A.B. Quintanilla III

American songwriter, record producer and musician

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. Quintanilla
Birth nameAbraham Isaac Quintanilla III
Also known asA.B. Quintanilla III
A.B. Quintanilla
King of Kumbia
Born (1963-12-13) December 13, 1963 (age 56)
Toppenish, Washington
OriginLake Jackson, Texas
GenresCumbia, Tejano, Reggae, Latin pop, R&B
Occupation(s)Songwriter, record producer, composer, musician
InstrumentsBass guitar, guitar, vocals
Years active1982–present
LabelsEMI/Capitol Latin
Associated actsSelena, 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
Websitehttp://www.abquintanilla3.com

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Topping The Charts Year By Year". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 110 (48): LMQ3. November 28, 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  2. Jorge Rivas (31 March 2011). "Remembering Selena's Trailblazing Music". Colorlines. Retrieved 14 April 2011.