[2] Abraham provided two demos to Charlie Grever, father of Bob Grever owner of Cara Records, who signed then-thirteen old Selena to the recording label. [12] Unimpressed with the image Guerra was selling, creative director Rubén Cubillos wanted to push the idea of natural beauty for Selena as her album's cover. It peaked at number-one on the Mexican Albums Chart and Spanish Albums Chart in 2005. 13 tracks Play album Buy. The album had three new songs, while the others were songs sung live at a concert in Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena recorded her first album with Freddie Records in the early 80's. The album also peaked at number-one on the Latin Regional Mexican Albums chart and Top Latin Albums chart for two years straight. and Astudillo collaborated, and the first song Astudillo wrote for the group. The album became the official album for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The band introduced Pete Astudillo and Joe Ojeda, who contributed to the album's experimental production and songwriting. Durch ihren frühen Tod wurde sie in Mexiko und den USA zur Legende. In 2002, Selena's father released the "20 Years of Music collection". [24] The limited edition version included Selena's top 20 single "La Bamba" (1987), as well as spoken liner notes containing commentary and recollections of each track provided by the singer's family, friends, and her band. Selena's father spoke out about wanting to keep Selena's legacy alive. [3][4] Behar wanted to sign Selena to his label, while Sony Music was offering twice EMI's offer. Selena Y Los Dinos, were also the very first group, to be signed with EMI Latin. and Suzette at the age of 6. The album was released following company president Jose Behar 's failed crossover request for the singer. Quintanilla (as A.B. In the first few months of 1995, work got underway for Selena's first major crossover album, to be released by the EMI-associated label SBK. Four L.A. Times staffers discuss Selena's tragically unfinished crossover album, 'Dreaming of You,' her love of American R&B and where all the 'new Selenas' are Amor Prohibido (1994) The album also won a Grammy Award for "Best Mexican American Album". The album was released following company president Jose Behar 's failed crossover request for the singer. well im made this vid for my best friend because she is moving to flordia): she has helped me through everything and i love her so much! [12] Joe Nick Patoski wrote in Texas Monthly that "Sukiyaki" is a "sentimental" track. Courtesy of EMI Latin Performed by Selena. [12] Selena incorporates a range of contemporary genres with a mix of cumbia and regional styles of Mexican music. This was Selena's first major album with a major label, and you can start seeing where this girl was heading. [17], Astudillo was due to record backing vocals on "Amame, Quiereme", his first recording sessions in a studio, Suzette noticed how nervous he was at recording. [14][19][20] The album became the second-highest-debut for any artist, only behind Michael Jackson. It sold 175,000 copies the first day, a record for a pop singer. In 1986, Selena y Los Dinos released the album Alpha followed by Muñequito Ee Trapo. In March 2000, All My Hits/Todos Mis Exitos Vol. Selena y Los Dinos (English: Selena and the Guys) were an American Tejano band formed in 1981 by Tejano singer Selena and her father Abraham Quintanilla, until the murder of Selena in 1995, and the subsequent dissolution of the band in the same year. Album Sales. At the time of its release, It was certified gold in the United States. In March 2010, the box-set La Leyenda was released. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (* 16. Selena is the debut studio album by American Tejano singer Selena, released on October 17, 1989, by EMI Latin. It had songs from Alpha (1986) and Muñequito de Trapo (1987). "Sukiyaki" and "My Love" were recorded at Sunrise Studios in Houston, Texas. 1 Spot", "Selena: Numero uno--Slain Tejano singer's album tops pop chart", "Slain Tejano Singer Selena's Album Tops Pop Chart", "Selena's Song Tops Charts In First Week", "Dreaming' falls short of 400,000, still selling", "Selena's latest effort selling like a dream", "Selena Album Zooms To Top Of The Charts", "Quiero mantener vivo el talento de mi hermana", "Current 25: My own private Selena: Top-selling Latin artist of the '90s isn't done yet", "New Posthumous Music From Selena May Be Released", "Quintanilla y EMI Latin preparan 5 nuevos discos de Selena", "Peak positions for Las Reinas Del Pueblo", "Peak positions for All My Hits/Todos Mis Exitos", "Peak positions for All My Hits/Todos Mis Exitos Vol. Both editions peaked in Billboard's charts in 2005. Its music incorporates a range of contemporary genres with a mix of cumbia and regional styles of Mexican music. The album was recorded in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. [12] The resulting song was called "Besitos", it was the first recording A.B. Quintanilla III fought to remain the singer's producer. Greatest Hits was released in 2003. Watch Queue Queue. [23][24][25][26] The album sold 4,000,000 copies in its first year. Quintanilla, Jr. chose EMI Latin's offer because of the potential for a crossover album and wanted his children to be the first musicians to sign to the label. [9][10] However, she was killed that morning. [13] It was pushed back to October 17, 1989. The album sold 200,000 copies and was certified two times platinum. By 2002, the album had sold 10,000,000 copies. Before Selena began recording for her debut album, Behar and Stephen Finfer requested a crossover album for her. [12], Abraham suggested the idea of writing "Sukiyaki"—a 1960s Japanese song by Kyu Sakamoto—into a Spanish-language song. The album spawned three singles, "Contigo Quiero Estar", "Mentiras", and a Spanish-language version of a Japanese song called "Sukiyaki". The song was recorded when Selena was seven years old. [28] It was certified six times platinum for selling 1,200,000 copies in its first year. In February 2011, the RIAA updated the sales to 10,000,000 copies and certified the album diamond. [25] She became the "dominant female vocalist in a predominately male industry. [16] The singer chose an outfit that her mother believed would upset Abraham; Cubillos had to distract Selena from looking at her father who was visibly uncomfortable with her outfit. At the time of its release, Selena was already a star in the Tejano market, having been the recipient of several Tejano Music Awards. The album peaked at number-one on both the Latin Regional Mexican Albums chart and Top Latin Albums Chart. The album peaked at number seven on the Regional Mexican Albums chart. Find Selena discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. It sold 400,000 copies and was certified two times platinum. It was a collection that had a one disc edition and a two-disc edition. Quintanilla III) and Pete Astudillo Produced by A.B. The album had an unreleased song. The box-set had an unreleased song. Freddie Corea. During the tenth anniversary of Selena's death, Unforgettable was released. Selena Y Los Dinos, were also the very first group, to be signed with EMI Latin. Selena recorded six[7] of the planned 14 songs by January 20, 1995. Selena was the daughter of Abraham Quintanilla Jr.. She was the sister of A.B. A.B. [21][22] The album also helped Selena to become a "household name". The album became "Latin's Best-Selling Album of All Time". After starting a band with his children, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. became the group's manager and began promoting it. [15] Boleros and polka music were other genres explored on Selena. The next year, Selena Live! "[14] Patoski argued that the cover "unveiled a Selena at her most sultry [looking] tall but expressionless, as if her mind were wandering" and noted how it unimpressed the band and Abraham, who confided with Ramon Hernandez about her nose "looking too flat. This video is unavailable. [12] Though A.B. It was released on October 17, 1989 by EMI Latin. after the band's concert in Laredo, Texas. It had most of Selena's English-language songs. Selena released her third studio album, Entre A Mi Mundo on September 5, 1992. Critics called the recording a moderate success that eventually "opened the doors" for the group. This one is the longest one so far.10 comments until the nxt one. [12] He expressed his interest after an English-language version by A Taste of Honey was released. This album was released soon after her death and became a hit around the world. hit No. (March 13, 1994). [18] She also became the second-fastest-selling female singer, only behind Janet Jackson. Andrea Written by David Anthony and Michelle Lewis Performed by Ty Stevens Appears courtesy of BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) Baila esta Cumbia (1992) Written by A.B. The album was Selena's first album to be released by EMI Latin. They would become the album, Dreaming of You. In March 2009, the box set Inolvidable was released. Barry Gibb earns his first solo UK Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook (Vol. [36], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, "Selena's 'Dreaming' Album Premieres in No. The goal of the album was to be introductory into the international Latin music market, with future sights into an English-language crossover. This is an albums discography page for American singer Selena. [4][5][6] It sold 2,000,000 copies in its first year and was certified 20 times platinum. [10], Initially, EMI Latin wanted a Grammy Award-winning producer to work with Selena on her album. [4] Abraham chose EMI Latin's offer because of the potential for a crossover, and he wanted his children to be the first musicians to sign with the company. The album peaked at number-one on the Latin Regional Mexican Albums chart, number two on the Top Latin Albums chart and number 79 on the Billboard 200. Quintanilla III had remixed some of Selena's most popular songs. [8] The singer recorded three English-language songs for the heads of EMI's pop division. "[16] The album debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart in the week ending December 2, 1989. The album peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200. was nominated for Songwriter of the Year. März 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas) war eine US-amerikanische Tejano-Sängerin. The Selena ¡VIVE! It was the only non-EMI Selena album to be re-released. [2] Manny Guerra, who separated from Cara Records, started his own record label. [11] Her brother and bass guitarist, A.B. Behar and Finfer's request for a crossover album was denied and Selena was told she needed a bigger fan base to sell such an album. [12] Selena wrote "My Love", an English-language track that A.B. found "Besitos" as the "pivotal point [in Selena's career]" because of the introduction of cumbia music, a genre the band used heavily in subsequent releases. In 1991, Selena records her first music video, for Buenos Amigos with Álvaro Torres. As in the show, the family struggled with the adjustment — most notably with the album cover of their first EMI album Selena, which Abraham, in particular, strongly disliked. [12] A.B. Selena's brother and principal record producer and songwriter, A.B. [2] Selena recorded five LP records for Manny's GP Productions by 1988, without a contract. Selena's first live album/fourth studio album was called Selena Live!. Selena - Selena (Ones EMI-209628) - Amazon.com Music Skip to main content ... For the first time in over a decade, this album is available on CD. [2] Jose Behar of newly formed EMI Latin and the heads of Sony Music attended the awards ceremony and were scouting for new acts. The album sold 1,200,000 copies and was certified six times platinum. While Amor Prohibido became one of the best-selling Latin albums in the United States, Behar notes that Selena's first GRAMMY win was a major game-changer. "[14] He explained in retrospect, how he regrets the makeup used on Selena, wishing he had washed it off because "she's not a model, she's not anything but a nice, fresh young woman with talent. [35] Selena was named the "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" and "Best Latin artist of the '90s" by Billboard magazine. [12] Abraham worked with Astudillo to write the recording. It would ultimately prove the full potential of just how far the international star was poised to go. "[10] The album enabled Selena to tour Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, Illinois, Washington state, and Florida, areas where she previously was not in demand. The Last Concert was released. The Last Concert certifications", https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Selena_albums_discography&oldid=6917212, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. [12], Selena was expected to be released in the summer of 1989. "[10] While critics attest that it was a "door-opener" for the group in the Tejano market. [22] The album peaked at number seven in its seventh week on March 24, 1990. [21] In the following week Selena rose to number 12 in the week ending January 27, 1990. Songs from the album, "Contigo Quiero Estar" was nominated for Song of the Year, while "Amame, Quiereme" was nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year. Selena’s album ‘Amor Prohibido’ was released 25 years ago today! expressed how the band "couldn't take a failure" and worried that if they did, the band would be "at the bottom of the totem pole". Later that year she released a singles compilation, Personal Best, and she also released Ven Conmigo. Because Selena was the singer's first work on a major label, the album was expected to draw and lure large audiences to Selena. ahh! In February 2011, the RIAA updated the sales to 30,000,000 copies and was certified three times diamond. Selena was named by Billboard Magazine as the Best Selling Latin Artist of the Decade (90's), selling approx 18,000,000 albums. [12] EMI Latin's marketing team "worked the radio stations as no independent producer had before", delivering Selena "more chart action than she'd ever enjoyed. In 1991 the title track of the latter became the first Tejano record to go gold. The album was known as a "Historic Day in Latin History". It peaked at number four on the Latin Regional Mexican Albums chart, number seven on the Top Latin Albums chart, number 29 on the Mexican Albums Chart and 81 on the Canadian Albums Chart. 17 Super Exitos was released as the third compilation album in the United States. [8] On the morning of March 31, Selena was supposed to record "Oh No (I'll Never Fall in Love)" at Q-Productions. [13] A.B. Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989. [4][6][7] Before Selena began recording her debut album, Behar and Stephen Finfer requested a crossover album for her. It also peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at number 54. A movie about her life starring Jennifer Lopez was also a success. In March 1999, All My Hits/Todos Mis Exitos was certified six times platinum for selling 1,200,000 copies in its first year. [12] Vela expressed how Astudillo's songwriting skills and Spanish were more advanced and overall preferred Astudillo in writing "Sukiyaki". He then released Selena's first album after her death; Siempre Selena in 1996. "Sukiyaki" was a 1960s Japanese pop song translated into Spanish from an English-language version written by Janice Marie Johnson. [27] In March 1997, the movie soundtrack was released. Selena's reach expands far beyond music, too. Working with the Quintanilla family, Dávila first developed a series “inspired by” Selena’s life for Disney. [4] The company believed Selena had potential in Mexico and South American markets when they signed the singer in 1989. Selena is the self-titled debut studio album by American Tejano singer Selena, released on October 17, 1989, by EMI Latin. The comments were spoken word about how it was like when Selena was recording the songs. The album peaked at number-one on both the Latin Regional Mexican Albums chart and the Top Latin Albums chart. we … In June 2011, 10 Great Songs was released. [12] "Besitos" became a platform for the group in producing more cumbia-flavored tracks in Selena's second studio release, Ven Conmigo (1990). The album was certified gold and peaked at number 28 on the Top Latin Albums chart. remained the singer's principle record producer and songwriter, he did not compose "Sukiyaki" (Abraham/Astudillo), "Contigo Quiero Estar" (Alejandro Montealegre), and "No Te Vayas" (Reinaldo Ornelas). Its music incorporates a range of contemporary genres with a mix of cumbia and regional styles of Mexican music. In April 1998, Anthology was released. [31] A.B. Abraham bought the rights to the Selena y Los Dinos album which was eventually released in 1995 as Mis Primeras Grabaciones (My First Recordings). Selena started singing with A.B. It also peaked at number 11 on the Top Latin Albums chart. Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart and stayed there for 19 weeks. desperately needed more materials to record for Selena, Vela wrote some parts for a song called "Tengo Ganas de Llorar". [12] Astudillo said how his aspirations of recording in a studio inspired him to not give up. Selena performed better than other recordings from other contemporaneous female Tejano singers. Her album Live! [14] EMI Latin detested the album cover and called it "the worst they've ever gotten. The box-set was similar to Anthology (1998). [2] At the 1989 Tejano Music Awards, Selena was approached by Rick Trevino to be the opening act after La Sombra declined the offer. [12] The group decided to hire professional studio accordions after Vela's "cringy" sounding instrument was brought to the band's attention. Selena peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums, Selena's first entry in a national music chart. The discography has her six studio albums. The album had a booklet with comments from fans around the world. [19] Abraham "would come in and out" during the photoshoot and claimed to Cubillos that the singer loathed her makeup, during their conversations. In retrospect, Vela said how his part was not satisfactory even though A.B. He helped with the arrangements along with Astudillo. This is an albums discography page for American singer Selena.The discography has her six studio albums.It also has her seventeen compilation albums that were released and three remix albums.. Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989. Auch heute noch ist sie eine der beliebtesten Latina-Sängerinnen, die die Latin-Musikszene stark beeinflusst hat. Dreaming of You debuted on top the Billboard 200 chart with 331,000 units sold its first week, the second largest first-week sales for a female musician. Selena’s 1992 breakthrough album, Entre a Mi Mundo(Enter My World) reached number one on the U.S. Entre A Mi Mundo was certified six times platinum in Mexico. The album became the first Tejano album by a female singer to reach gold status. Selena, was the debut album for Selena, released on October 17, 1989, under the newly formed EMI Latin label, a subsidiary division of CAPITOL/EMI Records. In March 2004, Momentos Intimos was released. It was a box-set that had three compact discs with ten songs in each disc. The album made up half of EMI Latin's 1999 sales. The album peaked at number four on both the Top Latin Albums chart and Latin Pop Albums. "[13] The goal of Selena was to be an introductory into the international Latin music market, with future sights into an English-language crossover. Loading ; La Leyenda (Version Super Deluxe) 1,576 listeners Buy. She released her self-titled album that same year. It was Selena's first attempt at songwriting. The recording led Selena to win Female Vocalist of the Year and Female Entertainer of the Year at the 1990 Tejano Music Awards. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200. Amor Prohibido was the first Tejano record to peak at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Selena's brother and main songwriter, A.B. Her family released several more compilation album after she was murdered. During a private moment, Selena and Chris share another kiss and decide to keep seeing each … It was released as a low-budget album. soundtrack was released. It will be a remix album. Though her career was cut tragically short, she arguably became the single most important figure in the growth of … It peaked at number three on the Latin Regional Mexican Albums chart and number 21 on the Top Latin Albums chart. [12] Selena wanted the album to concentrate on Tejano music and Latin pop. Beginning with Selena, the singer and her band began experimenting with various genres that led to the introduction of cumbia music. [10] During the twenty-year celebration of Selena releasing music, Selena was repackaged and was made available for physical and digital purchase on September 22, 2002. The album went platinum for selling 200,000 copies. She was called "The Queen of Tejano music"[33] and the widely known Mexican-American singer[34] and most popular Latin artist in the United States. The album peaked at number 159 on the Billboard 200. [27] Author Lee Stacy wrote that Selena "achieved reasonable success",[28] while following the recording's release, Selena's popularity increased and she became a sex icon. This page was last changed on 28 April 2020, at 00:19. 1). The project was denied by the heads of EMI Records' pop division, believing the singer should first strengthen her fanbase. [12] Abraham went into an agreement that if A.B. It sold 175,000 copies its first day of release, a then-record for a female vocalist. Ven Conmigo achieves Gold status and Buenos Amigos reaches number 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs, but EMI pushes back Selena's English-language album until she can achieve Platinum with a Spanish-language album. April 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas; 31. 2 was released. It also peaked on the Billboard 200 at number 149. The album sold 500,000 copies and was certified gold. She was in the process of recording her first English-language album when she was shot by her fan-club president and died soon after. It sold 1,000,000 copies in one year. [33], Credits are taken from the album's liner notes.[12]. The Last Concert", "Peak positions for Unforgettable:The Live Album", "Selena Live! The lyrics used were a Spanish version of an English version of the song by Janice Marie Johnson. Don Shelton. 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