you've seen people lined up to take pictures with it.
I know this movie is going to bring back a lot of memories, good and bad, for a lot of people. I think it’s important that we always remember the good times and the great music Selena Quintanilla shared with the world.