Selena Gomez

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Selena Marie Gomez is a multi-talented performer being an American singer, actress, businesswoman, and producer. She was born to Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Selena Gomez was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her career began as a child actress when she starred as “Gianna” on the children’s television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004). She gained fame when she emerged as a teen idol for her leading role in Disney’s as Alex Russo on the  Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012).

Being a multi talented and versatile star icon of Hollywood, Selena Gomez tried multiple genres and starred in numerous films. 

  • Selena voiced Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012–2022)
  • Produced the teen drama series on television 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020)
  • Documentary Living Undocumented (2019)
  • Her cooking show Selena + Chef (2020–present)
  • Mystery comedy series Only Murders in the Building (2021–present)

Awards & Achievements

Selena made hollywood records in 2008 when she formed the pop singers band Selena Gomez & the Scene and released her first album which ranked #9 on the Billboard 200 album charts. She later released three studio albums from 2009 to 2011 and each of her band’s releases have received gold or higher certification by the RIAA. 

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Her solo studio albums as each debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 upon release. Her Electronic Dance Music (EDM) inspired debut album, Stars Dance (2013) yielded the international top-10 list “Come & Get it”. Selena signed with Interscope Awards in 2015 by releasing the electropop set “Revival” supported by top-ten singles “Good for You”, “Same Old Love”, and “Hands to Myself”

In 2020, the album Rare, topped the charts in eleven countries with the song “Lose you to Love me” by becoming the number-one song in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. 

As of 2024, Selena Gomez is the first person to reach 100 million followers along with the most-followed woman on Instagram, with over 430 million followers. She earned her first Grammy nomination by foraying into spanish-language music with the EP Revelación (2021).

Selena Gomez has won various accolades in her successful career related to her acting, singing, charity, and business. Some of the topmost achievements are given as follows:

  • An American Music Award 
  • A Billboard Music Award
  • Two MTV Video Music Awards
  • Sixteen Guinness World Records
  • Received Nominations for four Emmy Awards
  • Two Grammy Awards
  • Two Golden Globe Awards
  • A Latin Grammy Award

Selena Gomez  was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017 and has been included in listicles such as the Time 100 (2020) and Forbes 30 Under 30 (2016 and 2020).

Collaborative Singles 

Selena Gomez released several collaborative singles, among which some of the populars songs are listed below:

  • We Don’t Talk Anymore
  • It Ain’t Me
  • Wolves
  • Taki Taki
  • Calm Down (Remix) (this song became the most commercially successful Afrobeats song of all time.)


Selena Gomez & the Scene albums

  • Kiss & Tell (2009)
  • A Year Without Rain (2010)
  • When the Sun Goes Down (2011)

Solo albums

  • Stars Dance (2013)
  • Revival (2015)
  • Rare (2020)


Gomez’s most critically acclaimed television and film projects include 

  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2006) 
  • Hannah Montana (2007)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)
  • Another Cinderella Story (2008)
  • Princess Protection Program (2009)
  • Ramona and Beezus (2010)
  • The Muppets (2011)
  • Spring Breakers (2012)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012–2022)
  • Girl Rising (2013)
  • The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (2013)
  • Rudderless (2014)
  • The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
  • The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
  • A Rainy Day in New York (2019) 
  • Selena + Chef (2020–2022)
  • Only Murders in the Building (2021–present)
  • Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me (2022)

Business & Charity

In 2020, she launched her makeup brand Rare Beauty which was valued at $2 billion in 2024. She founded the Rare Impact Fund, a non-profit committed to raising $100 million this decade for mental health awareness.

Outside of music and acting, Selena Gomez has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2009 and alongside worked for many charitable organizations. She advocates for various mental health and gender, racial, and LGBT equality.

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