Why today's Google Doodle is dedicated to legendary Mexican-American singer Selena


Selena Quintanilla death occurred in 1995 when she was fatally shot by a person who was the president of her fan club.

And if you've clicked on the fanciful illustration of Selena, you've seen the roughly minute-and-a-half video that follows, created to celebrate the release of her debut eponymous album Selena, which came out October 17, 1989, according to Forbes.

Celebrating her music, Google has come up with a doodle showcasing her life.

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. While she passed away in 1995, Selena's much continues to live within her fans.

It has been exactly 28 years since Selena Quintanilla released her self-titled album and kicked off her rise to fame, and Google is marking the occasion with a doodle in her honor.

Campos told Billboard that the Google Doodle team worked closely with Quintanilla's family, including the singer's sister Suzette, to create the illustrated video of the Latina star.

Quintanilla is also remembered through statutes and various concerts and festivals in her hometown, and now through an global Google Doodle.

"What a great way to celebrate an icon". The song depicts her tempo and high zeal for music.

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.

Selena was always making music, even before anyone knew her signature name. As Campos explained: "Selena was always about transcending boundaries, and for someone who has such a powerful story to be featured on the homepage of Google-a search engine that connects people the way she connected people-that is such a attractive thing".

The Selena Museum also partnered with Google for "Fotos y Recuerdos", an online exhibition of her awards, costumes, fan art and other items that are on display at the museum, which launched today.

In 1997, Jennifer Lopez played Selena in a film about her life and career.