For many people, Selena Quintanilla is still very much alive through her music. If you grew up anywhere in the Southwest in the 90s, there’s no doubt she played a part in your musical intake, and her legacy is still going strong, despite her tragic death at the age of 23. Now the “Queen of Tejano” also has her own special online tribute — a Selena Google doodle, commemorating Selena, her solo debut album, originally released on October 17th, 1989.
Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla had this to say about the doodle:
“What a great way to celebrate an icon. I think it will bring great joy to all her fans who follow her and look up to her as a role model. Selena would be so excited. It’s such an honor.”
The Selena Google doodle is animated to the tune of the popular “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” The Google team worked closely with the Quintanilla family to make the doodle, and also to launch a special Selena exclusive content collection within Google’s online Arts & Culture Exhibit. Says Quintanilla:
“People will be able to see personal artifacts from the Selena museum. Every year, people come from all over the world to see her things at the museum, which is housed in our production company [in Texas]. Now, they’ll be able to see many of her outfits and personal belongings online. This is a perfect example that her memory is very much alive and her legacy is growing. She’ll never be forgotten.”