AB Quintanilla Net Worth, Wife, Kids, Age, Height, Tattoos

AB Quintanilla, the other name of Abraham Issac Quintanilla. Who is he, and why is he famous? Well, he is the brother of the famous Selena and Suzette Quintanilla. Like his siblings, he also has had a keen interest in music since childhood. Currently, he works as a record producer, musician, and songwriter. He was also one of the members of the Los Dinos band. Selena, Suzette, and his brother together formed the band in 1980. Earlier, he wrote and gave music to many of Selena’s superhit songs. The present age of the musician is 58.

Early Life, Education, and Childhood

Date of Birth December 13, 1963
Age 58
Place of Birth Topenish, Washington
Father’s Name Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Mother’s Name Marcells Ofellia Quintanilla 
Spouse Rikkie Leigh Robertson
No. of Siblings 2
Name of the Siblings Suzette Quintanilla and Selena Quintanilla

A.B. Quintanilla III was born in Toppenish, Washington. After his birth on December 13, 1963, his parents, Marcells Ofelia Quintanilla and Abraham Quintanilla Jr. relocated to Texas. His other two younger siblings were born in Lake Jackson. They all grew up in Texas. 

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Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight  75 kgs
Eye Color  Dark Brown
Hair Color  Dark Brown

Personal Life

No. of Marriages 3
Name of AB Quintanilla wives Vangie, Rikkie Leigh Robertson and Anjelah O. 
AB Quintanilla kids 8
No. of Grandchild  1

AB Quintanilla has three marriages. With his first wife, Vangie, he has eight children. Svaneti and Martika are his son and daughter, respectively. All the other five sons and another daughter were between 2002 and 2007. 

On November 12, 2011, AB Quintanilla III again married his long-time girlfriend, Rikkie Leigh Robertson. After a concert on July 5, 2016, he announced the news of his divorce. They did not have any children together. He again married an Argentinian woman. The name of A.B. Quintanilla wife is Anjelah O. in Las Vegas. 

Career-o-Graphy

In his childhood days in Texas, he took lessons in bass and guitar. He also became one of the successful members of the popular band Los Dinos. After a certain period, he became the producer of his junior sibling Selena Quintanilla.

As you know, AB III is an excellent songwriter; he also co-wrote many of his sister’s (Selena) hit songs, like Amor Prohibido and Como la Flor. The murder of her sister Selena Quintanilla broke him down completely. He co-produced the song: Como Te Extraño along with Pedro Astudillo. 

AB Quintanilla Sister Selena Quintanilla
AB Quintanilla Sister Selena Quintanilla

In 1999, he became the Kumbia king as he fused pop music with Kumbia. They became a popular name worldwide and went on many international tours. In 2006, he left the band as a disagreement occurred with Cruz Martinez. 

A.B. Quintanilla also collaborated with Artists like Alicia Villarreal, Cristian Castro, and Thalía. He also composed and arranged music for Joe Lopez’. It included hits like “Soy Tan Feliz” and “Cuando Estoy Contigo,” partnered with Luigi Giraldo.

Awards and Nominations 

Year Category Result
2000 Regional Mexican Group of the Year for Kumbia Kings Nominated
Regional Mexican New Artist of the Year for Kumbia Kings Won
Pop Album of the Year, Group for Amor, Familia y Respeto Nominated
Pop Album of the Year, New Artist for Amor, Familia y Respeto Won
Best Tejano Album Nominated
2001 Best Tejano Album for Shhh! Nominated
2002 Regional Mexican Group of the Year for Kumbia Kings Nominated
Tejano Performance for Kumbia Kings Nominated
Video of the Year for Shhh! Nominated
Pop Album of the Year, Group for Shhh! Won
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year for Kumbia Kings Nominated
2003 Best Pop Album by a Duo/Group with Vocals Nominated
Best Regional Mexican Song for Ay! Papacito Nominated
Favorite Latin Artist for A.B. Quintanilla and Kumbia Kings Nominated
2004 Regional Mexican Group of the Year for A.B. Quintanilla and Kumbia Kings, Juan Gabriel, El Gran Silencio Won
Regional Mexican Song of the Year for No Tengo Dinero Won
Latin Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Won
Dynamic Duo for Thalía Nominated
Best Moves   Nominated
Best Re-Mix Nominated
Party Starter Nominated
2005 Latin Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Won
I Hear Them Everywhere Nominated
Favorite Urban Artist Nominated
Best Regional Mexican Song Nominated
Best Engineered Album Nominated
2006 Pop Album of the Year for Fuego Nominated
Pop Group of the Year for Kumbia Kings Nominated
MTV Tr3́s Viewer’s Choice Award
Best Tropical Regional Mexican Album Won
2007 Latin Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Nominated
2008 Pop Album of the Year Nominated
Pop Song of the Year Nominated
Pop Breakout Artist or Group of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Album by a Duo/Group with Vocals Nominated
Popular Field Best Tropical by a Duo/Group or Solo Nominated
2009 Latin Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Nominated

Social Media

Links      Username
Instagram.com @abquintanilla3
Facebook.com AB Quintanilla
Twitter.com @AB_Quintanilla

Controversy

A controversy about him came to the media during a scheduled hearing in 2017. He also had an issue with Cruz Martinez (another member of Kumbia Kings), and a controversy happened. Recently, there have been no rumors concerning his career and life. 

Facts 

Net Worth  $ 5 million
Sun Sign Sagittarius 

Conclusion

AB Quintanilla is a famous Latin musician. His career dates back to the band Los Dinos days. Since then, he has had a long journey and has also witnessed a long successful career. He is the eldest sibling of Selena Quintanilla. He was also portrayed in the Netflix Selena Series.

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AB Quintanilla III – FAQs

How tall is AB Quintanilla III?

AB Quintanilla III is 5 feet 7 inches in height. He began his musical journey at a very young age along with his sisters Selena and Suzette Quintanilla. Under the supervision of their father, they formed a Tejano band. Currently, he is a songwriter and musician, and record producer. He also co-wrote many superhit songs.

What happened to AB Quintanilla?

AB Quintanilla had suffered an emotional and mental breakdown after the murder of her sister Selena on March 31, 1995. He, along with other famous music personalities, formed the Kumbia Kings. He left the band after a disagreement brewed between him and Cruz Martinez. He also got involved in a controversy during a scheduled court hearing.

Did AB Quintanilla continue to write songs?

AB Quintanilla III has written all the super hit songs of his Selena Quintanilla. In fact, after the death of his sister, he moved on to writing songs and also produced several hits. He has also won the Latin Grammy awards several times for his songs. Besides, he is a music composer who has given music to Selena’s songs.