Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – ISFP
Net Worth: $6 million – 2018
“He has a lot of quality, he’s young and he’s arrived with a lot of enthusiasm” – Gerard Pique, his centre-back partner. His game matches that of the Spaniard perfectly.
“He’s mature at 22 years old” – France coach Didier Deschamps, speaking about Umtiti, whom he picked in the Euros final.
“He passed all the filters” – sporting director Robert Fernandez, who knows it’s difficult to sign a good Barça centre-back. “He has a maturity out of the the norm,” he added.
“Play how you know” – Luis Enrique told Umtiti this before the Joan Gamper. And the Frenchman did so on the pitch.
“He gives us life” – Sergi Darder, of Lyon, spoke wonders of his former team-mate. “He can be the best in the world,” he added. “It’s like he’s 30 but he’s only 22.”
“He’s a world class player” – Eric Abidal. Who better to comment on a French Barcelona defender?
“If Umtiti’s here it’s because he deserves it” – Patrice Evra defended Umtiti’s presence in the France squad
“Barcelona should invite me to the Champions League final for gifting them Umtiti” – Lyon’s president on the cheap price Barcelona got him for.
“He has great potential” – Sergio Busquets, who has found in Umtiti a firm ally when it comes to constructing the play.
“He has the quality to start for Barcelona” – Andre-Pierre Gignac, who has to play against him in France training.
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- First name
- Samuel Yves
- Last name
- Date of birth
- 14 November 1993
- Country of birth
- Place of birth
- 182 cm
- 75 kg
Season Team Comp 2018/2019 Barcelona LAL 469 6 5 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2017/2018 Barcelona LAL 2189 25 24 1 1 4 1 7 0 0 2016/2017 Barcelona LAL 2133 25 24 1 2 9 1 4 0 0 2015/2016 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 2658 30 30 0 2 0 1 6 0 0 2014/2015 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 3089 35 35 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 2013/2014 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 2340 28 27 1 1 3 0 3 0 1 2012/2013 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 2259 26 25 1 1 8 1 5 0 0 2012/2013 Olympique Lyon… NA2 180 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2011/2012 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 1003 12 11 1 0 13 0 2 0 0 2011/2012 Olympique Lyon… NA2 540 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2010/2011 Olympique Lyon… NA2 1077 13 12 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 Total 17937 208 201 7 12 40 5 37 0 1
National World Cup Winner 1x 2018 Russia European Championship Runner-up 1x 2016 France U20 World Cup Winner 1x 2013 Turkey Club Domestic La Liga Winner 1x 2017/2018 Runner-up 1x 2016/2017 Ligue 1 Runner-up 2x 2015/2016, 2014/2015 Copa del Rey Winner 2x 2017/2018, 2016/2017 Coupe de France Winner 1x 2011/2012 Coupe de la Ligue Runner-up 2x 2013/2014, 2011/2012 Super Cup Winner 2x 2018/2019, 2016/2017 Runner-up 1x 2017/2018 Trophée des Champions Winner 1x 2012/2013 Runner-up 1x 2015/2016 Supercopa de Catalunya Winner 1x 2018 Runner-up 1x 2016 Trofeo Joan Gamper Winner 3x 2018, 2017, 2016
TRANSFERS & LOANS
Per From To Value 15/07/16 Lyon Barcelona € 25M
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MATCHES OF S. UMTITI
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Enneagram Type Two with Enneagram Type Four
Why the Attraction?
- Initial attraction here is based on emotional connection, which both have always been longing BothTwos and Fours are highly romantic. They’re grateful to have finally found someone with the same desire toshare deep feelings and be intimate. This relationship can move fast because both partners long for intimacyand yearn for a Romeo and Juliet kind of love. Twos and Fours usually enjoy talking with each other forhours on end and often spark each others humorous side. Once comfortable with each other, they enjoyplayfully bantering about each others quirks and foibles. Being intense and passionate people, Twos andFours are also ardently sensual and sexual.
- Fours are often attracted to Twos cheerfulness, sociability, upbeat personality and profuse attention and affection bestowed on Fours admire Twos ability to take action and get things done. Fours often feel shy or self-conscious in social situations but Twos help Fours gain confidence in their ability to interact with people. Most of all, Fours love that Twos see the best in them and know how to make them feel special, important and loved.
- Twos are often attracted to Fours individualism, sensitivity, mysteriousness, sense of humor, emotional depth and compassion for Twos also appreciate Fours creativity, attunement to beauty (inner and outer) and unique way of looking at things.
- Are very relationship oriented, intense and romantic; both enjoy (yet fear) closeness and intimacy tremendously
- Place great emphasis on their intimate relationship
- Are supportive, compassionate and affectionate
- Are sensitive, intuitive and insightful about people and especially each other
- Are caring, giving and responsive to each other’s feelings
- Are self-expressive and passionate
- Enjoy sharing their feelings and having deep discussions
- Lighten each other up and connect with an appreciation of each others’ quirks and peculiarities
- Can have dramatic, intense, fluctuating feelings
- Can get very depressed around issues dealing with love
- Are extremely sensitive and tend to take things personally
- Both have fears of abandonment and rejection in relationships and thus a fear of intimacy, at first
- Are prone to a push-pull tendency in their relationship
- Can be jealous and possessive; can suffer from guilt
- Can be nostalgic, longing for what they don’t have
- Seek attention and approval from each other and others
- Are image-conscious. Both have underlying (unconscious) feelings of shame
Differing Traits (and Potential Sources of Frustration or Balance)
- Move towards others (Twos) Withdraw from others (Fours)
- Outer-directed (Twos) Inner-directed (Fours)
- Look for similarities (Twos) Look for differences (Fours)
- Who do you want me to be? (Twos) Who am I? (Fours)
- Self-satisfied (Twos) Self-dissatisfied (Fours)
- Don’t willingly reveal their imperfections (Twos) Willingly reveal their imperfections (Fours)
- Discomfort w/ own dark feelings (Twos) Comfort/familiarity w/ own dark feelings (Fours)
- How are you feeling? (Twos) How am I feeling? (Fours)
- Other-absorbed (Twos) Self-absorbed (Twos)
- Twos look for needs they can fulfill in a potential partner and Fours can be full of Unfortunately, both Twos and Fours are very emotional people who are hypersensitive and not very good at asking for what they need in a relationship. So, there are lots of unspoken demands made by Twos and Fours.
- Since Twos and Fours are looking for deep intimacy they tend to cling to each other at Yet, both fear intimacy also (since they unconsciously believe they’re unlovable). So, over time, one of them pulls away (often the Four) when the relationship starts to get serious. When one partner pulls away the other pursues. Ifthe pursuee then becomes available, the pursuer can start to fear commitment. This can be a push-pull relationship until both commit.
- Twos can begin to see Fours as too moody, self-absorbed, temperamental, inactive, preoccupied with theirown suffering and not interested enough in other’s
- Fours can begin to see Twos as intrusive, smothering, unable to stand on their own, clingy and emotionally Fours see Two’s flattery, superficial perkiness and helpfulness as nothing more than a ploy to bribepeople for love, which they find repulsive. Fours, feeling disillusioned by the Two, start to disdain theirpartner and one again long for their soul mate. Fours can also envy Two’s social adeptness, charm andpopularity with people which brings up feelings of shame and worthlessness. Both can feel unappreciated andsee each other as too emotionally needy.
- If there’s one person you can be real with it’s a Learn to express your authentic feelings rather thantrying to change your persona to please or win love from your Four. Contrary to what you might think, yourFour won’t abandon you if you’re yourself. It will truly create deeper intimacy.
- Make time to be alone to find the core of who you
- Notice your tendency to see the flaws and pull away when a relationship starts to get When thishappens bring your mind back to what you appreciate in your Two – his/her warmth, affection, kindness,generosity, etc.
Sean Michael Anderson
Big Sean is currently 30 according to his birthdate March 25, 1988
Santa Monica, California, United States
Big Sean attended Detroit Waldorf School and graduated from Cass Technical High School with a 3.7 GPA.
Singer, songwriter, rapper
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
69 kg or 152 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Big Sean dated –
- Ashley Marie (2006-2013) – Sean dated his high school girlfriend, Ashley starting at the age of 18 (in 2006). The two of them split in early 2013, after 7 years of dating.
- Naya Rivera (2013-2014) – Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera started seeing each other in February 2013 after meeting via social networking site Twitter. The couple engaged in October 2013. They called it quits in April 2014 after remaining together for a year.
- Ariana Grande (2014-2015) – Big Sean and singer Ariana Grande started dating in July 2014. They dated for almost a year before parting ways on April 8, 2015.
- Jhene Aiko (2016) – Big Sean publicly dated singer Jhene Aiko after she split with the record producer Dot da Genius. It was a short-lived relationship.
Race / Ethnicity
Often says “West Side” in his songs, which means his hometown Detroit, Michigan.
Big Sean’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
- Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
His shoe size is speculated to be 10.
He is believed to be Christian as he likes to wear Jesus jewelry.
Best Known For
His albums such as Finally Famous (2011), Hall of Fame (2013) and some mixtapes.
Sean released his debut album Finally Famous on June 28, 2011, under the labels of GOOD Music and Def Jam Records. It appeared at number 3 in the Billboard 200 and number 1 in the US’ “Top Rap Albums”.
Sean has appeared in the TV movies related to different Music Awards starting in 2011.
First TV Show
His first TV show appearance was in Funk Flex Full Throttle in 2011.
The hip hop artist eats a healthy diet mostly. Sean’s diet includes a lot of asparaguses, bread, and pasta.
Though, his workout routine is not known. Though, he has a slender body frame.
Big Sean Favorite Things
- Clothing Brands – 10 Deep, Bape, Billionaire Boys Club
Source – Wikipedia
Big Sean Facts
- He was born in Santa Monica, California, but grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised by his mother and grandmother.
- In May 2007, Big Sean signed a deal with record label GOOD Music (Getting Out Our Dreams), founded by Kanye West in 2004.
- He had done a role as a don in a short movie titled Cruel Summer, released in 2012.
- He has appeared on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance as a writer and performer in 2012 and 2013.
- On August 4, 2011, Sean was arrested due to sexual assault in New York.
- Visit his official website @ uknowbigsean.com.
- Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, SongKick, Last.fm, and SoundCloud. His iTunes store.
Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type -ESFP
Net Worth: $265 million – 2018
Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world – and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I’d like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy – a mixture of the two would be hot.
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Justin BieberBieber in 2015 Born Justin Drew Bieber
March 1, 1994
London, Ontario, Canada
Years active 2007–present Home town Stratford, Ontario, Canada Partner(s) Hailey Baldwin Awards List of awards and nominations Musical career Genres Instruments
Labels Associated acts Website justinbiebermusic .com
Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbiːbər/; born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After talent manager Scooter Braundiscovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008 and he signed to RBMG, Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009. It was certified platinum in the US. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries, was certified triple platinum in the US, and contained his single “Baby“.
Following his debut album and promotional tours, he released his 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe (2011), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. His third studio album, Believe (2012) generated the single “Boyfriend“, which reached number one in Canada. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in 2015, spawning three number one singles: “What Do You Mean?“, “Sorry“, and “Love Yourself“. Afterwards, Bieber was featured on several successful collaborations, including “Cold Water“, “Let Me Love You“, “Despacito (Remix)“, and “I’m the One“. His US album and singles sales total 44.7 million. He has sold an estimated 140 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and became the second person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter in August 2017 after Katy Perry.
Bieber has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012, a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the song “Where Are Ü Now“, and a Latin Grammy Award. He has been listed three times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world, in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2016, Bieber became the first artist to surpass 10 billion total video views on Vevo.
Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph’s Hospital, and was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia “Pattie” Mallette. Bieber’s parents were never married. Mallette, who was underaged at the time of giving birth, raised her son with the help of her mother, Diane, and stepfather, Bruce. His mother is of French-Canadian descent; his paternal great-grandfather was of German ancestry, and his other roots are English, Scottish and Irish. He has also claimed that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry.
Through Jeremy, Bieber has three younger half-siblings. Jeremy and his ex-girlfriend Erin Wagner have two children, a daughter Jazmyn (born 2009) and a son Jaxon (born 2010). They broke up after seven years in 2014. Jeremy later married his girlfriend Chelsey Rebelo in February 2018. They welcomed their daughter together, Bay (born in August 2018). Bieber also has a step sister named Allie, the daughter of his step mother. Pattie worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father.
Bieber attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School. Growing up, he learned to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. He graduated from high school in Stratford, Ontario, the St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA. In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yo‘s “So Sick” for a local singing competition in Stratford and was placed second. Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. She continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Bieber’s popularity on the site grew. In the same year, Bieber busked shows in front of Avon Theatre steps during tourism season.
2008–2010: Career beginnings and My World
When searching for videos of a different singer, Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def Recordings, clicked on one of Bieber’s 2007 videos by accident.Impressed, Braun tracked down the theatre that Bieber was performing in, located Bieber’s school, and finally contacted Mallette, who was reluctant because of Braun’s Judaism. She remembered praying, “God, I gave him to you. You could send me a Christian man, a Christian label!”, and, “God, you don’t want this Jewish kid to be Justin’s man, do you?” However, church elders convinced her to let Bieber go with Braun. At 13, Bieber went to Atlanta, Georgia, with Braun to record demo tapes. Bieber began singing for Usher one week later.
Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher. Justin Timberlake was also reportedly in the running to sign Bieber but lost the bidding war to Usher. Usher then sought assistance in finding a label home for the artist from then manager Chris Hicks, who helped engineer an audition with his contact L.A. Reid of The Island Def Jam Music Group.Reid signed Bieber to Island Records in October 2008 (resulting in a joint venture between RBMG and Island Records) and appointed Hicks as executive Vice-President of Def Jam, where he could manage Bieber’s career at the label. Bieber then moved to Atlanta with his mother to pursue further work with Braun and Usher. Braun became Bieber’s manager in 2008.
Bieber’s first single, “One Time“, was released to radio while Bieber was still recording his debut album. The song reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 during its first week of release in July 2009 and later peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. During fall 2009, it had success in international markets. The song was certified platinum in Canada and the US and gold in Australia and New Zealand. His first release, an extended play entitled My World, was released on November 17, 2009. The album’s second single, “One Less Lonely Girl“, and two promo singles, “Love Me” and “Favorite Girl“, were released exclusively on the iTunes Store and charted within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
“One Less Lonely Girl” was later also released to radio and peaked within the top 20 in Canada and the US, and was certified gold in the latter. My World was eventually certified platinum in the US and double platinum in both Canada and the United Kingdom. To promote the album, Bieber performed on several live shows such as mtvU‘s VMA 09 Tour, European program The Dome, YTV‘s The Next Star, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Lopez Tonight, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, It’s On with Alexa Chung, Good Morning America, Chelsea Lately, and BET‘s 106 & Park. Bieber also guest starred in an episode of True Jackson, VP in late 2009.
Bieber performed Ron Miller and Bryan Wells’s “Someday at Christmas” for US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House for Christmas in Washington, which aired on December 20, 2009, on US television broadcaster TNT. Bieber was also one of the performers for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, on December 31, 2009. Bieber was a presenter at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010. He was invited to be a vocalist for the remake of “We Are the World” (a song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie) for its 25th anniversary to benefit Haiti after the earthquake. Bieber sings the opening line, which was sung by Lionel Richie in the original version.
On March 12, 2010, a version of K’naan‘s “Wavin’ Flag“, recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti, was released. Bieber is featured in the song, performing the closing lines.
2010–2011: My World 2.0 and Never Say Never
In January 2010, “Baby“, was released from his debut album, My World 2.0. The song featured Ludacris, and became an international hit. It charted at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaked at number three on the Canadian Hot 100 and reached the top ten in several international markets. Two promo singles “Never Let You Go“, and “U Smile” were top thirty hits on the US Hot 100, and top twenty hits in Canada. According to review aggregator Metacritic, the album has received generally favourable reviews. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making Bieber the youngest solo male act to top the chart since Stevie Wonder in 1963. My World 2.0 also debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, Irish Albums Chart, Australian Albums Chart, and the New Zealand Albums Chart and reached the top ten of fifteen other countries.
To promote the album, Bieber appeared on several live programs including The View, the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards, Nightline, Late Show with David Letterman, The Dome and 106 & Park. Sean Kingston appeared on the album’s next single, “Eenie Meenie“. The song reached the top ten in the United Kingdom and Australia, and the top-twenty of most other markets. On April 10, 2010, Bieber was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. On July 4, 2010, Bieber performed at the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City. The following single from My World 2.0, “Somebody to Love“, was released in April 2010, and a remix was released featuring Bieber’s mentor Usher. On June 23, 2010, Bieber went on his first official headlining tour, the My World Tour, starting in Hartford, Connecticut, to promote My World and My World 2.0. Bieber featured in Soulja Boy‘s single in May 2010, titled “Rich Girl”. In July 2010, it was reported that Bieber was the most searched for celebrity on the Internet. That same month his music video for “Baby“, surpassed Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” to become the most viewed, and also the most disliked YouTube video ever. However, Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space surpassed its number of views in 2015. In September 2010, it was reported that Bieber accounted for three per cent of all traffic on Twitter, according to an employee of the social-networking site.
In Bieber’s second album, because of puberty, his voice was deeper than it was in his first album. In April 2010, the singer discussing his vocals remarked, “It cracks. Like every teenage boy, I’m dealing with it and I have the best vocal coach in the world. […] Some of the notes I hit on ‘Baby’ I can’t hit any more. We have to lower the key when I sing live.” Bieber guest-starred in the season premiere of the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which aired on September 23, 2010. He played a “troubled teen who is faced with a difficult decision regarding his only brother”, who is also a serial bomber. Bieber was also in a subsequent episode which aired on February 17, 2011, in which his character is killed. Bieber performed a medley of “U Smile“, “Baby“, and “Somebody to Love” and briefly played the drums at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010. Bieber announced in October 2010 that he would be releasing an acoustic album, called My Worlds Acoustic. It was released on November 26, 2010 in the United States and featured acoustic versions of songs from his previous albums, and accompanied the release of a new song titled “Pray“.
A 3-D part-biopic, part-concert film starring Bieber entitled Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, was released on February 11, 2011, directed by Step Up 3D director Jon Chu. It topped the box office with an estimated gross of $12.4 million on its opening day from 3,105 theatres. It grossed $30.3 million for the weekend and was narrowly beaten by the romantic comedy Just Go with It, which grossed $31 million. Never Say Never reportedly exceeded industry expectations, nearly matching the $31.1 million grossed by Miley Cyrus‘s 2008 3-D concert film, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, which holds the record for the top debut for a music-documentary. Never Say Never grossed a total of $98,441,954 worldwide. The film is accompanied by his second remix album, Never Say Never – The Remixes, released February 14, 2011, and features remixes of songs from his debut album, with guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, and Kanye West, among others. One song from the album, “That Should Be Me (remix)“, featured with American country band Rascal Flatts, won him his first award in country music for Collaborative Video of the Year in CMT Music Awards in June 2011. Time magazine named Bieber one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list. In June 2011, Bieber was ranked No. 2 on the Forbes list of Best-Paid Celebrities under 30. He is the youngest star, and 1 of 7 musicians on the list, having raked in $53 million in a 12-month period. The same month, his collaborative single “Next to You” with American singer Chris Brown has released. The unfinished video for that song was leaked online on June 6, and the official video was released on June 17. On November 1, 2011, Bieber released the Christmas-themed Under the Mistletoe, his second studio album. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 copies in its first week of release. The first single from the album, “Mistletoe” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Holiday Digital Songs chart. Bieber re-recorded Mariah Carey’s single “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Carey as well for the album.
2011–2015: Believe, Journals, and other appearances
In late 2011, Bieber began recording his third studio album, entitled Believe. The following week, Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announce that the first single would be called “Boyfriend” and would be released on March 26, 2012. The song debuted at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling a total of 521,000 digital units, the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week. Bill Werde of Billboard noted that it failed to debut at number one because the digital download of the track was available only through iTunes Store, “restricting the buying option for those that do not frequent the Apple retail store”. “Boyfriend” became Bieber’s first single ever to reach the top position on the Canadian Hot 100 by debuting at number one and staying on for one week. Bieber featured in American hip hop group Far East Movement‘s song “Live My Live” from their fourth studio album Dirty Bass in February 2012. The song has emerged online, five days before its scheduled release date.
His third studio album, Believe was released on June 19, 2012, by Island Records. The album marks a musical departure from the teen pop sound of his previous releases, and incorporates elements of dance-pop and R&B genres. Intent on developing a more “mature” sound, Bieber collaborated with a wide range of urban producers for the release as well as some long-time collaborators, including Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo, and Max Martin. Entertainment Weekly praised Bieber’s musical shift, calling the album both a “reinvention and a reintroduction”. Rolling Stone noted the deeper voice and more “intense” beats found on the album, although it lampooned one of his euphemisms for newfound sexual maturity (“If you spread your wings, you can fly away with me”). Believe debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming his fourth number-one album. The album sold 57,000 copies in its first week in Canada, debuting atop the Canadian Albums Chart. Bieber was featured on “Beautiful“, the single from Carly Rae Jepsen‘ second studio album, Kiss. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The Believe Tour, which further promoted the album, began in September 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. On December 14, 2012, Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he announced plans to release an acoustic album titled Believe Acoustic, which was released on January 29, 2013.
Bieber returned to Saturday Night Live as the host and musical guest on the February 9, 2013 episode. His appearance was panned by criticsand cast members, including Kate McKinnon, who stated that Bieber was not comfortable with his hosting duties, and Bill Hader, who stated that he did not enjoy the presence of Bieber or his entourage. Hader added that in his eight years on the program, Bieber was the only host who lived up to his reputation.
On March 7, 2013, Bieber fainted backstage at London’s O2 Arena after complaining of breathing problems throughout his performance and was taken to the hospital. Bieber cancelled his second Lisbon, Portugal concert at the Pavilhão Atlântico, which was to be held on March 12, because of low ticket sales. The concert on March 11 went on. In mid-August 2013, a remixed duet version of Michael Jackson‘s previously unreleased song “Slave To The Rhythm”, featuring Justin Bieber leaked online. In response to criticism over this remix, the MJ Estate had not authorized release of this recording, and has since made attempts to remove the song from as many sites and YouTube channels as possible.Later, a song titled “Twerk” by rapper Lil Twist, featuring Bieber as well as Miley Cyrus, also leaked. In September, Bieber was featured in Maejor Ali‘ song “Lolly” with Juicy J.
On October 3, 2013, Bieber announced that he would release a new song every Monday for 10 weeks as a lead-up to the film Justin Bieber’s Believe, which entered production in May 2012 and was released on December 25, 2013. The film is a follow-up to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, and Jon M. Chu returned to direct. The first song of Music Mondays, “Heartbreaker“, was released on October 7. The second song, “All That Matters“, was released on October 14, followed by “Hold Tight” on October 21, “Recovery” on October 28, “Bad Day” on November 4, and “All Bad” on November 11. The seventh song, “PYD” featuring R. Kelly, was released on November 18; it was followed by “Roller Coaster” on November 25, and “Change Me” on December 2. The final song, “Confident” featuring Chance the Rapper, was released on December 9, 2013. That same day, it was announced that all 10 tracks will be featured on an upcoming collection called Journals. It reportedly featured five additional unreleased songs, a music video for “All That Matters”, and a trailer for Believe. Journals was only available for purchase via iTunes for a limited time only: from December 23, 2013, to January 9, 2014. The titles of the five new additional songs are: “One Life”, “Backpack” featuring Lil Wayne, “What’s Hatnin’ ” featuring Future, “Swap It Out”, and “Memphis” featuring Big Sean and Diplo. Bieber released a song titled “Home to Mama” featuring Australian singer Cody Simpson in November 2014. The same month, Bieber topped Forbes‘ The Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30 annual list.
Because of the disbanding of Universal Music‘s division, The Island Def Jam Music Group, in April 2014, Bieber and a number of artists were subsequently transferred to a UMG related division Def Jam Recordings, causing Bieber and the other artists to no longer be signed to Island Records.
In February 2015, Bieber released a song “Where Are Ü Now“, with Jack Ü. The song won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In March 2015, Bieber made an appearance in the music video for Carly Rae Jepsen‘s single “I Really Like You“.
In March 2015 Bieber was the featured roastee in Comedy Central’s annual roast special. Bieber filmed an episode for the Fox TV reality series Knock Knock Live, and aired before the show was cancelled after two episodes.
2015–present: Purpose, collaborations and upcoming fifth studio album
On August 28, 2015, Bieber released a new single titled “What Do You Mean?” as the lead single from his fourth studio album Purpose. The song is a blend of teen pop, electronic dance music and acoustic R&B and became Bieber’s first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. He became the youngest male artist to debut at the top of that chart, earning him a Guinness World Record. On October 23, 2015, Bieber released the album’s second single titled “Sorry” as an instant download, with the pre-order of the album on iTunes. The song debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. After eight non-consecutive weeks at number two, on the week charting January 23, 2016, “Sorry” climbed to the top spot of the chart and became Bieber’s second number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The third single from Purpose, “Love Yourself” also peaked at number one in the US, making Bieber the first male artist in almost a decade to have three number-ones from an album since Justin Timberlake last did it with his album FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006/2007. “Company” was announced as the fourth single on March 8, 2016. On February 12, 2016, Bieber’s first four albums were released on vinyl for the first time.
Purpose was released on November 13, 2015, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Bieber’s sixth album to debut at the top of that chart. It was the fourth best-selling album of 2015 with worldwide sales of 3.1 million copies. As of June 2016, it had sold 4.5 million copies globally. On November 11, 2015, Bieber announced he will embark on the Purpose Tour. The tour started in Seattle, Washington on March 9, 2016. On July 24, 2017, Bieber cancelled the remaining dates of his Purpose Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
On July 22, 2016, Bieber released a new single with Major Lazer and MØ titled “Cold Water“. It debuted at number two, on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bieber’s third number-two debut on the chart, passing Mariah Carey‘s record to become the artist with the most number-two debuts; he also leads with the most top-two debuts at five. In August 2016, French DJ DJ Snake and Bieber released their collaborative song “Let Me Love You” The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber and Post Malonereleased Deja Vu as the fourth single from Malone’s debut album Stoney in September 2016. He appears in the documentary Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower.
On April 16, 2017, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee released a remix for their song “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber. The song was Justin’s first release in 2017 and the first in which he sings in Spanish. The remix boosted the original song to the Hot 100’s Top 10, being the first mostly Spanish language top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Macarena in 1996. The remix is the most viewed song of all time on the crowdsourced media knowledge base Genius, with 21.2 million views.
Bieber, along with Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne provided vocals on DJ Khaled‘s single “I’m the One“, released on April 28, 2017. The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. One week later, Despacito topped the charts in the US, making the single the first mostly Spanish-language Hot 100 No. 1 in more than 20 years, becoming his fifth number one single and it made Bieber the first artist ever to notch new No. 1s in back-to-back weeks. On June 9, 2017, French DJ David Guetta‘s single “2U“, in which Bieber was featured, was released. The music video to “2U” is Victoria’s Secret models lip synching to the song.
On August 17, 2017, Bieber released the single “Friends” with American record producer and songwriter BloodPop. Songwriters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter reunited with Bieber to construct the song, just as they helped create his single “Sorry” in 2015 on his studio album Purpose. Bieber did not attend the 2018 Grammy Awards Show to perform the nominated song “Despacito”, claiming that he would not make any award show appearances until his next album was finished. In July 2018, Bieber reunited with DJ Khaledin “No Brainer” co-featuring Chance The Rapper and Quavo. He also featured in the accompanying music video.
Bieber’s music is mainly pop, while he also incorporates elements of R&B. In 2010, Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone asserted that the content of his music was “offering a gentle introduction to the mysteries and heartaches of adolescence: songs flushed with romance but notably free of sex itself”. In January 2012, Bieber told V magazine that he doesn’t want to sing about sex, drugs and swearing. He stated “I want to do it at my own pace. I don’t want to start singing about things like sex, drugs and swearing. I’m into love, and maybe I’ll get more into making love when I’m older. But I want to be someone who is respected by everybody.” But since then, Bieber gradually altered his artistry, with Peter Gicas of E! Online describing “PYD” as “sexed-up”, while In Touch Weekly magazine describing his song with Maejor Ali and Juicy J “Lolly” might make his fans a bit uncomfortable because of its lyrics. After his hit in 2015 on Jack Ü‘s track Where R Ü Now, Bieber released the EDM-fuelled album Purpose a collaboration with Diplo, DJ Snake and Major Lazer.
Bieber has cited The Beatles, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Usher as his musical inspirations. Bieber stated My World 2.0 was influenced by Timberlake.
Bieber initially sang with a boy soprano voice, before his voice broke, as was evidenced during a performance of “Pray” at the 2010 American Music Awards. Sean Michaels of The Guardian described puberty as “the biggest threat to his career” at the time. Jody Rosen commented that Bieber sings with “swing and rhythmic dexterity” on his debut album, noting his tone to be “nasal”.
As an adult singer, Bieber’s voice type is tenor. In a review of his Purpose album, Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph complimented his “soft, supple and seductive singing.” Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian also praised Bieber’s “affectedly breathy voice”, noting that “the voice soon palls, but the songs are often interesting.”
Business ventures and endorsements
Bieber endorsed Adidas, beside Derrick Rose and Venus Williams, in 2012. He became the new “face” and “body” of Calvin Klein in early 2015. In June 2015, Bieber teamed up with StarShop, a new shopping app launched by Kevin Harrington. In January 2015, Entertainment Tonight reported that entertainer Justin Bieber had used MYO-X, a dietary supplement, in preparation for a Calvin Klein underwear photo shoot. Bieber was criticized for “…hyping the latest ‘miracle’ supplement MYO-X, to his 59 million Twitter fans.”Bieber endorses Beats By Dre, Elizabeth Arden and Best Buy.
He has bandwagoned four fragrances as of 2014. He launched his debut fragrance, Someday, in 2011; it grossed more than three million US dollars in sales, at Macy’s, in just under three weeks, which industry experts regard as a successful celebrity-led launch. On the heels of that 2011 best-seller, he launched his second fragrance, Girlfriend, in June 2012. His third fragrance, The Key, was launched in July 2013, and his latest fragrance, Justin Bieber Collector’s Edition, launched in 2014.
Usher commented that while he and Bieber were both signed at the same age, “I had the chance to ramp up my success, where this has happened to Bieber abruptly”. As a result, Usher, Braun, Bieber’s bodyguard, and other adults surrounding Bieber constantly coach him on handling fame and his public image. After signing Bieber, Usher appointed one of his former assistants, Ryan Good, to be Bieber’s road manager and stylist. Good, once nicknamed Bieber’s “swagger coach”, created a “streetwise look” for the singer which consisted of baseball caps, hoodies, dog chains, and flashy sneakers. Amy Kaufman of The Los Angeles Times comments, “Though a product of a middle-class suburban upbringing in Stratford, Ontario, Bieber’s manner of dress and speech (‘Wassup man, how you doin’?’ or ‘It’s like, you know, whateva’ ‘) suggest he’s mimicking his favourite rappers.” In 2013, Bieber said that he was “very influenced by black culture“, but he neither thought “of it as black or white” nor tried to “act or pose in a certain way”. To him, it was “a lifestyle—like a suaveness or a swag“.Wax statues of him with his hairstyle from that of his earlier career are on display at the Madame Tussauds wax museums in Amsterdam, London, and New York City.“He’s the only person in humanity who’s grown up the way he has – with smartphones and cameras on him 24/7 … Another kid can go out and have a good night on the town, and no one gives a crap, but Justin is the most Googled person on the planet – for four years straight!”
Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, in 2013
Bieber was often featured in teen magazines, such as Tiger Beat, and has been labelled as a “teen heartthrob”. In 2010, he was frequently criticized for looking and sounding younger than his age, and the following year for an androgynousappearance, which had been commonly noted in the media, including his appearance on the cover of LOVE magazine’s androgyny issue in 2011. His teen-pop music, image (especially as a heartthrob to girls), and the media attention he receives have additionally been criticized. He has been a target of Internet bloggers and message board posters, especially users of the Internet message board 4chan and of YouTube. Nick Collins of The Daily Telegraph said that “Bieber’s character appears to strike a particularly sour note with his Internet critics” who have questioned his manner of speech, among other things.
YouTube and Twitter
Bieber’s early fanbase developed on YouTube and predated the release of his debut album My World. According to Jan Hoffman of The New York Times, part of Bieber’s appeal stems from his YouTube channel. Chicago Tribune noted that Bieber’s fanbase, “Beliebers”, was among the top words of 2010. Long before the November 2009 release of My World, his YouTube videos attracted millions of views. Braun recognized the appeal. Before flying him to Atlanta, Braun wanted to “build him up more on YouTube first” and had Bieber record more home videos for the channel. “I said: ‘Justin, sing like there’s no one in the room. But let’s not use expensive cameras.’ We’ll give it to kids, let them do the work, so that they feel like it’s theirs”, recalled Braun. Bieber continues to upload videos to the same channel and has opened a Twitter account, from which he interacts with fans regularly; his account was reported to have more than six million followers in November 2010. Bieber surpassed Lady Gaga for having the most followed person on Twitter in January 2013. In early November 2013, Katy Perry surpassed him for having the most followers. As of 2017, Bieber remains the second most followed user of Twitter, while his VEVO channel made him the third most subscribed user of YouTube until by 2018 where it became the second most subscribed user of YouTube. The music video for Bieber’s song “Baby” is the most disliked on YouTube, receiving over 7.8 million dislikes since its upload in 2010, as of 2017. Guinness Book of World Records listed “Baby” as the most disliked video on YouTube and on the Internet as of 2013 and six of Bieber’s music videos (more than any other artist) listed in the top 40 most disliked videos on YouTube.Bieber was frequently a trending topic on Twitter when the feature first launched because his fans frequently discussed him on the network, and he was named the top trending star on Twitter in 2010; Klout gave his account a score of 100. In April 2013, the social media analysis company Socialbakers concluded that 16.7 million of Bieber’s 37 million Twitter followers are not genuine.
As Bieber resides in the United States, he is reported to possess an O-1 visa for temporary resident status, based on “extraordinary ability or achievement” in a field. Bieber has stated that he is not interested in obtaining US citizenship. He has praised Canada as being “the best country in the world” citing its government-run health care system as a model example. In September 2018, TMZ reported that Bieber had begun the process of becoming an American citizen upon marriage to Hailey Baldwin.
Bieber’s father, Jeremy Bieber, is a former carpenter and pro-am mixed martial artist. In March 2014, Rolling Stone characterized Jeremy as having “split with Justin’s mom when Justin was a toddler, and wasn’t always around afterward. But he has, as of late, accepted a place of honor in his superstar son’s entourage”.
In December 2010, Bieber began dating Selena Gomez. After separating in November 2012, they reconciled a few weeks later before splitting up again in January 2013. They later reconciled for a few months in each of 2013, 2014, and 2015. Late in 2017, it was reported that they had gotten back together again. However, they broke up again in March 2018.
As of July 7, 2018, Bieber is engaged to American model and television personality Hailey Baldwin. They had briefly dated from December 2015 to January 2016 before splitting, then reconciled in May 2018. Bieber and Baldwin obtained a marriage license in September 2018, leading to reports that they had a civil marriage ceremony at that time, with a religious ceremony to come shortly. On September 14, Baldwin stated on Twitter that she and Bieber had not yet married, and were planning for the upcoming ceremony.
Bieber’s mother is Christian and raised him in that faith. Bieber has described himself as a faithful adherent of Christianity, said he communicates with God via prayer, and that “he’s the reason I’m here”. He reflected his faith in a music video with Brandon Burke, titled “#iPledge”, in which he talks about God’s forgiveness. He was baptized by Pentecostal pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church New York, who is a close friend, on January 9, 2014, after a born again experience. On his Purpose tour he invited his pastor Judah Smith up on stage. Many of Bieber’s tattoos have religious significance including the medium-sized cross on his chest and a tiny cross under his eye. Bieber also covered up the “Son of God” text tattooed on his abdomen with a large design that features two angels, gothic arches, a skeleton and a serpent.
Regarding sexual abstinence, Bieber told music magazine Rolling Stone in 2011, “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.” He added that he does not “believe in abortion“, and that it is “like killing a baby.” When asked about the case of abortion with regard to rape, however, he said, “I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.” His view on sexual orientation is quoted as “everyone’s own decision”, and he has contributed to the It Gets Better Project, a non-profit group aiming to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
Bieber supports Pencils of Promise, a charity founded by Adam Braun, the younger brother of Bieber’s manager. The organization builds schools in developing countries, and Bieber became manager for the organization’s campaign in Guatemala. He serves as a celebrity spokesman for the organization by running ads for the charity and its campaign “Schools4All”. He promises to visit schools that donate the most funds to the organization. He takes part in the charity’s fund-raising galas and donates parts of the proceeds from his concerts and Someday line of fragrances, and various merchandising to the charity. He also appears in an animal welfare PSA for PETA encouraging people to volunteer at and adopt from animal shelters instead of buying pets from breeders or pet stores. In 2013, Bieber launched his online #GiveBackPhilippines campaign for helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and travelled to Philippines after raising $3 million. His work for The Philippines earned him a star on the Walk of Fame Philippines. He also supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Alzheimer’s Association.
Legal issues and controversies
Bieber had several run-ins with the law around the world before his first arrest in 2014, including when he was accused of reckless driving in his neighbourhood in 2012, and charged in Brazil with vandalism in 2013. One of his neighbours in Calabasas, California, accused Bieber of throwing eggs at his home on January 9, 2014, and causing thousands of dollars of damage. On January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, together with singer Khalil, on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license, and resisting arrest without violence. Police said that Bieber told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana, and taken prescription drugs. He has been released from these charges on a $2,500 bond. A toxicology report revealed that Bieber had THC (a principal constituent of cannabis) and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax in his system at the time of his arrest.
Following Bieber’s arrest on the DUI charge, more than 270,000 people petitioned the White House seeking to have him deported from the United States. Although the number of signatures received was sufficient to require a response under published White House guidelines, the Obama Administration declined substantive comment on the petition. Immigration Law expert Harlan York noted that the likelihood of Bieber being deported was extremely slim. York stated, “About a decade ago, the Supreme Court ruled that driving under the influence, typically, is not a basis to deport someone.”
On July 9, 2014, Bieber was charged with one misdemeanour count of vandalism in California for throwing eggs at his Calabasas neighbour’s home in January. Police earlier claimed that they had video footage of him high-fiving friends after the eggs were thrown. With him pleading no contest to the charge, the Los Angeles County Superior Court sentenced him on July 9 to pay US$80,900 in restitution, serve two years’ probation, complete twelve weeks of anger management, and five days of community service in what the district attorney termed a negotiated settlement. Since then, he has permanently moved to Beverly Hills, California.
On August 13, 2014, the January DUI case was settled with a plea bargain; Bieber pleaded guilty to resisting an officer without violence and a lesser charge of driving without due care and attention. He was fined US$500 and sentenced to attend a 12-hour anger management course and a program that teaches the impact of drunken driving on victims. As part of the plea bargain, he made a US$50,000 contribution to Our Kids, a local children’s charity.“I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I’ve been acting the past year, year and a half … although what’s happened in the past has happened, I just want to … be kind and loving and gentle and soft.”
Bieber reflects in a video posted in January 2015
On September 1, 2014, Bieber was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, after a collision between a minivan and Bieber’s all-terrain vehicle on August 29. Ontario police said that he then “engaged in a physical altercation” with an occupant of the minivan. He was released shortly and his lawyer blamed the incident on “the unwelcome presence of paparazzi“. On September 8, Toronto dropped an assault charge against him originally brought up on January 29 for an incident with a limousine driver in December 2013. In November 2014, he was ordered to appear in Argentina within 60 days by a Buenos Aires court to give testimony on an alleged assault on a photographer on November 9, 2013. When he failed to do so, an arrest warrant was issued and two of his bodyguards were released in Argentina in April 2015.
In June 2014, a video emerged of a 15-year-old Bieber telling a joke about black people, which used the word “nigger” multiple times. In the same month, a second video showed a 15-year-old Bieber giggling as he croons his song “One Less Lonely Girl“, but parodying the main lyric as “One less lonely nigger”, and stating that if he were to kill one, he would be “part of the KKK“. He apologized the day the latter was released: “Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with.”
In July 2017, the Chinese government banned Justin Bieber from performing in China. A Chinese Bieber fan reached out to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture requesting the reason for the ban. The Bureau released a statement, explaining “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer”, and “In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”
Throughout his career, Bieber has sold an estimated 140 million records, and is one of the best-selling music artists globally. In 2011, Bieber was honoured with a star in front of Avon Theater in Ontario, Canada, where he used to busked when he was younger. On November 23, 2012, Bieber was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. He was one of 60,000 Canadians to receive the Diamond Jubilee medal that year. In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single “Baby” as the highest-certified digital song of all time. Bieber has earned ten Grammy nominations (including one win), two Brit awards, eight NRJ Music Award nominations (including six wins), nineteen Billboard Music Awards, and numerous fan voted accolades which include fifteen American Music Awards and twenty three Teen Choice Awards. He also has won twenty one MTV Europe Music Awards, which is the most awards received by a single artist to date.
On November 13, 2015, the release of Purpose marked his sixth album to debut at number one. He also became the first artist, since Elvis Presley in 2005, to replace his own song as number one on the UK Singles Chart. As of 2016, Bieber has received fourteen titles in the Guinness World Records, which include eight that were achieved from the success of his album Purpose and was featured in the 2017 Edition. These records included the most streamed track on Spotify in one week, the most streamed album on Spotify in one week, the most simultaneous tracks and most simultaneous new entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 by a solo artist, the first act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on the UK Singles Chart, the most followers on Twitter by a male, the most viewed music channel on YouTube by an individual, and the most subscribers on YouTube for a musician by a male.
“Steps to Stardom,” an exhibit on Bieber’s early career opened in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario in February 2018 at the Stratford Perth Museum, offering a collection of mementoes from his formative years and rise to international stardom. The items on display include a professional drum kit he owned as a younger, his Grammy Award, microphones, his Stratford Warriors hockey jacket, and personal letters, including one from Michelle Obama. The name of the exhibit is a reference to Bieber’s childhood when he busked shows on the steps outside the local Avon Theatre. Bieber made a number of visits to the museum which captured national and international media attention, including at least once where he came alone and another time when he brought his partner Hailey Baldwin and in conversation referred to her as his “wife.” “Steps to Stardom” was originally scheduled to close in October 2018 but board of the museum extended its stay for at least another year after the exhibit broke attendance records set by its Anne Frank House exhibit in 2015
Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type -ESFJ
Net Worth: $60 million – 2018
- I believe in second chances, but I don’t believe in third or fourth chances.
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Selena GomezGomez in July 2013 Born Selena Marie Gomez
July 22, 1992
Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.
Years active 2002–present Musical career Genres Instruments Vocals Labels Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene Website selenagomez .com
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, actress, and producer. After appearing on the children’s television series Barney & Friends, she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired for four seasons from 2007 until 2012.
With her former band Selena Gomez & the Scene, she attained the top-ten on the US Billboard 200, with the band’s albums Kiss & Tell(2009), A Year Without Rain (2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (2011). As a solo artist, Gomez has released the two number-one albums Stars Dance (2013) and Revival (2015). She has also earned seven top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100: “Come & Get It“, “The Heart Wants What It Wants“, “Good for You” with ASAP Rocky, “Same Old Love“, “Hands to Myself“, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo. In 2017, Billboard reported that Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.
Gomez’s acting credits include starring roles in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway (2013) and The Fundamentals of Caring (2016). She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise. Outside of entertainment, Gomez released her own clothing line through Kmart in 2010 and a self-titled fragrance in 2013. In 2017, she released a limited-edition collection of handbags called “Selena Grace” that she designed in collaboration with the luxury brand Coach, Inc. She has worked with various charitable organizations for years and became a UNICEF ambassador at the age of seventeen. Gomez was the most followed Instagram user in the world before surpassed by athlete Cristiano Ronaldo in late October 2018. Gomez has earned numerous awards throughout her career, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, and eighteen Teen Choice Awards.
Life and career
1992–2006: Early life and career beginnings
Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 22, 1992, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett. Gomez was named after Tejano singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who died in 1995. Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, has some Italian ancestry. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has stated, “My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that’s Catholic, but we don’t really have anything traditional except [that we] go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.” Gomez’s parents divorced when she was five years old, and she remained with her mother. Selena has two younger half-sisters: Gracie Elliot Teefey through Amanda and her second husband Brian Teefey, and Victoria “Tori” Gomez through Ricardo and his wife Sara Gomez. She earned her high-school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.
When Gomez was born, her mother was sixteen years old. The family had financial troubles during Gomez’s childhood, with her mother struggling to provide for the pair. At one point, Gomez recalled, they had to search for quarters just to get gas for their car. Her mother later recalled that the two would frequently walk to their local dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner. Gomez stated, “I was frustrated that my parents weren’t together, and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me. I’m terrified of what I would have become if I’d stayed [in Texas].” She later added that “[My mom] was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child, and appeared in various pageants growing up. Her grandparents often took care of her while her parents finished their schooling, and the pair went as far as stating that they “raised her” up until she found success in the entertainment industry.
Gomez first gained an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry watching her mother prepare for stage productions. She began auditioning for various roles, meeting Demi Lovato during an audition for Barney & Friends. Both Gomez and Lovato were later selected to appear on the series in 2002, with Gomez portraying the character of Gianna. The show was her first experience in acting, with Gomez recalling, “I was very shy when I was little […] I didn’t know what ‘camera right’ was. I didn’t know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney.” Gomez appeared in thirteen episodes of the show between 2002 and 2004, though the show’s producers released her as she was getting “too old” for the series. While working on the series, Gomez had a cameo role in the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and the made-for-television film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005). Gomez made a guest appearance in a 2006 episode of the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
2007–2012: Breakthrough with Disney and Selena Gomez & the Scene
Gomez was given a recurring role on the popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in 2007, portraying pop star Mikayla. During this time, Gomez filmed pilot episodes for two potential Disney Channel series; the first, titled Arwin!, a spin-off of the Suite Life series, while the second titled Stevie Sanchez was a spin-off of the series Lizzie McGuire.She later auditioned for a role in the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place, ultimately winning the lead role of Alex Russo. Upon receiving the role, Gomez and her mother moved to Hollywood, Los Angeles, California; Lovato and her family also moved to Hollywood, hoping to achieve similar success to Gomez. Wizards of Waverly Place saw Gomez portraying a teenage girl in a family of wizards who own a restaurant in New York. The series quickly became a hit for the network, propelling Gomez to more mainstream success. The series received numerous nominations and awards. Gomez recorded the theme song for the series, titled “Everything is Not What It Seems”. Gomez later appeared in the music video for the song “Burnin’ Up“, which the Jonas Brothers had recorded and released, and later, she also appeared in an episode of the reality series Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream.
While working on the second season of Wizards of Waverly Place, Gomez appeared on the Disney Channel special Studio DC: Almost Livealongside various other Disney stars. She contributed a cover of the song “Cruella de Vil” to the compilation album DisneyMania 6, and later recorded the original song “Fly to Your Heart” for the soundtrack of the animated film Tinker Bell. She had a leading role as an aspiring dancer Mary Santiago in the direct-to-video film Another Cinderella Story, a sequel to A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray and the second installment of A Cinderella Story series. Gomez recorded three songs for the soundtrack, and released one of them, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know“, as a promotional single. Later that year, Gomez had the supporting role of Helga in the animated film Horton Hears a Who! The film was a commercial success, and went on to gross nearly $300 million worldwide.
At 16 years of age, Gomez was signed to a recording contract with the Hollywood Records label, which had already signed both Cyrus and Lovato. Gomez formed her own production company in 2008, which she called July Moon Productions. She partnered with XYZ Films for the project, giving Gomez the opportunity to option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Gomez was slated to release two films under the company. The first, titled What Boys Want, featured Gomez as a girl who could hear the thoughts of men. She later announced a film adaptation of the novel Thirteen Reasons Why, in which she was to play a young girl who commits suicide; ultimately, neither film was made, though Gomez would later executive produce a television adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why.
Gomez continued to have mainstream success throughout the following year, appearing as Alex Russo in a crossover episode of the Disney series The Suite Life on Deck. She later made a guest appearance on the Disney series Sonny With a Chance, starring Lovato. She appeared in a remix of the Forever the Sickest Kids‘s single “Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)“, released as a single in April of that year.Gomez, along with Lovato, starred in the Disney Channel film Princess Protection Program, which aired in June 2009. The film was a critical success, and had a total of 8.5 million viewers during its premiere. For the film, Gomez and Lovato recorded the song “One and the Same”, which was later released as a promotional single. She later provided the voice of Princess Selenia in the animated film Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard. On August 28, 2009, Gomez starred in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a television film based on the series. The film premiered to an audience of 11.4 million viewers becoming cable’s No. 1 scripted telecast of 2009 and Disney Channel’s second most-viewed film premiere after High School Musical 2. The film won the series its second consecutive Emmy for “Outstanding Children’s Program” at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Hoping to achieve a successful crossover into music, Gomez formed the pop-rock band Selena Gomez & the Scene through her record deal with Hollywood Records. The name of the band is an “ironic jab” at the people who called Gomez a “wannabe scene.” The group released their debut studio album in August 2009, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States, with first-week sales of 66,000 copies. The album received a mixed reception, some critics praised the album for its “fun” nature, while others criticized Gomez for her vocal performance. The lead single failed to have commercial success, however the second single was successful. With heavy promotion through Disney and performances, the song had success on radio and with sales. In 2010, Gomez starred as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children’s novel series by Beverly Cleary. The film premiered on July 23, 2010, and it was met with generally positive reviews. Selena Gomez & the Scene released their second studio album A Year Without Rain that same year, which debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number 4 with sales of a little over 66,000. The album received mixed to positive reviews where some noticed that Gomez’s vocals contained the Auto-Tuneeffect. The record’s two singles both achieved moderate success. Having previously announced plans to launch a fashion line, Gomez launched Dream Out Loud in 2010. The collection consisted of, and featured, bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all of which were made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez stated, “With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together […] I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important […] Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I’m just looking to send a good message.” To design the actual items, Gomez teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both of whom had previously worked with big-name fashion houses. Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel to manufacture the brand, which was formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC, the holding company for the brand.
In 2011, Gomez starred in the film Monte Carlo. Her character Grace is a teenager “mistaken for a socialite while on a trip to Paris.” To prepare for the role, Gomez learned how to play polo and also took two weeks of vocal training to learn two different British accents. She also began a relationship with Justin Bieber that year, which lasted until 2014.Before breaking up, they recorded an unreleased duet titled “Can’t Steal Our Love”. Gomez appeared in a cameo role in the film The Muppets and appeared in the Disney shows So Random! and PrankStars. Selena Gomez & the Scene released their third and final studio album that same year. The album received mixed reviews, with the album’s second single receiving a 4x Platinum certification from the RIAA. However, the album’s lead single and last single both achieved moderate success. It was announced on July 14, 2011, that Gomez had signed a license agreement with Adrenalina, an extreme sports and adventure-themed lifestyle brand, to develop, manufacture, and distribute the actress’s fragrance. Chairman and C.E.O. of Adrenalina, Ilia Lekach, said, “We are incredibly enthused to be working with Ms. Gomez and will reveal more details pertaining to the fragrance as we get closer to the launch date.” The perfume was released in May 2012.
2012–2014: Solo musical debut and personal struggles
Gomez confirmed in January 2012 that she would be taking a break from her music career, thus placing Selena Gomez & the Scene on a hiatus. That year, Wizards of Waverly Place officially ended its run on the Disney Channel after four successful seasons. Gomez hoped to focus on her film career outside Disney and starred in the animated film Hotel Transylvania (2012). The film premiered at the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival and was released on September 28, 2012. Gomez had a role in the controversial exploitation film Spring Breakers (2013), starring James Franco. The film saw Gomez in a more mature role than her previous works, and reportedly led to Gomez having a “bit of a meltdown on set.” In 2013, Gomez starred in the film Getaway. The film was a critical and commercial failure, and earned Gomez a nomination for Worst Actress at the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards.
Despite her earlier claims that she would be taking a break from her music career, Gomez confirmed in October 2012 that she was working on new material. She later confirmed that she would be releasing her solo debut album, as opposed to another album with her band. Gomez released “Come & Get It” as the lead single from the album. The single became Gomez’s first top ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Another single from the album, Slow Down, peaked at number 27 in the Billboard charts. Stars Dance was released on July 23, 2013. It became her first album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, where it sold 97,000 copies in its first week. The album remained in the top ten in its second week, though declined down the chart in the following weeks.The record was met with mixed reviews where some music critics noticed her inability to create her own musical identity and her lack of vocal abilities “doesn’t help.” Gomez incorporated choreography and dance routines into her promotional performances and music videos for the album, feeling inspired by artists such as Janet Jackson and Britney Spears. As of September 2015, the album has sold 392,000 copies in the United States, making it her lowest selling studio album to date in the country. It remains her only studio effort to not receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Gomez embarked on her Stars Dance Tour on August 14, 2013. After touring in North America and Europe, the tour was set to continue throughout 2014, though Gomez cancelled the Australian and Asian leg of the tour in December 2013, claiming that she would be taking a hiatus to spend time with her family. In January 2014, it was reported that Gomez had spent two weeks at Dawn at The Meadows, which is a treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona that specializes in treating addiction and trauma in young people. Her representative stated that she had spent time there “voluntarily […] but not for substance abuse.” Gomez confirmed in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with the auto-immune disease, lupus, and that she had cancelled the tour and entered rehab to undergo chemotherapy.Gomez appeared in the film Behaving Badly (2014) with Dylan McDermott and Nat Wolff. The project, filmed prior to Gomez’s stint in rehab, was released in August 2014 to a generally negative critical and commercial reception. Even the author of the original autobiographical novel, has disavowed the film. She later appeared in the film Rudderless (2014), the directorial debut of William H. Macy. The independent film received a mixed reception from critics.
In April of that year, it was reported that Gomez had fired her mother and stepfather as her managers; the two had managed Gomez since her career began. Gomez later signed with the WME and Brillstein companies to manage her career. The news of Gomez’s new management also fueled rumors that her recording contract with Hollywood Records was ending, and that Gomez was searching for a new label. Gomez surprise released her new single “The Heart Wants What It Wants” (2014) on November 6, and confirmed after months of speculation that she would be releasing a compilation album as a means of finishing out her contract with Hollywood Records. The single went on to become her second top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold over one million copies in the United States. Gomez released her first solo compilation album, For You(2014), on November 24. The album received minimal promotion and failed to achieve much commercial success, selling 35,506 equivalent album units in the United States during its first week of release, and entered the Billboard 200 at number twenty-four. Gomez officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records in December 2014.
2015–2016: Revival and mental health
While working on her second studio album, Gomez collaborated with Zedd for his single “I Want You to Know” (2015), released as the lead single from his second album on February 23. The single became Gomez’s fourth top twenty entry on the Billboard Hot 100, and received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Gomez became the face of haircare brand Pantene in 2015. Gomez released “Good for You” (2015) as the lead single from her second studio album on June 22, 2015; the single features rapper ASAP Rocky. The song sold 179,000 copies in its first week of release alone, and went on to become her first top five single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The single became her first to top the Mainstream Top 40 chart. In August 2015, Gomez appeared in the documentary Unity among many other actors and actresses. She reprised the role of Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 2, which was released on September 25; the film was met with a positive critical and commercial reception upon its release.
Gomez released her second studio album, Revival (2015), on October 9, 2015. The album was met with a positive reaction from critics, who praised the album’s production and lyrical content. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 117,000 equivalent album units. This remains Gomez’s highest first week sales to date. “Same Old Love” (2015) was released as the album’s second single, and went on to top the Mainstream Top 40 chart. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, tying with “Good for You” as her highest charting effort. “Hands to Myself” was the album’s third single, which became her third consecutive number one on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. This made Gomez one of only six female artists to have three singles from the same album top the chart. Gomez had a cameo role in the film The Big Short, which was released on December 11 by Paramount Pictures. She was the musical guest on the January 23, 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live, with host Ronda Rousey.
Gomez embarked on her worldwide Revival Tour (2016) on May 6. Gomez claimed that the tour would focus solely on her as an artist, thus features less choreography and effects as her previous tour. After touring in North America, Asia and Oceania, she cancelled the European and South America leg of the tour in August 2016 due to anxiety, panic attacks and depression caused by her lupus. Gomez had a supporting role in the comedy film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising; she portrayed the president of a Phi Lambda sorority. Her collaboration with Charlie Puth, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (2016), reached the top ten in the United States. Gomez starred in the drama film The Fundamentals of Caring which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2016. The film was released on June 24. It was met with a mixed critical reception. She also starred in In Dubious Battle with James Franco; the film was released on September 3, 2016. Gomez has begun working on her third studio album while touring, and added a new song titled “Feel Me” to the setlist of her Revival Tour. The song leaked online nine months after the first performance. The album, which currently has no title or release date, will be her second release through Interscope Records. Gomez and Canadian singer Tory Lanez were featured on “Trust Nobody“, the second single from Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat debut studio album 9. The song was released in September 2016.
Following the cancellation of her tour, Gomez rechecked into rehab to focus on her mental health and was noticeably absent from social media. She made her first public appearance at the 2016 American Music Awards, where she was nominated for two awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Artist of the Year. She further went on to win the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
2017–present: 13 Reasons Why and upcoming third studio album
On February 4, 2017, she posted a snippet of a new song on her Instagram story. Five days later, Norwegian DJ Kygo posted a snippet of his collaboration with Gomez.Gomez and Kygo confirmed the single titled “It Ain’t Me” via their social media accounts a week later, which was released on February 16. The song reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Gomez serves as executive producer for the series adaptation of the novel Thirteen Reasons Why. She shared the first trailer of the show on January 25, 2017, and the show premiered on Netflix on March 31, 2017. Besides the project, Gomez has been working in new music with producers The Futuristics, Jonas Jeberg, Ryan Tedder and songwriters Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and Jacob Kasher. On May 5, 2017 Gomez launched a countdown on her official website which led to May 18. Many websites speculated about the release of a new single. On May 11, it was confirmed the release of the single “Bad Liar” as the countdown result. On May 18, it was premiered alongside its first music video, which was available for streaming only through Spotify. A second music video was released on YouTube the next month which also teased the follow-up single “Fetish“, released on July 13, 2017. In August 2017, Gomez was cast in A Rainy Day in New York, a film directed by Woody Allen for Amazon Studios.Gomez announced she would be donating her salary from the film to the Time’s Up initiative. On October 19, 2017, Gomez and EDM producer Marshmello announced that they would be collaborating on a new track titled “Wolves,” which was released on October 25.
On May 10, 2018, Gomez released a new single from the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 Soundtrack, titled “Back To You“. She once again voiced the character Mavis, in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which was released in July 2018. On July 13, 2018, Los Angeles prosecutors announced that a New Jersey woman had been charged with hacking into email accounts belonging to Gomez posting online images and other material she found there. It was also announced that Gomez will also voice a character in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, directed by Stephen Gaghan, set to be released on January 17, 2020. She will also appear in Jim Jarmusch‘s film The Dead Don’t Die.
Gomez is described as a pop singer, showcasing the genre in form of dance-pop and incorporating EDM into her sound. As her career has been progressing, she has been experimenting with a large number of music genres. While her debut album with The Scene was inspired in electronic rock and pop rock, her following records with the band opted for dance-pop sound. A Year Without Rain noted synth-pop characteristics and When the Sun Goes Down went into a more electropop and electro-disco-influenced musical direction. Her debut solo record Stars Dance was rooted in the EDM-pop genre, and Gomez herself described it as “baby dubstep“,featuring elements from multiple genres as electronic, disco, techno or dancehall. Her songs “The Heart Wants What It Wants” and “Good for You” have been described as “minimalistic” and “grown-up”, transitioning her sound into adult pop.
Early in her music career, Gomez cited Bruno Mars as an influence, for “his style of music, his style in general, the way he performs, the way he carries himself.” Gomez also named Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Rihanna as influences. Gomez has stated that she finds English singer Cheryl Cole as a significant influence to her artistry, “She made me feel better, I just love her music and I think she’s a really nice person. She’s been through a lot, but she carries herself with a lot of class and I love that.” Gomez’s debut solo album Stars Dance (2013) was prominently influenced by Spears, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and American electronic producer Skrillex. Her second album, Revival (2015), was mainly influenced by Christina Aguilera’s album Stripped (2002) and singer Janet Jackson.
In 2009, Gomez was part of Sears‘s back-to-school fashion campaign and was featured in television commercials. She hosted the “Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call” to select five winners for the first-ever “Sears Air Band” to perform at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. She also became the spokesperson for Borden Milk and was featured in campaign’s print ads and television commercials.
From 2010 to 2014, Gomez released her own clothing line, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, through retailer Kmart. In 2012, she released a self-titled fragrance, Selena Gomez by Selena Gomez. It was also announced that she would partner with the cellphone brand, Case-Mate, as part of its upcoming “Right Case, Right Occasion” marketing campaign. In 2013, she released her second fragrance, Vivamore by Selena Gomez. She also created her own collection of nail polish colors for Nicole by OPI.
In 2016, Gomez appeared in a fashion campaign for luxury brand Louis Vuitton. Gomez also appeared in ads for Coca-Cola‘s “Share a Coke” campaign, and she appeared in advertisements for the campaign and lyrics from two of her songs will be featured on packages of Coca-Cola products nationwide.
In 2017, Gomez confirmed that she was partnering with Coach, Inc, beginning with their fall line. She has a limited-edition collection of handbags called the “Selena Grace” that she designed in collaboration with luxury brand Coach, Inc. On March 29, 2018, Gomez released photos from her partnership with Coach on her Instagram account. The photos featured a black and brown Coach bag and the numbers “3 29 ‘98”, referencing a date 20 years before. She also partnered with the athletic brand, Puma, as brand ambassador appearing in campaigns, including the Phenom Lux sneakers that was released in March 2018.
In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Runway For Life” benefit. That same month, Gomez was named UNICEF‘s spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was “extremely excited” to “encourage other kids to make a difference in the world.” In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who was 18 when she was chosen. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained, during an interview with Associated Presscorrespondents, that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: “That’s why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration […] I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it […] and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it’s pretty incredible.” Gomez said, of her role as ambassador, that “Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality.”
Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF’s 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign.
Gomez returned as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010. In celebration of the organization’s 60th anniversary, Gomez and her team, The Scene, held a benefit concert donating all proceeds to the campaign. In February 2011, Gomez traveled to Chile to witness and meet with the families of UNICEF’s supported program, “Programa Puente”, which helped families better understand, and developed skills to deal effectively with, early childhood education, development, and other issues related to raising children. From her field trip experience, Gomez said, “UNICEF is helping Chilean families get out of poverty, prevent violence within the home and promote education. To witness first hand these families’ struggles, and also their hope and perseverance, was truly inspiring.” In March 2011, Gomez participated in the UNICEF Tap Project‘s “Celebrity Tap Pack” limited-edition, custom-made water bottles which featured tap water from the homes of each celebrity advocate, in order to raise funds and increase profile for the clean water and sanitation programs. She was also featured in videos that promoted the campaign.
Other charity work
Selena became the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which helped dogs in Puerto Rico. She began her involvement while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, an initiative of the Enough Project, which helps raise awareness about conflict minerals and violence against Congolese women.
From 2009 to 2012, Gomez was involved in “Disney’s Friends for Change“, an organization which promoted “environmentally-friendly behavior”, and she appeared in its public service announcements. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers, as the ad hoc musical team “Disney’s Friends For Change”, recorded the charity single “Send It On“, all of whose proceeds were accepted into the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20.
In April 2012, Gomez was named ambassador to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The year before, Gomez made an appearance at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during a Ryan Seacrest Foundation broadcast from the hospital’s multimedia center. She was also a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance and appeared in numerous television commercials, which aired on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver.
In April 2018, Gomez attended the WE Day California event in Los Angeles. During the event, Gomez introduced Nellie Mainor, a young fan who had a rare kidney disease.
Gomez was raised Catholic. When she was 13, she wanted a purity ring, and her dad went to the church and got it blessed. She stated, “He actually used me as an example for other kids. I’m going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God.” The singer stopped wearing the ring in 2010. Gomez later stated in 2017 that she did not like the term “religion” and that sometimes it “freaks me out”, adding “I don’t know if it’s necessarily that I believe in religion, as much as I believe in faith and a relationship with God.”Despite that she did not like the term religion, she attends Hillsong Church. In 2014, she revealed that she listened to Hillsong United‘s song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) before performing in the American Music Awards 2014. In 2016, she appeared at Hillsong Young & Free concert in Los Angeles to leading worship by singing her song titled Nobody. When a fan asked her who the lyrics referred to in Nobody song, Gomez answer on Twitter “God.” She also covered Hillsong Worship‘s song Transfiguration in her Revival Tour.
Gomez was diagnosed with lupus sometime between 2012 and early 2014. On September 14, 2017, she announced via Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events during the previous few months because she had received a kidney transplant from actress and friend Francia Raisa. During the transplant, Gomez broke an artery. An emergency surgery was conducted to build a new artery using a vein from her leg.
In December 2010, Gomez began dating Justin Bieber. After separating in November 2012, they reconciled a few weeks later before splitting up again in January 2013. They later reconciled for a few months in each of 2013, 2014, and 2015. Late in 2017, it was reported that they had gotten back together again. However, they broke up again in March 2018.
Gomez reportedly started dating The Weeknd in January 2017 and they moved in together temporarily in September 2017 in Greenwich Village, New York. They broke up in October 2017. The Weeknd released My Dear Melancholy, in March 2018, which–according to media outlets–referenced Gomez in several songs.
Awards and nominations
Selena Gomez has won several awards, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, an iHeartRadio Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and sixteen Teen Choice Awards, as well as ten Guinness World Records. She has received four Billboard Music Awards nominations.
Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – INTJ
Net Worth: $4 million – 2018
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- First name
- Eric-Sylvain Bilal
- Last name
- Date of birth
- 11 September 1979
- Country of birth
- Place of birth
- 180 cm
- 75 kg
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