Selena Gomez got her start in the entertainment business at an early age with her recurring role on Barney & Friends. She parlayed this into Disney fame after being discovered by Disney talent scouts who cast her in the Disney Channel hit series "Wizards of Waverly Place". In the following year, Gomez founded her band, which features guitarist Ethan Roberts and bassist Joey Clement. The group released their debut album, "Kiss & Tell", in 2009 and it landed in the top ten of the Billboard 200 albums chart. It went on to chart three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and garnered Gold status in the US. In support of their debut, Selena Gomez and the Scene tour dates were booked throughout the Fall 2009. The tour was highly successful and they played to sold-out venues and excited fans.
Selena returned to the studio the following year to record the band's sophomore set, "A Year Without Rain". The album was released in September 2010 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 trumping the success of its predecessor. The album was led off with the single written by Kevin Rudolf and Gomez's idol, Fefe Dobson: "Round & Round”. In support of the album, Selena Gomez concert dates were scheduled across North America and Europe. The band hit the road in October 2010 and culminated the tour with a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in May 2011. The band also visited South America for the first time playing in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2012, Gomez announced that she was taking a musical hiatus to focus on her acting career; in truth, she plunged headfirst into both her acting and a solo music project. In just a year, her hard work had brought her a cherished role in Hotel Transylvania, a scandalous role in Spring Breakers, and a hit record titled Stars Dance. Going it alone turned out to be the right move for her singing career, as Gomez's album delivered her first top 10 U.S. single, "Come & Get It", as well as her first #1 spot on the Billboard 200.
After signing with Interscope Records, her sophomore solo album, Revival, fared even better than her first. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, eventually going gold in the U.S. The album's lead single, "Good For You", became her most popular yet, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Critics praised the maturation and professionalism of the album's sound, which they said improved greatly from Stars Dance.
Whether she's on tour, in the studio, or on the silver screen, the fans of Selena Gomez wait with baited breath to see what the young starlet will achieve next.