Over 20 years after her tragic death, Selena Quintanilla is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Grammys. The late Queen of Tejano is among The Recording Academy’s 2021 Special Merit Awards honorees.
Harvey Mason Jr., Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, talked to the press and said that as they welcome the new class of Special Merit Award honorees, it gives them a chance to reward and recognize the influence they‘ve had in the music community regardless of genre.
He also said that as a music creator and music lover, he’s grateful that they are able to look back at their influences and see the impact that they have made on their community. In a year where music has helped keep them together. He looks forward to honoring this iconic group of music creators.
Selena’s album Live won Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th annual Grammy Awards back in 1994. The Como La Flor singer’s win marked the first time that a female Tejano artist won the category, according to The Recording Academy.
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. Honorees are determined by The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees.
Source: HOLA! USA