Selena Gomez was born July 22, 1992. She is an American actress and singer. Having appeared as a child in the children’s television series Barney & Friends, Gomez rose to fame as the leading role in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez worked on various films, television shows, and musical collaborations for the network in the following years. Gomez also formed her own production company in 2008, titled July Moon Productions; she serves as an executive producer on the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, which released in March 2017. She signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2008 and subsequently formed her band Selena Gomez & the Scene the following year. The band released three studio albums and produced four top thirty hits by 2011.
Gomez hoped to focus on her acting career by transitioning into film work, earning starring roles in films such as Ramona and Beezus and the romantic comedy Monte Carlo.
In 2014, Gomez fired her parents as her managers and signed with the WME and Brillstein companies. In that time she signed a new recording contract with Interscope Records, releasing a compilation album as her fifth and final release through Hollywood Records, which was preceded by her second top ten single, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”. Gomez released her second studio album, Revival, in October 2015. She embarked on her worldwide Revival Tour in 2016; like her previous tour, it was also cut short due to personal and medical struggles. Among music collaborations, she has worked with Charlie Puth on the song “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, and with Kygo on “It Ain’t Me”.