Selena Gomez is ready to embrace her Latin roots through musica…
The 19-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has confirmed plans to release her first Spanish-language album in the near future.
In a recent interview with HollywoodLife.com, Gomez confirmed that the Spanish-language album isn’t just in the works, it’s actually finished—although a release date hasn’t been set.
“It’s at an in-between stage, because I still want to put out a fourth record [in English] and also the Spanish record,” Gomez told the site. “So it’s just all timing. I have a few other songs to do and it will come out. I promise.”
Releasing a full-length Spanish-language album has been a lifelong dream for Gomez, who recorded a Spanish version of her hit single “Who Says.”
Following the release of the single “A Year Without Rain” in 2010 in English—as well as in Spanish, under the title “Un año sin lluvia”—the former Disney Channel star told the Associated Press that her “dream would be to have an entire album in Spanish” but that she believed it was best to begin by releasing individual singles in Spanish because “it would be good practice.”
Gomez went on to tell AP how she lost her Spanish when she began attending school, but that she is more than willing to learn it again to avoid a disconnect “with our audience.”
It was in 2007 after attending and witnessing other Latina actresses proudly representing their Hispanic roots at the National Council of La Raza’s, ALMA Awards ceremony that the star re-connected with her Mexican culture.