No argument that Abraham Quintanilla knows that it takes to be successful in the music industry, specifically the Tejano market, with the many stars he’s produced over the years. Quintanilla gave high praise to one of Tejano music’s hottest stars today, Isabel Marie Sanchez.
Mr. Q said the 15-year-old singer is the “whole package” in a Facebook post on Thursday, along with a video of Isabel Marie performing “Take Me Back.”
“Isabel Marie has been with my company since she was 12 years old,” Quintanilla said. “She has recently turned 15 years old. Isabel is an artist that Record Companies consider as having the Whole Package: Talent, Youth, Personality, Stage Presence, and Image.”
Quintanilla has had much success over his many years in the Tejano music industry, specifically Selena Y Los Dinos in the 1990s. The Grammy winning group that featured his children, including Selena Quintanilla, who was murdered in 1995 by her fan club president.
“For 23 Years I have been looking and listening for a female vocalist in our Tejano Market that I felt had the vocal qualities comparable to my daughter Selena,” Quintanilla said. “Not to replace Selena, for she will never be replaced.”
Mr. Q has been in the music industry since he was 15 years old and has a love of music. Throughout the years he has produced music for many female artists such as Jennifer Peña, Odalys, Mireya, Sesi, Maya and others.
“I think that Isabel Marie is an extraordinarily talented young woman,” Quintanilla added. “We are excited and pleased as we prepare to release her third album.”
Isabel Marie won Best New Female Artist at the Tejano Music Awards in 2017 after the success of her debut album, New Girl In Town, released in March 2016. She released her already successful sophomore album, Sígueme, in June 2017.