Legendary Tejano singer and crossover music sensation Selena Quintanilla will be honored with another Grammy. At the 2021 Grammy Awards Selena will posthumously receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
On March 14 Selena’s family expressed their appreciation for the Grammys awarding Selena, tweeting, “Thank you to The Recording Academy in recognizing Selena for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and a special thank you to Selena’s fans for their love and support to her music and legacy.”
The incomparable Tejano songstress becoming the new lifetime achievement award recipient at the 63rd Annual Grammys puts her in the same lane as some of the greatest artists of all time.
“The Queen of Tejano music joins fellow lifetime achievement award honorees Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa and Talking Heads. Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds were honored with the Trustees Award, and Daniel Weiss is the Technical Grammy Award recipient,” according to USA Today.
Shortly before her passing in 1995, Selena won her first and only Grammy for Best Mexican/Mexican American Album at the 1994 Grammys. Selena’s 1994 Grammy win for her album “Selena Live!” was a historical moment since she was the first Tejano artist to achieve that honor.
In remembrance of that historic day Selena’s family tweeted a heartwarming story about Selena’s first time at the Grammy Awards.
“In 1994 hours before the 37th Annual Grammy Awards held in New York, Selena was with her sister Suzette having her hair styled in what would become one her most iconic timeless looks. This was Selena’s first Grammy experience and she was very excited,” said the post with never-before-seen photos.
“Selena took her camera with her so she can take pictures w/ other artists there. However, they didn’t allow her to bring her camera with her but she jokingly said, ‘They didn’t allow me to bring my camera with me, however, I left with this”, holding her Grammy in a 1994 interview.’”