"Amor Prohibido" was Selena's crowning achievement.

The album was released in March 1995, 25 years ago this week. It solidified Selena's status as the leading voice in Tejano music and showcased a sound that was light years ahead of her contemporaries.

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It went far beyond the staid confines of Tejano music, incorporating pop, dance and R&B elements. "Amor Prohibido" was produced by Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla, whose innovative approach still sounds fresh today.

The songs centered on the darker side of love, from heartbreak to betrayal to unrequited feelings.  Four of its singles went to No. 1: "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." "No Me Queda Mas," "Fotos y Recuerdos" and the title track.

It also set the stage for Selena's English-language crossover album. Sadly, that never came to fruition. But Selena's continues to influence a legion of artists, from Solange and Beyoncé to Becky G and Selena Gomez.

"Twenty-five years, and it still jams," says Kam Franklin of The Suffers. "'Amor Prohibido' is one of the greatest albums of all time, and I'm forever grateful to Selena for her voice and influence on young artists like myself."

The album won Tejano Music Awards for album of the year (orchestra); record, single, song and crossover song of the year. It also earned a Grammy nomination.

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It was the first Tejano album to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and remained in the top five for an astonishing 98 weeks. After Selena's death in 1995, the album catapulted back to No. 1 on multiple charts. "Amor Prohibido" is the best-selling Tejano album in history, the fourth best-selling Latin album of all time and the first album by a Tejano singer to chart on the Billboard 200.