Selena Gomez may have started her career as an actress starring in a Disney Channel series at the age of 15, but she soon showed that her musical talents were perhaps even stronger as she piled up hit singles and chart-topping albums. The Wizards of Waverly Place premiered in October 2007 and quickly became one of the network’s most popular programs. Dubbed “the next Miley Cyrus,” she began branching out into pop music by recording songs for her own Disney projects. She sang the theme song for The Wizards of Waverly Place, recorded several other tunes for the the show’s soundtrack, and performed on the soundtrack of the family film Another Cinderella Story. By 2009, she’d also assembled her own teen pop band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, and signed a contract with Hollywood Records. The band’s full-length debut, Kiss & Tell, was released that year and went gold, as did its 2010 follow-up, A Year Without Rain.
Her bands third album, When the Sun Goes Down, was releasesd in 2011. She then took a break from music to focus more on acting, with her first role in a decidedly adult movie in 2013’s Spring Breakers showing she could stretch beyond teen stardom. Her return to music in 2013 with her fourth album, also the first credited to her as a solo artist. Stars Dance was released in 2013 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. For You was released in 2014 and spawned the self-penned platinum single “The Heart Wants What It Wants.”
In early 2015, Gomez guested on Zedd’s hit EDM single “I Want You to Know.” On the heels of that success, she released her own single, “Good for You,” which featured a guest appearance by rapper A$AP Rocky. The song is featured on the 2015 album Revival.
Selena Gomez (w/ surprise special guests)
Friday, June 17th