The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
The Midsommar May Queen

Selena Trends As Fans Rage Over Lack of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Honor

Selena Quintanilla Perez trended overnight as fans raged over the lack of honor for her lifetime achievement award. The Tejano singer, who died in 1995, was among the multiple recipients of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award and received a 3-second mention during broadcast. Fans were left confused and hurt by the perceived snub.

While the Recording Academy had not promised a more extensive tribute to Selena and doesn't typically devote time in the telecast for extended recognition to individual honorees, there was a clear impression that there would be a tribute by the way the academy used Selena's image and name to hype up the show. Even Selena's widower, guitarist Chris Perez, the Texas board of journalists and Texas congressman Joaquin Castro seemed to be under the impression that there would be a bigger honor. It also led to confusion as to why music legends Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Salt-N-Pepa and Talking Heads didn't warrant a tribute in the nearly 4-hour show.

Selena's sister Suzette later acknowledged fans' frustration, saying she too wished there had been something more for the Latina trailblazer.

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Tags: #grammys, award show - grammys, fail, fandom / stan culture, latino celebrities, music / musician

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