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Who is Selena Quintanilla apart from MAC’s new makeup line

An inspiration to the Latina women, Queen of Tejano Music- Selena Quintanilla is a singer, songwriter, actress, and a fashion designer

Selena

After 21 years  on 1 October 2016,  a MAC make-up line was released in her name and was sold out completely within 24 hours of the launch.

MAC's Selena Collection

MAC’s Selena Collection

 

If you are not familiar about Mexican-American music and have not heard of Selena, here you go.. she is the who was just hitting the US mainstream and was unfortunately murdered.

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She is an inspiration to the Latina women and the first Tejano singer to debut at the top of Billboard chart when her album, Dreaming of You was released in 1996. In 1990, Selena’s second album Ven Conmigo (“Come With Me”), was the first Tejano record to reach the gold status, that means it sold over 500,000 copies. In 1993, the album Live! won her a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American Album.

In 1997 film Selena gave Jennifer Lopez her break-out acting performance. Selena’s father was not keen in including the scene where his 20-year-old daughter eloped with her love who was the lead guitarist Chris Perez. She then married him on the same day.

selena quintanilla perez and chris perez wedding

selena quintanilla perez and chris perez wedding

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Murder of Selena

The pop singer’s father and manager, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. had appointed Yolanda Saldívar in 1991 who was the president of Selena’s fan club for which Saldívar had often asked permission to start.  In 1994, Saldívar was promoted to manager of the Selena’s boutiques. The complaints of Selena’s employees, fashion designer, and cousin began regarding Saldívar’s management. In 1995, Quintanilla, Jr. started receiving phone calls and letters from angry fans who had sent their membership payments and had got nothing in return. He then began investigating their complaints and found proof that Saldívar had robbed $60,000 from the fan club and boutiques by using forged cheques. After the Quintanilla family brought the matter face to face, Saldívar bought a gun, persuaded Selena to a motel room and shot her in the back. The doctors tried to save Selena but she was pronounced dead due to loss of blood and cardiac arrest.

Yolanda Saldivar killed Selena

Yolanda Saldivar killed Selena

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On April 12, 1995 after two weeks of her death, then Texas governor George W. Bush announced her birthday as Selena Day in Texas.

Her husband grieving

Her husband grieving

These new collection exposes her memory, beauty, and music to those who have not known her. Fans are waiting got the collection to be restocked and since it is one of the best selling!

 
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