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    Selena Timeline  
 

1971

a April 16th - born in Lake Jackson, Texas
  1975 a With her father, Selena forms the band "Selena y Los Dinos"
a Selena Y Los Dinos make their first recording (on a tape recorder)
  1980 a Selena makes her musical debut in her father's restaurant Papa Gayos
  1984
a Selena y Los Dinos records 'Selena Y Los Dinos' on the Freddie Label.  The album is not released until 1995 as 'Mis Primeras Grabaciones'
 
  1986
a Selena y Los Dinos' first record is released 'Muñequito Ee Trapo'
 
  1987
a Won for the first time Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. 
 
  1988 a In 1988, Selena met a guitarist named Chris Perez.
  1989 a Signed by EMI Latin.
a The Quintanilla family hires Chris Perez to be in the band (late 1989)
  1990 a Her first EMI-Latin album, "Selena" is released.
  1991 a First female Tejano recording artist to score a Gold Record with "Ven Conmigo".
a Selena has her first #1 song, "Buenos Amigos" a duet with Alvaro Torres
  1992 a April 2nd - marries Chris Perez
  1993 a Selena Etc. clothing manufacturing business is launched.
a Selena holds her first Mexican press conference in Monterrey
a Selena appears in the Mexican Soap Opera "Dos mujeres, un camino"
 

1994

a Selena receives a Double Platinum award for "Selena Live"
a Selena receives a Quadruple Platinum award for "Amor Prohibido" which reached #1 on the Billboard Latin chart
a Grammy for best Mexican American performance for "Selena Live"
a Won a role as singer in the film "Don Juan DeMarco"
a Band debuted in New York, Los Angeles, Argentina & Puerto Rico
a Becomes the first female crossover Latin artist signed to SBK, sister label to EMI Latin
a November: Introduced an educational video for students at Cunningham Middle School, sponsored by Dep Corp
  1995 a Was in process of recording her first English language album that was expected to launch her into a crossover career
a Won six Tejano Music Awards, including top female vocalist for the eighth time
a Nominated for a second Grammy for "Amor Prohibido"
a Selena performs before a record-breaking crowd of more than 61,000 fans at the Houston Astrodome (February 26th)
a Selena is murdered by her associate Yolanda Saldivar on Friday, March 31st