Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, and a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico before she was murdered on March 31, 1995.
This American biographical drama film concentrates of her life and rise to fame. Jennifer Lopez, nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role as Selena. Her father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., is played by Edward James Olmos and Constance Marie plays Marcella Ofelia Samora–Quintanilla.
When 'Jennifer Lopez' signed on to be Selena, she expected to be providing her own vocals. But it was felt that since the movie would be released so soon after Selena's death her fans would not approve of hearing any voice other than hers. So Lopez was coached to lip-sync instead of being provided the vocal coaching she expected.