The 25th anniversary year of the late Selena Quintanilla Perez has brought several collaborations in commemoration of the Tejano singer. From another Mac Cosmetics collaboration to a Netflix series, Selena: The Series.
What makes it even more special, the late Tejano singer will be posthumously honored with the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2021.
The award comes with a list of honorees that will receive the Special Merit Awards. Selena, along with others, like Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, and Talking Heads. And several more honorees in different categories.
“As a music creator and music lover, I am grateful that we are able to look back at our influences and see the impact that they have made on our community,” Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s interim president, and CEO said in a statement. “In a year where music has helped keep us together, I look forward to honoring this iconic group of music creators.”
On an Instagram post announcing Selena’s Grammy award, the Quintanilla family approved a sweet message to fans that represent Selena’s legacy. It reads, ‘“The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will…’ -Selena Quintanilla 💜”
This is not the first time that Selena has been recognized at the Grammys. In 1994, she took home the Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th Grammy Awards for her Live album. This experience also made it to the Selena biopic in 1997 featuring Jennifer Lopez.
You can catch Selena’s family and the other honorees receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2021, on CBS.