When people think of the best Selena Gomez songs of all time, they’re already thinking about the previous phase of her career. This year, the former Wizards of Waverly Place star on the Disney Channel is leaving behind her childhood television roots and band – Selena Gomez & The Scene – to strike a new claim in the music industry as a mature musician. Unlike many artists trying to make a name for themselves, Gomez does have the relative luxury of re-branding the course of her career on the tails of three albums that have gone gold and three certified platinum singles.
The first single of Gomez’s new solo career is “Come & Get It” and is already at the top of her top ten chart on iTunes. Moving her musical career into a more mature direction mirrors her choice in films, as well, as she just appeared in the popular Spring Breakers with James Franco. Selena Gomez is well positioned as a star of TV, movies, and music to both grow up with her existing fans and win new ones with a changing style of music with her new album Stars Dance and beyond. And, since no press is bad press in the music industry, her on-again off-again relationship with Justin Bieber will gain her more attention, too. If Gomez gets her wish, her art will overtake the gossip as her career moves forward.