Selena Gomez, born in 1992, is an American singer, actress and entrepreneur. She starred as a child in the television series Barney and subsequently appeared in various Disney television series. From 2007 to 2012 she played the role of the protagonist Alex Russo in the series Wizards of Waverly Place. Also active in the musical field, she sang various soundtracks published by Disney Records and in 2008 she signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records, forming the band Selena Gomez & the Scene with which she released the albums Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain and When the Sun Goes Down, all certified gold in the United States.
She mainly dedicates herself to musical collaborations with international artists and to her television commitment as a producer of various products including the acclaimed Netflix series Thirteen, before definitively returning to the music scene in 2020 with the publication of her third album Rare, whose lead single Lose You to Love Me gave the singer her first number one on the US Billboard 100. As of September 2022, Gomez has sold over 210 million singles and accumulated over 45 billion streams.
In 2015 she publicly declared that she was suffering from a chronic disease, lupus. On September 14, 2017, she announced via Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events in the previous months to undergo a kidney transplant donated by actress and friend Francia Raisa. In 2020, during a live broadcast on Instagram, she admitted that she suffered from bipolar disorder. Selena Gomez dated Nick Jonas from 2008 to 2010, also appearing in the music video for Burnin' Up by the Jonas Brothers. During their separation between 2009 and 2010 she dated actor Taylor Lautner.
In December 2010 Gomez started dating Justin Bieber with whom she had an on-and-off relationship, which lasted until March 2018. For a few months of 2015 she dated Zedd. In 2016 she was briefly linked to Charlie Puth, before starting a relationship with The Weeknd in January 2017, breaking it off at the end of October of the same year.