|Selena, nuestra Reina. Vivirás siempre en el corazón!!||Selena, our Queen. You will live forever in our hearts!!|
Y es todo lo que nos queda de tu amor, solo fotos y recuerdos...
And it's all that we have left of your love, only pictures and memories...
In 1992, Selena and Los Dino's guitarist
Chris Perez eloped after her father had forbid them to see each other. Her
family later welcomed him into the family. Later she opened "Selena
Etc.", two fashion boutiques located in Texas. Her outstanding concerts
and new boutiques attracted many fans, including Yolanda Saldivar who later
became her fan club president.
In 1994, Selena won a Grammy for "Best
Mexican/American Album" for her album "Selena: Live". It was
her first time ever being nominated for a Grammy. Selena then signed a
major world wide English-language crossover album recording contract.
"Dreaming of You", which was released in 1995, was the only
completed album. In February of 1995, Selena held a record breaking
concert at the Houston Astrodome where over 61,000 fans attended. After the
concert, Selena and her father discovered that Yolanda Saldivar had been
embezzling funds from her boutiques. Selena went to the hotel at which Yolanda
was staying to see if she had recovered the missing documents. It was said
that the two women argued loudly and Yolanda pulled out a handgun and shot
Selena as she was leaving. Selena ran to the hotel's lobby where a worker made
the 911 call. A badly bleeding Selena was rushed to Memorial Hospital in
Corpus Christi, but unfortunately could not survive the mass amounts of blood
she had lost. She died March 31, 1995 at 1:05pm at just 23 years old.
Although she can no longer sing to us, we
must all believe she is singing to all the other angels in heaven.