Thanks to the late tejano singer's devoted fans, the "Como La Flor" singer received a slew of birthday tributes on what would have been her 50th birthday. Born April 16, 1971, Selena conquered Latin music and rose to fame in the '90s, becoming one of the first major female stars of the male-dominated genre.
Selena's life, however, was cut short when she died on March 31, 1995. But her legacy lives on through her unforgettable music, her family, fans and most recently the show Selena: The Series. As fans celebrated her birthday on Friday, #Selena50 began trending on Twitter with people sharing their favorite moments with The Queen of Tejano music.
"You would’ve been 50 today. Your legacy and life are still going strong. I always make sure of it. We miss you down here. HBD my love #Selena50 #selenaquintanilla," one user wrote.
"Her legacy and the doors she opened for latino artists in the music industry will always be remembered!" another tweeted.
Happy Birthday to Selena Quintanilla-Perez. The Queen of Tex-Mex music wouldve turned 50 years old today. Her legacy and the doors she opened for latino artists in the music industry will always be remembered! 🌺 pic.twitter.com/AnXOjxfj8V
Another user honored her by writing, "happy birthday to the legend and the one and only selena, my favorite person in the world and my role model. thank you so much for being part of my life and for making me so happy with your music, your legacy will always be alive."
See more birthday tributes below:
Happy 50th Heavenly Birthday to one of the most talented, beautiful & influential women to ever walk this Earth, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez 💜💜 pic.twitter.com/P6IRaJoX7n