Selena Gomez is a born artist. Having started her acting career at a very young age and making it to Disney World only at the age of ten Selena indeed proved that she possessed incredible acting and singing talent. She has been one of the most popular child stars. Her fan following has grown with her and Selena continues to be one of the most beloved of new generation of performers.
Career Start and Breakthrough
Born to a stage actress Amanda Teefey, Gomez was named after a Tejano singer ‘Selena'. Despite being an introvert, not-so-confident child in school Selena aspired to become an actress since a very young age. In 2002, Selena got her first official television appearance, in children's TV series Barney and Friends. The following year, Selena made a cameo in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. 2005 took Selena to a role in television film, followed by a guest starring in Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in 2006.
After playing many cameos and guest appearances Selena Gomez landed the lead role in Wizards of Waverly Place. It not only earned Selena several awards and honors but also proved immensely successful for her acting career, taking her to the heights of stardom. Forbes Magazine named her one of the ‘Eight Hot Kid Stars to Watch'. Selena's first music release came as the title song for the series Everything is Not What it Seems.
Selena Gomez & the Scene
Selena Gomez formed her pop rock band in 2008. The Scene consists of Selena as the lead vocalist, Joey Clement as the bassist, Dane Forrest as the keyboard player, Greg Garman as drummer and Drew Taubenfeld as the guitarist. The band's repertoire so far includes three studio albums, nine music videos and seven singles. The first album by Selena Gomez & the Scene released in 2009. It was titled, Kiss & Tell and reached no. 9 on US Billboard 200. The album was certified Gold by RIAA the following year. The album went blockbuster internationally. The song ‘Naturally' form the album however went on to become certified platinum in the US and Canada.
The band has pocketed several awards since their inception, including four Poptastic awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, six Teen Choice Awards and five MuchMusic Video Awards nominations. In 2011, the group also won the People's Choice Award. Although the beautiful star has the perfect capability to rock an entire concert solo, she along with her band has produced some wonderful work. Together, they also undertook three very successful live performance tours, supporting their album releases.
The Philanthropic Selena
Selena has served as the spokesperson for Borden Milk. She has also worked on a teen-voting campaign to raise awareness among the teenagers regarding the presidential elections and dynamics of their country. Most importantly Selena Gomez is also the ambassador of UNICEF. Selena has made various efforts through Disney's Friends for the betterment of sanitary conditions in Ghana particularly for children.
Selena Gomez tickets are selling hot as the fans eagerly wait to see the wonderful star and listen to her songs at her live performances. Her kind nature and incredible music make her fans fall in love with her. Small wonder it is then that she is still making her way into the hearts of people and climbing up the ladder of popularity.