Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She subsequently ventured into feature films making her starring theatrical film debut in 2010’s “Ramona and Beezus.”
Enhancing her repertoire into the music industry, Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene.
The band released their debut album, “Kiss & Tell” in September 2009. The album debuted at #9 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart and in March the album was certified gold by the RIAA. The second single from the album, "Naturally," reached the Top 30 in the US, and the Top 20 in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Germany. The song has also been certified platinum in Canada.
Their second album, “A Year Without Rain” was released in September 2010, debuting at #4 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album has so far spawned two Top 40 singles in the US, lead single, "Round & Round" and follow-up "A Year Without Rain." In January 2011, the album was certified gold by RIAA.
Gomez 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.