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I have no more Selena Quintanilla: the story behind the song that Ricky Vela wrote | Suzette Quintanilla | FAME

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When Selena quintanilla performs the musical theme “I have no more left” in the second season of “Selena: The seriesRicky Vela (Hunter Reese Peña), Selena y Los Dinos’ keyboardist and composer of this song, sheds some tears for his unrequited love.

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Ricky Vela joined the band in 1985 and was their keyboard player during their most successful days. According to fiction, throughout his career, the musician was in love with Suzette Quintanilla, the older sister of the singer and drummer of the group.

When Suzette married Billy Arriaga in September 1993, Ricky wrote the song “I have no more“To say goodbye to his impossible love.

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In 1994, the father of Selena and Suzette, Abraham Quintanilla, spoke to Billboard about it and said, “Ricky is a very shy, introverted person. And he liked my other daughter, Suzette, the drummer (…) And I know Ricky liked me because he told me so, and I joked with Ricky and said: ‘Hey, Ricky, do you like him? Talk with her!’ and it did not.

Suzette Quintanilla was the inspiration for the musical theme written by Ricky Vela (Photo: Instagram / @suzettesyld).


I have no more”Is the third single from the fourth studio album, ‘Amor Prohibido’. It was written by Ricky Vela and produced by AB Quintanilla. This mariachi and downtempo pop ballad, which incorporates ranchero and flamenco influences in its sound, was praised by many music critics. Musicologists Ilan Stavans and Harold Augenbraum called it a bolero-mariachi mix.

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The song topped the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for seven non-consecutive weeks, was the first number one track on Selena on the US Mexican Regional Airplay chart and became the most successful US Latin single of 1995.

The music video for “I have no more”Was filmed in October 1994 at the San Antonio Amtrak station and directed by Sean Roberts. Later, it received the Music Video of the Year award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, and the recording received two honors from Broadcast Music, including Song of the Year.

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Selena quintanilla is forever a legend in the world of Latin music. The March 1, 1994, the Queen of the Texan took home one of the most important awards of his career: a Grammy. Selena, who had 23 years, won the award for his dynamic album Selena Live in the category of Best Mexican American Album.

When his name was announced, there was an instant smile on his face that remained from the moment he left his seat and left the stage after his speech. On the stage, Selena took the time to thank his management company, his father, and his band The dinos, which had his brothers.

It was the final part of his speech that moved his community. “I would like to thank my entire Latino family”he said proudly from the stage. Thank you for having faith in me. I love them. Thanks.” When he left the stage Selena proudly took photos with his award in hand. Not only did he win with his music, but his style was perfect.

The star of Tejano music She dazzled that night with a white crystal dress, with sparkling details that further adorned her silhouette. Both the trophy and the dress sparkled as she posed for photos after the ceremony.


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