Selena Gomez’s Journey: From Barney & Friends to Pop Superstar

It seems like Selena Gomez is a household name, but that was not always the case for the “Hands to Myself” singer. Gomez got her start as an actress starring in kids TV shows, but her popularity grew and so did her focus. She is now a pop superstar, but she keeps it real with her charity work and being very kind to the fans that helped bring her to this point.

Selena Gomez
Source: Us Magazine

Selena got her start in the business when she appeared as Gianna on Barney & Friends. She moved into other small shows and started to gain some popularity at Disney. She starred in three episodes of Hannah Montana and this lead to her own series, Wizards of Waverly Place, which brought her numerous awards and nominations.

She then ventured into music, as her and her band, Selena Gomez & The Scene, released their first album together in 2008. The album went into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts. She continued her acting that year, as she appeared in Ramona and Beezus and released a second album, so a busy 2008 for her!

In 2011, Gomez released her third album with her band and it did well on the charts and in sales. However, later that year, Selena took a break from singing to focus on her acting career. She appeared in a couple films, but then released her first solo album in 2013 called Stars Dance. This featured her big hit “Come & Get It,” which many of us have heard and danced to! This album became her first album to hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 100 charts.

Selena released her second solo album Revival in 2015 and had huge success with that too. She went on the Revival World Tour and was selling out of concerts. In 2016, she was diagnosed with lupus and took a break from touring in 2016 to focus on anxiety, panic attacks and depression as a result of the lupus.

Besides the singing and acting careers, Gomez has stayed humble and done a bunch of charity work. She has done a ton of work with UNICEF and was named the youngest UNICEF ambassador at the age of 17. She has also made a lot of headlines with her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber. You never know what you are going to get with those two, so maybe they will be an old married couple down the road?