Selena Maria Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Amanda Cornett and Ricardo Gomez. Gomez started her career on Barney and Friends in 2001 which was a success. In 2006 on the Disney Channel, Gomez guest starred as Gwen in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Her amazing performance earned her a role in Hannah Montana. And finally Disney decided to give her a show of her own in 2007. Wizards of Waverly Place was the show Selena got most of her success from. She also started in “Another Cinderella Story”. Furthermore, she also filmed two projects for Disney channel, Princess Protection Program and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
Alongside her acting career Selena also focused on her singing skills, recording 3 tracks for her movie another Cinderella story as well as four tracks for Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
In 2008 Selena officially signed a contract with Hollywood Records and began working on her debut album, Kiss and Tell. Later that year she made her band Selena Gomez and the Scene. The band released three studio albums and produced four top 30 singles by 2011.
In 2013 she released her solo debut album Star Dance which atop the Billboard 200 in the United States, and included the top ten single “Come & Get It”.
In 2014 Selena signed with the WME and Brillstein companies after she fired her parents as her managers. And in October 2015 Gomez released her second studio album, Revival. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and the first three singles “Good for You”, “Same Old Love” and, “Hands to Myself” all topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart in the United States. She also started her Revival tour, however, she was reported to be battling Lupus, a disease which causes facial swelling and fatigue, thus the tour had to be cut short.
As a singer and actress, she has earned a number of awards such as ALMA Award, a Billboard Women in Music award, an MTV Video Music Award, an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, and fifteen Teen Choice Awards.
Apart from her acting and singing careers, she also decided to take over the fashion industry by released her own clothing line in 2010 and a self-titled fragrance in 2013. Her charity work profile is also very strong, as she has worked with many organizations and is a UNICEF ambassador at the age of seventeen.
According to Billboard, the teenage pop star sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide. And according to recent surveys Selena is the most followed Instagram user in the world. she has been in a relationship many times however, her relationship with Justin Bieber was her most serious one. The couple had an on and off relationship for more than half a decade and finally broke up in November 2012 .