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Selena's Legacy Lives On

The famous song “Only The Good Die Young” by Billy Joel comes to mind when one hears the name of Selena. No, I am not referring to Justin Bieber’s former girlfriend and Disney star Selena Gomez. I am talking about the beloved and legendary Mexican-American artist, known as La Reina del Tex-Mex (Queen of Tejano Music), Selena Quintanilla. Most non-Latin folk might be unfamiliar with this iconic musician because she was tragically killed at the tender age of 23; right before her crossover English album was released. But for Latinos in the US and Latin America, she was a household name. Her Tex-Mex tunes with influences of pop, cumbiasrancheras and R&B conquered the hearts of millions of fans. This entry details Selena’s life, her wildly successful musical career and the way this singer has managed to remain relevant 20 years after she was unjustly taken from us.