Selena to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2021 GRAMMY Awards

Posted at 10:26 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 23:26:32-05

The Queen of Tejano will be recognized on music's biggest stage next year.

The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Selena will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards.

The Corpus Christi-native is known for bringing Tejano music to the forefront. Her 1993 album, Live, won Best Mexian-American Album at the 36th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This was the first time a female Tejano artist won this category.

Texans and Tejano-fans were devastated when her life was cut short in 1995. According to the Recording Academy, her posthumously released crossover album, Dreaming Of You, sold 175,000 copies on the day of its release, a then-record for a female vocalist.

Selena is one of several artists receiving such honors this year, including Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Salt-N-Pepa and Lionel Hampton.

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on January 31, 2021.