Selena Gomez was born on 22nd July, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is an American singer and recording artist. Her mother commonly known as Mandy gave her birth at the age of 16.
Selena began her career in 2001 when she performed on a popular children’s show “Barney and Friends” as Gianna. Gomez was droped from the series after two years in 2003. Over the next two years Gomez auditioned in the shows without much success. She landed a small role in the movie”Spy-Kids 3D”. she also got a part as Emiley Grace Garcia in the television show “Brain Zapped” in 2006 and even recorded a song for the show.
In 2006, Selena got her first major role when she guest starred as Gwen in “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” on the Disney channel. Also on the Disney channel, Gomez played the role as the Evil Mikayla in “Hannah Montana”.
Selena Gomez also has a bright growing music career. She started it in 2008, when she recorded a cover of “Cruella de Vil” for “Disney Mania 6”. She also recorded three songs for the animated movie “Tinker Bell”.
Gomez recorded the single “One And The Same” for her movie “Princess Protection Program” as a duet with a friend and co-star “Demi Lovato”. She also recorded four songs for the soundtrack to her other feature film, “The Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie”.
In 2008, she signed a record contract with Hollywood records and began working on her debut album “Kiss and Tell”, which was released in September 2009. Salena also had a cameo in “The Jonas Brothers’” music video for the single “Burning Up” released in 2008.
In 2012, Selena starred alongside “James Franko” and “Vanessa Hudgens, among others, in Harmony Korine’s comedic crime thriller “Spring Breakers”.
Gomes has been romantically linked to pop singer Justin Bieber from 2011 to 2013.
Her lead single “Come and Get It” from her debut album was released in April 2013. It became her first Top Ten Hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album’s second single “Slow Down” was released in June. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Selena is involved in philanthropic activities through charity work ad various social and environmental causes.
Other than singing and acting, she is a well known fashion designer also. She names “Bruno Mars” as her favorite singer and idol. On the other hand Selena’s debut album “Stars Dance (2013)” was prominently influenced by singers “Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Skrillex”.
She is a smart, talented youth icon now and the young generation of today loves to listen to her as well as follow her. She is a competent singer, song-writer as well as an actress. It seems as if there is a long journey of success for Selena right here in the music industry of today and she will go higher in her success level.