Selena Gomez to Receive Arts Award During This Year’s Hispanic Heritage Awards

Selena Gomez is being recognized for representin’…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer will receive the Arts Award during the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards, which will air on October 6 on PBS stations and streamed on PBS.org.

Selena Gomez

At the same ceremony, Bad Bunny will receive the Vision Award, and actress Jessica Alba will receive the Business Award for her entrepreneurial and philanthropic activities.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there won’t be a live ceremony. The PBS special will feature filmed performances from across the U.S. and Latin America.

The awards were created by the White House in 1987 and commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.

Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, said in a statement that he is “thrilled to recognize Selena Gomez with the Arts Award for her impact on American and global culture through her music [and] movies but also for her courage as an advocate for mental health.”

In April of this year, Gomez revealed that she has bipolar disorder. She has discussed her condition in several interviews.

In his statement, Tijerino praised Gomez’s courage in opening up about her mental health challenges.

“There’s power in vulnerability and Selena has made it okay to talk about difficult issues we all deal with, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Selena is a role model for so many for so many reasons.”

Gomez has been a pop star for more than a decade, first as the leader of Selena Gomez & the Scene, and since 2013 as a solo artist. All three of her solo studio albums, Stars Dance, Revival and Rare, have reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

In November 2019, Lose You to Love Me” became her first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Selena Gomez Releases Stripped-Down Unplugged Version of Single “Rare”

Selena Gomezis stripping things down…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released a new unplugged performance of “Rare,” the title track from her recent chart-topping album.

Selena Gomez,

The song, recorded live from the Village Studio, finds Gomez accompanied only by a sparsely strummed acoustic guitar and a single female backup singer, giving a new emotional spin to the lead track from the album, which dropped in January. 

The unadorned take on “Rare” is in stark contrast to the more visually stunning official video, which she says in a pop-up version of the clip was shot in nature after she found inspiration during her philanthropic trip to Kenya with the WEorganization. 

The live clip opens with Gomez rehearsing and joking around with her crew before diving into the introspective lyrics. 

“Baby, you’ve been so distant from me lately/ And lately/ Don’t even wanna call you baby/ Saw us getting older/ Burning toast in the toaster/ My ambitions were too high,” she sings.

This is the second treat from Gomez in the last two weeks.

She released the single “Feel Me” on digital platforms last week, a fan-favorite song she played on her 2016 Revivaltour. It was only available on a Rarevinyl sold at Target.

Selena Gomez Releases Fan-Favorite Single “Feel Me”

It’s an ‘all the feelz’ moment for Selena Gomez

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has officially released “Feel Me,” a fan-favorite staple during her 2016 Revival tour.

Selena Gomez

“Feel Me,” Gomez’s anthem about an ex regretting his loss, is now available on digital platforms for the first time.

“Won’t be caught up in the middle/ Of your highs and your lows/ Baby, ‘long as you’re not with me/ You’ll always be alone,” she sultrily croons in the tune before the sparkling chorus: “Every time your lips touch another/ I want you to feel me.”

Before Friday, “Feel Me” was only available on the Rare vinyl sold at Target

In a fan Q&A Gomez held on Twitterto celebrate her recent album’s release back in January, she answered a question asking if the tune would ever see the light of day. 

“That song was from when I was in a different place and doesn’t fit with where I am right now,” she responded.

But Gomez has apparently had a change of heart to her fans’ delight.

Selena Gomez’s “Rare” Album Debuts at No. 1 on Australia’s ARIA Charts

The third time’s the charm for Selena Gomezin a land Down Under…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’third solo album, Rare, becomes her first chart-topping album on Australia’s ARIA Charts.

Selena Gomez

It’s Gomez’s fifth album to appear on the ARIA Charts (3 solo, 2 as Selena & the Scene). It’s her third successive Top 10 album after Stars Dance(HP-8, July 2013) and Revival(HP-3, October 2015).

Three singles from the album have charted so far, with the album’s title track debuting at No.23 this week, while it was preceded by “Lose You to Love Me” (HP-2, TW-20) and “Look at Her Now” (HP-29, TW-84).

Selena Gomez’s “Rare” Aiming for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

Selena Gomez may be rare-in’ to the top of the charts… 

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ new studio album Rare is aiming for a possible No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. 

Selena Gomez

Gomez’s latest effort, which was released on January 10 via Interscope Records, may launch atop the tally dated January 25 with between 110,000 to 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending January 16.

Rareis Gomez’s first album since 2015’s Revival, which bowed at No. 1 with 117,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data

It marked her second leader, following 2013’s Stars Dance.

Rare was led by the songs “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” The former became her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, vaulting 15-1 on the list dated November 9, 2019. On the current Hot 100, the track sits at No. 10. Meanwhile, on the latest Pop Songs airplay chart, which ranks the most played songs at top 40-formatted radio stations, “Lose You to Love Me” rises 3-2.

Meanwhile, the current No. 1 champ, Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, has a chance of holding on to the top slot for a third nonconsecutive week. As of January 14, prognosticators indicate the rapper’s album could tally upwards of 110,000 units — or more. The album is riding high thanks in large part to its single “The Box.” 

The Billboard 200chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). 

Selena Gomez Releases New Album “Rare”

Selena Gomezis back… And, she’s in rareform…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released her highly anticipated third solo album, Rare

Selena Gomez,

The album reflects redemption after a few rough years for Gomez, including lupus troubles, a kidney transplant and relationship drama.

“Honestly, this album was kind of a nightmare to deal with, but in the best way possible,” Gomez recently told Spotifyof the process. “I thought that I was so ready like two years ago…. I had collected all of these sessions, beautiful sessions, that I don’t even remember half of them because it evolved each year.”

“And then something would happen to me and it would be very drastic, so that it would take me somewhere else,” she continued. “And then all of a sudden I found this healing, and I saw something bigger than what I thought that I was. And I think that also added the whole end of the album.”

Rare includes previously released singles “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now.”

It marks her first project since 2015’s Revival

Selena Gomez to Host Special “Rare” Album Pre-Release Party

Selena Gomezis Rare-in’to go…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is preparing to release her eagerly anticipated third studio album, Rare, later this week. 

Selena Gomez

But she’s celebrating the album with her fans one night before. 

Gomez announced on Sunday night that Selenators can gather around their devices on Thursday night (January 9) for an iHeartRadioalbum release party special. 

“I can’t wait to share this special moment with you only on @livexlive!” she tweeted.

The album, officially due out on Friday (January 10), will get an early preview during the Los Angeles Livestream special honoring the follow-up to Gomez’s 2015 album Revival

In addition to an “intimate look into the details” of the album, special will also feature an exclusive Q&A with KIIS FM‘s JoJo Wright.  

“It’s the most honest music I’ve ever made and I can’t wait for you to hear my heart,” Gomez tweeted last month along with a grainy video featuring snippets of the videos for the singles released from the album so far, including “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” as well as first listens to the bouncy title track, the slinky “Cut You Off” and “A Sweeter Place,” which features Kid Cudi.

Fans can listen and tune into the special for free at 10:00 pm ET/ 7:00 pm PT here through the LiveXLivemobile and OTT apps for iOSAndroidRokuAmazon Fire TVSamsung TV and Apple TV. The stream will also appear on YouTube, LiveXLive’s Twitch channel and LiveXLive’s socials and fans can listen live by tuning into their local iHeartMedia CHR and Hot AC radio stations across the country.

Pre-order Gomez’s new album here, and check out the Rare track list below.

“Rare” 
“Dance Again”
“Ring”
“Vulnerable”
“People You Know”
“Let Me Get Me”
“Crowded Room” feat. 6lack
“Kinda Crazy”
“Fun”
“Cut You Off”
“A Sweeter Place” feat. Kid Cudi

Selena Gomez Scores First-Ever No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Lose You to Love Me”

It’s a massive first forSelena Gomez

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her new single “Lose You to Love Me.”

Selena Gomez

Gomez earns her first chart-topper more than 10 years after first appearing on the chart, as her ballad vaults from No. 15 to No. 1 following its first full week of data tracking.

“Lose You to Love Me” blasts 20-1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 38.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending Octpber 31, according to Nielsen Music, good for the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainertrophy. It holds atop Digital Song Saleswith 39,000 sold in the same span

On the Radio Songschart, it debuts at No. 41 with 24.2 million audience impressions in the week ending November 3.

The song was released Wednesday, October 23and is expected to be the first tasteof Gomez’s upcoming album, her first since Revivalin 2015.

“Thank you guys for streaming and committing to this song! It means the world to me! This song has my whole heart.” Gomez said on social media, while sharing a heartfelt post to her Instagram feed.

Gomez achieves her first Hot 100 No. 1 after previously peaking as high as No. 5 with both “Good For You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, in 2015 and “Same Old Love” in 2016. It’s her eighth top 10 and first since “It Ain’t Me,” with Kygo, reached No. 10 in May 2017.

With Gomez having first appeared on the Hot 100 dated January 10, 2009 (at No. 99 with the eventual No. 58-peaking “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know“), she reaches No. 1 at last, 10 years and 10 months after her first entry. She completes the longest wait from a first visit to a first No. 1 (as a lead artist) since Daddy Yankee, who took 12 years and nine months from his first charted title to his first leader, “Despacito,” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber, in May 2017.

Among women, Gomez ends the longest wait for a first Hot 100 No. 1 in over 30 years, since pop icon Bette Midlerneeded 16 years, six months and two weeks from her first appearance in 1972 to her first No. 1, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” in June 1989.

Selena Gomez Named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year

Selena Gomez is the belle of the Billboard ball…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer has been named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, a two-time Billboard 200 chart-leader will be presented with the award on November 30 at the annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala, held at Los Angeles’ Ray Dolby Ballroom.

Gomez, an award-winning singer, producer and actress, will join an all-star cast of previous Woman of the Year honorees including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Beyoncé and last year’s winner, Madonna, who delivered a moving speech that touched on feminism, sexism and much more.

“Not only is Selena soaring on the charts, but she continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice,” said John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used her platform to advocate for the needs of others. We are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Woman of the Year.”

Gomez’ career has never been in better shape. In 2015 and 2016, she enjoyed top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smashes with “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore.” The trend continues, with hits “Bad Liar,” “Fetish” (featuring Gucci Mane) and “It Ain’t Me” (with Kygo) in the past year.

Five of her albums have cracked the top 10 of the Billboard 200, with the studio albums Revival (2015) and Stars Dance (2013) leading the chart.

Not confined to music, Gomez also executive-produced the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, launched partnerships with Coach and Puma, and worked tirelessly across various philanthropic endeavors, from the Step Up Foundation to coaching for World Kindness Day, and raising more than $500,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance. Also, Gomez has been an active ambassador for UNICEF since 2009.

The event, held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music issue, also recognizes the most powerful female executives in the industry. Additional Women in Music honorees will be revealed at a later date.

For the first time, the Women in Music event and a red-carpet pre-show will be broadcast live for on Twitter from 9:00 pm-midnight EST on November 30.

Selena Gomez Teases New Single “Fetish,” Featuring Gucci Mane

Selena Gomez will be sharing her Fetish with the world soon…

The 24-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is set to release a new single, a collaboration with Gucci Man entitled “Fetish.”

Selena Gomez

Gomez teased the new single on Friday (July 7) via Twitter, sharing what appears to be the single’s album art — a vintage-looking image of the 24-year-old carrying grocery bags next to a broken-down car — along with a release date of July 13.

Selena Gomez - Fetish

The Revival pop star also revealed a trio of cryptic images tied to the forthcoming song on Instagram.

Gomez previously teased the project through a short clip that debuted at the end of Gomez’s recent music video for the Talking Heads-sampling hit “Bad Liar.”