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Selena To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At 2021 Grammys

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Singer Selena will be honored at the 2021 Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, "The Queen of Tejano", will be recognized along with other honorees including Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Peps, and Talking Heads.

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UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Selena in the press room at the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York City, New York (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will be honored with the Trustees Award and Daniel Weiss will be the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient.

"Selena became a household name not long after her career took off in the 1980s. Her 1993 album, Live, won Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th Annual GRAMMY Awards, marking the first time a female Tejano artist won the category," the Grammy's website said. "Though her life was tragically cut short in 1995, Selena's crossover album, the posthumously released Dreaming Of You, sold 175,000 copies on the day of its release, a then-record for a female vocalist."

The honorees will be recognized at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more details about the special award presentation event will be announced at a later date, the website stated.

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