Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film written and directed by Gregory Nava about the life and career of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. The film stars Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role as Selena. Selena was a recording artist well known in Mexico and the Latino communities in the United States before she was murdered.
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Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film written and directed by Gregory Nava about the life and career of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. The film stars Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role as Selena. Selena was a recording artist well known in Mexico and the Latino communities in the United States before she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, at the age of 23. The movie was released on March 21, 1997, in the U.S. to positive reviews from critics and audiences. The album Selena Live! wins a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American album, and Selena begins recording her crossover album, “Selena” Selena enjoys growing success and plays a show at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas, where she is greeted by a crowd of thousands of fans. The band’s success, and its members, mature into local success. In 1990, Selena meets guitarist Chris Pérez when he auditions as the band”s new guitarist. In 1981, Abraham is married to Marcela Samora, with three children: Abraham III, Suzette, andSelena. Abraham disapproves of Chris’ heavy metal style, but hires him after Chris agrees to cut his hair. In the 1980s, the impacts of Reaganomics cause the Quintanillas to go bankrupt and lose their restaurant. They move to Corpus Christi, Texas and Abraham takes the band on the road to support the family.
In 1987, the family elope to the Nueces County Courthouse to break the news to her family, but a radio station announces their marriage. In 1988, the band is fired and the family is forced to move back to Mexico. In 1989, the group performs at a carnival to a lackluster reception, but Selena calms the crowd, draws them into a joyous performance, and is accepted as “an artist for the people” in Mexico. The next year, she opens her first Selena Etc. boutique and asks her fan-club president Yolandra Saldivar to manage it. In 1991, she and her family move to Texas and start a new life. In 1992, the team moves to Houston. In 1994, the members of the band are forced to leave the city because of the economic downturn. In 1995, the singer and the rest of the family leave the country and move to New York. In 1996, she records her first English-language album, which is released by EMI Latin. In 1998, she releases her second album, Selena Live! Selena Lives. In 1999, she is murdered by a fan who is angry that she has been mistreated by her fans. In 2000, she writes a book about her life and the events that led up to her death. In 2002, she publishes a second book, “The Selena Tribute”