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Both Lydia Mendoza and Selena Quintanilla Perez are well known as “the queen of Tejano”. In a music heavily dominated by man, Lydia Mendoza was the first star of recorded Tejano and Norteno music. According to Lydia Mendoza: the first lady of Tejano, the author explained thanks to her 12-string guitar and her clear, heartfelt voice which made her become a sensation throughout Latin America in the 1940s and 1950s. She is representation of the early recording industry researched pockets of regional music across the United States to record traditional musicians and market music to diverse audiences, thus she played many genres from blues to polka, hillbilly to klezmer. Lydia Mendoza’s voice is beauty, repertoire, and virtuosity that made her an important artist who fluidly combined popular and traditional culture. She reached a large audience of devoted fans over several decades. Lydia recorded “Mal Hombre” for Bluebird Records in San Antonio and earned sixty dollars for the song. This event marked the first Tejano music track ever recorded making by Lydia Mendoza for the first Tejano music recording artist. Her song became a hit with the people along the Texas-Mexico border. "Lydia Mendoza is a true American pioneer," Clinton said, "and she paved the way for a whole new generation of Latino performers who today are making all Americans sing." Moreover, in the article “Quintanilla Perez, Selena”, the author says that Selena inspired a generation of Chicanas to rebel against the confines of their families’. She had energetic and stunning while she was on stage. Her song make people singing and dancing along with her. By the late 1980s Selena was known as "la Reina de la Onda Tejana" ("the Queen of Tejano music") and "una mujer del pueblo." Her popularity soared with annual awards from the Tejano Music Awards for Female Entertainer of the Year in 1987, and eight other Tejano awards followed. Also, he signed a contract with EMI Latin Records in 1989. At the 1995

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