Her posthumous crossover album, Dreaming of You (1995), debuted atop the Billboard 200, making Selena the first Latin artist to accomplish this feat. released Selena, a film about her life and career, which starred Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Lupe Ontiveros as Saldívar.As of 2016 In 1980 in Lake Jackson, Quintanilla, Jr. Other teachers expressed their concerns when they noticed how tired Selena appeared when she arrived at school.
Saldívar soon became a close friend to Selena and the family; she was trusted and became the acting president of the fan club in 1991.
"Buenos Amigos" peaked at number one on the US Billboard Top Latin Songs chart, giving Selena her first number one single.
The song's music video earned Selena and Torres two nominations at the 1992 Billboard Music Awards. saw Selena and Pérez romantically together on the bus after he informed them of his disapproval; he pulled over and an argument between Quintanilla, Jr. He called Pérez a "cancer in my family" and threatened to disband the group if they continued their relationship.
Selena and her guitarist, Chris Pérez, eloped in April 1992 after her father raised concerns over their relationship.
On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc. Saldívar was cornered by police when she attempted to flee, and threatened to kill herself, but was convinced to give herself up and was sentenced to life in prison with a possible parole after 30 years. Bush—governor of Texas at the time—declared Selena's birthday Selena Day in Texas.