CHICAGO (CBS) — Legendary music queen Tejano Selena was honored with a tribute concert Friday night at Millennium Park.
The free show was presented by the National Museum of Mexican Art. It featured a pop singer from Tejana, Jennifer Peña from Corpus Christi, Texas, headlining, with Sarah La Morena, a tribute from Karla Perez “Selena The Show”, Mariachi Perla from Mexico City with Tessa Lopez, and drag performances by Ivanna Rubio, Venus Carangi, Angelicia Diamond, Illana’s Illusion and Luna La Catrina.
Selena Quintanilla – won the Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album for ‘Live’ and had several US hits, and she would cross the English-language pop market before being murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, the president of her fan club in 1995 She was 23 at the time.
Saldivar is serving a life sentence.
Selena remains popular today and her music continues to resonate throughout North and South America. CBS News’ Christopher Brito reported that she had more than 6 million listeners each month on Spotify and her rise to fame was the subject of a Netflix series released in 2020.