how did selena gomez start her career


Early Career of Selena Gomez

Singer, actress and producer Selena Gomez began her career at a very young age. She first entered the entertainment industry as a child star, participating in numerous productions during her pre-teen and teenage years. She is best known for her role in the wizard television series, Wizards of Waverly Place.

Childhood Beginnings

Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas in 1992. At an early age, she participated in theater and showcased a natural talent for singing and acting. In 2002, at the age of 9, she was cast in the television series Barney and Friends as Gianna. During the same year, she was cast in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.

Career Takeoff

From 2003 to 2007, Selena Gomez continually worked in independent films, guest starred in numerous television series and made her feature film debut in Walk Away Phillip. In 2007, Selena Gomez was cast in the lead role of Alex Russo in the very popular Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. The show aired for four successful seasons and made Selena Gomez a globally recognized star.

Transition to Music

With her newfound fame after Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez decided to take a leap into the music industry. In 2008 she signed a record deal with Hollywood Records and formed the band called Selena Gomez and the Scene. She released her first album, Kiss and Tell, in 2009 and followed it up with her second album, A Year Without Rain, in 2010. During this period, Gomez also ventured into acting in the movie Ramona and Beezus (2010) and Monte Carlo (2011).

Recent Success

In 2013, Gomez released her first solo album Stars Dance and headlined her first world tour. Since then she has released two more solo albums, Revival in 2015 and Rare in 2020. She has also acted in many hit movies including Hotel Transylvania (2012), Spring Breakers (2013), and The Dead Don’t Die (2019). In addition to being an actor, singer and producer, Selena Gomez is also a successful entrepreneur. She has her own line of makeup and clothing, two fragrance collections and is an active advocate for organizations such as UNICEF.


Selena Gomez has firmly established herself as a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. Her dedication, commitment, and work ethic have resulted in her becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest names.

Today she continues to expand her empire and achieve success in any endeavor she pursues!

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