Amor Prohibido

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Amor Prohibido
Studio album by Selena
Released March 22, 1994 (US)
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Tejano, Latin Pop
Length 32:37
Label EMI Records
Producer A.B. Quintanilla
Selena chronology
17 Super Exitos
Amor Prohibido
12 Super Exitos
Singles from Amor Prohibido
  1. "Donde Quiera Que Estés"
    Released: Frebruary 5, 1994
  2. "Amor Prohibido"
    Released: April 13, 1994
  3. "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"
    Released: August 13, 1994
  4. "No Me Queda Más"
    Released: November 11, 1994
  5. "Fotos y Recuerdos"
    Released: February 11, 1995
  6. "Si Una Vez"
    Released: March 21, 1995
  7. "El Chico Del Apartamento 512"
    Released: March 30, 1995

Amor Prohibido (English: Forbidden Love) is the name of Selena's fifth studio album. Amor Prohibido is known as one of the biggest-selling Latin album of all time, being certified by the RIAA for shipping 2 million copies. The album had four number-one singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, the only Spanish album by a female to do so.[1]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Amor Prohibido"   A.B. Quintanilla III, Pete Astudillo 2:49
2. "No Me Queda Más"   Ricky Vela 3:17
3. "Cobarde"   José Luis Borrego 2:50
4. "Fotos y Recuerdos"   Chrissy Hynde, Ricky Vela 2:33
5. "El Chico Del Apartamento 512"   A.B. Quintanilla III, Ricky Vela 3:28
6. "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"   Selena Quintanilla, Pete Astudillo 3:25
7. "Techno Cumbia"   A.B. Quintanilla III, Pete Astudillo 3:43
8. "Tus Desprecios"   A.B. Quintanilla III, Ricky Vela 3:24
9. "Si Una Vez"   A.B. Quintanilla III, Pete Astudillo 2:42
10. "Ya No"   A.B. Quintanilla III, Ricky Vela 3:56
20 Years of Music Version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Donde Quiera Que Estés" (featuring Barrio Boyzz) K. C. Porter, Miguel Flores 4:29

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Chris Pérez, Henry Gomez - Guitar
  • Rafael Garza, Rene Gasca - Trumpet
  • Gilbert Garza- Trombone
  • Johnny Saenz- Accordion
  • Selena - Vocals
  • Ricky Vela, Joe Ojeda - Keyboards
  • A.B. Quintanilla III - Bass
  • Suzette Quintanilla - Drums
  • Stephanie Lynn- Background Vocals
  • Rick Alvarez - Background Vocals
  • Rock 'N' Roll James - Background Vocals

Charts[change | change source]


Date Chart Position
May 6, 1995 U.S. Billboard 200 29[2]
June 11, 1994 U.S. Latin Albums (Billboard) 1[2]
April 9, 1994 U.S. Mexican Regional Albums (Billboard) 1[2]
Abril 14, 1994 México Mexican Álbum Chart 1
Junio 19, 1994 Argentine Albums Chart 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Notes^  Note that RIAA has launched its Oro y De Platino certification scheme for those albums the 50% of the content of which are in Spanish, initially, the award-levels for Oro y De Platino were: Gold=100,000 and Platinum=200,000.[3] In February 2008, RIAA reduced the certification-award-levels for Oro y De Platino to Gold=50,000 and Platinum=100,000.[4]

Country Certification Sales
United States 20x Platinum (Certification type: Latin)[5] 4,000,000+
México 2x Diamond 2,000,000+
Argentina Diamond 500,000
España 4x Platinum 400.000
Chile Platinum 6,000

Tour[change | change source]

The Amor Prohibido Tour was the final concert tour for American singer Selena. The tour grossed over $60 million. In February 1995, Selena performed at the Houston Astrodome. She performed to the record-breaking audience of over 60,000 fans.[6] This was more than country singers such as George Strait, Vince Gill and Reba McEntire.[7]

References[change | change source]

Preceded by
Mi Tierra by Gloria Estefan
Top Latin Albums number-one album
June 11, 1994 - June 19, 1994 (first run)
July 2, 1994 (second run)
September 30, 1994 (third run)
April 15, 1995 - July 29, (fourth run)
Succeeded by
Dreaming of You by Selena