Selena Quintanilla is set to posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the Mexican-American songstress for being a celebrated figure globally and throughout Latin communities. Selena continues to be influential after her fatal wounding in 1995 by the former President of her fan club.
Edward James Olmos had an exclusive interview with Variety, explaining why the “Dreaming of You” singer deserves the star. “Her music stands the test of time. She was a brilliant artist. I just wish she were here. It’s not fair.”
Selena achieved several milestones in her short lived career. For instance, she took home the 1994 Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album Live! Recently there was a rare interview that was unearthed that showed exactly how excited she was for the Grammys that year. After receiving her award in a sparkling beaded dress, she said that it was “an experience I will never forget”.
Google recently honored the Tejano singer with her very own Google Doodle in honor of the 28th anniversary of her self-titled debut album. The animated singing cartoon was designed to celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin music’s formidable stars, and proved why Selena will live in our hearts forever.
Selena’s sister Suzette is scheduled to attend the ceremony, as well as actress Eva Longoria, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler will emcee the nighttime dedication event on November 3rd at 6:30 p.m./PDT in front of Capitol Records at 1750 N. Vine St. in Hollywood.