Twenty-two years after her premature dying, Selena lastly bought her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday night.
As practically four,500 followers seemed on — a number of sporting costumes resembling the Queen of Tejano music — the late singer’s star was unveiled simply down the road from Capitol Records. It’s the place the singer as soon as signed her music recording contract.
Selena, whose beginning title was Selena Quintanilla, was murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan membership. She was solely 23.
The singer’s husband, Chris Perez, alongside along with her household, attended the highly-anticipated ceremony together with actress Eva Longoria. And Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was readily available to announce that Nov. three is now formally recognized within the metropolis as “Selena Day.”
“I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry,” Longoria informed the gang. “This star isn’t just for Selena but for all Latinas.”
We’ve been dreaming of this present day for some time. The one and solely Reina de la música Tex-Mex, Selena, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! pic.twitter.com/cq6UouOVeZ
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) November four, 2017
The late singer now joins 89 Latino artists resembling Jennifer Lopez and Celia Cruz who’ve a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in accordance with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
“Selena said the goal isn’t to live forever but to create something that will,” her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, stated. “And I think tonight is a perfect testament of that.”
The singer’s star comes amid her popular culture resurgence.
Not solely is there a MAC Cosmetics line impressed by her daring lipstick decisions, however Urban Outfitters and Target have even carried T-shirt strains that includes Selena. Also, celebrities resembling Kim Kardashian West and Demi Lovato dressed up as Selena for Halloween this yr.
Selena was finest recognized for her hit Spanish-language songs resembling “Como la Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Her English-language crossover hit, “Dreaming Of You,” was launched posthumously and reached No. 22 on the Billboard 100.