Thursday, June 27, 2013

WONDERLAND MAGAZINE: Taylor Swift for Wonderland April May 2013 Cover

Taylor Swift for Wonderland April May 2013 Cover:
 Taylor Swift   Background information  Birth name Taylor Alison Swift  Born December 13, 1989 (1989-12-13) (age 20) Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, United States  Genres Country pop, pop, teen pop, country  Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress  Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele  Years active 2006–present  Labels Big Machine  Associated acts Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose  Website taylorswift.com   Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter and actress.  In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and was nominated for the Best New Artist award at 50th Grammy Awards. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, and the recording earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-three and number-six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. Fearless has topped the Billboard 200 in 11 non-consecutive weeks; no album has spent more time at No. 1 since 2000. Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2009. Swift released her third album Speak Now on October 25, 2010.  In 2008, her albums sold a combined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009's 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million and 2010's 12th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million. Swift was ranked the 38th Best Artist of the 2000-10 decade by Billboard. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan listed Swift as the top-selling digital artist in music history with over 28 million digital tracks sold. As of March 2010, she has sold over 13 million albums worldwide.  Contents 1 Early life 2 Music career  2.1 2000–05: Musical beginnings 2.2 2006–08: Taylor Swift 2.3 2008–09: Fearless and MTV VMA incident 2.4 2010–present: Speak Now 3 Songwriting style 4 Other work  4.1 Acting 4.2 Cover model and recognition 4.3 Merchandise 4.4 Philanthropy 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography    Early life Swift was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, to Andrea (née Finlay), a homemaker, and Scott Swift, a stockbroker. Her grandmother was an opera singer. Swift has a younger brother, Austin. When she was in fourth grade, she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem entitled "Monster In My Closet".  When she was 10, a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar, sparking her interest in learning the instrument. Afterwards, she wrote her first song, "Lucky You". She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. She was a victim of bullying, and often wrote songs to express her emotions. Swift also started performing at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs around her hometown. When she was 12, she devoted an entire summer to writing a 350-page novel, which remains unpublished. Her first major show was a well-received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. Swift attended Hendersonville High School but was subsequently homeschooled for her junior and senior years. In 2008, she earned her high-school diploma.  Swift's greatest musical influence is Shania Twain. Her other influences include LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and Swift's grandmother. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, Swift's tastes always leaned more toward country music. In her younger years, she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. She also credits the Dixie Chicks for demonstrating the impact you can make by "stretching boundaries".  Music career 2000–05: Musical beginnings At age 11, Swift made her first trip to Nashville, hoping to obtain a record deal by distributing a demo tape of her singing with karaoke songs. She gave a copy to every label in town, but was rejected.  After Swift returned to Pennsylvania, she was asked to sing at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, where her rendition of the national anthem received much attention. Swift started writing songs and playing 12-string guitar when she was 12. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville and wrote songs with local songwriters. By the time she was 14, her family decided to move to an outlying Nashville suburb.  When Swift was 15, she rejected RCA Records because the company wanted to keep her on an artist development deal. After performing at Nashville's songwriters' venue, The Bluebird Café, she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed record label, Big Machine Records. At age 14, she became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house.  2006–08: Taylor Swift   Swift performing at a café with a koa wood guitar in June 2006. Swift still performs with custom-made Taylor guitars to this day. Swift released her debut single, "Tim McGraw", in mid-2006, reaching #6 on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Songs chart. Her self-titled debut album was later released on October 24, 2006. Debuting high on the Billboard 200, the album sold 39,000 copies during its first week. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and #5 on the Billboard 200. Her debut album spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the Top Country Albums charts and remained at the top for 24 out of 91 weeks. The only other country artists this decade to achieve the number-one sales position for 20 weeks or more are The Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood.  The music video for "Tim McGraw" won Swift an award for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Her pursuit of country music stardom was the subject of "GAC Short Cuts", a part-documentary, part-music-video series airing since the summer of 2006. On May 15, 2007, Swift performed "Tim McGraw" at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift has been an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their Soul2Soul 2007 tour. She has opened in the past for George Strait, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts as well.  The second single from the Taylor Swift album, "Teardrops on My Guitar", was released February 24, 2007. In mid-2007, the song peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and #33 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was re-released with a pop remix that brought "Teardrops on My Guitar" to #13 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the Pop 100. In October 2007, Swift was awarded Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Assn. Intl., making her the youngest artist ever to win the award.  Her third song off her debut album, "Our Song" spent six weeks at #1 on the Country charts, peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and rose to #24 on the Billboard Pop 100. Swift recorded a holiday album, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, which was released exclusively at Target in late 2007. Swift was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist, but lost to Amy Winehouse. Swift's successful single, "Picture to Burn", was the fourth single from her debut album. The song debuted and soon peaked at #3 on the Billboard Country chart in spring 2008.    Swift performing at Yahoo HQ in 2007."Should've Said No" became Swift's second #1 single. In Summer 2008, Swift released Beautiful Eyes, an EP sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. In its first week of release, the album sold 45,000 copies, debuting at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200. With her self-titled debut album sitting at #2 during the same week, Swift became the first artist since 1997 to hold the Top 2 positions of the Top Country Albums chart. In October 2008, Swift performed a duet with best selling rock band Def Leppard in a taped show in Nashville, Tennessee, and their collaboration was up for both Performance of the Year and Wide Open Country Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards in 2009.  2008–09: Fearless and MTV VMA incident Swift's latest studio album, Fearless, was released in the United States on November 11, 2008. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Its sales of 592,304 were the highest debut of any country artist in 2008. This is also the largest opening U.S. sales week in 2008 by a female artist in all genres of music, and the fourth biggest overall behind Lil Wayne, AC/DC and Coldplay. Its lead single "Love Story" became a hit on both the country and pop charts. During the first week of release, more than 129,000 of Swift's sales were sold digitally. This gives Swift the best online start for any country album in history. It also makes Swift the fourth biggest week for a digital album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking them in 2004. Through its eighth week of release, Fearless has sold more than 338,467 downloads, making it the bestselling country album in digital history. In second place is Swift's debut Taylor Swift with sales of 236,046 downloads as of April 18, 2009.  In its debut week, seven songs in total on Fearless were charted on Billboard Hot 100, tying Swift with Miley Cyrus for the most by a female artist in a single week. With "White Horse" charted at #13, this gave Swift her sixth top 20 debut of 2008, a calendar year record for any artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Of the 13 tracks on Fearless, 11 have already spent time on the Hot 100. "Change", a song from the album, was selected as part of a soundtrack supporting Team USA's efforts in the 2008 Summer Olympics. The song was also featured as part of the soundtrack of NBC's broadcast package of the Olympics.  The lead single from the album, "Love Story", was released on September 12, 2008. The Fearless album includes the "Love Story" music video which is based on Romeo and Juliet. The song has reached #2 on iTunes Store Top Downloaded Songs and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fifteen weeks after being added to pop radio, "Love Story" also became the first country crossover recording to hit number one on the Nielsen BDS CHR/Top 40 chart in the 16-year-history of the list, as well as number one on the Mediabase Top 40 Chart.  The second single from Fearless, "White Horse", was released on December 8, 2008. The music video for the song premiered on CMT on February 7, 2009. Though it missed the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs as of the week April 11, 2009, "White Horse" claimed the #1 spot atop the USA Today/Country Aircheck chart (powered by Mediabase) in that week. "Forever & Always", another song from the album, was based on Swift's relationship with singer Joe Jonas.  She was the first artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan to have two different albums in the Top 10 on the year end album chart. It also was the first album by a female artist in country music history to log eight weeks at #1 on The Billboard 200. In mid-January 2009, Swift became the first country artist to top the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs.  Swift is Billboard's Top Country Artist and Hot Country Songwriter of 2008; she is also country music's best-selling artist of 2008. Swift ranked seventh on Nielsen SoundScan Canada's top-10 selling artists across all genres in 2008. Fearless and Taylor Swift took the #1 and #2 slots on 2008 Year-End Canadian Country Albums Chart. Swift sang the Star-Spangled Banner at game three of the World Series in Philadelphia on October 25, 2008.    Swift performing as the headlining act at the 2010 Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island, Canada.In January 2009, Swift announced her North American Fearless Tour planned for 52 cities in 38 states and provinces in the US and Canada over the span of 6 months. The tour kicked off April 23 in Evansville, Indiana. In the same month, Swift made her first musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. On February 8, 2009, Swift performed her song "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus at the 51st Grammy Awards.  As of the week ending February 8, 2009, Swift's single "Love Story" became the country song with the most paid downloads in history. Since the release of Swift's second album, Fearless, she has released one new song "Crazier" for the soundtrack of the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie. At the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Swift picked up Album of the Year honors as a performer and producer for Fearless.  Swift is the youngest artist in history to win the ACM Album of the Year award. The Academy lauded her for career achievements including selling more albums in 2008 than any other artist in any genre of music, the breakthrough success of her debut album, and the worldwide crossover success of her #1 single "Love Story". The Academy also cited Swift's contribution to helping country music attract a younger audience. As of late April 2009, Swift has sold more than 14 million downloads, as well as three Gold Mobile Ringtones.  On April 28, 2009, Swift gave a free, private concert to students at Bishop Ireton High School, a small Catholic school in Alexandria, Virginia after the school won a national "TXT 2 WIN" contest from Verizon Wireless. The students sent over 19,000 text messages to Verizon during a roughly one month long contest. Swift played for about an hour during the school's field day, an annual day-long recess with games and activities. On October 8, 2009 Swift's official website announced that her sold-out Fearless Tour would return to North America for 37 additional dates in 2010.  For more details on this topic, see 2009 MTV Video Music Awards#Kanye West controversy and debated incidents.   West taking the microphone from Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.Scheduled to perform on September 13, 2009, Swift attended the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. This was her first VMA performance, where she became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award. During the show, as Swift was on stage accepting the award for Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me," singer/rapper Kanye West came on stage and took the microphone from Swift, saying that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time," an action that caused the many audience members to boo West. He handed the microphone back to a stunned and reportedly upset Swift, who did not finish her acceptance speech. When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech.  Following the awards show, West apologized for his verbal outburst in a blog entry (which was subsequently removed). He was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst, and even by President Barack Obama in an "off the record" comment. He later posted a second apology on his blog and made his first public apology one day after the incident on the debut episode of The Jay Leno Show.  On September 15, 2009, Swift talked about the matter on The View, where she said she was at first excited to see West on stage and then disappointed once he acted out. She said West had not spoken to her following the incident. Following her appearance on The View, West contacted her to apologize personally; Swift said she accepted his apology.  On November 11, 2009 Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year, and is one of only six women to win the Country Music Association's highest honor.  On the chart week of November 14, 2009, Swift set a record for the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist at the same time with eight singles from the re-release of her 2008 album Fearless namely five debut new songs in the top 30: "Jump Then Fall" at #10, "Untouchable" at #19, "The Other Side of the Door" at #22, "Superstar" at #27 and "Come in With the Rain" at #30 and three already-charted songs that were released as singles—"You Belong with Me" (#14), "Forever & Always" which re-entered the chart at #34, and "Fifteen" (#46).    Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with her award.In addition, the song "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls which features Swift, debuted at #80 in the same issue. This gives Swift six debuts in one week, the biggest number of debuts by any female artist of all time. It also lifts the number of her simultaneously-charting songs to nine, setting another record for the biggest number of charting songs by the same female artist in the same week. When "Fifteen" reached #38 on the chart week of November 21, 2009, Swift became the female artist with the most Top 40 singles this decade, surpassing Beyoncé. "Fifteen" became Swift's twentieth Top 40 single overall. "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls and John Mayer's "Half of My Heart" both featured Swift, peaking at #40 and #25 respectively. The two songs are her 21st and 22nd Top 40 singles.  Fearless was the best-selling album of 2009 in the US with more than 3.2 millions copies sold in that year. Swift claimed both the #1 and #2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres), with "You Belong With Me" and "Love Story," respectively. She also topped the all format 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart with over 1.29 million song detections, and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart with more than 46 million song plays.  2010–present: Speak Now Swift released the track "Today Was a Fairytale" as a digital download on iTunes on January 19, 2010. The song was featured on the soundtrack for the film Valentine's Day, in which she made her feature-film acting debut. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 2, becoming her sixth Top 10 and 23rd Top 40 single on that chart. According to Nielsen SoundScan, with sales of "Today Was a Fairytale" more than 325,000 in its first week, Swift has broken the record for first-week download sales by a female artist. The song also debuted at number one on the Canadian Hot 100, making it Swift's first number one hit in Canada.  In February 2010, Swift brought her Fearless Tour to 5 cities in Australia. Opening acts included Gloriana.   "Mine" (2010) A hit song by Taylor Swift for her third album.    In mid-July 2010, Billboard revealed that Swift's new album is called Speak Now. It was released on October 25, 2010. She has written the album completely by herself in Arkansas, New York, Boston and Nashville with Nathan Chapman serving as co-producer. On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, the lead single from the album, "Mine," was leaked onto the internet. Big Machine Records decided to rush the release of the song to counteract the leak.  Songwriting style Swift's lyrics are highly autobiographical; she has said that "If you listen to my albums, it’s like reading my diary." For instance the song "Forever & Always" was inspired by her relationship with Joe Jonas, while the song "Hey Stephen" was written about a guy who opened some shows for her. "Fifteen" was written about her freshman year of high school. It has been said that her lyrics "can be tinged with acid: the quiet loner girl getting one over on the cheerleaders, or a caustic payback for the boy who dumped her." She's also indicated that she tries to write so her fans can relate to the lyrics, saying "My goal is to never write songs that my fans can't relate to."  The intensely personal nature of the songs has drawn her the most attention. Swift once said, "I thought people might find them hard to relate to, but it turned out that the more personal my songs were, the more closely people could relate to them."  The autobiographical nature of her songs has led some fans to research the songs' origins. Swift once said, "Every single one of the guys that I’ve written songs about has been tracked down on MySpace by my fans." The New York Times described Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults".  Other work Acting In 2008, Swift made her acting debut in Brad Paisley's music video "Online". In that same year Swift filmed a documentary for MTV entitled MTV's Once Upon a Prom and a documentary with Def Leppard for CMT entitled CMT Crossroads, which premiered on November 7, 2008. Swift collaborated with the Jonas Brothers in their 3D Concert Film, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The film was released on February 27, 2009 in North America and brought in $12.7 million on its opening weekend. Swift made her primetime television acting debut on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Turn, Turn, Turn" as Haley Jones on March 5, 2009 in the U.S. and Canada. The episode was watched by 20.8 million viewers. Swift made a cameo appearance in Kellie Pickler's music video "Best Days of Your Life". Swift also appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie credited as "woman singing in the barn". The film was released on April 10, 2009 in North America. The television show Dateline NBC showcased an hour on Swift on May 31, 2009. The episode titled Dateline NBC: On Tour With Taylor Swift included scenes from her tour bus, concert footage, and rehearsals. Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for the November 7, 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2010, Swift made her feature film acting debut as Felicia in the film Valentine's Day. For this role she won the Teen Choice Award for Movie Female Breakout.  Cover model and recognition Swift has been featured on the cover of a number of magazines. She has been a cover girl for Blender, for which she was one of two country artists during the magazine’s fifteen year run to be a cover subject. She was included in People's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" 2008, 2009, and 2010 lists. Additionally, she was named number fifty-seven on Maxim's sexiest women of 2008, number fifty on the 2009 list and number thirty-one on the 2010 list. CosmoGirl voted Swift as the "2008 Girl of the Year". Swift was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The RS 100: Agents of Change". She was nominated as a candidate for Time's "2009 The Time 100 Finalists" list, which is determined by online voting. People magazine named Swift one of 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009.  Merchandise Jakks Pacific released a celebrity doll of Swift in late 2008. Taylor Swift is the face of L.E.I. Jeans (Life Energy Intelligence) since 2008. Swift and the L.e.i. Clothing Line made a deal to create a line based on Swift's style of dressing. It will appear in Wal-Mart in the coming months. However, Swift said she does not want to be called a designer. Instead, she says she will inspire the clothing company's dress line based on her own style. "I don't look at it like I'm branching out as a designer... It's not the Taylor Swift designer line." In 2009, Swift became the National Hockey League's newest celebrity spokesperson. She appears in commercials for the Nashville Predators.  In May 2009, Swift filed a lawsuit (kept under seal until August 2010) against numerous sellers of unauthorised merchandise bearing her name, likeness, and trademarks. Nashville's U.S. District Court granted an injunction and judgment against the sellers, who had been identified at Swift's concerts in several states. The court ordered merchandise seized from the defendants to be destroyed.  Philanthropy   Swift at the Time 100 Gala, May 4, 2010.On September 21, 2007, Swift helped launch a campaign to protect children from online predators. She has teamed up with Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to combat internet sex crimes. The year-long campaign, in partnership with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, will distribute Internet safety information and materials to parents and students across the state. In early 2008, Swift donated the pink Chevy pick-up truck given to her by her record label to the children’s charity, the Victory Junction Gang; in June, 2008, Swift donated all the proceeds from her merchandise sales at the 2008 Country Music Festival to Red Cross, the Nashville Area Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the National American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.  Swift donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help the victims of the Iowa flood of 2008. Swift has teamed up with Sound Matters to make listeners aware of listening "responsibly". Swift supports @15, a teen-led social change platform underwritten by Best Buy to give teens opportunities to direct the company's philanthropy through the newly-created @15 Fund. Swift's song, "Fifteen", is featured in this campaign. Swift lent her support to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal by joining the lineup at Sydney's Sound Relief concert, reportedly making the biggest contribution of any artist playing at Sound Relief to the Australian Red Cross. Swift donated her prom dress, which raised $1,200 for charity, to DonateMyDress.org. On November 20, 2009 after a live performance on BBC's Children in Need night Swift announced to Sir Terry Wogan she would donate £13,000 of her own money to the cause.  On December 13, Swift's own birthday, she donated $250,000 to various schools around the country which she had either attended or been involved with. Taylor Swift has donated a pair of her shoes - a gently-worn pair of black Betsey Johnson heels with her autograph on the sole - to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation's Hero in Heels fundraiser for auction to raise money to benefit women with cancer.  In response to the May 2010 Tennessee floods, Swift donated $500,000 during a flood relief telethon hosted by WSMV, a Nashville television station.  Personal life In 2008, Swift was in a relationship with pop singer Joe Jonas which ended in November of that year. Swift indicated that her heartbreak song "Forever & Always" on her album Fearless was inspired by Jonas. In 2009, she referenced the rumors that she was dating Taylor Lautner during her monologue while hosting Saturday Night Live. The song "Back To December" off her album Speak Now, which Swift has described as an apology song, has been widely speculated to be dedicated to Lautner.  Filmography Year Film Role Notes  2007 America's Got Talent Herself Guest; Episode: Season 2 Finale  2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself Cameo  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Haley Jones Episode: "Turn, Turn, Turn"  Hannah Montana: The Movie Girl Singing at the Barn Cameo  Saturday Night Live Herself Host/Musical Guest  2010 Valentine's Day Felicia Movie acting debut  Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless Herself Main Role   Discography Main article: Taylor Swift discography Since signing with Big Machine Records, in 2005, the discography of Taylor Swift has consisted of three studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, two extended plays (EP), thirteen singles, seven promotional singles, one video album, and fourteen music videos.  The studio albums are: Taylor Swift, released in 2006; Fearless, released in 2008; and Speak Now, released in 2010.  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WONDERLAND MAGAZINE: Taylor Swift for Wonderland April May 2013 Cover


Taylor Swift 

Background information
Birth name Taylor Alison Swift
Born December 13, 1989 (1989-12-13) (age 20)
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Country pop, pop, teen pop, country
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele
Years active 2006–present
Labels Big Machine
Associated acts Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose
Website taylorswift.com

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter and actress.

In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and was nominated for the Best New Artist award at 50th Grammy Awards. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, and the recording earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-three and number-six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. Fearless has topped the Billboard 200 in 11 non-consecutive weeks; no album has spent more time at No. 1 since 2000. Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2009. Swift released her third album Speak Now on October 25, 2010.

In 2008, her albums sold a combined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009's 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million and 2010's 12th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million. Swift was ranked the 38th Best Artist of the 2000-10 decade by Billboard. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan listed Swift as the top-selling digital artist in music history with over 28 million digital tracks sold. As of March 2010, she has sold over 13 million albums worldwide.

Contents
1 Early life
2 Music career
2.1 2000–05: Musical beginnings
2.2 2006–08: Taylor Swift
2.3 2008–09: Fearless and MTV VMA incident
2.4 2010–present: Speak Now
3 Songwriting style
4 Other work
4.1 Acting
4.2 Cover model and recognition
4.3 Merchandise
4.4 Philanthropy
5 Personal life
6 Filmography
7 Discography


Early life
Swift was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, to Andrea (née Finlay), a homemaker, and Scott Swift, a stockbroker. Her grandmother was an opera singer. Swift has a younger brother, Austin. When she was in fourth grade, she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem entitled "Monster In My Closet".

When she was 10, a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar, sparking her interest in learning the instrument. Afterwards, she wrote her first song, "Lucky You". She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. She was a victim of bullying, and often wrote songs to express her emotions. Swift also started performing at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs around her hometown. When she was 12, she devoted an entire summer to writing a 350-page novel, which remains unpublished. Her first major show was a well-received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. Swift attended Hendersonville High School but was subsequently homeschooled for her junior and senior years. In 2008, she earned her high-school diploma.

Swift's greatest musical influence is Shania Twain. Her other influences include LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and Swift's grandmother. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, Swift's tastes always leaned more toward country music. In her younger years, she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. She also credits the Dixie Chicks for demonstrating the impact you can make by "stretching boundaries".

Music career
2000–05: Musical beginnings
At age 11, Swift made her first trip to Nashville, hoping to obtain a record deal by distributing a demo tape of her singing with karaoke songs. She gave a copy to every label in town, but was rejected.

After Swift returned to Pennsylvania, she was asked to sing at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, where her rendition of the national anthem received much attention. Swift started writing songs and playing 12-string guitar when she was 12. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville and wrote songs with local songwriters. By the time she was 14, her family decided to move to an outlying Nashville suburb.

When Swift was 15, she rejected RCA Records because the company wanted to keep her on an artist development deal. After performing at Nashville's songwriters' venue, The Bluebird Café, she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed record label, Big Machine Records. At age 14, she became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house.

2006–08: Taylor Swift

Swift performing at a café with a koa wood guitar in June 2006. Swift still performs with custom-made Taylor guitars to this day. Swift released her debut single, "Tim McGraw", in mid-2006, reaching #6 on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Songs chart. Her self-titled debut album was later released on October 24, 2006. Debuting high on the Billboard 200, the album sold 39,000 copies during its first week. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and #5 on the Billboard 200. Her debut album spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the Top Country Albums charts and remained at the top for 24 out of 91 weeks. The only other country artists this decade to achieve the number-one sales position for 20 weeks or more are The Dixie Chicks and Carrie Underwood.

The music video for "Tim McGraw" won Swift an award for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Her pursuit of country music stardom was the subject of "GAC Short Cuts", a part-documentary, part-music-video series airing since the summer of 2006. On May 15, 2007, Swift performed "Tim McGraw" at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift has been an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their Soul2Soul 2007 tour. She has opened in the past for George Strait, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts as well.

The second single from the Taylor Swift album, "Teardrops on My Guitar", was released February 24, 2007. In mid-2007, the song peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and #33 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was re-released with a pop remix that brought "Teardrops on My Guitar" to #13 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the Pop 100. In October 2007, Swift was awarded Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Assn. Intl., making her the youngest artist ever to win the award.

Her third song off her debut album, "Our Song" spent six weeks at #1 on the Country charts, peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and rose to #24 on the Billboard Pop 100. Swift recorded a holiday album, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, which was released exclusively at Target in late 2007. Swift was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist, but lost to Amy Winehouse. Swift's successful single, "Picture to Burn", was the fourth single from her debut album. The song debuted and soon peaked at #3 on the Billboard Country chart in spring 2008.


Swift performing at Yahoo HQ in 2007."Should've Said No" became Swift's second #1 single. In Summer 2008, Swift released Beautiful Eyes, an EP sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. In its first week of release, the album sold 45,000 copies, debuting at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200. With her self-titled debut album sitting at #2 during the same week, Swift became the first artist since 1997 to hold the Top 2 positions of the Top Country Albums chart. In October 2008, Swift performed a duet with best selling rock band Def Leppard in a taped show in Nashville, Tennessee, and their collaboration was up for both Performance of the Year and Wide Open Country Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards in 2009.

2008–09: Fearless and MTV VMA incident
Swift's latest studio album, Fearless, was released in the United States on November 11, 2008. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Its sales of 592,304 were the highest debut of any country artist in 2008. This is also the largest opening U.S. sales week in 2008 by a female artist in all genres of music, and the fourth biggest overall behind Lil Wayne, AC/DC and Coldplay. Its lead single "Love Story" became a hit on both the country and pop charts. During the first week of release, more than 129,000 of Swift's sales were sold digitally. This gives Swift the best online start for any country album in history. It also makes Swift the fourth biggest week for a digital album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking them in 2004. Through its eighth week of release, Fearless has sold more than 338,467 downloads, making it the bestselling country album in digital history. In second place is Swift's debut Taylor Swift with sales of 236,046 downloads as of April 18, 2009.

In its debut week, seven songs in total on Fearless were charted on Billboard Hot 100, tying Swift with Miley Cyrus for the most by a female artist in a single week. With "White Horse" charted at #13, this gave Swift her sixth top 20 debut of 2008, a calendar year record for any artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Of the 13 tracks on Fearless, 11 have already spent time on the Hot 100. "Change", a song from the album, was selected as part of a soundtrack supporting Team USA's efforts in the 2008 Summer Olympics. The song was also featured as part of the soundtrack of NBC's broadcast package of the Olympics.

The lead single from the album, "Love Story", was released on September 12, 2008. The Fearless album includes the "Love Story" music video which is based on Romeo and Juliet. The song has reached #2 on iTunes Store Top Downloaded Songs and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fifteen weeks after being added to pop radio, "Love Story" also became the first country crossover recording to hit number one on the Nielsen BDS CHR/Top 40 chart in the 16-year-history of the list, as well as number one on the Mediabase Top 40 Chart.

The second single from Fearless, "White Horse", was released on December 8, 2008. The music video for the song premiered on CMT on February 7, 2009. Though it missed the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs as of the week April 11, 2009, "White Horse" claimed the #1 spot atop the USA Today/Country Aircheck chart (powered by Mediabase) in that week. "Forever & Always", another song from the album, was based on Swift's relationship with singer Joe Jonas.

She was the first artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan to have two different albums in the Top 10 on the year end album chart. It also was the first album by a female artist in country music history to log eight weeks at #1 on The Billboard 200. In mid-January 2009, Swift became the first country artist to top the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs.

Swift is Billboard's Top Country Artist and Hot Country Songwriter of 2008; she is also country music's best-selling artist of 2008. Swift ranked seventh on Nielsen SoundScan Canada's top-10 selling artists across all genres in 2008. Fearless and Taylor Swift took the #1 and #2 slots on 2008 Year-End Canadian Country Albums Chart. Swift sang the Star-Spangled Banner at game three of the World Series in Philadelphia on October 25, 2008.


Swift performing as the headlining act at the 2010 Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island, Canada.In January 2009, Swift announced her North American Fearless Tour planned for 52 cities in 38 states and provinces in the US and Canada over the span of 6 months. The tour kicked off April 23 in Evansville, Indiana. In the same month, Swift made her first musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. On February 8, 2009, Swift performed her song "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus at the 51st Grammy Awards.

As of the week ending February 8, 2009, Swift's single "Love Story" became the country song with the most paid downloads in history. Since the release of Swift's second album, Fearless, she has released one new song "Crazier" for the soundtrack of the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie. At the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Swift picked up Album of the Year honors as a performer and producer for Fearless.

Swift is the youngest artist in history to win the ACM Album of the Year award. The Academy lauded her for career achievements including selling more albums in 2008 than any other artist in any genre of music, the breakthrough success of her debut album, and the worldwide crossover success of her #1 single "Love Story". The Academy also cited Swift's contribution to helping country music attract a younger audience. As of late April 2009, Swift has sold more than 14 million downloads, as well as three Gold Mobile Ringtones.

On April 28, 2009, Swift gave a free, private concert to students at Bishop Ireton High School, a small Catholic school in Alexandria, Virginia after the school won a national "TXT 2 WIN" contest from Verizon Wireless. The students sent over 19,000 text messages to Verizon during a roughly one month long contest. Swift played for about an hour during the school's field day, an annual day-long recess with games and activities. On October 8, 2009 Swift's official website announced that her sold-out Fearless Tour would return to North America for 37 additional dates in 2010.

For more details on this topic, see 2009 MTV Video Music Awards#Kanye West controversy and debated incidents.

West taking the microphone from Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.Scheduled to perform on September 13, 2009, Swift attended the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. This was her first VMA performance, where she became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award. During the show, as Swift was on stage accepting the award for Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me," singer/rapper Kanye West came on stage and took the microphone from Swift, saying that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time," an action that caused the many audience members to boo West. He handed the microphone back to a stunned and reportedly upset Swift, who did not finish her acceptance speech. When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech.

Following the awards show, West apologized for his verbal outburst in a blog entry (which was subsequently removed). He was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst, and even by President Barack Obama in an "off the record" comment. He later posted a second apology on his blog and made his first public apology one day after the incident on the debut episode of The Jay Leno Show.

On September 15, 2009, Swift talked about the matter on The View, where she said she was at first excited to see West on stage and then disappointed once he acted out. She said West had not spoken to her following the incident. Following her appearance on The View, West contacted her to apologize personally; Swift said she accepted his apology.

On November 11, 2009 Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year, and is one of only six women to win the Country Music Association's highest honor.

On the chart week of November 14, 2009, Swift set a record for the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist at the same time with eight singles from the re-release of her 2008 album Fearless namely five debut new songs in the top 30: "Jump Then Fall" at #10, "Untouchable" at #19, "The Other Side of the Door" at #22, "Superstar" at #27 and "Come in With the Rain" at #30 and three already-charted songs that were released as singles—"You Belong with Me" (#14), "Forever & Always" which re-entered the chart at #34, and "Fifteen" (#46).


Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with her award.In addition, the song "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls which features Swift, debuted at #80 in the same issue. This gives Swift six debuts in one week, the biggest number of debuts by any female artist of all time. It also lifts the number of her simultaneously-charting songs to nine, setting another record for the biggest number of charting songs by the same female artist in the same week. When "Fifteen" reached #38 on the chart week of November 21, 2009, Swift became the female artist with the most Top 40 singles this decade, surpassing Beyoncé. "Fifteen" became Swift's twentieth Top 40 single overall. "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls and John Mayer's "Half of My Heart" both featured Swift, peaking at #40 and #25 respectively. The two songs are her 21st and 22nd Top 40 singles.

Fearless was the best-selling album of 2009 in the US with more than 3.2 millions copies sold in that year. Swift claimed both the #1 and #2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres), with "You Belong With Me" and "Love Story," respectively. She also topped the all format 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart with over 1.29 million song detections, and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart with more than 46 million song plays.

2010–present: Speak Now
Swift released the track "Today Was a Fairytale" as a digital download on iTunes on January 19, 2010. The song was featured on the soundtrack for the film Valentine's Day, in which she made her feature-film acting debut. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 2, becoming her sixth Top 10 and 23rd Top 40 single on that chart. According to Nielsen SoundScan, with sales of "Today Was a Fairytale" more than 325,000 in its first week, Swift has broken the record for first-week download sales by a female artist. The song also debuted at number one on the Canadian Hot 100, making it Swift's first number one hit in Canada.

In February 2010, Swift brought her Fearless Tour to 5 cities in Australia. Opening acts included Gloriana.

 "Mine" (2010)
A hit song by Taylor Swift for her third album.


In mid-July 2010, Billboard revealed that Swift's new album is called Speak Now. It was released on October 25, 2010. She has written the album completely by herself in Arkansas, New York, Boston and Nashville with Nathan Chapman serving as co-producer. On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, the lead single from the album, "Mine," was leaked onto the internet. Big Machine Records decided to rush the release of the song to counteract the leak.

Songwriting style
Swift's lyrics are highly autobiographical; she has said that "If you listen to my albums, it’s like reading my diary." For instance the song "Forever & Always" was inspired by her relationship with Joe Jonas, while the song "Hey Stephen" was written about a guy who opened some shows for her. "Fifteen" was written about her freshman year of high school. It has been said that her lyrics "can be tinged with acid: the quiet loner girl getting one over on the cheerleaders, or a caustic payback for the boy who dumped her." She's also indicated that she tries to write so her fans can relate to the lyrics, saying "My goal is to never write songs that my fans can't relate to."

The intensely personal nature of the songs has drawn her the most attention. Swift once said, "I thought people might find them hard to relate to, but it turned out that the more personal my songs were, the more closely people could relate to them."

The autobiographical nature of her songs has led some fans to research the songs' origins. Swift once said, "Every single one of the guys that I’ve written songs about has been tracked down on MySpace by my fans." The New York Times described Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults".

Other work
Acting
In 2008, Swift made her acting debut in Brad Paisley's music video "Online". In that same year Swift filmed a documentary for MTV entitled MTV's Once Upon a Prom and a documentary with Def Leppard for CMT entitled CMT Crossroads, which premiered on November 7, 2008. Swift collaborated with the Jonas Brothers in their 3D Concert Film, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The film was released on February 27, 2009 in North America and brought in $12.7 million on its opening weekend. Swift made her primetime television acting debut on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Turn, Turn, Turn" as Haley Jones on March 5, 2009 in the U.S. and Canada. The episode was watched by 20.8 million viewers. Swift made a cameo appearance in Kellie Pickler's music video "Best Days of Your Life". Swift also appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie credited as "woman singing in the barn". The film was released on April 10, 2009 in North America. The television show Dateline NBC showcased an hour on Swift on May 31, 2009. The episode titled Dateline NBC: On Tour With Taylor Swift included scenes from her tour bus, concert footage, and rehearsals. Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for the November 7, 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2010, Swift made her feature film acting debut as Felicia in the film Valentine's Day. For this role she won the Teen Choice Award for Movie Female Breakout.

Cover model and recognition
Swift has been featured on the cover of a number of magazines. She has been a cover girl for Blender, for which she was one of two country artists during the magazine’s fifteen year run to be a cover subject. She was included in People's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" 2008, 2009, and 2010 lists. Additionally, she was named number fifty-seven on Maxim's sexiest women of 2008, number fifty on the 2009 list and number thirty-one on the 2010 list. CosmoGirl voted Swift as the "2008 Girl of the Year". Swift was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The RS 100: Agents of Change". She was nominated as a candidate for Time's "2009 The Time 100 Finalists" list, which is determined by online voting. People magazine named Swift one of 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009.

Merchandise
Jakks Pacific released a celebrity doll of Swift in late 2008. Taylor Swift is the face of L.E.I. Jeans (Life Energy Intelligence) since 2008. Swift and the L.e.i. Clothing Line made a deal to create a line based on Swift's style of dressing. It will appear in Wal-Mart in the coming months. However, Swift said she does not want to be called a designer. Instead, she says she will inspire the clothing company's dress line based on her own style. "I don't look at it like I'm branching out as a designer... It's not the Taylor Swift designer line." In 2009, Swift became the National Hockey League's newest celebrity spokesperson. She appears in commercials for the Nashville Predators.
In May 2009, Swift filed a lawsuit (kept under seal until August 2010) against numerous sellers of unauthorised merchandise bearing her name, likeness, and trademarks. Nashville's U.S. District Court granted an injunction and judgment against the sellers, who had been identified at Swift's concerts in several states. The court ordered merchandise seized from the defendants to be destroyed.

Philanthropy

Swift at the Time 100 Gala, May 4, 2010.On September 21, 2007, Swift helped launch a campaign to protect children from online predators. She has teamed up with Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to combat internet sex crimes. The year-long campaign, in partnership with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, will distribute Internet safety information and materials to parents and students across the state. In early 2008, Swift donated the pink Chevy pick-up truck given to her by her record label to the children’s charity, the Victory Junction Gang; in June, 2008, Swift donated all the proceeds from her merchandise sales at the 2008 Country Music Festival to Red Cross, the Nashville Area Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the National American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Swift donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help the victims of the Iowa flood of 2008. Swift has teamed up with Sound Matters to make listeners aware of listening "responsibly". Swift supports @15, a teen-led social change platform underwritten by Best Buy to give teens opportunities to direct the company's philanthropy through the newly-created @15 Fund. Swift's song, "Fifteen", is featured in this campaign. Swift lent her support to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal by joining the lineup at Sydney's Sound Relief concert, reportedly making the biggest contribution of any artist playing at Sound Relief to the Australian Red Cross. Swift donated her prom dress, which raised $1,200 for charity, to DonateMyDress.org. On November 20, 2009 after a live performance on BBC's Children in Need night Swift announced to Sir Terry Wogan she would donate £13,000 of her own money to the cause.

On December 13, Swift's own birthday, she donated $250,000 to various schools around the country which she had either attended or been involved with. Taylor Swift has donated a pair of her shoes - a gently-worn pair of black Betsey Johnson heels with her autograph on the sole - to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation's Hero in Heels fundraiser for auction to raise money to benefit women with cancer.

In response to the May 2010 Tennessee floods, Swift donated $500,000 during a flood relief telethon hosted by WSMV, a Nashville television station.

Personal life
In 2008, Swift was in a relationship with pop singer Joe Jonas which ended in November of that year. Swift indicated that her heartbreak song "Forever & Always" on her album Fearless was inspired by Jonas. In 2009, she referenced the rumors that she was dating Taylor Lautner during her monologue while hosting Saturday Night Live. The song "Back To December" off her album Speak Now, which Swift has described as an apology song, has been widely speculated to be dedicated to Lautner.

Filmography
Year Film Role Notes
2007 America's Got Talent Herself Guest; Episode: Season 2 Finale
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself Cameo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Haley Jones Episode: "Turn, Turn, Turn"
Hannah Montana: The Movie Girl Singing at the Barn Cameo
Saturday Night Live Herself Host/Musical Guest
2010 Valentine's Day Felicia Movie acting debut
Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless Herself Main Role

Discography
Main article: Taylor Swift discography
Since signing with Big Machine Records, in 2005, the discography of Taylor Swift has consisted of three studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, two extended plays (EP), thirteen singles, seven promotional singles, one video album, and fourteen music videos.

The studio albums are: Taylor Swift, released in 2006; Fearless, released in 2008; and Speak Now, released in 2010.

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Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013

Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013:
 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013



 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013


 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013


 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013


 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013


 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
Pictures and Biography: Selena Gomez by Terry Richardson, 2013


 Selena Gomez Biography http://music-video-photo-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/selenagomezgoogleimages2disneydreaming.html   Selena Gomez The Scene Glamour Magazine http://www.flickr.com/photos/44392922@N05/8542141277/   Birth name Selena Marie Gomez  Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18) Grand Prairie, Texas, United States  Genres Dance-pop, pop rock  Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer  Instruments Vocals  Years active 2002–present  Labels Hollywood  Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene  Website http://www.selenagomez.com   Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.  Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.  Contents  1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Music career  3.1 Solo career 3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene 4 Other projects  4.1 Philanthropy 4.2 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography  7.1 Singles 7.2 Other songs 7.3 Music videos 8 Awards and nominations    Early life  Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.  Acting career  Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.  In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.    Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.  Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008) Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".  Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.  Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.  In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."  In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."  Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.  Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.  Entrepreneurship  Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."  In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.  Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".  After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."  In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".  FilmographyFilm Year Title Role Notes  2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role  2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie  2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie  2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video Main role  2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)  2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie Main role  2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice) (Replaced Madonna)  2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role  2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role   Television Year Title Role Notes  2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role  2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)  2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13) "That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18) "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)  2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)  2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)  2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role   Music videos Year Title Artist Notes  2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest   DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album  US CAN  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story  2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place  As a featured artist  2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song   Other songsYear Song Album  2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped  2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story  2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story  2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell  2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist  2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place  2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place  2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7   Music videosYear Title  2008 "Cruella de Vil"  2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  2008 "Fly to Your Heart"  2009 "One and the Same"  2009 "Magic"  2009 "Send It On"   Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome  2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television  2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story  Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!  Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won  "Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program  "Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself  Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated  Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated  2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won  NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated  Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won  Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated  BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place  American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending  Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won  Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself  Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated  Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won   Related Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez http://www.selenagomez.com/ http://twitter.com/SELENAGOMEZ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125 http://selenaweb.org/ http://www.buddytv.com/selena-gomez.aspx http://www.facebook.com/Selena?v=app_178091127385 http://www.selena-fan.org/ http://www.myspace.com/selenagomez    TAGS : Selena Gomez Biography, Selena Marie Gomez, Grand Prairie, Texas,Genres, Dance-pop, pop rock, Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, Instruments, Vocals, Labels, Hollywood, American actress, UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador, Alex Russo,  Alex Russo, Emmy Award-winning, Disney Channel, television, series, Wizards of Waverly Place, movies, Another Cinderella Story, Cinderella Story, Filmography, Discography, Music videos, songs, Singles, Jonas Brothers,
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Birth name Selena Marie Gomez
Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 18)
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Genres Dance-pop, pop rock
Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Hollywood
Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene
Website http://www.selenagomez.com

Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is best known for her contributions in the role of Alex Russo to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program and made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.

Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer for the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene who, together, have released two studio albums Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.

Contents
1 Early life
2 Acting career
3 Music career
3.1 Solo career
3.2 Selena Gomez & the Scene
4 Other projects
4.1 Philanthropy
4.2 Entrepreneurship
5 Personal life
6 Filmography
7 Discography
7.1 Singles
7.2 Other songs
7.3 Music videos
8 Awards and nominations


Early life
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett). Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of half Italian descent. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.

Acting career
Gomez on the studio set of Wizards of Waverly Place before filming an episode for the show's first season in April, 2007Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She said that she learned "everything" about how to act while on the show. Season 7 of Barney & Friends, when Selena Gomez was on the show, was held up for some time. Because of this, the episodes featuring Gomez did not air until she was in 5th grade. This resulted in some mild controversy/confusion as to whether she was on Barney in the 5th grade or the 1st grade. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.

In 2008, Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multitalented teen". In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato. On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.


Selena on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010In 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode, of Lovato's Disney Channel television show Sonny With a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. In March, 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo.

Music careerSolo career "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (2008)
Gomez's first song to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" -which included a music video for – for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez recorded three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, which Gomez appears in. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008 – before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato – they both appear in the film. Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured – with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!".

Selena Gomez & the SceneMain article: Selena Gomez & the Scene
Formed in 2009, Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & The Scene) is a teen pop band which consists of Selena Gomez on vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums and Dane Forrest on keyboards. Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. The band's second album A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies.

Other projectsPhilanthropyGomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which helped encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 Presidential candidates (Barack Obama and John McCain). In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and is featured in their TV commercials; which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, the charity helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women, in the Congo.

In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."

In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who had been 18. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."

Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez will return as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010.

Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single which serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change in 2009. The song debuted on the Hot 100 at number twenty. Disney's Friends For Change will direct all of its proceeds from "Send it On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. On October 6, 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award, and gave them $1,000 worth of school supplies. Gomez spent the day with the students and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.

Entrepreneurship
Gomez on the set of her music video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in July 2008Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" – to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to be able option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."

In October, 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez", which is set to launch in fall 2010. The clothing line will consist of and feature bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important  Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me  They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.

Personal lifeGomez began wearing a purity ring when she was 12 years old. She is the owner of five rescue dogs and describes herself as a "huge animal lover".

After Gomez and Lovato, whom she first met at the Barney & Friends auditions, posted a video blog on YouTube in March 2008, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux uploaded a parody of that video, which caught the interest of entertainment media. Reports included the theory that Gomez and Lovato might replace Cyrus. Gomez clarified there was no feud, saying: "I'm not interested in being anybody but myself, and I'm not here to replace anyone. I think that she's a wonderful performer, and of course it's a compliment. But I would like to take a different route." In answering a question on Hispanic heritage, to stationery provider Scholastic's news service for kids and teens, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church."

In January 2011, Gomez began receiving death threats via Twitter from fans of Justin Bieber after pictures surfaced of the two kissing. Gomez however remained coy about their relationship stating, "We just like to hang out. They shouldn't be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that".

FilmographyFilm
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Waterpark Girl Minor role
2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Julie Television movie
2006 Brain Zapped Emily Grace Garcia Television movie
2008 Another Cinderella Story Mary Santiago Direct-to-video
Main role
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Helga (Voice)
2009 Princess Protection Program Carter Mason Disney Channel Original Movie
Main role
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Alex Russo Disney Channel Original Movie
Main role
2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard Princess Selenia (Voice)
(Replaced Madonna)
2010 Ramona and Beezus Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby Main role
2011 Monte Carlo Grace Main role

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 to 2003 Barney & Friends Gianna Recurring role
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Gwen "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (Season 2, episode 22)
2007 to 2008 Hannah Montana Mikayla "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (Season 2, episode 13)
"That's What Friends Are For?" (Season 2, episode 18)
"(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (Season 2, episode 22) (uncredited)
2009 Sonny With a Chance Herself "Battle of the Networks' Stars" (Season 1, episode 13)
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Alex Russo "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, episode 21)
2007 to present Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo Main role

Music videos
Year Title Artist Notes
2008 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers Played Nick Jonas' love interest

DiscographySee also: Selena Gomez & the Scene discography
SinglesYear Song Chart positions Album
US CAN
2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 58 — Another Cinderella Story
2009 "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) 61 86 Wizards of Waverly Place
As a featured artist
2009 "Whoa Oh!" (with Forever The Sickest Kids) — — Non-album single
2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) 82 — Disney Channel Playlist
2009 "Send It On" (with Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus) 20 — Non-album song

Other songsYear Song Album
2006 "Brain Zapped" Brain Zapped
2008 "Cruella de Vil" Disneymania 6
2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Another Cinderella Story
2008 "New Classic" (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story
2008 "Bang a Drum" Another Cinderella Story
2008 "New Classic" (Live) (featuring Drew Seeley) Another Cinderella Story
2008 "Fly to Your Heart" Tinker Bell
2009 "One and the Same" (with Demi Lovato) Disney Channel Playlist
2009 "Everything Is Not What It Seems" Wizards of Waverly Place
2009 "Disappear" Wizards of Waverly Place
2009 "Magical" Wizards of Waverly Place
2009 "Magic" Wizards of Waverly Place
2010 "Trust in Me" (From Disney's The Jungle Book) Disneymania 7

Music videosYear Title
2008 "Cruella de Vil"
2008 "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"
2008 "Fly to Your Heart"
2009 "One and the Same"
2009 "Magic"
2009 "Send It On"

Awards and nominationsYear Award Category Work Outcome
2008 Alma Award Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television
2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Another Cinderella Story
Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-over Role Horton Hears a Who!
Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer- Celebrity Dancer" Another Cinderella Story Won
"Choice Summer – TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program
"Choice Other Stuff – Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself
Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
Alma Award Special Achievement Comedy - Television - Actress Won
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave International TV Star Nominated
2010 Gracie Award Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series Won
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated
BET Awards YoungStars Award Wizards of Waverly Place
American Latino Awards Favorite American Latino Actor Pending
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Won
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female Herself
Choice Summer: Movie Star- Female Ramona and Beezus Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave TV Star Wizards of Waverly Place Won


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