Amor Prohibido

1994 studio album by Selena

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]

Amor Prohibido
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 22, 1994 (US)
GenreTejano, Latin Pop
LabelEMI Records
ProducerA.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

Track listing change

No. TitleWriter(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. TitleWriter(s) Length
11. "Donde Quiera Que Estés" (featuring Barrio Boyzz)K. C. Porter, Miguel Flores 4:29

Personnel change

  • 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


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

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

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

  1. RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Amor Prohibido Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Billboard". Billboard.
  3. "RIAA Launches "Los Premios de Oro y De Platino" to Recognize Top Latin Artists". Recording Industry Association of America. January 25, 2000. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  4. "Country Takes The Crop". Recording Industry Association of America. February 14, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  5. "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". RIAA. Retrieved 12 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Queen of Tejano Music, Selena special". Corpus Christi. 2007. 60 minutes in. Q-Productions. N/A. {{cite episode}}: Missing or empty |series= (help)
  7. Orozco, Cynthia E. "QUINTANILLA PEREZ, SELENA [SELENA]". Texas State Historical Associaton. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
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