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The singles discography of Selena, a Mexican American singer-songwriter, consist of peak chart positions of her 93 singles released in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Spain, as well as certifications and sales. The singles discography covers Selena's singing career as a solo artist (1989–95), and posthumous era. The discography also covers songs Selena was featured in and other non-singles that had impacted music charts worldwide. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard, for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits.[1]

"Contigo Quiero Estar" ("With You, I Want To Be") was the only song from Selena's self-titled debut album to chart. "Baila Esta Cumbia" ("Dance This Cumbia") was the lead single off of Selena's second studio album, Ven Conmigo (1992). It peaked at number twenty on the US Hot Latin Tracks. Selena's first number-one single, "Buenos Amigos" ("Good Friends") a duet with Álvaro Torres, also became the singer's first music video in 1991.[2] Her next single, "Como La Flor" ("Like A Flower") became one of her signature songs as it was crediting Selena as a solo artist, unlike her previous single "Contigo Quiero Estar" which credited her as with "Los Dinos".[3] "Como La Flor" peaked at number six on the Hot Latin Tracks and number five on the Latin Regional Mexican Songs. Also released from her third studio album, Entre a Mi Mundo (1992), "La Carcacha" ("The Jalopy") and "¿Qué Creias?" ("What Did You Think?") became mainstream hits, as it helped Selena to be booked in cities across Mexico.[4] "¿Qué Creias?" became a receptive in Mexico.[5] After Selena had won her first Grammy Award for her third studio and first live album, Selena Live! (1993), it had spawned three singles, which were in the top five in the Hot Latin Tracks chart.[6]

The album, Amor Prohibido (1994), produced four number-one singles (one posthumous) on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, the only Spanish album by a female to achieve this feat.[7] The four singles, "Amor Prohibido" ("Forbidden Love"), "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", "No Me Queda Más" ("There's Nothing Left For Me") and "Fotos y Recuerdos" ("Photos and Memories") boosted Selena's fan base and bookings, as she toured in her Amor Prohibido Tour (1994-95) in Puerto Rico, South America and North-eastern United States, where she wasn't once recognized.[8] "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Más" became the most successful singles of 1994 and 1995 in the United States Latino communities and Mexico.[9][10]

On the edge of releasing a crossover album, Selena was murdered.[11] The album that she was working on before her death was released, several months later. EMI Latin had assistants from her brother A.B. Quintanilla III, who was the producer and main song-writer for Selena, and the Barrio Boyzz. The Barrio Boyzz re-recorded "Dondequiera Que Estés" in English, while Selena's Spanish verse stood the same, it was titled "Wherever You Are", the song entered Spain's music chart for two years. "Dreaming of You" sold over three million copies worldwide and peaked at number twenty-one on the Hot 100 chart. "I Could Fall in Love", which sold 420,000 copies worldwide, peaked at number one on the Latin Pop Songs chart. After Selena's death eighteen posthumous singles were released, many of them impacting music charts in the United States and internationally.[6] To date, Selena has sold around 4,435,500 singles worldwide.[6]

Singles Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Latin Tracks
[12][13][14][6]
MEX
[15][16][6]
US
[17][6]
US Airplay
[18][6]
US Latin
[19][6]
CAN
[20][6]
SPA
[20][6]
US Adult
[21][6]
US Club
[22][23][6]
US Rhythmic
[20][6]
"Contigo Quiero Estar" 1989 8 Selena
"Sukiyaki"
"Besitos"
"Baila Esta Cumbia" 1990 20 22 Ven Conmigo
"Ya Ves" 26
"La Tracalera"
"La Carcacha" 1992 10 7 Entre a Mi Mundo
"Como La Flor" 6 5
"¿Qué Creias?" 1993 14 16
"Amame" 27 21 6
"No Debes Jugar" 3 3 3 Selena Live!
"La Llamada" 5 6 8
"Amor Prohibido" 1994 1 5 Amor Prohibido
"No Me Queda Mas" 1 1 13
"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" 1 4 11
"Fotos y Recuerdos" 1995 1 1 12
"Si Una Vez" 4 4
"El Chico Del Apartamento 512"
"I Could Fall In Love" 2 5 8 1 20 8 Dreaming of You
"Tú Sólo Tú" 1 1
"Dreaming of You" 11 21 9 9 7 17
"I'm Getting Used To You" 89 23
"Captive Heart" 96 30
"El Toro Relajo 24 14
"Techno Cumbia" 1 1 13 97 35
"Siempre Hace Frio" 1996 2 2 Siempre Selena
"No Quiero Saber" 6 15 22 46
"Costumbres" 15 13
"A Boy Like That" 1997 4 Selena Soundtrack
"Last Dance/The Hustle/On The Radio" 25 27 2
"Is It the Beat?" 1998 4
"Where Did the Feeling Go?" 88 26
"Con Tanto Amor Medley" 2002 27 4 Ones
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs Edit

List of non-single songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Rhythmic

[60][6]

US Club
[20][6]
Latin Tracks
[12][6]
CAN
[20][6]
"Missing My Baby" 1995 22 Dreaming of You
"Dame Tu Amor" 1996 6 Alpha
"Always Mine" 1998 4 94 Anthology
"—" denotes release did not chart or was not released

As featured artist Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Latin Tracks
[61][6]
MEX
[62][6]
US Latin
[62][6]
"Estoy Contigo"
(duet with Roger Garcia)
1983 The New Girl in Town
"Amame, Quiereme"
(duet with Pete Astudillo)
1989 Selena
"Buenos Amigos"
(duet with Álvaro Torres)
1991 1 1 Entre A Mi Mundo
"Tu Robaste Mi Corazon"
(duet with Emilio Navaira)
1993 5 8 6 Selena Live!
"Donde Quiera Que Estes"
(duet with Barrio Boyzz)
1994 1 1 Amor Prohibido
"God's Child"
(duet with David Byrne)
1995 22 Dreaming of You
"Puede Ser"
(duet with Nando "Guero" Dominguez)
2004 40 Momentos Intimos
"Baila Esta Kumbia"
(duet with Los Kumbia Kings)
2005 44 16 Duetos
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

See also Edit

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References Edit

  1. Mayfield, Geoff (December 25, 1999). "Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 111 (52): YE-16–18. ISSN 0006-2510. http://books.google.com.mx/books?id=9w0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA66&dq=selena. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  2. "Buenos Amigos - Selena/Alvaro Torres". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/selena-y-alvaro-torres/buenos-amigos/519545. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. "Como La Flor - Selena". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/selena/como-la-flor/674803. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. Patoski page 124
  5. Patoski page 124
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 Maria Chavez (2005). "Edition Espcial Selena" (in Spanish). TVyNovelas (Editorial Televisa) 24 (14): 124. 
  7. Michele Bourgoin, Suzanne (1998). Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement. Gale/Cengage Learning. p. 329. ISBN 0-7876-2945-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=AIAUAQAAIAAJ&q=Selena+produced+four+number-one+singles&dq=Selena+produced+four+number-one+singles&hl=en&ei=biOrTf6YCMPEgQfj0oT0BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAQ. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  8. Selena Remembered. John Lanner and Edward James Olmos. Q-Productions. N/A, Corpus Christi. 1997. 127 minutes in. "Her Life... Her Music... Her Dream"
  9. "Topping The Charts Year By Year". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 110 (48): LMQ3. November 28, 1998. http://books.google.com/?id=MAoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA38&dq=rudy+la+scala&cd=1#v=onepage&q=rudy%20la%20scala. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  10. Rivas, Jorge (31 March 2011). "Remembering Selena's Trailblazing Music". Colorlines. http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/03/16th_anniversary_of_selenas_death.html. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  11. Sam Howe Verhovek (April 1, 1995). "Grammy Winning Singer Selena Killed in Shooting at Texas Motel". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Selena Album and Song Chart History". Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Selena. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/selena/chart-history/25132?f=363&g=Singles. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  13. "Techno Cumbia music chart history on Allmusic". Allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. http://allmusic.com/album/amor-prohibido-r192080/charts-awards/billboard-single. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  14. "I Could Fall in Love - Selena". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/selena/i-could-fall-in-love/674799. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  15. "Selena Album and Song Chart History". Billboard Regional Mexican Songs for Selena. Rovi Corporation. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/selena/chart-history/25132?f=373&g=Singles. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  16. "Techno Cumbia - Selena". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/selena/techno-cumbia/45815. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  17. "Selena Album and Song Chart History". Billboard Hot 100 for Selena. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/selena/chart-history/25132. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  18. "Dreaming of You (song) - Selena". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/selena/dreaming-of-you/674801. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  19. "Selena Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Selena. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/selena/chart-history/25132?f=372&g=Singles. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Ruiz, Geraldo (1995). Selena: The Last Song. Warner Pub Service/El Diario Books. p. 241. ISBN 9-781-8875-9901-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=yzamPQAACAAJ&dq=Selena:+The+Last+Song&hl=en&ei=L7zGTdyjFab00gH_jY31Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAA. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  21. "I'm Getting Used To You chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/selena/chart-history/25132?f=341&g=Singles. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  22. "Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts Chart". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 108 (10): 100. 1996. http://books.google.com/books?id=TA8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA24&dq=A+Boy+Like+That+Selena&hl=en&ei=JZLETYXSAon50gHpoJ2eCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=A%20Boy%20Like%20That%20Selena&f=false. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  23. "Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 108 (15): 104. 1996. http://books.google.com/books?id=_gwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA30&dq=I'm+Getting+Used+To+You+Selena&hl=en&ei=7-62TY3oLYjUgAezh5l2&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=I'm%20Getting%20Used%20To%20You%20Selena&f=false. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
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  61. For peak featured singles:
  62. 62.0 62.1 "Baila Esta Kumbia – Los Kumbia Kings". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/a-b-quintanilla-iii/baila-esta-kumbia/5878801. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
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