Google Celebrates Selena’s First Studio Album With Beautiful Doodle
It’s been 22 years since Selena Quintanilla’s life was cut short, but despite more than two decades flying by, she’s still very relevant and an iconic figure in pop culture.
Google knows this far too well and that’s why they have dedicated their recent doodle to the Queen of Tejano.
On Tuesday, October 17—what marks the release date of Selena’s first self-titled studio album—the popular search engine launched a video Doodle celebrating the legacy of the Mexican-American singer in 18 different countries: U.S., Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay, and India.
Believe it or not, the doodle has been two years in the making and was worked in close collaboration with the Quintanilla family, especially Selena’s sister, Suzette. They have also partnered to launch a Google Arts & Culture exhibit including select items from the official Selena Museum.
“My family and I are honored and extremely excited to have worked with Google on this Doodle and exhibit launch, not only as a way to celebrate Selena’s life and the dreams she achieved, but as a tribute to Selena’s fans around the globe,” Suzette said.
“This project is just yet another testament to the power of Selena’s legacy, which is still going strong 22 years later. 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 perfect example that. We hope that everyone – both fans and people learning about Selena for the first time – enjoys this celebration and feels the positivity and hope Selena embodied and still continues to represent today.”
Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles, has also penned a very heartfelt post about Selena further proving why #SiempreSelena.
The video Doodle explores the story of her life set to one of her most iconic songs: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. Check it out below: