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It's about time!
We can now add a star to this astonishing legacy. The Hollywood Walk of Fame will be honoring bilingual superstar Selena Quintanilla in 2017.
John Legend, Hall & O, Gustavo Dudamel, Eva Longoria, Ice Cube, 'N Sync, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson, New Edition, and many more are also set to receive their own star.
Already a Grammy winner and owner of a clothing line and a boutique-salon, Selena was shot and killed by the founder of her first fan club on March 31, 1995. She was 23. The Texas-born singer was a pioneer for many artists as she seamlessly crossed over from the Spanish market and into the English market. Shortly after her death, the star's story was brought to life in the biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.
Yet, her music and all that she left behind, continues to bring new and younger fans each year. A true testament of that is the late singer's 2016 Latin Billboard Award for "Top Latin Albums Female artist of the Year" and nomination for "Latin Pop Solo Album of the Year." Think about it...her music still resonates with fans, even 21 years later. She continues to hold her throne.
Just ask Selena Gomez, whose parents named her after Quintanilla in 1992.
This year family and fans attended the second annual Fiesta De La Flor in Texas with two days packed of performances honoring the hometown legend. The festival brought $13 million into the economy of Corpus Christi, according to organizers.
We can also expect a Selena-inspired makeup line by MAC, set to debut in October.
"Selena's talent and beauty, inside and out, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two decades," M.A.C creative director James Gager told People. "We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies M.A.C's philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena-inspired M.A.C collection debuting in the latter part of 2016."
This is a huge year for Selena's legacy, and we're sure fans couldn't be happier.
"Anything for Selenas!"