About Selena

 What do you do after striking gold with your first solo album, wrapping your third season starring in a hit series and earning raves for your movie debut? If you’re Selena Gomez, you dance. At least, you get the world on its feet with “A Year Without Rain.” A follow-up to “Kiss & Tell,” Selena’s gold-certified Hollywood Records debut CD, “A Year Without Rain” shows Selena and her band, The Scene, in a whole new light, this one pulsating, multicolored and ready for the mirrored ball.

“I really wanted something that felt good to perform, but had a techno/dance vibe,” Selena says. “I wanted something that had meaning and melody, and more empowering lyrics.” That’s exactly what she delivers in “A Year Without Rain.” Working with top producer/songwriters like Tim James & Antonina Armato, Kevin Rudolf, Toby Gad and Jonas Jeberg, Selena kept to a more quickened tempo, exploring themes of love, freedom and the joy of living for the moment.

Selena credits the album’s neo-techno leanings to her 2010 platinum-certified single, ‘Naturally,” which pointed the way for her. That track “really helped me figure out where I want to be,” she says. “There’s a feeling when I perform that song that I love, so when I was going back in the studio, I had a better understanding of where I wanted to be musically.”

She gets right to it with the opening track, “Round & Round,” an upbeat synth-driven song about reaching the limits of indecision in love. The plaintive “A Year Without Rain” may be more subdued, but its beauty impressed Selena enough to make it the title track. “When I got the song, I went through the roof,” she recalls. “Everybody has that one person they can’t live without. It was exactly what I wanted to say.” That goes double for the Spanish version of the song, Selena’s first recording in that language.

Having turned 18 this year, Selena has matured since making her professional debut at age 7, but girls still wanna have fun, which is what songs like “Spotlight” “Off the Chain” and “Summer’s Not Hot” are all about. “Rock God” features none other than Katy Perry on backing vocals, while “Intuition” boasts a duet between Selena and rapper Eric Bellinger in a tricked-out double-time salute to a positive attitude.

Selena slows things down on “Ghost of You,” a ravishing ballad about a breakup so rough, no amount of “living crazy loud” can crush the memory. “It’s very beautiful, very raw,” Selena says of the song. “Shelly Peiken co-wrote it. She knows me, knows about everything I go through, and knows how to express it in a beautiful way.”

On the flip side, Selena comes back strong with “Sick of You,” a Matt Squire-written and produced track about losing a loser (“You know fairy tales don’t come true/ Not when it comes to you”). The album ends with “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow,” an epic power ballad expressing the creed by which Selena has built her life and career.

A Dallas native, Selena Gomez started acting at age seven when she landed a role in the popular television series “Barney & Friends,” on which was a regular for two seasons. She landed her first film role in the 2003 sci-fi action adventure film “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” She made her mark as an actress playing girl wizard Alex Russo in the hit Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” which premiered in 2007 and has now completed three seasons. Selena and her cast mates won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Selena then made an indelible impression with her starring role in 2010 comedy “Ramona and Beezus.” Says Selena, “I wanted something completely different from my show. All these incredible actors, being able to learn from them and get my feet wet in the film world. It was the perfect way to get into it.” Next up, a starring role in “Monte Carlo,” in which she plays a teen on vacation in the romantic European principality. And of course, Selena is gearing up for the fourth season of “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

Selena has branched out into fashion with the premiere of her new clothing line, Dream Out Loud, sold exclusively at K-Mart. But her instinct for charity remains strong. She is a proud UNICEF ambassador, and will appear for a third year at UNICEF’s Trick or Treat bash, this time to kick off UNICEF’s 60th anniversary. And with the new album comes a new tour with her band.

Having her own band has been a comfort for Selena as she hits the road with “A Year Without Rain.” Scene members; Ethan Roberts (Guitar), Joey Clement (Bass), Greg Garman (Drums) and Dane Forrest (Keyboard) back her on tour and help shape her emerging sound. “On my TV show we have an ensemble cast that’s like a family,” she says. “If anyone’s missing, you feel it. I wanted that family feel in my music, and we definitely have that with the Scene.”

That family feeling had grown to include fans around the world, each of them all in when it comes to following Selena Gomez on her amazing artistic journey. Where’s she headed? She’ll let you know when she gets there. “I’m still figuring out who I am,” she says. “I love expressing that through music, and through film. I feel at this moment in my life I couldn’t be happier.”


Comments on: "About Selena" (108)

  1. You’re fantastic girl.

  2. I have a question.
    Who is Basia?

  3. Selena, youre really talented and pretty! I really want to meet you and Demi one day!!! I LOVE WOWP!!!!!! Its really a great show!!

  4. i have a question. who is Basia?

  5. Selena-
    This is awesome. ;)
    You seem to have a great life. Great life. Great girl. Perfect match.

    Anyway, I hope you have a nice day!!
    Love you!!

  6. You’re so amazing!

  7. You are amazing!

  8. GOD BLESS CALL ME PLEASE I LOVE U SELENA PLEASE AT 895-0177 i live in Canada so it would be 1902-895-0177 long distinct

  9. I have a question too: why does it say she or her instead of i or me if u wrote it???

  10. EdithGomez said:

    I love you , Selena! I live in Sweden , so pleeease can you have a show here!? PLEASE! Me and my best friend love you so MUCH! My best friends idols is Justin Biber and YOU. My are Miley Cyrus , one from Sweden who name is Eric Saade and YOU!

  11. Kiana Conn said:

    I love you Selena!! You’re my #1 Idol!!!! I want to be like you!!

  12. LOl you’re fake. You just copied all these things from sites or selena’s pages. :)

  13. OMG!!! I am gonna die you rock!!!! Do you have an email?

  14. Samantha Perez said:

    I wanna say,

    Selena, your a great rolemodel for young gir;s everywhere. Everytime I here “Who Says”, it makes me tear up :)

    I’m a big sister and Im glad that my little sister can admire a great person like you.

  15. Katherine said:

    hi selena!!!!
    i was wondering if you and i could make a movie together, what do you say?
    please answer me (try)
    thx selena!!
    ur the BEST

  16. Dear Selena,
    I feel really bad for you about the whole JB thing people are so mean about it and I am really mad at it.
    I love you shows and music!!
    You most likey never read this but I want to write this any way.
    I live in china and i am moving to Prauge I have always wanted to meet you and talk to you,

  17. gabriela said:

    can u give me some words to invente a song

  18. Katherine said:

    Dear Selena
    pls call me at 519 564 0937
    I’ll try not to scream=D
    luv ya SOO much!!

    ps: love the new song

  19. hi selena did you and justin broke up and i LOVE the new song for the karaoke how come its in japanesse

  20. well when the lady said something in japanesse

  21. and you are good at hula hoop in the music video


  22. Nicholas said:

    Selena your my favorite singer.

  23. heyyyyy
    Selena Gomez i love you sooooo much you are in my dreams and i also have the same wish you had to become famous and to be like you i loveee you sooo much and i know everyone says this but im your absolute number 1 fan and I’ve never been to a concert of yours or anyone’s for that matter but i would love to an to even meet you or be your friend but i know that will never ever happen but oh well

    i live in Scotland in Glasgow 5 hours away on train from London and i know you love there as well as me but even if this or next year you could maybe come to Scotland and do a concert coz id love to go to one like i said earlier please please please and even get a signature and maybe a package but can u promise me something dont turn out like miley cyrus taking drugs

    anyway can u reply to me on this email address starbust90@hotmail.com

  24. hey selena i’m from Vietnam and i love you so much. I just wish someday u can come to my country and perform the song fly to your heart. I hear it everyday. It’s so amazing. Luv u

  25. oh one more thing to tell you about today have a good concert this is hoi look lke i have black hair bron eyes see you at the concert!!!

  26. hi selena this is lara again did u have fun at the concert i luv you sooo MUCH

  27. Claudia said:

    Hey Selena I am a huge fan and you are so cool you are a perfect girl with a great personality I would be soooo happy if one day you and Demi could come and visit Australia in NSW (thats where i live)

  28. Claudia said:

    Oh and can you give me some tips on ow to write a really good song i am a song writer but i want to make my songs better

  29. hey Selena i love u ..u r my whole life.and i want live without u..u r the most wonderful girl in the whole world

  30. sorry..i cant live without you<333

  31. i love you selena gomez i think you are really pretty and talented you are my inspiration I want to grow up to be just like you.

  32. selena what do you do as a pro singer

  33. ؟؟؟؟؟؟ said:

    hi evreone,,,,,i’m an old fraind for selena i hope you remeber me,،,،,،,،,،, (:

  34. it have bin fun if you maybe have a concert in Norway i understand if you dont can
    I am a big fan from Norway I liv in a town wid name Oslo :-)

  35. helene og ingrid said:

    We are som very big fan and comes from Oslo in Norway :-D

  36. hey,
    you may true good zu cantillate.
    I´m would time to query blass you time afresh following germany can?
    thine friend is true cute.

    I would be delighted to when you following Germany can.
    And it dignity me delight if you me to answer.

  37. i love you so much i love you music i have a song i love so much it is i love you like a love song baby

  38. selena when are you usally on!

  39. i love your music i act like you i dress like you i am your number 1 fan and i love your music

  40. maria alejandra pino zambrano said:

    hi selena i love you you are amazing

  41. maria alejandra pino zambrano said:

    i love your music cruella de vil and spotlight i love u you are my idol!! selena&maria bff

  42. Hi Selena my name is Paige Thomson I am 11 and I live in NZ. I have a question for you how do you get famous

  43. I am a big fan

  44. selena i am 1 of yours bigest fan and i will be like you wen i am be older.
    I wonder how i can be like you? love you <3 :-)

  45. I am from Norway and I hope you will came to Norway <3
    love you <3 I am 11

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    — —
    — — I LOVE YOU SELENA YOU ARE MY IDOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Selena it would make my day if you called me i live in England i have sent you a email with my phone number i am a 11 year old girl

    i love you xxx

  47. i wish i had all of your cds for by bday on nov 25 but my parents cant afford them

  48. Selena Gomez I am ur biggest friend. me and my friends love dress smilliar 2 u.

  49. srry i mean fan

  50. isabellajesseman1 said:

    hi selena got a meebo my user name is tall_puppy i really need to talk to you guess what today is my b day yeah

  51. Hai Selena Gomez Call Me 555-498-556 Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Thx!

  52. hi Selena I love you.

  53. selena i am 1 of yours bigest fan and i will be like you wen i am be older.
    I wonder how i can be like you? love you <3 :-)

    it have bin fun if you maybe have a concert in Norway i understand if you dont can
    I am a big fan from Norway I liv in a town wid name Oslo :-)

  54. i am a big fan can you pleassseeeee!! have a concert in norway <3 <3



  57. hey,selena its me tasnim,munira’s best friend. love your songs.you inspire me from everyone else. hope i see you one day, like munira. she met you in munira.
    please reply soon. please.

  58. mirrah almas said:

    salena i like you every day i sing your song and i want to meet you but i is 9 years old and i so sad cannot meet you i want to every day with you selena you is the best .iwant you every day with me salena … thank you.

  59. tylerhowe said:

    Selena you rock you are a great actress on wizards of waverly place.
    I love you and your music.

  60. Eva Marie said:

    selena you are my favorite celebrity

  61. Madison said:

    Hi, Nice post thanks for sharing. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.



  62. maddie and jacqueline said:

    hi selena can i get your number?

  63. Selena is my favorite celebrity

  64. Selena you are the coolest girl I know😄

  65. ece duru gürsoy said:

    Selana thing you most want to be able to touch your biggest fan I wish I could, but I live in turkey turkey give a concert in the province of Tekirdag

  66. animallover said:

    Hi Selena I love these two songs of yours: A Year With Out Rain, and Who Says, my all time favs!

  67. Dear Selena Gomez

    I hope you get this text because I want you to post this on stop bulling I just want to say bullying is not cool I have be picked on in school And on The bus and in the classroom I think every time I would walk past the class in the hallway that those people where in the 5th grade now I am in the 5grade

    -thank you so much if you got this text

  68. Hello selena
    Miss u and love u and I wish u was here in my hometown Jacksonville fl
    I’m ur number 1fan

  69. i love selena ! said:

    selena you are so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i will so math you’re telephone number but i bell you not every minute ;) I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Verena♥ said:

    SELENA♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥YOURE SO BEAUTIFUL I LOVE YOU♥♥♥

  71. i love you selena

  72. toriarcher222 said:

    Selena Gomez is the prettiest girl in the world! She is an amazing, caring young woman who cares about others in need! Shout out to you, Selena! You deserve anything in the whole world! If any of us could meet you, we would make the most of it! We love you!
    Tori Archer

  73. Dear Selena,
    I know you you will problem never see this, but there is a slight chance so it’s worth a try. My name is Lauren C. I am 11 years old. I live in Minnesota. I am an only child. I have two dogs and one cat. I am a huge fan, I know everyone says that but I think I mean it. I have never been to one of your concerts, I really want to though.

    Ok enough about me. You are so beautiful, nice, and loving. ( At least I think so, I have never met you, but I bet you are.) My crush’s ( I don’t tell ANYONE I have a crush so you are very special.) sister once went to one of your concerts and met you. And I was and still am SO JEALOUS!!! Oh yeah I didn’t even say HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! I know it’s kinda late but, I don’t know but. Anyway I hope you had lots of fun with your friends and family.

    Also, I know that you might be going through a tough time and me and ALL of your millions of fans respect you very much and are always here for you. You were so good on the AMA’s, I saw you got a little tears eyed. :( I really like your new album. I would have to say my favorite song is Like A Champion and Who Says. I say that baca use they are so inspirational amd sweat. I feel like you track me and all your fans so much through your music.

    I know I have more to say. I always have more to say ( I am very talkative and a social butterfly) We’ll since I can’t think of anything…bye! Love you! Xoxo

  74. Audrey Y, Me, Selena, please notice me someday!! said:

    I love you!!

  75. Audrey Y, Me, Selena, please notice me someday!! said:

    Hi!! Selena Gomez!! You are my favourite pop star!! I very much want to meet you and contact you or/and ur family because if one of your family members contacted me first, I would ask your family member to get them to tell you that I’m a Selenator, a BIG fan then you would FINALLY notice me!! I love you so much, I luv you, love you, ily, ilysm, your songs and acting are inspirational, I am nine years old, I have known you since I was four years old and right the moment I knew you, and saw you on tv I knew you were my favourite celebrity, your awesome, kind, beautiful, gorgeous, sensitive, smart, loving, pretty, HILARIOUS on wizards of waverly place, especially, of course, I have emailed you, commented on your photos on Instagram, follow you, hashtag, and liked your photos, and also know about your private account, I have sent a direct message and I have commented on your website already before, the point is, could you please reply and contact me, notice me?? Thanks!! 🍀😐😊😉😄🎶💚😘🌸2⃣2⃣❤️😇🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀😐😐😐🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀😐🍀

  76. Selena gomez rules said:

    Hi selena my name is also selena and i love your music and I am a huge fan . You are my favorite pop star. And always wil!
    I hope we get in contact some day
    It would be amazing if it did happen.
    Your music is amazing and beautiful and i just can’t stop listening to them.
    Stay just the way you are , we all love you just the way you are , you are talented and inspiring to all .

  77. Selena gomez rules said:

    And i have never been to your concerts but i want ro though i hope you reply and we can talk to each other . I hope some day I’ll go to one of your concerts. It would be a dream come true. Do you ever tour to florida. That’s were i live. Anyway hope tou reply. 😀😎😄😃😆📬#⃣1 selenator and i mean every word.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💌💗👨‍👩‍👧👭😇

  78. Selena gomez number1 fan said:

    Hi huge fan

  79. Hello omg i am so annoying i should stop bothering omg i am so sorry selena ill try to stop bothering its just im a huge fan of yours and i cant help it. Sorry you can read my email when you get the chance so sorry. – selena weathers sorry you are such a busy person. I should stop bothering you.

  80. Kala Tirado a.k.a Baby Girl said:

    Idk if u will reply or not but recently i have discover that u too have lupus. I had discovered at the age of 13 i was diagnosed with HLH and Lupus. it will mean a bunch if -idk if u really can but just asking- if u can come and speak to children like mself with lupus. express how you felt and what you went through. I bet there is a possibility that we can relate……
    if you can please consider it. even though it might be a no anyways just letting you know….
    -Kala Tirado :*

  81. Andrea Juarez said:

    HI Selena I read most of the comments and you should be treated as a normal person like others I may not know maybe is because I’am 12 oh yah I wanted to ask you that I love to sing I have a sweet voice but I’m too scare to sing to anyone except for Animals can you please give me an advice I hope is not too much to ask

  82. Hi want really hapend with justine beiber , , internet says a bunch of different things. I hate mr beiber.

  83. I am a egomas fan of yours.

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