The singer's father, Abraham Quintanilla, said Ms. At the ceremonies, Selena walked away with awards for female entertainer of the year, female vocalist of the year, best record of the year and best album.
Politics N. Hundreds of people who had congregated in the cold drizzle watched as she was rushed off in a police car, surrounded by officers. Many of the stations took calls from distraught listeners and played Selena's songs throughout the day.
With her pouting smile, suggestive clothing and theatrical command of a microphone, Selena was often described as the Madonna of the Mexican-American world and was an idol and heartthrob on both sides of the border.
Maria Aguirre, a receptionist at KQQK, a popular Tejano music station in Houston, said the switchboard had been flooded with calls since the death was first announced.
She was the queen of Tejano. Shafer said: News World U. For Tejano fans, she added, "It's almost like the feeling when John Lennon died.
It is hugely popular in South Texas and elsewhere along the border. Tejano music, which has roots both in the oompah music of European settlers in Texas and in Mexican ballads, is a fast-paced mix of accordion, guitars and lyrics in both English and Spanish. They're calling to reconfirm.
He said that Selena had demanded that the woman return financial documents about the company and that the two women had agreed to meet at the motel.
Quintanilla described Ms. She could sell out any pavilion in South Texas. In Mexico, her popularity was limited more to the northern border region, within what Mexicans call the onda grupera, or "group wave," a movement of norteno or "ranchera" pop groups that travel the northern and central states of the country, playing dances in the towns and concerts in the cities. A concert video made of her performance is to air shortly in Mexico and on some Spanish-language stations in Texas.
An assistant police chief in Corpus Christi, Ken Bung, said that Selena, whose full name was Selena Quintanilla Perez, was shot in a room at the motel just before noon and stumbled to the lobby. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. She had the highest-selling show concert at our show this year, at 61,041 in the Astrodome. She was married to Chris Perez, the lead guitarist in her band, Selena y los Dinos.
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Hundreds of fans, including many weeping teen-agers, converged on the scene throughout the day, a few with tape machines that played recordings of Selena's songs as reporters' beepers and cellular phones rang almost constantly. Please upgrade your browser.
Quintanilla told reporters at the hospital where his daughter died this afternoon, two hours after she was shot. She was on her way to standing beside Madonna. Events Guide Television Theater Video: