Selena to Be Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame More Than 20 Years After Her Death

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Update, 10/19/2017, 6:30 p.m.: Over a year after it was originally announced, it’s official: Selena’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will finally be unveiled. On November 3, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will dedicate the star in a ceremony, according to Variety. The honor comes 22 years after la reina’s death. Variety also reports that Selena’s sister and bandmate Suzette Quintanilla will attend the dedication ceremony, along with Eva Longoria, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. PDT at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of Capitol Records.

Just as we started making real plans to cop the sure-to-sell-out MAC Selena collection when it drops in October, the Hollywood Walk of Fame hit us with some amazing news: La Reina will get her own star in 2017. At a press conference on Tuesday, the organization announced that the Class of 2017 also includes fellow Tejana Eva Longoria, filmmaker George A. Romero, and Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

And it seems the Hollywood Walk of Fame is breaking with tradition this year to include Selena. According to their site, only “one posthumous award is given each year,” but next year, both Selena and composer Jerry Goldsmith will be honored. While we think the star is a long overdue – especially because she crosses off all other requirements – the Hollywood Walk of Fame has a five-year waiting period for deceased celebrities. It does mean that Selena could have received a star for the past 16 years, but it doesn’t mean we’re any less excited. ? ? ? ?

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