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Google Doodle celebrates Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla

Google dedicated an animated video as a Google Doodle in memory of the late Mexican-American singer and songwriter Selena Quintanilla on Tuesday.

music Updated: Oct 17, 2017 12:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Selena Quintanilla was only 23 when she was killed by her own manager Yolanda Saldívar.

Google celebrated American singer and songwriter Selena Quintanilla, often called the queen of Tejano music, with an animated video Google Doodle on Tuesday. The late Mexican-American singer is seen by many as one of Latin music’s most formidable stars.

The choice of October 17 is significant as this was the day in 1989 when Selena’s first studio album was released. It would be one of the five other albums to be released. The last one, in fact, was released posthumously and became her first No 1 on the Billboard 200 (the 200 most popular albums of the week), says Billboard.com.

For her many fans, Selena epitomised Latin music. Her memory is very much alive through her music and her legacy.

Better known for hits like Dreaming of You, I Could Fall in Love, and Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Selena’s life was tragically cut short when she was shot and killed by the former president of her fan club in 1995. She was only 23 years old.

The American singer and songwriter was also a model, actress and fashion designer.

She began singing in 1980 as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which also included her siblings AB Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla. In 1982, she began recording professionally.

On March 31, 1995, Selena was killed by her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques, Yolanda Saldívar.

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First Published: Oct 17, 2017 12:48 IST