After two decades, new footage of the late Selena Quintanilla has arisen. Reveling in her grammy award nomination and speaking on the fruits of her labor, Selena is poised as ever in the video footage. Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History unearthed the footage from a  a TV camera donated by Univision, the parent company of San Antonio’s KWEX-TV. The video is a 1994 interview with the TV program Tejano USA.

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“When they first told us that we were nominated, we all freaked out,” the singer explains. “We couldn’t believe it. The first thing, I promise, the first thing that came to mind is, like, ‘I have to take a camera, so I can take pictures with all of these stars.’ It didn’t hit me later until, like, when I thought, ‘Oh my God. What if we win?’ ”

“We went out there and they didn’t let me take my camera in, that’s one of the things. I didn’t get to take pictures until afterward. We were sitting there, when they announced, I had this huge knot in my stomach, I was so nervous. And then they announced the winner!”


Selena also discussed her three-episode guest starring role on the Televisa soap opera, Dos Mujeres, Un Camino. She also was able to introduce her new video for “Amor Prohibido.”

Just on the cusp of a major global breakthrough, Quintanilla was just 23 when she was murdered by her fan club president in 1995. Check out the newly discovered video footage below.