Dec. 22 (UPI) — Late singer Selena Quintanilla and the Conversing Heads will be honored at the 2021 Grammy Awards in January.
The Recording Academy declared its new Exclusive Benefit Awards honorees in a push release Tuesday.
Quintanilla, who died at age 23 in March 1995, will get a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award. The singer, known as the “queen of Tejano audio,” earlier gained Most effective Mexican-American Album for Dwell at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
Speaking Heads, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne and Salt-N-Pepa will also receive Life time Achievement Awards. Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will get Trustee Awards, with Daniel Weiss to be honored with the Technological Grammy Award.
“As we welcome the new class of Particular Advantage Award honorees, it gives us a possibility to reward and recognize the impact they have experienced in the audio community irrespective of style,” Recording Academy interim president Harvey Mason, Jr., explained in a statement.
“As a audio creator and music lover, I am grateful that we are in a position to seem back at our influences and see the impression that they have created on our neighborhood,” he included. “In a 12 months in which tunes has aided continue to keep us with each other, I glimpse forward to honoring this legendary team of tunes creators.”
The 2021 Grammys will choose put Jan. 31 and air on CBS. Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift direct the industry of nominees.
Netflix explores Quintanilla’s lifetime and music in the new biographical drama Selena: The Collection, which premiered this thirty day period. The show stars Christian Serratos as Quintanilla.