Google Doodle commemorates Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla's first studio album

FP Staff

Oct,17 2017 11:21 27 IST

Google Doodle marked the first album release of American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla with a special 1 minute 30 second long animated video. According to Billboard, on 17 October, 1989 ‘Selena’, Quintanilla’s first ever studio album was launched after which she went on to gain a strong foothold in the music industry with five more albums. Her last album was released posthumously and got her her first ever No 1 spot on Billboard 200.

Selena Quintanilla's Google Doodle. Screengrab from Google.

Selena Quintanilla's Google Doodle. Screengrab from Google.

Although she died a tragic death at just 23 in 1995, she continues to be a formidable figure in the industry. Her sister Suzette Quintnilla says, “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,” in a statement given to Forbes.

Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles, tells Billboard that the singer helped her embrace her identity and served as a role model.

The doodle documents the singer’s journey from childhood to when she finally gained stardom and is animated to the tune of ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’, her 1994 song from her Amor Prohibido album.

Watch the doodle here: