Selena Gomez’s Biography

Selena Gomez is super popular singer and actress, she’s international superstar and teen idol, her songs always on top of the charts, crowd of fans dreaming to meet her. Selena Gomez’s Biography is full of exciting things and inspiring moments.

Selena

Selena Marie Gomez was born in small town Grand Prairie in Texas on 22nd July 1992. Her mom Mandy Teefey and dad Ricardo Gomez. Selena is half Mexican and half Italian because her mom is part Italian and dad Ricardo is from Mexico.

Selena with her dad Ricardo

Mandy was just a teen girl when she had Selena. When Selena was 5 years old Mandy and Ricardo got divorced. Mandy and Selena were living poor sometimes they didn’t have enough money to fill the car. Selena tells in interview for Elle – “I can remember about seven times when our car got stuck on the highway because we’d run out of gas money.” Still her mother, “saved up to take me to concerts. She took me to museums, aquariums, to teach me about the world, about what’s real.” Mandy was stage actress in theater and she always took Selena with her, Selena liked acting so much and always felt passion for acting and singing. When Selena was 7 years old she auditioned for kids show Barney & Friends, she impressed all producers and got her 1st role on TV.

Selena with mom Mandy

Disney girl

When Selena was 11 years old she auditioned for Disney Channel. Casting director noticed the girl with unforgettable smile and spark in eyes from thousands other contenders. Selena appeared on Suite life with Zack and Cody and played Mikayla in Hannah Montana. At age of 14 Selena won casting again and got the role wizard Alex Russo in new TV series Wizards of Waverly Place. TV show had huge success and became breakout for Selena. Also Gomez starred in so many other movies such as Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program and Ramona & Beezus.

In 2012 Wizards was closed and Selena left Disney to continue her acting career in big cinema. Selena miss Disney so much, she got friends, she won so many fans hearts and got so much acting experience from there.

Rockstar

Selena always had passion for music, she plays electric guitar and piano, she always sang soundtracks for her movies and she always wanted to have her own band.

And in 2008 she signed with music label Hollywood Records, formed group called Selena Gomez & The Scene and started work on her first studio album.

Selena with her band The Scene

She wanted to make that album in pop-rock style, she wanted to make fun and energetic music which will inspire people and make them feel better. Selena’s debut album Kiss & Tell came out in september 2009 and sold over 66.000 copies in 1st week. Everyone was falling in love with Selena’s voice and music.

Selena performing at her first concert ever in Septermber 2009 at Roxy Theater
Selena performing at her first concert ever in Septermber 2009 at Roxy Theater

In december 2009 Selena released second single from the album – Naturally. That song was produced by Rock Mafia and was so different from others songs on the album. The song was so catchy and had crazy success, in release week it became most added song on pop radio and also number one at Billboard’s Dance club play songs chart.

In april 2010 Naturally became platinum. Naturally was Selena’s breakout in music and turned Selena from young actress to a pop rock princess.

Selena on set of Who Says music video

And in 2011 Selena released song Who Says, that song inspired so many people and became anthem for all Selenators.

With every next album Selena was getting more success, hit single Love You Like A Love Song became Selena’s first multiplatinum single and her latest record Stars Dance debuted at #1 at Billboard Hot 200, overtaking new Jay-Z’s album. With every next album Selena was getting more success, hit single Love You Like A Love Song became Selena’s first multiplatinum single and her latest record Stars Dance debuted at #1 at Billboard Hot 200, overtaking new Jay-Z’s album.

Selena just a girl

Selena is not like other superstars from covers of magazines, you can meet her on street or in KFC and talk with her. She likes pickles, dogs, go to Disneyland and travel the world, she spends free time with family and friends. Selena loves Selenators so much, she’s always trying to meet with fans and perform for them. Also Selena doing charity work, she’s youngest Unicef ambassador. Selena is always trying to be herself she says “Be yourself there’s no one better”.