Ricky Vela

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Ricky Vela
Birth name Ricardo Vela
Also known as Rick, Ricky
Origin Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Genres Tejano, Mexican cumbia, Ranchera, Latin pop, Spanish pop, R&B, Pop
Occupation(s) songwriter, keyboards
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1984–1995
Labels EMI Latin
Associated acts Selena y Los Dinos, Selena A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla, Chris Pérez
Website Q-Productions.com

Ricardo "Ricky" Vela is an American award-winning songwriter and keyboardist for the band Selena y Los Dinos.


Vela has either written or co-written these following songs that topped on Billboard 200, Billboard Latin Songs, and Mexican Regional Songs charts.

Name of Song Peak Position Year
"Dame Un Beso" N/A 1986
"Soy Amiga" N/A 1986
"Dame Tu Amor" 31 (Billboard Hot Ringtones) 6 (Billboard Hot Latin Songs) 1986
"Cuando Despierto" N/A 1987
"Tu No Sabes" N/A 1987
"Ven A Verme" N/A 1987
"Sabes" N/A 1988
"Como Te Quiero/Yo A Ti" N/A 1988
"Como Quisisera" N/A 1988
"Cariño Mio" N/A 1988
"Quisiera Darte" N/A 1988
"Tengo Ganas De Llorar" N/A 1990
"Si La Quieres" N/A 1992
"Yo Te Sigo Queriendo" N/A 1992
"Las Cadenas" N/A 1992
"No Debes Jugar" 3 (Billboard Hot Latin Tracks) 3 (Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay) 3 (Latin Pop Airplay) 1993
"La Llamada" 5 (Billboard Hot Latin Tracks) 6 (Latin Regional Mexican Airplay) 8 (Latin Pop Airplay) 1993
"Tu Robaste Mi Corazon" 5 (Billboard Latin Tracks) 8 (Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay) 6 (Billboard Latin Pop) 1993
"No Me Queda Mas" 1 (Hot Latin Tracks) 1 (Latin Regional Airplay) 13 (Latin Pop Airplay) 1994
"'Fotos y Recuerdos" 1 (Hot Latin Tracks) 1 (Latin Regional Mexican Airplay) 12 (Latin Pop Airplay) 1994
"El Chico Del Apartamento 512" 6 (Hot Latin Charts) 7 (Latin Regional Mexican Airplay) 6 (Latin Pop Airplay) 1994
"Tus Desprecios" N/A 1994
"Ya No" N/A 1994
"Fuiste Mala" N/A 1999
"Esperandote" 6 (Hot Latin Charts) 3 (Latin Pop Airplay) 1996

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ricky Vela has been nominated for seven awards and won two awards.[which?] His works include Dame Un Beso which gave him more recognition in the Tejano world.


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