Selena honored in newly released Google doodle

'Queen of Tejano music' had first album release on Oct. 17, 1989


SAN ANTONIO – Selena Quintanilla, the 'Queen of Tejano music', has been honored with her own Google Doodle, which was released by Google on Tuesday.

Selena had her first album debut on Oct. 17, 1989.

The animation of the late singer celebrates both the life and legacy of one of Latin music's most recognizable stars.

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Google worked with the Quintanilla family to make the doodle in part to launch a special Selena exclusive content collection within the Google’s online Arts & Culture Exhibit.

"Google came to us with this idea of telling a story," Suzette Quintanilla said to Billboard of the family's partnership. "The little girl who had a dream and she became who she became. They already had the content pretty much done, but they knew that family was everything. The little details I gave...That Selena had red nail polish on instead of bright pink. That she had hoop earrings. They even put red on the microphone the way she used to have it."

Selena became the first Latino singer to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and continues to inspire many artists across all music genres. She made international headlines when she was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of the Selena fan club in 1995.

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