Singer Selena Quintanilla is honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 3, 2017, in Hollywood, California.
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By Lisa Marie Segarra
November 4, 2017

Selena was honored Friday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Los Angeles officials named Nov. 3 “Selena Day.”

Selena’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star is the 2,622nd and is placed right in front of Capitol Records’ building — located on Vine Street north of Hollywood Boulevard — where the singer visited often after signing with EMI Latin, USA Today reported.

The ceremony debuting the late singer’s Hollywood star featured Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga and actress Eva Longoria, according to USA Today.

Longoria spoke about the path Selena forged for Latinas in entertainment.

“Growing up there was no reflection of me on TV or in music and that all changed with Selena y Los Dinos. Selena was a small town girl with a big heart … and that small town was my hometown, Corpus Christi, Texas,” Longoria said at the event, according to the report.

Selena was recently featured as one of Google’s Doodles to mark the 28th anniversary of her first studio album. Last year, Madame Tussauds debuted a wax figure of Selena in Hollywood and MAC Cosmetics released a line inspired by the singer.

Selena was shot and killed by the former president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, in 1995.

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