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Everything The J. Lo Movie Got Wrong About The Meteoric Rise And Tragic End Of Selena Quintanilla

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The Queen of Tejano enchanted the music world in the 1990s, and everyone wanted to know the true story of Selena Quintanilla. In fact, the singer's record-breaking album, Dreaming of You, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and it was the first time a Latinx artist ever earned the top spot. Tragically, though, Selena did not witness the success of her last album. On March 31, 1995, the disgraced president of Selena's fan club ended the singer's life. Selena was only 23 years old when she joined the list of musicians who died too young.

The 1997 J. Lo movieSelena, captured many facets of the late singer's life, including her infectious smile, sensational voice, and commitment to family. The film, which rocketed Jennifer Lopez to stardom and inspired her singing career, became one of the highest grossing biopics in history. But like any movie based on a real-life person, Selena changed some details about the young woman's life and career. Selena's widower Chris Pérez has come forward with facts about what the Selena movie didn't exactly get right.

In 2018, Selena fans rejoiced to learn that Selena: The Series on Netflix will depict the star's life in even greater detail.

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