Singer Selena Quintanilla Honored With Google Doodle
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 10/20/2017, 9:18 a.m.
Fans of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla know October 17 is a special day. That was the date in 1989 when her first studio album "Selena" debuted. Four more albums would come later, including the posthumous "Dreaming of You" which was released after the singer was shot and killed at age 23 by her former employee Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995. Google's latest Doodle pays tribute to Quintanilla, who was professionally known as "Selena." The Google Doodle's animated video tells her story, from childhood to stardom, and features Selena singing her hit single "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles and project manager for the Selena Google Doodle said she and her team worked with the late singer's family for two years to ensure that the Doodle told the story accurately. The family also helped create a special collection of Selena content as part of Google's Online Arts & Culture Exhibit. The collection includes artwork, fashion and some of the late singer's favorite items.