Dr. Dre’s classic debut rap album “The Chronic,” Selena’s sophomore release “Ven Conmigo” and the worldwide disco hit “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.
The library selects titles for preservation because of their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape. The titles have to be at least 10 years old.
Selena being the Queen and Dr. Dre the King of there own genres of music is one reason why they must have been honored with this incredible achievement.
They both have changed the landscape of music because of there amazing talent. Dr. Dre produced his own music, Selena and her brother bass player of 'Los Dinos' and also bass player of 'Kumbia Kingz' A.B Quintanilla formulated 'Selenas' biggest hits including the album she was honored for by the Library of Congress.
A.B wrote and produced 'Selena's music, we were able to speak with 'A.B Quintanilla' and this is what he had to say....
" It makes me very proud that my sister is not forgotten, we as a family are extremely thankful to the public, the fans and everyone who continues to keep her legacy alive. My sister said, “The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will...” #SiempreSelena https://t.co/nWsz83ilmX
A.B continued by saying " Being a fan of Dr.Dre I want to congratulate my friend the iconic music producer, Dr. Dre "
Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer,” Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” are some of the songs and artists also Inducted.
Here is a list of others that made the cut - Russ Hodges’ play-by-play of the National League tiebreaker between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951; the original 1964 Broadway cast recording of “Fiddler on the Roof”; the announcement of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor during the recording of a live performance on Nov. 22, 1963; songs from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”
It's wonderful to know that Selenas statement has become reality as her music will now live on for hundreds of years maybe thousands of years for as long as the Library Of Congress lives on. This is a most amazing acomplishment!
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