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For many, Selena Quintanilla-Perez—known to fans simply as Selena—embodies the heart and soul of Latin music. A charismatic entertainer with a rich and emotional vocal style, she helped transform and popularize Tejano music by integrating techno-hip-hop beats and disco-influenced dance movements with a captivating stage presence. Her inclusion in the Latin Music Legends set of commemorative stamps this year speaks to the importance of her role in Mexican-American culture.
Selena fans are no strangers to posthumous praise for the “Queen of Tejano.” Her album Dreaming of You, which was released shortly after her death in 1995, reached number one on the Billboard 200 that year. In 1999, Billboard Magazine called Selena the “best selling Latin artist of the decade.”
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