Selena Gomez: A Star with a Heart of Gold

Selena Gomez is one of the most popular and influential celebrities in the world. She is a singer, actress, producer, and businesswoman who has achieved success in various fields of entertainment. She is also known for her philanthropy and advocacy for mental health, social justice, and environmental causes.

In this article, we will explore some of the highlights of her career and personal life, as well as some of the challenges she has faced and overcome.

Early Life and Career

Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is of Mexican and Italian descent. Her parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised by her mother, who worked as a stage actress. Gomez developed an interest in performing at a young age and appeared on the children’s television series Barney & Friends from 2002 to 2004.

She rose to fame as a teenager for starring as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012. The show was a hit with audiences and critics, and won three Emmy Awards. Gomez also appeared in several Disney Channel movies, such as Another Cinderella Story (2008), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), and Princess Protection Program (2009).

Music Career

Gomez began her music career as the lead singer of the pop-rock band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which released three albums: Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), and When the Sun Goes Down (2011). All of them reached the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart and were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Some of their hit singles include \”Naturally\”, \”Who Says\”, and \”Love You Like a Love Song\”.

Gomez launched her solo career in 2013 with her debut album Stars Dance, which topped the US Billboard 200 chart and spawned the top-ten single \”Come & Get It\”. Her second solo album Revival (2015) also debuted at number one in the US and featured three top-ten singles: \”Good for You\”, \”Same Old Love\”, and \”Hands to Myself\”. Her third solo album Rare (2020) became her third consecutive number one album in the US, and its lead single \”Lose You to Love Me\” became her first number-one song in the US and Canada. In 2021, she released her first Spanish-language EP Revelación, for which she received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

Gomez has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has received various accolades, including an American Music Award, a Billboard Women in Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and several People’s Choice Awards. She is also one of the most followed artists on social media platforms such as Instagram, where she has over 400 million followers.

Acting Career

Besides her music career, Gomez has also pursued acting roles in various films and television shows. She has starred in movies such as Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), The Dead Don’t Die (2019), and A Rainy Day in New York (2019). She has also voiced Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012–2022).

Gomez has also ventured into producing through her company July Moon Productions. She executive produced the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020) and Living Undocumented (2019), which tackled issues such as suicide prevention and immigration rights. She also executive produces and stars in the HBO Max cooking series Selena + Chef (2020–2022) and the Hulu mystery-comedy series Only Murders in the Building (2021–present). The latter earned Gomez critical praise, and nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy , and as producer

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