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A number of products have been developed, endorsed, or inspired by Latin superstar Selena. These have included books, video releases, dolls, clothing, perfumes and other products.

BooksEdit

Year Book information Book contents
1995 Remembering Selena

Remembering Selena: A Tribute in Pictures and Words/Recordando a Selena Un Tributo En Palabras Y Fotos is a 1995 book written by Himilce Novas, and Rosemary Silva. It is mainly based around Selena's rise to fame, her background, family and her musical career. It also features never-before-seen photos, dozens of stories and recollections from Selena's family about her performances, appearances at awards shows and more.

1995 The Phenomenal Life and Tragic Death of the "Tejano Music Queen" Selena!

Selena: The Phenomenal Life and Tragic Death of the Tejano Music Queen/Selena! La Vida Sensacional Y La Muerte Tragica De La Reina De La Musica Tejana, Selena is a 1995 biography by Clint Richmond. This exclusive book features never-before-seen photos of Selena and her band Selena y Los Dinos as a Tejano Queen. This book was also printed in the Spanish language. This book also tells of Selena's entire biography from where she began her musical career. Inside this book are interviews of Selena's recording labels.

1995 Selena: The Last Song

Selena: The Last Song is a book written by Geraldo Ruiz about Selena's very "last song", which was included in Selena's crossover album Dreaming of You. It is a paperback book with high quality pictures of Selena in various concerts and photo shoots.

1995 Selena: The Queen of Tejano Music

Selena: The Queen of Tejano Music is a 1995 book written by Jill C. Wheeler. It is mainly based around Selena's rise to fame, her background, family and her musical career.

This book has been re-released three times as a Children's book for Grades 3 and 4.

1995 Como La Flor

Selena: Como La Flor is a 1995 biography book by Joe Nick Patoski. This book also tells of Selena's entire biography from where she began her musical career. Due to the rise of Selena's popularity, the book and author Patoski, has been interviewed in various Selena specials.

So far there are three different editions to this book.

1996 Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You is a book that talks about Selena's life and death and the posthumous released single Dreaming of You.

1999 La Reina Del Tex-Mex

Selena, La Reina Del Tex-Mex: Obra En Doce Cuadros (Template:Lang-en) is a book written by Hugo Salcedo in Nuevo Leon, Mexico for children under the age of 13, to learn and understand the life and death of Selena.

2000 Selena: They Die Too Young Series

Selena: They Die Too Young Series is a book written by Veda Boyd Jones for children from 4 to 6 years if age, to learn and understand the life and death of Selena.

2001 Selena

Selena is a book written by Veda Boyd Jones for children from 7 to 9 years of age, to learn and understand the life and death of Selena. This book also discusses the life and work of the award-winning Texas singer who had begun to popularize Tejano music when she was shot and killed by the president of her fan club. This book has been re-released again in the year 2002.[1]

2003 Selena

Selena: Blue Banner Biographies is a book written by Barbara J. Marvis for children in the 3 and 4th grades. This book highlights the life and death of Selena for the younger generation.

2005 Justice for Selena

Justice for Selena: The State Vs Yolanda Saldivar is a book written by Carlos Valdez. This book takes the reader’s in an in-depth look at what the prosecutors and the court was facing to sentence Yolanda Saldivar in jail. This book also takes a stand in justice for Selena, who was tragically killed by Saldivar on March 31, 1995.

2005 'Selenidad'

Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory is a book written by Deborah Paredez. This book highlights Latinos/Hispanics and their influences on Selena. This book also follows the LGBT community and their struggles. This book is also available as a soft cover and a hardcover book.

2010 Selena: Su vida despues de su muerte

Selena Su Vida Despues De Su Muerte/Her Life after Death is a book written by Cristina Castrejon and Selena who is said to be the co-author. This book tells of Selena's death that occurred on March 31, 1995. Castrejon, who was told by "Selena" to write this book, was going to guide Castrejon’s hands to tell Selena's side of the story and what happened on March 31, 1995. Castrejon identifies that the story Selena has told is different from what Yolanda Saldivar has given. This book is only featured in Spanish. The original release date was March 31, 2010, but with unknown reason's, the book was released on March 9, 2010 the same day that La Leyenda, Selena's box-set, was released.

Official Video ReleasesEdit

The first Home Video cassette (VHS) that was released was The Final Notes, which talks deeply about Latin Artists and how Selena got where she was by these other artists. The video is also narrated in the English language. The series was also released again under the same name. Many artists such as Ritchie Valens as been featured on these cassettes.

In 1997, Jennifer Lopez who played as Selena became the leading role to bring back the life and story of Selena in this blockbuster film directed by Gregory Nava, Jennifer Lopez was given a lot of criticism for being a Puerto Rican American and portraying a Mexican-American singer. Once Selena, the film, was released world-wide, Lopez's stardom took off and she then began her musical career. The movie was a box-office success with sales of over $33 Million dollars world-wide and the movie itself became Nava's first and last film to ever reach that mark. In 2007, the movie was re-released as a special Two-Disc edition with 9 additional never-before-seen scenes and footage.

In 1997, a few months after the success and released of Selena, Edward James Olmos who portrayed as Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr, released a 60 minute Home Video called Selena Remembered (Her Life, Her Music, Her Dream) of never-before-seen live performances, collections from Selena's family, interviews, and much more. The cassette is also narrated by Olmos.

All My Hits: On Video became Selena’s first film to have all her released Music Videos on VHS. The video includes the following Music Videos; Amor Prohibido, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Buenos Amigos, Dondequiera Que Estes, Dreaming of You, I Could Fall in Love, La Carcacha, La Llamada, No Me Queda Mas, Siempre Hace Frio (starring Jennifer Lopez), Techno Cumbia, and Tú Sólo Tú. A total of 50 minutes and this film isn’t rated.

The Selena Ones DVD which was released in 2003 also features the same Music Videos of All My Hits, but unlike All My Hits, Ones was released first hand on DVD.

Greatest Hits DVD also features all of Selena’s Music Videos on DVD.

Live! The Last Concert features the entire full concert of one of Selena's most memorable concerts. The concert was held live on February 27, 1995 at the Huston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Selena, at the time, broke the attendance record for her three consecutive times, with the highest of over 63,000 fans. The concert was also released on DVD in 2003. As a bonus, a postcard was given out to fans who yet haven’t bought the video.

Selena ¡VIVE! was released in 2005. The concert was held live on April 5, 2005 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The televised show broke the Nelson Ratings for "Most Watched Spanish-language special" in North America. The purpose for the concert was to honor Selena’s life as she has wanted. The show kicked off with an opening act by Jennifer Lopez. Selena VIVE was released on DVD. The concert also features Latin Artists singing Selena’s most topping musical numbers that either charted on Billboard or made Selena famous.

Through The Years/A Traves De Los Anos features never-before-released mini concerts that were edited in the DVD. The video features Selena’s best well-known performances from her 1994-1995 Amor Prohibido Tour.

Year DVD information DVD contents
1999 The Final Notes
  • Release date: May 1995
  • U.S. peak position:
  • 1st VHS

Certifications:

  • U.S:
  • Photos
  • Behind the scenes
  • Biography (text)
1997 Selena
  • Release date: March 17, 1997
  • U.S. peak position: #1
  • 1st Home Video

Certifications:

  • U.S: 6x Platinum
1997 Selena Remembered
  • Release date: November 1997
  • U.S. peak position: #7 (5 weeks)
  • 2nd Home Video

Certifications:

  • U.S: 4x Platinum
1997 Selena: The Final Notes Vol. II
  • Release date: November 1997
  • U.S. peak position:
  • 3rd Home Video

Certifications:

  • U.S: Gold
  • Biography
  • Latin artist
2000 All My Hits On Video
  • Release date: July 2000
  • U.S. peak position: #1 (3 weeks)
  • 4th Home Video

Certifications:

  • U.S: 1x Platinum
2003 Selena Ones DVD

Certifications:

  • U.S: 2x Platinum
Photo Gallery
Extras
2003 Greatest Hits Selena DVD
2003 Live! The Last Concert
  • Release date: September 2003
  • U.S. peak position: #1 (3 weeks)
  • 1st Live DVD
  • Full Live Houston Astrodome Concert
  • Bonus Material
2005 Selena Remembered
  • Release date: January 2005
  • U.S. peak position: #3 (2 weeks)
  • 4th Home Video
2005 Selena ¡VIVE!
  • Release date: July 2005
  • U.S. peak position: #1 (5 weeks)
  • 2nd Live DVD
  • Edited version of the televised concert Selena Vive
  • Bonus Material (Music Videos)
2006 American Justice: Selena, Murder of a Star
  • Release date: October 2006
  • U.S. peak position:
  • 1st Documentary DVD release
  • Episode: Selena, Murder of a Star (1 episode)
2007 Through The Years/A Traves De Los Anos
  • Release date: April 2007
  • U.S. peak position:
  • 3rd Live DVD
2007 Selena
  • Release date: September 2007
  • U.S. peak position: #2 (5 weeks)
  • 2nd Film

First Disc:

  • Original Theatrical Version of the Movie
    • Bounuses
  • The Making of Selena (10 Years Later)
  • 9 Additional Scenes

Second Disc:

  • Extended Film Version of the Movie
    • Bounses
  • Selena Queen of Tejano (Featurette)

Subtittles included are; English, French, and Spanish

FragrancesEdit

Selena endorsed her first Catherine Des Champs fragrance Forever Selena which was released in 1996. Selena picked out the odors for her fragrance before she died in 1995. All of Selena's perfumes were released posthumously after her death. After Forever Selena was released her perfumes begin to be more popular in North America, later many perfumes were released after her biggest chart topping songs. In 1996, Como La Flor fragrance was released, more perfumes was demanded by consumers and in 1997; the Bidi Bidi Bom Bom fragrance was released. Around 1998, Para Siempre Selena Perfume was released. In 1999, Selena's last perfume Amor Prohibido was released. Some of these perfumes were originally made in France.

Year Fragrance Information Bonus CD
1996 Forever Selena Release date: September 1996

Tagline: "Forever is, Forever Selena"

None
1996 Como La Flor Release date: December 1996

Tagline: "Como La Flor, Selena"

None
1997 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Release date: March 1997

Tagline: "Don't You Want It?"

None
1998 Para Siempre Selena
Release date: July 1998

Tagline: "Forever"

None
1999 Amor Prohibido
Release date: September 199

Tagline: "Forbidden Love"

None

Toys/GamesEdit

DollsEdit

In 1999, Q-Productions released the Amor Prohibido Doll. Once the success of the Selena Dolls increased, Q-Zone released several more dolls including a Selena Grammy Doll, Selena Vive Doll, and Selena Live in Concert Doll. The demand of these dolls has now created a line of Selena dolls to be released sometime in this year. The Amor Prohibido Doll was re-released with different styles in 2004 with changeable clothes. Another doll named after Selena's biggest hits Como La Flor was released with also changeable clothes. Sales and shipments of these dolls haven’t been released to the public by Q-Productions. These dolls also feature most of Selena's best and memorable costumes and styles. Also gifted inside these dolls are charm bracelets as a gift to her fans. Selena statues of her Grammy win were also released to the public.

ToysEdit

Numerous toys of Selena were sold such as official toy cars, calendars, Selena pencils, Selena mugs, cups, stickers, posters, paintings, scrap books, hologram cards, postcards, and much more that has been released from Q-Productions.

See alsoEdit

References and external linksEdit

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