It's emotional writing this as a fan of the late Tejano/pop singer Selena. She's receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy's this Sunday night. Selena Quinatanilla-Perez was shot to death on March 31, 1995, right as she was completing her English language cross-over album, Dreaming of You. She was only 23 years old, yet had accomplished so much in the Spanish-speaking Tejano music format. She had even received a Grammy Award for her Selena Live album in 1994.
Following her death, her celebrity only grew. 26 years after her death, she has a successful merchandise line, two sold out M. A. C. makeup collections, many sponsor collaborated products, a museum in her honor, a successful Netflix series, a major motion picture about her life and multi-generations of fans. She epitomizes LEGEND. She would have loved this honor and probably would have owed her success to her fans, the ones that are keeping her legend alive all these years later.