Google Doodle: The life of Selena Quintanilla, the 'Queen of Tejano Music'

Google Doodle: The life of Selena Quintanilla, the 'Queen of Tejano Music'

It was on this day in 1989 that Quintanilla released her first studio album, titled Selena.

Quintanilla went on to become a beloved crossover artist and sex symbol, adored by both American and Mexican audiences and hailed as multicultural role model, until her tragic murder - aged just 23 - brought an abrupt end to a promising career.

Quintanilla's legacy is evident as many fans continue to listen to her hits and the singer inspired a limited-edition MAC collection in September 2016 after fans petitioned for it to come to life for the 20th anniversary of her death.

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was born in Texas on April 16, 1971.

However, the Doodle itself is animated and plays "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", one of the singer's popular songs featured on the 1994 album "Amor Prohibido".

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The Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle illustrated the story of the singer with the help of an animated video showing her singing at home when she was very young.

"Early on when she passed away, people would tell me that time heals your heart and I couldn't understand that", Selena's older sister, Suzette Quintanilla, told Entertainment Tonight's Deidre Behar in March. "They love her fans so much because they fans are the ones that built her up when she was alive, and then even afterwards, they're the ones keeping her memory alive and her legacy growing". The latter ran Quintanilla's chain of merchandise boutiques and was known to be fiercely devoted to the pop star, firing anyone she took exception to. Six years later, she became the first female Tejano performer to win a Grammy for best Mexican/American album.

Selena Quintanilla's Family Talks About the Movie "Selena". Selena has always transcended cultural boundaries and having this Doodle featuring a strong, Latina woman on the homepage of Google around the world is a flawless example that.

When asked what message this Doodle could be sending in today's political climate, one ruled by fear and apprehension when it comes to the unknown status DACA Dreamers, Campos' response was perfectly Selena. "Selena has always transcended cultural boundaries and having this Doodle featuring a strong, Latina woman on the homepage of Google around the world is a flawless example [of] that".

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