Google premiered their first-ever Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle on Tuesday. The animated singing cartoon was designed to celebrate the life and legacy of the Queen of Tejano music. The late singer was 18 when her first solo studio album Selena was released on October 17, 1989.
“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,” says Suzette Quintanilla, sister of the late beloved singer. “Selena would be so excited. It’s such an honor.”
The idea of a Selena doodle was first submitted two years ago. “This is someone I looked up to my entire my life and I wanted to create something special,” says Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles, who considered the singer a role model who helped her embrace her cultural identity while growing up.