Selena Gomez is an actress, singer, executive producer, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She began appearing on the television series Barney & Friends in 2002 and went on to appear in dozens of films and television series. She, also, formed her own production company and signed a recording contract in 2008. Designing products began for her in 2010. She has worked with multiple charitable organizations over the years as well.
Selena Marie Gomez was born in 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her parents divorced when she was five years old and she has two half sisters. She began auditioning for roles and became friends with Demi Lovato before they both began appearing in Barney & Friends in 2002. She was homeschooled and earned her diploma in 2010. She met fellow Disney star Nick Jonas and recorded the theme song for Wizards of Waverly Place, which led to more in her musical career.
In the early 2000s, Selena began working in other businesses and industries. She has worked with Sears, Borden Milk, K-Mart, OPI, Pantene, Coca-Cola, Louie Vuitton, and Coach, Inc. She has designed a clothing line and launched fragrances and nail polish colors.
In 2008, Selena campaigned for then-future President Barack Obama, participated in St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Runway for Life”, and was named a UNICEF spokesperson. In 2009, UNICEF named her an ambassador. She has helped animals, the environment, and/or people in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Congo, and other places around the world. She has supported additional causes and supported positive campaigns.
Selena released three albums beginning in 2009 with her one-time band Selena Gomez & the Scene. In 2013, she released her first solo album followed by another in 2015. She has done tours after all of her albums as well.
Selena has received several awards, including an American Music Award, Billboard Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. She has already achieved nine Guinness World Records. She is currently still very young and has much of her career in front of her to gain even more accolades.
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