Google is honoring late singer Selena Quintanilla and today a Google Doodle to celebrate the Mexican-American entertainment icon was launched in 14 different countries including the US and Mexico.
The Doodle video explores Selena’s story set to one of her most popular songs, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” October 17 marks the day that Selena’s first studio album was released in 1989.
Google says that this doddle has been two years in the making and that they worked closely with her family on it, especially with Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla-Arriaga, who even visited Google’s San Francisco office this past week to unveil the doodle internally to members of their company.
Additionally, they partnered with the Quintanilla family to launch a Google Arts & Culture exhibit that will also include 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. This project is just yet another testament to the power of Selena’s legacy, which is still going strong 22 years later,” –Said her sister Suzette.
“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.” -Said Google’s global marketing lead, Perla Campos, in a post.
Go to the Google home page an check it out!
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