A.B. Quintanilla III

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A.B. Quintanilla
Background information
Birth name Abraham Isaac Quintanilla III
Also known as A.B. Quintanilla III
A.B. Quintanilla
King of Kumbia
Born December 13, 1963 (1963-12-13) (age 53)
Toppenish, Washington
Origin Lake Jackson, Texas
Genres Cumbia, Tejano, Reggae, Latin pop, R&B
Occupations Songwriter, record producer, composer, musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Years active 1982–present
Labels EMI/Capitol Latin
Associated acts Selena, Selena y Los Dinos, Abraham Quintanilla Jr, Chris Pérez, Cruz Martínez, Frankie J, DJ Kane, Abel Talamantez, Pee Wee, Melissa Jiménez, Kumbia Kings, Kumbia All Starz, Los Super Reyes
Website http://www.abquintanilla3.com

Abraham Isaac Quintanilla III is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, most known for his works for his sister, Selena. A.B. Quintanilla III, became a member of Kumbia Kings, which he founded several years after Selena's death. A.B., left the band and soon founded another band Kumbia All-Starz with some alumni members and some from Selena y Los Dinos.

A.B.,'s hit singles "Como La Flor", Amor Prohibido", and "No Me Queda Mas" became classic hits for Selena and became her signature songs. "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Mas" were the most successful singles in 1994 and 1995 in the United States Latino communities and Mexico.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Topping The Charts Year By Year". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 110 (48): LMQ3. November 28, 1998. https://books.google.com/?id=MAoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA38&dq=rudy+la+scala&cd=1#v=onepage&q=rudy%20la%20scala. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  2. Jorge Rivas (31 March 2011). "Remembering Selena's Trailblazing Music". Colorlines. http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/03/16th_anniversary_of_selenas_death.html. Retrieved 14 April 2011.