20 Years Later: We Remember Selena Quintanilla


I can’t believe it’s already been TWENTY YEARS since Selena Quintanilla, “The Queen of Tejano,” was killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995.

Even after all this time, her fans continue to support to her work and honor her memory.

According to a statement read to the Associated Press by Selena’s father Abraham, “It’s crazy. It grows every day with events everywhere, but we’re not organizing them. Our family never got together every year on the day of her murder, because there’s nothing to celebrate, and this year won’t be the exception.”

As Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Quintanillas do not celebrate deaths or birthdays, but, says Abraham, “We remember our daughter every single day. We don’t need a special day to remember her.”

And People Magazine also reported fans all over the world have been Tweeting pictures and remembrances – in Spanish and English – as well as posting their favorite songs. Dreaming of You, Selena’s final album, topped the Billboard 200 chart and the Latin charts for nine months after her death, selling more than 2 million copies.

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