The Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla was taken from us 21 years ago today (March 31st, 1995), her legacy lives on through her music and infectious sense of fashion.
Selena started off her music career with Selena and Los Dinos, but it wasn’t until 1992 when she released Entre a Mi Mundo that launched her in superstardom thanks to hit single “Como La Flor.” During the 1994 GRAMMYs the album won the GRAMMY for Best Mexican/American Album. That same year, Selena released her second album, Amor Prohibido, which became one of the best-selling Latin albums in the United States. It was critically acclaimed as being responsible for Tejano music’s first marketable era as it became one of the most popular Latin music subgenre at the time.
Amor Prohibido featured hit singles “Amor Prohibido,” “No Me Queda Mas,” “El Chico Del Apartamento 512,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Si Una Vez.”
Aside from music, Selena became a spokesperson for Coca-Cola and she was being called a “sex icon,” because of her iconic suggestive outfits. That’s the reason why her fans loved her and continue to love her, Selena was and still is a role model for young girls and women. Selena is gone, but she will never be forgotten. Her legacy will live on for generations to come.