Selena Gomez: Biography and music career

Published At: 11 February 2020 , 04:53 PM


The star of Selena Gomez lit up on the Disney children's and youth television channel, where she starred in projects and worked as a TV presenter. Roles in the series with Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus brought the girl popularity and recognition. For playing in the comedy-fantasy Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena received the Kids' Choice Awards and ALMA Award.

Actress and singer Selena Gomez

Gomez showed her talents in other areas. Fans know her as a voice actress, singer, songwriter and composer, producer, designer, and model. The celebrity also pays attention to charity and acts as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Childhood and youth

Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Texas. The girl named in honor of the then-popular American star of the genre of the techno genre Selena.

Up to 5 years, the singer lived with her family in the town of Grand Prey, and when her parents broke up, her mother took the girl to Los Angeles. Selena's mom is an actress, and her daughter from childhood went with her on castings and filming. Watching the actors, she copied their facial expressions, gestures. At age 6, Gomez decided that she would act in films.

Selena Gomez with her father

By American standards, their family lived commonly, but there were times when the gas ran out of the car, and there was no money to refuel. The mother of the future star saved to go with her daughter to a concert, the zoo or museum.

In 2006, a woman married Brian Tiffy for the second time. The artist developed a good relationship with her stepfather, and on June 12, 2013, her sister Gracie was born. By then, Selena was already living on her own. In May 2010, she received a certificate of graduation - she studied at home with Gomez.


The creative biography of Selena Gomez began when the girl was only 16 years old. In 2008, the film "Another Cinderella Story" released, where Selena got the main role, which made her the leading Disney actress. On the premiere day, more than 5 million people watched the film.

Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley (frame from the series "Another Cinderella Story")

In 2009, Gomez gained fame with the Emmy award-winning television movie Wizards of Waverly Place in the Cinema. After three years, she voiced the cartoon "Monsters on Vacation," starred in the project "Loose Vacations." The adventure comedy-drama contained erotic scenes featuring Selena. Fans ambiguously perceived such a change in the image of the pet, which was considered a modest actress in children's films.

Gomez played the leading role in the movie "Chased!" (2013), for which she awarded the Golden Raspberry Award nomination.

At the beginning of 2014, Selena, taking a break in her musical career, continued to replenish the filmography. The comedy "Bad Behavior" with Mary-Louise Parker and Dylan McDermott (2014), the musical picture "Uncontrollable" (2014), in which the girl's partner was Anton Yelchin, appeared on the screens. In the documentary film "Unification" (2015), in addition to Gomez, the cameo was performed by many celebrities, including Amanda Seyfried, Ellen Degeneres, Joaquin Phoenix, Rutger Hauer.

Selena Gomez (frame from the series "Wizards of Waverly")

Another cameo with Selena in the drama about the American mortgage crisis, "The Short Run," a BAFTA award, and an Oscar. In the fall of 2015, the actress participated in the filming of the film "Neighbors-2. On the trail of war", in June 2016 appeared on television in the series "Basic Principles of Good," which released in the Netflix application.

Also in 2016, Selena Gomez played a significant role in the dramatic film "And Lost the Battle," directed by James Franco. The picture was based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck and spoke about the events in America in the 1930s when trade unions began to appear everywhere, through which workers defended the right to ethical treatment and due wages. The drama premiered on September 3 at the Venice Film Festival.

Selena Gomez (frame from the series "Basic Principles of Good")

In the winter of 2017, Selena shared a teaser with the subscribers of her Instagram account on the upcoming drama series 13 Reasons Why, based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher. Initially, Gomez herself considered for the role of the main character Hannah Baker, but the Directors gave preference to fresh faces, and Gomez became the executive director of the project.

On March 31, 2017, the film released on Netflix. Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnett played the leading roles. The series dedicated to the problems of teenage violence, suicide, bullying at school, and Internet bullying. The main character committed suicide at the beginning of the plot, and the series built on flashbacks from the audio recordings left by the girl, in which Hannah reveals both the causes of suicide and the problems and crimes of other students.

Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke (frame from the movie "Chased")

The series caused a public outcry in the United States. Some schools included "13 reasons why" in the list of films of the school curriculum and recommended that parents discuss the series with their children. At the same time, other colleges prohibited the mention of the series on their territory and suggested that they not watch it.

The creators positioned "13 reasons why" as a social project that draws the attention of viewers to the existing problem. Also in frames on the screen appears a call to ask for help if necessary, and social services phones.


Selena's career as a singer began in 2008 with the signing of a contract with Hollywood Records. Her voice sounded in the cartoon "Fairies" and several feature films. A year later, the presentation of the debut album "Kiss & Tell" took place. In 2010, Selena Gomez's next album, "A Year Without Rain," was released, and in 2011, the singer recorded the third disc.

Selena Gomez - Love You Like a Love Song

The single "Love You Like a Love Song" from the third album went platinum four times. After that, the star took a time out in a musical career for the sake of acting. She reappeared in a recording studio in the fall of 2012. In April of next year, a new single, "Come & Get It," appeared on sale. And again, success - the composition twice became platinum. The presentation of the solo album took place in July 2013.

In 2015, Selena Gomez signed a contract with Interscope Records. In February of the same year, she presented the release of the song "I Want You To Know," recorded with Zedd. In June, the premiere of the single "Good For You", topped the music charts in 36 countries.

In the fall of 2015, Selena announced the tracklist of the new album "Revival" and announced a world tour in support of it. The singer began to release tracks that will be part of the album.

Selena Gomez - Good For You

In September 2015, the audience heard a new song by the artist "Same Old Love," and in early October, a promo for the song "Me & The Rhythm" released. In November, the premiere of the third single from the new album "Hands To Myself" took place. Also, music videos for original compositions soon appeared.

In January 2016, Selena presented the single "We Don't Talk Anymore," recorded in a duet with Charlie Put. The song entered the musician's debut album, "Nine Track Mind." Also in winter, Selena Gomez performed songs from her own new album on the television show Saturday Night Live. Five million people watched the video with the singer's performance.

Kygo and Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

In July 2016, the singer expressed her condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack in Orlando. In memory of the victims of the shelling, Selena, along with Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and other artists of the label "Interscope Records," recorded the song "Hands."

On August 30, 2016, Selena Gomez announced a new break in work, which was caused by increased symptoms of lupus. In November, the girl received the American Music Awards in the category "Best Pop / Rock Performer." In February 2017, Selena returned to her musical career and presented the single "It Ain't Me," which she recorded in a duet with DJ Kygo.

Personal life

Selena Gomez is a romantic person. When she turned 12, she, following the tradition popular in America, put on her finger "the ring of integrity" and promised to keep innocence until the wedding.

In 2008, the girl often seen with Nick Jonas, but a year later, they broke up. The next boyfriend of the star is actor Taylor Lautner, but relations with him did not work out either. In early 2011, the paparazzi photographed Selena kissing Justin Bieber. The singer's "Twitter" exploded from threats and insults written by angry fans.

In the spring of 2011, reporters reported that Gomez removed the purity ring, although she was not married. In parallel, rumors appeared that the actress was expecting a baby from Bieber, but Selena denied them. Gomez pregnancy news regularly appeared from 2011 until the musicians finally broke up. But the speculations of journalists and fans turned out to be a lie - the singer has no children yet.

In the fall of 2012, the couple announced the breakup, but a week later appeared in public together. The final gap between the lovers occurred in January 2013.

In 2014, a scandal erupted. The Network got images of a naked girl, comments under which stated that the photographs showed naked Selena Gomez. Only part of the face and chest are visible in the pictures, so some fans did not believe the statement, while others thought that the photos were genuine, pointing to a similar contour of the lips and matching moles on the neck and chest. Gomez did not recognize her photographs.

Periodically, photographs of a dressed girl cause a stir. Fans have repeatedly criticized the figure of Gomez in the comments on Instagram. With an increase of 165 cm, the weight of the actress is 54–59 kg and Selena is not going to lose weight, which she openly reports and also reacts sharply to harsh criticism of such a decision.

Interruptions in the singer's performances and filming made journalists interested in the reasons, and the press reported on Gomez's disease. Journalists called the diagnosis of lupus. The actress at first did not comment on this information, but in October, she confirmed the determination made in the press. Selena honestly admitted that she had already passed several courses of chemotherapy. According to her, the treatment brought her to a pre-stroke state.

In January 2017, journalists started talking about Selena's romance with Canadian singer Eibel Tesfaye, known under the pseudonym The Weeknd. The musicians attended social events together and showed a warm attitude to each other. But publicly, Gomez announced her love only four months later, telling about her feelings for the guy live on the radio, where she presented the new track "Bad Liar."

True, the followers wondered if The Weeknd supported her lover when she underwent a kidney transplant operation. Selena told about surgical intervention on Instagram, preceding questions about where she once again disappeared.

Inattentive and gullible fans of Yegor Creed believed that the Russian artist was also lucky to be among those who won the heart of an overseas celebrity. The reason for this was the video posted on social networks in February 2019. In the video, Selena and Egor allegedly drive in the same car and sing a song.

DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B - Taki Taki Rumba

It has suggested that Creed draws attention to the future collaboration of two artists. But most guessed that "this is sleight of hand" - photoshop. Yes, and Gomez is not up to his personal life: the singer was worried about the news of Justin Bieber's marriage and periodically treated for a nervous breakdown in the clinic.

Health problems do not affect Gomez's creative activities. She performed the vocal part in the composition of the rap singer Cardi B under the name "Taki Taki rumba" and starred in the video of the same name in the company of colleagues Ozuna and DJ Snake. The video posted on Youtube in October 2018 and by March 2019 gained over 1.1 billion views.

Also, Selena as an ambassador for the Coach brand starred in an advertising video and posed for a photoshoot.