Tuesday’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of Selena Quintanilla

Google’s latest Doodle packs a very musical punch.

The 90 second video, which is viewable in the U.S., Mexico, India and parts of South America, celebrates the life of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.

Selena rocketed to fame in the 80s in her family band Selena y Los Dinos, before later going on to be named the Female Vocalist of the Year for Tejano Music nine times in a row. She also acted, and was a big name in the world of fashion.

Selena died in 1995 at the age of 23, after being shot by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar.

The Google Doodle above, which went live on Tuesday morning, tells an animated story of her early life and her rise to fame.

UPDATE Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1:13 p.m. PT: With the Google Doodle up on the site today many people are commenting on what the graphic and video represents — especially for the Latino community. Comedian Cristela Alonzo shared a thread about the importance of the doodle.

One big reaction to the doodle has been a lot of beautiful tears.

Google Doodle is celebrating Selena! The video they did was so cute and made me want to cry at the end.

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You can read more about the Doodle on Google’s blog.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/10/17/selena-quintanilla-google-doodle/

Author: Billy Roland

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