The album helped Selena to be noticed during the 1989 Tejano Music Awards by José Behar, who had just opened the Latin division of EMI Records; EMI Latin. When one of the guitar players for the band would leave, Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Jose Behar recalled seeing Selena perform and the whole place "blew up" from so much excitement and enthusiasm emanating from the charismatic Selena. would let out an open call for anyone in the state of Texas who was willing to participate with them and tour alongside the band. insisted that Pérez would learn the music quickly, convincing him to hire Pérez as the new lead guitarist.
He and Selena fell in love, but her father, who wanted to keep the band's clean-cut image, only saw envy in Pérez.
Selena y Los Dinos began to perform more frequently in local Texas clubs and fairs as their name began to spread around Texas.
In 1984, Freddie released the band's very first full-length album entitled Selena y Los Dinos - Mis Primeras Grabaciones.
In 1986, GP Productions, which discovered Selena y Los Dinos performing, signed the group for a yearly record contract.
Selena y Los Dinos were in the recording studio soon after the agreement.