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Remembering Selena: 20 Facts You Might Not Have Known About The Late Selena Quintanilla-Perez  was originally published on globalgrind.com

1. Selena was only 17-years-old when she signed her first contract with Coca-Cola for $75,000.

Selena was only 17-years-old when she signed her first contract with Coca-Cola for $75,000.

2. Selena made her own stage costumes by gluing Swarovski crystals on her bras.

Selena made her own stage costumes by gluing Swarovski crystals on her bras.

3. Selena was the first Latin artist to debut on the Billboard charts at number one.

Selena was the first Latin artist to debut on the Billboard charts at number one.

4. After her death, there was a big spike in the number of girls being named Selena.

After her death, there was a big spike in the number of girls being named Selena.

5. Tejano music became directionless after Selena’s death.

Tejano music became directionless after Selena’s death.

6. Selena and band member Chris Perez kept their relationship a secret until they eloped in 1992.

Selena and band member Chris Perez kept their relationship a secret until they eloped in 1992.

7. Selena made a cameo on the popular Spanish TV novela “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino” in 1993.

Selena made a cameo on the popular Spanish TV novela “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino” in 1993.

8. Selena owned a motorcycle.

Selena owned a motorcycle.

9. After her death, an estimated 100,000 people showed up to Selena’s public viewing at the convention center in Corpus Christi.

After her death, an estimated 100,000 people showed up to Selena’s public viewing at the convention center in Corpus Christi.
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