Selena Gomez 'Dances' back to Hollywood (Updated 9/13/13)
Is Selena Gomez heading for a musical hiatus…again?
Of course, the above statement is not something you would normally expect from a musician following the release of their first true 'solo' debut album. But for Gomez, whose "Stars Dance" was released on July 23, 2013, it marked the opportunity for her to mostly dump her Disney image in favor of an ultraslick, danceable and beat-laden project. It also came at a time when she was moving beyond those roots with roles in the films "Spring Breakers" and "Rudderless," and a movie career is apparently what's currently front and center for the starlet.
Hoping to focus solely on her acting career, Gomez had a cameo role in "Aftershock," a thriller that premiered at the 37th Annual Toronto International Film Festival. She also appeared in "Getaway" with Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight, and is set to star in the film adaptation of the Ric Browde novel "While I'm Dead…Feed the Dog," opposite Dylan McDermott and Nat Wolff. That film, "Behaving Bad," will be directed by Tim Garrick.
Of course Gomez hasn't totally shed her Disney image. She reprised her role as Alex Russo in a one-hour special titled "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex," that wrapped after a one-month production in the fall of 2012. It aired on the Disney Channel in March, four months prior to her album release.
Gomez is currently on tour in support of "Stars Dance," with dates running through the end of November. Supporting acts on the trek include Emblem3 and Christina Grimmie.
Selena, Justin and plans for a fourth studio album (Updated November 15, 2012)
The Selena Gomez of 2012 spent a good chunk of time working on her acting career. It wasn't until the fall that she appeared ready to embark again on creating new music, announcing the release date of a fourth studio album due out in March 2013.
Gomez's 2011 album, "When the Sun Goes Down," spawned the smash hit, "Love You Like a Love Song," plus a Best Female Video nomination from the MTV Video Music Awards. But the former Disney star was also caught up in a high-profile and very public relationship with Justin Bieber while balancing a demanding film schedule. By August 2012 she had been cast in seven upcoming films, including six in a lead role, and by November it was widely reported that Gomez and Bieber had ended their relationship due to busy schedules and "trust issues."
Using Twitter as a vehicle for promotion post-Bieber, Gomez used a visit with radio talk show (and American Idol) host Ryan Seacrest to have him deliver the news of her impending new project. She also revealed she wanted to try out new musical styles, and has apparent plans to work with good friend Taylor Swift.
About Selena Gomez
After gaining international fame for portraying Alex Russo in Disney Channel's hit show, "Wizard's of Waverly Place", Selena Gomez burst onto the music scene with both a thriving solo career and a band. As a soloist, her work has appeared on several motion picture and television albums such as the film "Tinkerbell", and a cover of "Cruella de Vil" for the "Disneymania 6" compilation album. Her first album with her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene, entitled "Kiss & Tell" was certified Gold on March 5, 2010. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum. Gomez and her band's second album "A Year Without Rain" was also certified Gold, debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200. Fans everywhere seek Selena Gomez tickets to see this rising star live.
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