By The Associated Press
Some 4,500 fans gathered on Vine Street in Hollywood on Friday (Nov. 3) to pay tribute to the late Tejano music queen Selena Quintanilla, who was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Known simply as Selena, the singer-songwriter broke barriers for women in Latin music. She opened the floodgates for a new generation of contemporary artists of Latin descent who would go on to enjoy huge popularity with mainstream American audiences.
Selena was born in Texas in 1971. She died in 1995 at 23 after being shot by a business colleague.
Her music still resonates. As of 2015, Selena had sold more than 65 million units worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist in Latin music history.
According to a Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, Selena’s crowd was the largest-ever for a Walk of Fame ceremony, breaking a 1998 record set held by onlookers at the unveiling of the star for Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez.