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misc. facts on Selena!

  • Starting with the 21st Tejano Music Awards, a NEW Award was added to the ceremony in memory of Selena called "The Selena Lifetime Achievement Award". Her brother, A.B. Quintanilla was the first recipient. This Award was presented to him by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
  • April 16th, 1995 (which would of been Selena's 24th birthday) Governor Bush named that day "Selena Day" in the state of Texas!
  • Selena loved to shop at Wal-Mart and Pay Less Shoes Source.
  • Selena co-wrote the songs "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and "Amame".
  • Billboard Magazine declared the release and success of "Dreaming Of You", as a historic day in Latin Music History.
  • Selena's album "Ven Conmigo" was the first Tejano album ever to go Gold.
  • Selena was the first Tejano Artist ever to win a Grammy.
  • "Hey Buffy" and "You go girl" were some of Selena's fav sayings
  • Selena had been accepted to the Louisiana State University.
  • Selena last attended school, as a regular student, at West Oso Middle School.
  • Selena earned a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) from The American School of Chicago in 1989.
  • Selena was on the TV Novella "Dos Mujeres, Un Camino"
  • She also had a bit singing part in the movie Don Juan DeMarco
  • As a teenager Selena's favorite TV show was the 80's hit 'Moonlighting' which starred Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard.
  • Selena was a Democrat.
  • Selena once filled the middle of Oreo Cookies with Mint Toothpaste, to play a joke on a fellow singer, but her father ate it.
  • Selena's favorite restaurants were Pizza Hut and The Olive Garden.
  • Selena earned a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) from The American School of Chicago in 1989.
  • Selena had a black Pomeranian named Pebbles
  • Selena designed her own stage outfits
  • In middle school Selena was asked to try out for the cheerleading squad but because of her touring with the band she didn't have time for it.
  • "Hey Buffy" and "You go girl" were some of Selena's fav sayings
  • Selena never took singing lessons
  • Selena began singing in Spanish at age 9
  • In 1993 she recorded a public service announcement for the battered woman's shelter
  • Selena never refused to sign an autograph
  • Selena was a spokes person for: Coca-Cola, AT&T and Southwestern Bell and Agree Shampoo (Dep Corp)
  • # Selena was nomminated for another Grammy in 1995, for "Amor Prohibido"
  • "La Carcacha" was Selena's first music video.
  • "Selena - The Movie" grossed $45,000,000 domestically ($27,000,000 profit), and went on to gross $100,000,000 with video release.
  • Selena was EMI Latin's first artist.
  • Selena opened two boutiques in 1994. Selena Etc. Inc, one in Corpus Christi and another in San Antonio.
  • Selena lived on 705 Bloomington St, in Corpus Christi, TX.
  • The memorial statue on Corpus Christi's bayfront was unveiled on May 27, 1997. It cost around $600,000 to construct.
  • Selena has sold approximately 20,000,000 albums in 6 years.
  • # Selena was named "Female Artist of The Year" for 9 years in a row, at the Tejano Music Awards.
  • # Selena was upset with A.B at the end of the 1995 Astrodome Concert, becuase he forgot to signal the rest of the Band during "Como La Flor", which caused everyone to play different parts of the song. Selena's father made them reconcile.(and I have a video where they made this mistake-you'd never know unless you knew the song-great coverup!)
  • # About 1,000 women auditioned for the musical "Selena Forever".
  • "Amor Prohibido" and "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" were her favorite songs that she sang.
  • "Amor Prohibido" was loosely based on the love story of Selena's Grandparents.
  • Selena asked neighborhood children to help her find her dogs, in return she would make them lunch.
  • The Hard Rock Cafe, San Antonio has a Selena star on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Selena was one of the celebrities on hand in January of 1995 attending the opening of the restaurant.
  • Selena's biggest fear was that no one would come watch her perform.
  • # Selena's first performance in Mexico was in 1987, on the Johnny Canales Show.
  • Once Selena, bored on an airplane ride, got up and sang to her fellow passengers. She then put on an apron and asked them if they would like a drink.
  • # Selena liked to drink hot tea w/ honey and lemon before her concerts.
  • "Selena Forever", the collector plate released by the Bradford Exchange for $30.00 in 1996, is now in the market for $250.00
  • # Rumors claiming that her back side wasn't real, brought her to do the 1994 Furia bikini issue to prove them wrong!
  • Selena loved to listen to music
  • Selena made a mistake singing at the Astrodome concert in 1995 when she sang, "El Chico del Apartamento 512."
  • She was picked on at school for not knowing Spanish. kids would tease her in Spanish.

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