7 Reasons Why 2017 Was Selena Quintanilla's Year

Twenty-two years after her murder, Selena Quintanilla continues to live on for over two decades. From growing her legacy with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or having her own official day recognized in Los Angeles, 2017 showed why the late Mexican singer is still one of the biggest Latin artists in the world.

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1. Google Doodle



In 2017, Google celebrated the amazing vida of the music icon with an animated doodle that had us crying tears of joy. The doodle was released on October 17, to commemorate the released of Selena's  first self-titled album, 28 years ago.

2. Children's Book


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Even 22 years later, families still want to cherish Selena Quintanilla's amazing accomplishments and life. Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, the masterminds behind  “Lil Libros,” a series of bilingual children’s books, announced the release of their newest book titled, "The Life of / La Vida De Selena: A Lil' Libros Bilingual Biography." According to the Latinas, the book was a way of "keeping [Selena] part of our family just like our parents did when [she was] here."

3. Hollywood Walk of Fame


On November 3, the Queen of Tejano music was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thousands attended the ceremony, which took place outside in front of the Capitol Records building, including Eva Longoria, who addressed the crowd saying, “Selena’s voice was a key that unlocked the hearts and minds of millions.”

4. Halloween Costumes

Selena Quintanilla was hands down the most popular costume in 2017. From celebrities like Demi Lovato, America Ferrera, and even Kim Kardashian, everyone wanted to dress up as like their favorite singer. 

5. Madame Tussauds New York


Though in 2016, Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax figure in Hollywood honoring the late singer, this year a re-sculpt of the original figure made it's way to the big apple. 

6. Fashion Icon

Forever 21 was one of the many retailers who started blessing our corazones with Selena Quintanilla merch. The popular millennial brand  t-shirts & hoodies all inspired by the "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" singer. 

7. Selena Day


Not only was Quintanilla honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, the city of Los Angeles declared Nov. 3 "Selena Day." Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and fellow Tejana Eva Longoria were present to proclaim the date as the official “Selena” day.