It’s been a year of remembering Tejano singer Selena — from a Hollywood star to a Google Doodle. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez would have been 47 on April 16, 2018. Here are six times fans honored the late musician in the past year.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History discovered footage of Selena in a donated camera at the beginning of October. The footage was taken in 1994, and is an interview just before her performance at the “Texas Live” music festival.
A tribute to Selena appeared on the home page of Google on Oct.16, the day before the 28th anniversary of the release of her first album, “Selena.” The animation accompanied her song “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Google also worked with her family to launch a web collection called “Celebrating Selena: Fotos y Recuerdos,” which features images of her as well as her life story.
Selena got a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3. She and 32 other honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations.
In March, H-E-B unveiled a limited-edition bag featuring Selena. The bags sold out within hours, and even led to the store’s website crashing. Part of the proceeds went to the Selena Foundation, which donated some of it to the Boys and Girls Club.
At the beginning of April, Stripes stores announced the company would sell commemorative collectible cups of the signer, including one based on a watercolor portrait of her. They also sold out within hours.
Lil’ Libros published a bilingual children’s book about Selena’s life at the end of March.
Fiesta de la Flor
People gathered in Corpus Christi April 13-14 to celebrate Selena’s life. About 50,000 people showed up throughout the weekend for live music, food, a kids zone and panel discussion. The Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood wax figure of the singer was also brought in for the event.