Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Selena is on the Google Homepage Because She's the Queen of Tejano and Our Hearts

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 9:52 AM

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Selena is taking over Google!

Well, no. But she is blessing the homepage today.

That's right. Where the traditional Google logo or fun artwork has been replaced with an illustration of the one and only Selena, detailed with "Google" in a thin, lavender cursive font.

But you see that play button? It leads to a video... of an illustrated look at the late singer's life, from her days singing with Selena y Los Dinos all the way to her years as a literal fashion icon.

Watch for yourself:

We're not crying, you're crying! Let's be real - we're all crying!

The collaboration also led to a nearly hour-long interview with Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, via Talks with Google. The inspiration for the doodle comes from the release of Selena's self-titled album 28 years ago today.

In a statement on the Celebrating Selena Quintanilla page, the proud sister said, "This project is just yet another testament to the power of Selena’s legacy, which is still going strong 22 years later. Selena has always transcended cultural boundaries and having this Doodle featuring a strong, Latina woman on the homepage of Google around the world is a perfect example that."

And if the adorable little video isn't enough for you, there's more. The improved Google logo also leads to an online exhibit on the Google Arts and Culture website, full of photos of Selena's iconic outfits, her Grammy and artwork from fans.
click to enlarge ARTWORK BY FOTUCHO
click to enlarge "This iconic jumpsuit was personally designed by Selena in her favorite color, purple. It was worn during her last major concert in the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. The purple jumpsuit features bell bottoms and rhinestone broches at the side of both knees and at the front of the removable jacket."
  • "This iconic jumpsuit was personally designed by Selena in her favorite color, purple. It was worn during her last major concert in the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. The purple jumpsuit features bell bottoms and rhinestone broches at the side of both knees and at the front of the removable jacket."

click to enlarge "Selena won the Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album of 1993 for her album "Live!" at the 36th annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1994. The album was recorded during a free concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas, on February 7, 1993. The award marked many firsts: not only was it her first Grammy, but she was also the first female Tejano artist to receive the award. To this day, Selena is the youngest artist to receive the award in this category."
  • "Selena won the Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album of 1993 for her album "Live!" at the 36th annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1994. The album was recorded during a free concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas, on February 7, 1993. The award marked many firsts: not only was it her first Grammy, but she was also the first female Tejano artist to receive the award. To this day, Selena is the youngest artist to receive the award in this category."



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