Selena, Salt-N- Pepa and Others to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

Selena will receive a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor given to the late Tejano singer will happen during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in January.

“Selena’s 1993 album, Live!, won Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th annual Grammy Awards, marking the first time a female Tejano artist had won the category. Referred to as the “Queen of Tejano music,” Selena was shot and killed in March 1995 by the former manager of her chain of boutiques. Her posthumously-released “Dreaming Of You” sold 175,000 copies in the first 24 hours, a then record for a female vocalist.” The early life and music career of  Selena is currently streaming on Netflix in “Selena: The Series.”

Other honorees include the 80s/90s hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa, formed in Queens in 1985, was one of the first all-female rap groups, later crafting hits such as “Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” and the Grammy-winning “None Of Your Business.” Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa), and Deidra Roper (DJ Spinderella) made up hip hop trio.

Grammy award-winning producer and recording artist Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Grandmaster Flash round out some of the musical artists recognized.

See the full list of honorees here.


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