October 17, 1989 was the day of Quintanilla’s first studio album release, Selena; one that would lead to five more albums, the last of which would be released posthumously and become her first No.1 on the Billboard 200.
Selena was enormously popular and influential in the Latin community before her death.
The story of the doodle starts almost two years ago when it first crossed the desk of Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles, Perla Campos.
Selena’s success brought stardom and she was soon known as “the next Gloria Estefan” and “the Mexican Madonna”, courted by Coca-Cola as a spokesperson.
“When you talk about perseverance and self-determination and talent and being an entrepreneur - to have somebody who embodied all those things [on] the home page of Google” is special, Campos tells The Washington Post.
Warner Bros. released a movie called Selena revolving around her life and career.
The Doodle comes with a short animated video designed in collaboration with Quintanilla’s family, a process that took two years since the initial design was submitted.
In her professional life, Campos said she’s used to being the only Latina in the room.
On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques. Selena’s fans can check out Quintanilla’s auto, her very first Grammy award, her stage costumes, and even art was given to her by fans all day today.
Selena was always making music, even before anyone knew her signature name. The little details I gave… “She continues to show Latinx and bicultural people around the world how to be proud of who they are and to embrace their differences”.
A biographical movie was made on 1997 of the late singer which starred pop star Jennifer Lopez as Selena. With encouragement from her father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., nine-year-old Selena and her older siblings, A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla, formed the beginnings of the Tejano sensation ‘Selena y Los Dinos’.