Alpha is the third album released by Selena y Los Dinos, in 1986, under the newly formed GP Productions, headed by Manny Guerra. When Selena began to emerge as a star, A.B. Quintanilla III became a songwriter and producer. One of his first songs, "Dame Un Beso," became a moderate hit. Alpha, led Selena to win "Female Vocalist of the Year," at the 1987 Hispanic Music Awards, and to be voted for "Female Vocalist of the Year," and "Performer of the Year," at the Tejano Music Awards.