Selena Quintanilla Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress and fashion designer.
Called the "Queen of Tejano music", her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.
In 2020 Billboard magazine put her in third place on their list of "Greatest Latino Artists of All Time", based on both Latin albums and Latin songs chart.
Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices.
She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting the Tejano genre into the mainstream market.