A triple threat in the media, Selena Gomez began her career as a child actor in the children’s television show Barney & Friends. The success of these films and television shows helped propel Selena Gomez to the height of stardom. The singer, actress, and producer was the first female to star in the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series, The X-Files. She is an alumna of the prestigious American acting school, The American Film Institute.
After launching her career in pop music, Selena Gomez has also made a name for herself in philanthropic work. In 2009, she was appointed UNICEF goodwill ambassador. In 2015, she revealed that she had lupus, and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017. She has been working on her appearances ever since. However, her appearances on stage have taken a toll on her health.
Gomez’s role in the popular Disney channel show ‘Another Cinderella Story’ has helped her gain a name in the industry. Her singing has also earned her an appearance on the soundtrack of another Disney film, Another Cinderella Story. In 2009, she formed her own teen pop group, Selena Gomez & The Scene. Her debut album, Kiss & Tell, was released by Hollywood Records. Several of the tracks were co-written by Gomez and her bandmate Chard XCX. In addition to performing in films, Selena Gomez also starred in music videos starring The Jonas Brothers.
The singer also filed for a trademark for beauty products, including fragrances, skin care preparations, soaps, and cosmetics. Although Gomez is dating Justin Bieber, her career continues to blossom despite the breakup. She has been linked with fellow musician The Weeknd, who is also a singer. Aside from singing, she has also starred in several television series. So, it’s no wonder that her popularity has reached such an international level.