Amid financial strife, Abraham Quintanilla prioritizes his 8-year-old daughter Selena's musical talent and has her start a band with her siblings.
Brother AB struggles to find Selena a song for a new single, while Abraham tries to convince a music executive to produce a record with the band.
Selena is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. The band travels to Matamoros, Mexico, for an important performance.
Selena y Los Dinos embark on a strenuous cross-country music tour, which puts strain on the singer's vocal cords, so the band searches for a solution.
Abraham weighs two offers from major record labels. As Selena and her band garner more attention, a dashing new guitarist joins the family.
While preparing the new album, the Quintanilla family clashes with the record label's decisions, especially when it comes to Selena's fashion style.
Sister Suzette becomes concerned when sparks fly between Selena and the new guitarist, Chris. Meanwhile, AB is under pressure to write new songs.
Selena celebrates her growing successes - including an album going gold - but fights to get an English album produced. Suzette meets someone new.
Selena feels conflicted about her secret relationship with Chris. Meanwhile, AB finds inspiration in a memory of a plastic flower and lost love.
Distraught by her upcoming tour and the thought of being separated from Chris, Selena makes a dramatic, life-changing decision.
During the band's Mexico tour, Verónica Castro presses Selena about her love life. The singer struggles with whether to tell her fans about Chris.
Perfectionist A.B. faces challenges trying to record new music for the album. Selena attempts to convince her family she can handle opening a boutique.
Selena writes a new song while worrying about going solo for her English album. Suzette plans her wedding. Yolanda offers to help with the boutique.
As Selena's career gains momentum, she struggles to juggle all of her business obligations and her parents caution her not to forget about her family.
When "Live!" receives a Grammy nomination, a star-struck Selena and Suzette attend the awards show. Ricky pens lyrics about unrequited love.
Selena's confidence plummets when her label suggests she hire a vocal coach. To make matters worse, the singer feels distanced from Chris.
Yolanda pleads her innocence as the accusations against her continue to pile up. Abraham investigates. Selena performs to a sold-out Astrodome.
Selena and Chris plan their future family. A distraught Yolanda asks for the singer's help and a grim tragedy occurs. "Dreaming of You" is released.