Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress.
She began her career starring in the children’s television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004).
Gomez rose to fame playing the lead role of Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television seriesWizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012).
She starred in the films Another Cinderella Story(2008), Princess Protection Program (2009),Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo(2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway(2013) and The Fundamentals of Caring(2016). She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.
Gomez was raised Catholic.
When she was 13, she wanted a purity ring, and her dad went to the church and got it blessed.
She stated, “He actually used me as an example for other kids.
I’m going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God.”
The singer stopped wearing the ring in 2010.
Gomez later stated in 2017 that she did not like the term “religion” and that sometimes it “freaks me out”, adding “I don’t know if it’s necessarily that I believe in religion, as much as I believe in faith and a relationship with God.”
“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” wrote Gomez.
“She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me.
I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”
Gomez has always been very forthright about her struggles with lupus and how the illness has effected her both mentally and physically.
In fact, she went public with her Lupus diagnosis in 2015 to use her platform to advocate and raise awareness for the disease.
Her latest album Revival is no doubt her best offering to date.
It’s got some great R&B vibes well-tempered with pop dance hits.
Gone is the childlike sheen, although she’s still playful and cheeky.
She’s expanding her vocal talents into the world of dance with songs alongside star producers Kygo and Cashmere Cat, among others.
Her career is hitting all the right notes, and in her honor, Billboard Dance takes a look at the best Selena Gomez songs so far.