Selena Quintanilla Will Be Honored at the 2021 Grammys, and We’re Already Crying

Selena Quintanilla Will Be Honored at the 2021 Grammys, and We're Already Crying

Even though the 2021 Grammy nominations are a mess, the ceremony has given us one thing to look forward to: the late Selena Quintanilla will be honored with a posthumous lifetime achievement award. The Recording Academy made the special announcement for its 2021 Special Merit Awards on Tuesday. Selena won her first Grammy in 1994 for best Mexican-American album for Selena Live!. Other honorees include Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, and Talking Heads.

“As we welcome the new class of Special Merit Award honorees, it gives us a chance to reward and recognize the influence they’ve had in the music community regardless of genre,” Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement. “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. In a year where music has helped keep us together, I look forward to honoring this iconic group of music creators.”

The exciting news comes on the heels of the debut of part one of Netflix’s Selena: The Series, which documents the legendary singer’s early rise to fame before she was tragically killed in 1995. The 2021 Grammys are set to air on Jan. 31, 2021.

Lydia Livingston

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