Google tributes 'The Life and Legacy of Selena Quintanilla' with Doodle

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2017 14:49 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], October 17 (ANI): Selena Quintanilla, the "Queen of Tejano music" got her own Google Doodle.

On Tuesday, to mark the album's anniversary of the late singer, which was debuted on this day i.e., on October 17, 1989, Google commemorated the life and legacy of one of Latin music's most formidable star with a joyous musical animation that pays moving tribute to the trendsetting musician who rose to fame in the '80s.

"I think in our culture, we are united," Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's elder sister, tells The Washington Post. "There is more unity in the world than what is being portrayed on social media."

"I hope that people will look at this Google Doodle and realize that Selena is still relevant to us as Latinos," her sister continues. "She's an icon [in] our culture and among our people, and a role model. . And to my family, it is most important that she is not forgotten."

The animated Google doodle featured Selena's popular tune, 'Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.'

Selena's contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.

The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, her talent shone from an early age. 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.'

In 1982, after she started recording professionally, Selena often received criticism and was also refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music-a male-dominated music genre.

However, her breakthrough year was 1987, after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times thereafter.

And six years later, she went to win a Grammy for best Mexican American album, for "Live" - the first female and youngest Tejano artist, to win the award.

Quintanilla was born in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16, 1971, but her life was tragically cut short when she was murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan club in Corpus Christi.

A biographical movie was made on 1997 of the late singer which starred pop star Jennifer Lopez as Selena. (ANI)