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Selena Gomez (22.07.1992) - American actress and singer

Selena Gomez is a well-known American actress, singer, composer. She starred in the TV series Barney & Friends, in the films Ramona and Beezus, Hotel Transylvania. As a singer she released numerous studio and solo albums. She was born on July 22nd, 1992, in Texas. Her father was Mexican, while her mother was of Anglo-Italian origin. She was named after a singer Selena, who was popular in those years. When the girl was five year old her parents divorced. Her mother was a theatre actress and inspired Selena to become an actress as well. As a child she was often seen with her mother backstage. When she turned six, she already knew she wanted to become an actress.

She started attending the shootings and castings with her mother. Once she had a birthday and got a random gift - the role of Gianna in the TV series Barney & Friends. During the shooting she made friends with Demi Lovato. The popularity came after a series of films, including Wizards of Waverley Palace, Another Cinderella Story, Hannah Montana. In 2010, Selena received a diploma of completed secondary education on home basis. In 2008, the young actress signed a contract with Hollywood Records to contribute her music to the Fairies cartoon and several teenage films. The next year, together with her band Selena Gomez & the Scene she released her debut album Kiss & Tell. One of her songs was included into the album Pop It, Rock It with many other popular songs. Her songs refer mainly to pop-rock, dance-pop and synthpop styles.

In 2010, a young actress played one of the lead roles in the comedy Ramona and Beezus. The same year she voiced a princess from Luc Bessons film and her band released the second album. In 2011, the third album was released. Her single Love You Like a Love Song, included in this album, became the US platinum hit four times. After that she decided to rest from music for a while and to dedicate herself to movies. In 2012, she took part in voicing the cartoon Hotel Transylvania and starred in Spring Breakers. In October of the same year, she returned to studio to record a new album. Starting from 2011 Selena dated a famous teenage singer Justin Bieber. However, in 2012 the couple broke up.



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