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Selena albums discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 21
Box sets 3
Remix albums 2
Soundtrack albums 1

American singer Selena has released five studio albums, three live albums, one soundtracks and twenty-one compilation albums. Credited for elevating a music genre into the mainstream market,[1] Selena remains the best-selling Tejano recording artist who continues to outsell living musicians with her posthumous releases.[nb 1] As of 2015, the singer has sold 60 million copies worldwide,[7] and was named the "Top Latin Artist of the '90s" and "Best-selling Latin Artist of the Decade" by Billboard magazine.[8] In 1995, Selena was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame,[9] the Hard Rock Cafe's Hall of Fame,[10] the South Texas Music Hall of Fame,[11] and the Tejano Music Hall of Fame in 2001.[12]

Selena's career began as lead vocalist of Los Dinos in 1980, she signed with EMI Latin nine years later as a solo artist; though her band continued to tour with her.[13] She released her self-titled debut album that same year, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart. With Selena, the singer outsold other female Tejano artists.[14] She released her second album Ven Conmigo in October 1990, it peaked at number three on the Regional Mexican Albums chart. Ven Conmigo was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 50,000 units; the first recording by a female Tejano artist to do so. As of 2010, Ven Conmigo has sold 500,000 copies in the United States. According to music critics, her next recording Entre a Mi Mundo (1992), was the singer's "breakthrough album" of her musical career.[15][16][17] The album helped launched the singer's career—as with the single "Como la Flor"—in Mexico.[18][19] Entre a Mi Mundo peaked at number one on the Regional Mexican Albums chart for eight consecutive months;[20] and was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, a denotation of 600,000 shipped units. The album was certified gold by Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON), signifying shipments of 300,000 copies in Mexico. Entre a Mi Mundo became the first Tejano recording by a female artist to sell over 300,000 copies.[nb 2]

In 1993, Selena released Live, which contained three studio tracks. Live peaked at number two on the newly formed U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and at number two on the Regional Mexican Albums chart. The recording was certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. Selena's fourth album, Amor Prohibido (1994), was the last recording released by the singer before her death. The album peaked at number one on the Top Latin Albums and Regional Mexican Albums chart; it remained in the top five of the former chart for the remainder of 1994 and into 1995.[23] By December 1994, Amor Prohibido became the second Tejano recording to reach year-end sales of 500,000 copies.[24] Amor Prohibido was considered to be her "biggest album" and was credited for Tejano music's first marketable era.[nb 3] The album popularized Tejano music among a younger and wider audience than at any other time in the genre's history.[27][28] With Amor Prohibido, Selena was considered "bigger than Tejano itself", and broke barriers in the Latin music world.[26] This prompted EMI to begin marketing Selena as an American pop artist, believing she had reached her peak in the Latin music industry.[29] Amor Prohibido has been certified double platinum by the RIAA, denoting two million copies shipped in the United States. The singer recorded four tracks slated for what would have been her English-language crossover album by March 1995. On 31 March 1995, Selena was shot dead by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former employee of her Selena Etc. boutiques over a dispute of embezzlement.[30]

EMI Records and EMI Latin jointly released Dreaming of You in July 1995. It sold 175,000 copies its first day of release; a then-record for a female vocalist.[31][32] Dreaming of You debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with 331,000 units sold its first week, the second-most highest first week tallies by a female musician.[33][34][35] Dreaming of You became the first and only predominately Spanish-language album to debut and peak at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.[11] According to John Lannert of Billboard magazine, Dreaming of You was among the top ten best-selling debuts for a musician, best-selling debut by a female act, and according to Thom Duffy also from Billboard magazine, it was the fastest-selling U.S. 1995 album.[36] At the time, Dreaming of You helped Selena to become the fastest-selling female act in recorded music history,[37] and has since been ranked among the best and important recordings produced during the rock and roll era.[38][39] With Dreaming of You peaking at number one, Tejano music entered the mainstream market.[40][41] Music critics believed that the general population of the United States would not have known about Tejano or Latin music had it not been for Dreaming of You.[42][43][40] As of January 2015, Dreaming of You has sold five million copies worldwide, and is best-selling Latin album of all-time in the United States.[44] Since Selena's death, there has been twenty-three posthumous releases with the most recent Lo Mejor de...Selena; released on her twentieth anniversary of her murder. The best-selling posthumous release was the 1997 soundtrack to the Selena film, which has sold 1.6 million copies as of 2005.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[45]
US
Latin

[46]
US
Regional Mexican

[47]
CAN
[48]
Selena 7
Ven Conmigo
  • Released: 12 November 1990
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
3
Entre a Mi Mundo
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
97 4 1
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Amor Prohibido
  • Released: 13 March 1994
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
29 1 1
  • RIAA: 20× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Dreaming of You
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: EMI/EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
1 1 16
  • World: 5,000,000[44]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart, ineligible, or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtracks, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[53]
CAN
[54]
Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Released: 11 March 1997
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: Cassette, CD
7 36
  • RIAA: Platinum[49]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart, ineligible, or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[45]
US Latin
[46]
US Regional Mexican
[47]
Selena Live!
  • Released: 4 May 1993
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
79 2 1
Live! The Last Concert
  • Released: 27 March 2001
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: Cassette, CD
176 2
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[49]
Unforgettable: The Live Album
  • Released: 29 March 2005
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
26 14
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart, ineligible, or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[45]
US Latin
[46]
US Regional Mexican
[47]
MX
[56]
Mis Primeros Exitos[57]
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
Personal Best[58]
Entertainers of the Year[59]
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
Mis Mejores Canciones - 17 Super Éxitos
  • Released: 24 August 1993
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Selena[60]
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
12 Super Exitos
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
64 2 2
Las Reinas Del Pueblo
  • Released: 4 April 1995
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
147 5 5
Musipistas: 10 Exitos De Selena[61]
  • Released: 23 June 1995
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
Exitos y Recuerdos
  • Released: 19 August 1996
  • Label: Madacy Special Markets
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
13 7
All My Hits – Todos Mis Exitos
  • Released: 9 March 1999
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: Cassette, CD
54 1 1
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum (Latin)[49]
All My Hits – Todos Mis Exitos Vol. 2
  • Released: 29 February 2000
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: Cassette, CD
149 1 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Ones
  • Released: 1 October 2002
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: Cassette, CD
159 4
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 24 June 2003
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
117
Momentos Intimos
  • Released: 23 March 2004
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
11 7
Remembered
  • Released: 25 January 2005
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
Dos Historias 21 3
Through the Years/A Traves de los Años
  • Released: 3 April 2007
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
28 13 58
Serie Verde[63]
  • Released: 25 September 2007
  • Label: Madacy Special Markets
  • Format: CD
10 Great Songs[64]
  • Released: 14 June 2011
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
Lo Mejor de...Selena
  • Released: 31 March 2015
  • Label: EMI Latin
102 2 2 44
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart, ineligible, or was not released in that territory.

Remix albums[edit]

List of remix albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[45]
US Latin
[46]
US Regional Mexican
[47]
MX
[56]
Siempre Selena
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: cassette, CD
82 1 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Enamorada de Ti 135 1 1 56
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[49]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart, ineligible, or was not released in that territory.

Box sets[edit]

List of box sets, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[45]
US Latin
[46]
US Regional Mexican
[47]
MX
[56]
Anthology
  • Released: 31 March 1998
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: Cassette, CD
131 1 1
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum (Latin)[49]
Unforgettable: Ultimate Edition[65]
  • Released: 5 April 2005
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
La Leyenda
  • Released: 9 March 2010
  • Label: EMI Latin
  • Format: CD
7 4 29
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart, ineligible, or was not released in that territory.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Best-selling Tejano artist,[2][3][4] and continues to outsell living musicians.[5][6]
  2. ^ According to a book written by Stacy Lee, she reports sales of 300,000 units,[21] while María Celeste Arrarás wrote in her book that the album sold 385,000 units in Mexico.[22]
  3. ^ Critical review.[25] Tejano music's first marketable era.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flores, Daniel (28 March 2015). "Selena’s Legacy: Queen of Tejano still reigns". Valley Star News. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Untiedt 2013, p. 127.
  3. ^ Doeden 2012, p. 38.
  4. ^ Candelaria 2004, p. 755.
  5. ^ Patoski, Joe Nick (May 2000). "Tuned Out". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Acosta, Belinda (17 Feb 2006). "Outlaw Onda If you don't hear Tejano music on the radio, does it exist?". The Austin Chronicle (Nick Barbaro). Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Still Missing Selena: Here Are 6 Reasons Why.". NBC News. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (December 25, 1999). "Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade". Billboard 111 (52): YE–16–18. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ Lannert, John (June 10, 1995). "Beloved Selena Enters The Latin Music Hall of Fame". Billboard 107 (23): 58. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Arrarás 1997, p. 34.
  11. ^ a b Jasinski 2012.
  12. ^ Meier 2003, p. 372.
  13. ^ Hewitt, Bill (April 17, 1995). "Before Her Time". People 43 (15). Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ Peña 2002, p. 205.
  15. ^ Tarradell, Mario (16 July 1995). "Dreaming of Selena A new album celebrates what she was but only hints at what she could have become". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 18 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  16. ^ "Record company planning Selena retrospective". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 12 April 1995. Retrieved 18 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  17. ^ Burr, Ramiro (18 July 1995). "Selena crosses over to pop – Posthumous release a reminder of talent cut short". San Antonio-Express News. Retrieved 18 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  18. ^ Tarradell, Mario (16 March 1997). "Selena's Power: Culture Fusion". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  19. ^ Malone 2003, p. 158.
  20. ^ Burr, Ramiro (20 May 1993). "Awards recognize Latin musicians". Austin American Statesmen. Retrieved 18 November 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
  21. ^ Stacy 2002, p. 746.
  22. ^ Arrarás 1997, p. 104.
  23. ^ Lannert, John (22 April 1995). "Selena's Albums Soar". Billboard 107 (16). Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  24. ^ Patoski 1996, p. 152.
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  27. ^ Miguel 2002, p. 110.
  28. ^ "Born on the Border". Newsweek. October 22, 1995. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  29. ^ Patoski 1996, p. 115.
  30. ^ Sam Howe Verhovek (April 1, 1995). "Grammy Winning Singer Selena Killed in Shooting at Texas Motel". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  31. ^ "No. 1 start for Selena's `Dreaming'". USA Today. 27 July 1995. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  32. ^ "Selena's Popularity Grows". The Hour. 24 March 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "A Retrospective". Billboard 107 (23): 62, 64, 99, 106, 108. 10 June 1995. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  34. ^ Marrero, Letisha (November 2003). "Ritmo Roundup". Vibe (InterMedia Partners) 13 (13): 172. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  35. ^ Burr, Ramiro (26 March 2005). "Upcoming Selena Tribute". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 117 (13): 56. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  36. ^ Lannert, John (2 September 1995). "The Selena Phenomenon". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 107 (35): 39, 41, 120. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  37. ^ Incorporated 1996, p. 335.
  38. ^ Heatley 2008, p. 200.
  39. ^ Pollock 2014, p. 493.
  40. ^ a b Lomelí & Ikas 2000, p. 58.
  41. ^ Stavans 1998, p. 5.
  42. ^ Arrarás 1997, p. 22.
  43. ^ Sickels 2013, p. 481.
  44. ^ a b Guerra, Joey (28 January 2015). "Tejano star Selena to be honored at Fiesta de la Flor". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
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  51. ^ a b "Latin Music Mambos Its Way Up The Charts". Los Angeles Daily News (MediaNews Group). 5 July 1995. Since her death, the Selena albums "Entre a mi Mundo," "Selena Live" and last year's "Amor Prohibido" have sold more than a million copies each. 
  52. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Selena – Dreaming of You". Music Canada. 
  53. ^ "Billboard Chart Search – Selena" (XML). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 15 August 1998. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  54. ^ "Top Selling Albums" (PDF). RPM (Walt Grealis) 65 (7). 21 April 1997. 
  55. ^ a b Saldana, Hector (31 March 2005). "Legend of Selena just keeps growing". San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Corporation). Saldana, Hector: "According to Nielsen SoundScan, her top selling records are "Dreaming of You," 2.8 million; the "Selena" soundtrack, 1.6 million: "Amor Prohibido," 954000; and "All My Hits – Todos Mis Exitos," 456000." 
  56. ^ a b c "Top 100 Mexico > Selena > Peak positions". Mexicancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  57. ^ "Mis Primeros Éxitos > Allmusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  58. ^ "Personal Best > Allmusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  59. ^ "Entertainers of the Year". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  60. ^ "Selena (Capitol) > Allmusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  61. ^ "Musipistas: 10 Exitos de Selena". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  62. ^ Beshur, Alison (31 March 2004). "Selena nine years after death 'Ones' CD sells 400,000, new album hits stores". Corpus Christi Caller-Times (The E.W. Scripps Company). Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
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