Google Doodle Honors the Anniversary of Selena’s Debut Album


“Bidi bidi bom bom.” If those four words aren’t sending you into a tailspin of singing Selena Quin’s most viral hit, we don’t trust you. While the song was released on the late Mexican-American singer’s fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido, in 1994, today is cause for a different celebration. On this day in 1989, Selena burst onto the scene with her iconic self-titled debut album.

To honor the queen, Google premiered the first-ever Selena Google Doodle, an animated cartoon of her singing “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” that took over two years to make. It was through the work of Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles, that the animation came to life thanks to her own personal connection to Selena. “There were always two women who taught me I could do anything and be anything I set my mind to: my mom and Selena,” she explained to Billboard. “Selena has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.”

Together, with Selena’s family, she worked tirelessly to create an animation that highlights Selena’s journey from child to adult before her untimely death at the age of 23. It’s a moving tribute to the singer, especially at a time when the rights of immigrants have come under attack. 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 beautiful thing. Featuring an immigrant woman should not be political, it should be celebrated.”


Selena Gomez Drops Erotic Petra Collins Directed ‘Fetish’ Video

Selena Gomez’s long-anticipated, Petra Collins-directed video for “Fetish” is here at last. But if it’s ball gags and leather you were hoping to see on the starlet, guess again: the video is a dreamy exploration in what different soaps and peaches taste like, as well as an examination of what happens when you’re sitting at the dinner table and it starts raining from the ceiling.

It’s also important to mention that Gomez finds the time to writhe on not one, but two different floors in the video—first in her kitchen, and then in a large refrigerator. Perhaps her fetish is for freezer burn. And while we’re on the subject of freezing, we must note that Gucci Mane does, indeed, show up in the film, in a very faded shot that also seems to have taken place in the Great Fridge.

“Fetish” also had a lyric video, directed by Collins, that focused exclusively on Selena’s mouth. Before that, there was Gomez’s “Bad Liar” video, which featured a nostalgic 70s-inspired queer narrative. It appears the singer is interested in exploring some new creative visions in this next round of music, off her eagerly awaited follow-up album to 2015’s Revival. Take a look at the vid, below: