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Selena (USA, b. Selena Quintanilla) was named Female Entertainer of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards nine times in a row between 1988 and 1996. Jennifer Peña (five wins, 1997-2003) and Elida Reyna (five wins, 2000-16) also have multiple wins in the Female Entertainer of the Year category.
Selena won Female Vocalist of the Year 11 times at the Tejano Music Awards (1986-97, including nine consecutive awards in 1989-97) – second only to Elida Reyna’s 13 wins (2000-19). In 2001, Selena received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2010, at the 30th Anniversary Tejano Music Awards, she was named Female Vocalist of the 1980s and Female Vocalist of the 1990s as the results of the awards’ “Decade Ballot” were announced. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” (from Selena’s 1994 album Amor Prohibido) was also named the Best Song of the 1990s.
From 2007, the Female Entertainer of the Year and Male Entertainer of the Year categories at the Tejano Music Awards were combined into a single Entertainer of the Year award. Elida Reyna added to her Female Entertainer of the Year win (2000) with four Entertainer of the Year awards in 2011-16.
Presented by the non-profit organization the Texas Talent Musicians Association, the Tejano Music Awards were inaugurated in 1980 and have been held annually ever since. The 40th Tejano Music Awards were streamed virtually on 22 December 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and featured a tribute to Selena, who died on 31 March 1995 at the age of 23.
Tejano music “fuses Mexican, European and US influences. Its evolution began in northern Mexico (a variation known as norteño) and Texas in the mid-19th century with the introduction of the accordion by German, Polish and Czech immigrants.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica)