To many, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was the queen of Tejano music.
While her life was cut short at age 23, her hard-won fame spoke to a large cross-section of fans in the U.S., in Latin American markets and around the world.
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, and her music was a mix of pop, cumbia (a genre popular throughout Latin America for dancing) and contemporary Tejano—itself a fusion of Latino, American and European (polka!) musical influences.
These are Selena's motorcycle jacket and satin bustier, which are on display for the next year at our @amhistorymuseum. They help tell the story of Hispanic advertising in the American Enterprise exhibition, and show her personality, style, impact and powerful fandom.