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, R&B, Hip hop|
|Occupations||Actress, musician, dancer, singer, songwriter, recording artist|
Hollywood Records (2008-2014)Interscope Records (2014-present)
|Associated acts||Selena Gomez & the Scene, Forever The Sickest Kids, Demi Lovato, Drew Seeley|
Early Life[change | change source]
Gomez's parents divorced when she was only five, with Gomez staying with her mother. Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child, who said that they "raised her" up until she found success in the entertainment industry. She appeared in various pageants while she was growing up.
Gomez has two siblings. Her sister, Gracie Elliot Teefey, was born to Amanda and Brian Teefey on June 12, 2013. Gomez has a second sister, Victoria Gomez, born to Ricardo and Sara Gomez on June 25, 2014. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.
Acting Career[change | change source]
She was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, Gomez came to prominence after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She portrayed the starring character Alex Russo until its conclusion in 2012. Gomez entered the film industry with star billings in feature films including Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Hotel Transylvania (2012), and The Big Short (2015). She will be in the films The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving (2016), Neighbors 2 (2016), and In Dubious Battle (2016).
Singing Career[change | change source]
She formed her band Selena Gomez & the Scene after signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2008; they released the studio albums Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), and When the Sun Goes Down (2011) before beginning a hiatus in 2012. She released her debut solo studio album Stars Dance in 2013. In 2014, she left Hollywood Records and signed a record deal with Interscope Records.
She released her second solo studio album, Revival, in 2015.
Released Singles[change | change source]
- Tell Me Something I Don't Know (2008)
- Magic (2009)
- Falling Down (2009)
- Naturally (2010)
- Birthday (2013)
- 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)
- The Heart Wants What It Wants (2014)
- Good For You (2015)
- Same Old Love (2015)
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"
- "http://www.biography.com/people/selena-gomez-504530#synopsis". biography.com. http://www.biography.com/people/selena-gomez-504530#synopsis. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
- Olly Richards (July 14, 2013). "The wonderful world of Selena Gomez". The Guardian (London). http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/jul/14/selena-gomez-justin-bieber-disney. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- Nelson, Robin (2012). Selena Gomez: Pop Star and Actress. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications. p. 9. ISBN 9781467700979. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hzOYAgAAQBAJ&dq=selena+gomez+grandparents+raised+her&source=gbs_navlinks_s. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- Natalie Finn (June 13, 2013). "Selena Gomez Has a Baby Sister! Demi Lovato Congratulates Singer and Mom Mandy on New Arrival". E! News. http://www.eonline.com/news/429749/selena-gomez-has-a-baby-sister-demi-lovato-congratulates-singer-and-mom-mandy-on-new-arrival. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- Gomez, Selena (June 14, 2013). "Momma, Brian, and me are all so grateful for all your well wishes. My lil sissy Gracie Elliot Teefey was born on June 12th. Luv you all XO". Twitter. https://twitter.com/selenagomez/status/345663366762737665.
- "Selena Gomez Has Another Baby Sister". Disneydreaming.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141216024148/http://www.disneydreaming.com/2014/08/02/selena-gomez-has-another-baby-sister. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
- Selena Gomez Graduates High School – On Screen & Off | Access Hollywood – Celebrity News, Photos & Videos. Access Hollywood (May 12, 2010). Retrieved November 17, 2010.