Amor Prohibido
Studio album by Selena
Released 1994
Recorded 1980s-1990s
Genre Latin pop
Length ??-??
Label EMI Latin
Producer A.B. Quintanilla III
Selena albums chronology
10 Super Exitos
Amor Prohibido
12 Super Exitos

Amor Prohibido (Nueva Version)

Amor Prohibido, is the sixth album released by Latina superstar Selena. Today, it remains one of the biggest selling Latin albums of all time, having been certified 2x platinum, by the RIAA. In Mexico, the album sold five million copies, and produced four number one singles, on the Billboard Hot Latin tracks chart.


Continuing the formula of previous albums, A.B. Quintanilla, III teamed up with Pete Astudillo and Ricky Vela, to come up with what they hoped, would be a successful Selena album. Its singles, "Amor Prohibido", "No Me Queda Mas", "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", and "Fotos y Recuerdos," became huge hits at radio stations, in the U.S. and Mexico.

The album made the Billboard 200 pop albums chart and replaced Gloria Estefan's Mi Tierra at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. It spent twenty non-consecutive weeks at number one on the chart over the next year, the final 16 weeks being propelled by Selena's death in March 1995. It also led to six awards at the Tejano Music Awards and another Grammy Award nomination in 1995 for Best Mexican/Mexican-American album. The unexpected success of this album led to extensive touring and promotion that is much to blame for the stalled efforts of recording Selena's English-language album, Dreaming of You, which was incomplete and posthumously released in 1995. More than 400,000 copies of "Amor Prohibido" were sold in the U.S. and another 50,000 in Mexico by the time of Selena's death.

The album was certified 2x platinum in Latin standards shortly after its March 1994 release and to capitalize on the success Capitol/EMI-Latin records re-released the album with a red label on the front cover indicating that album included a new version of "No Me Queda Mas".


2002 Re-Issue


# Title Length Writer(s) Featured Guest(s)
1 Amor Prohibido 2:49
2 No Me Queda Mas 3:17
3 Cobarde 2:50
4 Fotos Y Recuerdos (Back On The Chain Gang) 2:33
5 El Chico Del Apartamento 512 3:28
6 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 3:25
7 Techno Cumbia 3:43
8 Tus Desprecios 3:24
9 Si Una Vez 2:42
10 Ya No 3:56

Album CreditsEdit

Performance Credits

  • Chris Perez Guitar
  • Henry Gomez Guitar
  • Rafael Garza Trumpet
  • Rene Gasca Trumpet
  • Gilbert Garza Trombone
  • Johnny Saenz Accordion
  • Selena Vocals
  • Ricky Vela Keyboards
  • Joe Ojeda Keyboards
  • Suzette Quintanilla Drums
  • Stephanie Lynn Background vocals
  • Rick Alvarez Background vocals
  • Rock 'N' Roll James Background vocals

Technical Credits

  • Abraham Quintanilla III Producer

Awards & CertificationsEdit

Year Certification Provider
1994 Certified 2x Platinum RIAA

Chart ToppersEdit

Year Song Hot Latin Hot 100
1994 Amor Prohibido 1 5
1994 No Me Queda Mas 1 13
1994 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 1 11
1995 Fotos Y Recuerdos 1 12
1995 Si Una Vez 4 3
1995 El Chico Del Apartamento 512 6 6

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