Selena Gomez in December 2010
|Birth name||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Born||July 22, 1992
Grand Prairie, Texas,
|Genres||Pop, Dance, Pop rock, Electropop, EDM, Dubstep|
|Occupations||Actress, musician, dancer, singer, songwriter, recording artist|
|Labels||Hollywood Records (2008-present)|
|Associated acts||Selena Gomez & the Scene, Forever The Sickest Kids, Demi Lovato, Drew Seeley|
Early Life[change | change source]
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to parents Mandy Cornett and Ricardo Joel Gomez. She was born to an Italian-American mother and a Mexican-American father, who had eventually got a divorce and then Selena's mother Mandy, remarried when Selena was around 14 years old. Gomez was actually named after American Tejano pop singer Selena. Gomez had also said that her name Selena has always meant a lot to her and her family. Selena is also a Roman Catholic. Her younger maternal half-sister Scarlett Teefey died on December 16, 2011 due to complications following a premature birth by her mother, and while her second younger half-sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, was born in the summer of 2013, by around the same time when she went on a live tour. Gomez is also perhaps most notable and best known for dating Justin Bieber.
Personal Life[change | change source]
After being romantically linked to Nick Jonas, Selena has also entered into a very high-profile relationship with fellow tween sensation Justin Bieber in 2011. The tween couple had dated for over 2 years, and despite having a few reunions and celebrity duets in 2013, they remain currently broken up.
Acting Career[change | change source]
Gomez had first appeared and guest starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana which have aired on the Disney Channel. She is also perhaps most notable and best known for playing Alex Russo on the Disney Channel series The Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez has also starred in the Disney television movies Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program. She also did voiceover work in Horton Hears a Who! and Hotel Transylvania.
Singing Career[change | change source]
Gomez was also ranked as seventh on Forbes' list of Breakout Stars of 2008. Her first 4 solo singing albums include Kiss and Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), When The Sun Goes Down (2011) and Stars Dance (2013). In November 2014, Gomez is releasing her new singing album For You, which will compile and include mostly about and over several of all of her newest singing and greatest song hits like Love You Like a Love Song and Round and Round.
Released Singles[change | change source]
- Tell Me Something I Don't Know (2008)
- Magic (2009)
- Falling Down (2009)
- Naturally (2010)
- Round & Round (2010)
- A Year Without Rain (2010)
- Shake It Up (2011)
- Who Says (2011)
- Love You Like a Love Song (2011)
- Hit the Lights (2011)
- Come & Get It (2013)
- Slow Down (2013)
- Love Will Remember (2013)
- Heart Wants What It Wants (2014)
References[change | change source]
- "Celebrity Central - Selena Gomez: Snapshot". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/selena_gomez. Retrieved 2009-01-30. "Birth Date July 22, 1992 Birth Place Grand Prairie, Texas"
- "Selena Gomez's Famous Name". E!Online.com. 22 August 2008. http://www.eonline.com/videos/v31013_Selena_Gomez__Famous_Name.html. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
- "Star spotlight: Selena Gomez". Scholastic. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750390. Retrieved 2010-06-20.