Celebrating Selena

The Queen of Tejano

Selena Quintanilla

Illustration by Chloe Cushman

Selena Quintanilla was a Texas icon—a beloved, Grammy-winning artist who touched millions in life and continues to inspire people around the world. As her fiftieth birthday approaches, the writers we’ve gathered to celebrate her are part of a generation of Latinos who came of age after her heyday. Read more.

Celebrating Selena and Her Legacy Over the Years

Selena Quintanilla posing for magazine shoots.

Dreaming of Her

On March 31, 1995, South Texas came to a standstill as the shocking news spread that the hugely popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez had been shot and killed in Corpus Christi. Fifteen years later, the people who knew Selena best recall the life and devastating death of a star

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