In March 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was killed in Corpus Christi, Texas, by Yolanda Saldivar, who founded Selena's fan club and ran her boutique. The incident occurred after Saldivar was accused of embezzling funds from the singer.
Selena rose to fame as a Tejano singer in the mid-1980s. Her father, Abraham, formed and managed the family band Selena Y Los Dinos with 10-year-old Selena as the lead vocalist. In 1990, her album "Ven Conmigo" sold over 500,000 copies, and in 1993 her album "Live" won a Grammy award for the best Mexican-American album. Selena's widespread success in Spanish-speaking countries led her to pursue an English-language crossover album, "Dreaming of You," but she died before the album's release. The 1997 film "Selena" recounted the singer's life and the events leading up to her murder.