Get your snacks ready because the 63rd annual Grammy Awards kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. EST on CBS and we can’t wait for the show to begin. The ceremony is always one of our favorite events that’s full of dazzling performances from some of the most talented musicians, shocking wins, heartfelt acceptance speeches, and stunning looks. It’s the biggest night for music and we’re so excited to watch all of our favorite celebrities celebrate the best new artists that recently came into the industry as well as the legendary singers from the past. This year, the Grammys will honor the late Selena Quintanilla with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award and it is so well deserved.
According to the Grammys website, the Lifetime Achievement award is presented to, “performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.” The iconic Selena was only 23 years old when she was killed in 1995 but her legacy lives on through her music, devoted longtime fans, and her incredible story.
With songs like “Como la Flor” and “Amor Prohibido,” the Mexican-American singer has had a timeless hold on music and has influenced so many singers that have followed. At age 22, Selena won her first Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album for Selena Live! at the 36th Grammy Awards in 1994, marking the first time a female Tejano artist won the category. Since then her story has been shared in both a movie adaptation starring Jennifer Lopez and a 2020 Netflix series.
As we honor Selena tonight, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to celebrate the very best of Selena and her life.