Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.

Singer-songwriter Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.

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    TWENTIES
  • 1995
    On March 31, 1995, Quintanilla's youngest child, Selena, was murdered by the president of the Selena Fan Club, manager of Selena's boutiques, Selena Etc. and friend, Yolanda Saldívar.
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  • 1994
    In 1994, Selena's album Amor Prohibido became the biggest selling Latin album of all time, being certified 20x Platinum (Latin type) by the RIAA for selling over two million copies, while selling over five million copies worldwide.
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  • 1993
    In 1993, Selena won a Grammy Award for "Best Mexican-American Album" for Selena Live!
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    These albums led Selena to win and dominate awards at the Tejano Music Awards, starting in 1986.
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  • 1984
    In 1984, Selena y Los Dinos were signed to Freddie Records; they recorded and released their début album entitled Selena Y Los Dinos.
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  • 1982
    In 1982, Quintanilla opened up a Mexican restaurant called PapaGayos (Parrots) and built a platform for his children to perform in front of patrons, while they enjoy their meals.
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  • OTHER
  • 1967
    The band released three more records with Falcon until they moved on to Bernal records. On June 29, 1967, Marcella gave birth to their second child and first daughter, Suzette Michelle Quintanilla.
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  • 1963
    Quintanilla and Marcella married on June 8, 1963. On December 13, 1963, Quintanilla was discharged from active duty and while doing so, Marcella gave birth to their first child, Abraham "A.B." Quintanilla III.
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  • 1957
    In 1957, Quintanilla encountered his alumni class mates performing at a high school dance.
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  • 1939
    Born on February 20, 1939.
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