Selena Quintanilla-Pérez , best known as simply Selena, was a Mexican American singer who has been called MUsic Que of Tejano. She was the youngest child of a Mexican-American couple, Selena released her first album at the age of twelve. She was murdered by the president of her fans club when she was only 23 years old.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a third-generation Texan, was born in Freeport in 1971. The youngest of three children, she began singing at the age of eight. Backed by her father, Abraham, on guitar; her brother, A.B., on bass; and her sister, Suzette, on drums, Selena started her musical career at her father’s Mexican restaurant in Lake Jackson.