Twenty years ago this week, Selena Quintanilla-Perez ruled the Billboard charts, for the week of August 5, 1995.
Selena’s album Dreaming Of You not only debuted as the number one album on The Billboard 200 twenty years ago this week, but she also had five albums in the Top 10 of The Billboard Latin 50.
The official Facebook page for the Queen of Tejano reminded fans of the historic accomplishment on Wednesday.
“It’s #WayBackWednesday Selena fans! Guess what today is? Today marks the day Billboard magazine announced that Selena reached #1 on Billboards 200 Chart for the album #DreamingOfYou! A historic accomplishment as she was the first Hispanic singer to have an album mostly in Spanish debut at number 1.”
“Here is another amazing record breaker Selena achieved 20 years ago today: Selena placed 5 albums on the top 10 of Billboard’s Latin 50 Charts for #DreamingOfYou, #AmorProhibido, #SelenaLive, 12 Super Exitos and #EntreAMiMundo!”
The accolades don’t stop there, the single, “I Could Fall In Love” achieved the highest debut by an English-language title on Hot Latin Tracks and also highest chart position since 1988.
“That same year, BMI Pop awards recognized ‘Amor Prohibido’ as the most airplay in radio and television over the past year, and ‘Amor Prohibido’ being the ONLY Spanish language album to chart in the Billboard 200!”
It was a historic week for Selena, unfortunately it was five months after the singer was tragically killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995, after the singer confronted Saldivar with embezzling money from Selena’s boutique and fan club.
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