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Tejano Queen Earns Her Star: Selena Quintanilla

The queen of Tejano music will finally get her star on the 2017  Hollywood walk of fame. The committee looked carefully at each of their candidates and felt they selected a great group of talent. Vin Di Bona announced at a press conference held in Hollywood on Tuesday.

Selena, who was only 23 and had sold almost 3 million records worldwide, was on the verge of changing that situation when she was assassinated. At the time, she was in the process of recording her first English-language album for SBK, the label that brought us, Jon Secada and Wilson Phillips.  Selena was in the process of crossing over to the American music market right before her life ended which was so detrimental for Hispanic’s.

If you have never heard of Selena, I’m sure you may have seen the movie where JLO played her. I love Selena, and her music has been a significant influence on my childhood. To all the Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and Latin Americans it marks history for her to earn her star which is well deserved. Rest in peace my Queen.

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