Selena Gomez: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Selena Gomez: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Selena Gomez. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Selena Gomez. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Selena Marie Gomez

Born: July 22, 1992

Origin: Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.

Genres: Pop – Dance-pop – Electropop

Zodiac: Cancer

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Early Start

  • Mandy Teefey is a Texas-born former stage actress who was married to Ricardo Joel Gomez when Selena Marie Gomez was born.
  • Spanish was Gomez’s native language until he was seven years old.
  • At the age of five, her parents divorced, and she was raised by her mother.
  • In May 2010, she graduated from high school through homeschooling.
  • At the time of her birth, Gomez’s mother was 16 years old.
  • They would often walk to the dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner, her mother recalled.




Career Journey

  • 2007: Gomez played pop star Mikayla on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana
  • 2012: She launched “Come & Get It” as the lead single, and the song became Gomez’s first top-ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • 2013: Her Stars Dance Tour commenced.
  • 2015: While recording her second studio album, Gomez partnered with Zedd on “I Want You to Know”, launched as the lead single from his second album, Revival.
  • 2017: Gomez collaborated with Kygo on the single entitled “It Ain’t Me” which peaked to top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • 2018: The single from the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 Soundtrack, titled “Back to You”, came out to the public.
  • 2019: Gomez publicized “Lose You to Love Me” as the lead single from her third studio album Rare with the album’s second single, “Look at Her Now”.
  • 2021: Gomez launched the singles “De Una Vez” and “Baila Conmigo” from her Spanish-language EP, Revelación, and “Selfish Love” in collaboration with DJ Snake, came out as the third single.




Awards & Recognition

  • received 142 awards our of 417 nominations
  • a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album
  • Top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Come & Get It”, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, “Good for You”, “Same Old Love”, “Hands to Myself”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, “It Ain’t Me”, and her first number-one song “Lose You to Love Me”.
  • 15 Guinness World Record
  • received the Art Award at the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards
  • named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world
  • and many others




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Mandy Dawn Teefey was the former stage actress who gave birth at the age of 16 to Selena Gomez.
  • Selena’s parents named her after the late Latino singer, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez who was shot and killed in 1995.
  • Selena likes to eat lemons whole. She also drinks olive oil .




Artist’s Favorites

Color:  Green
Food:  Pizza, Pickles
Fruit:  Mango
Book:  Thirteen Reasons Why
Animal:  Tiger
Music:  Hip-hop and Punk
Band:  Paramore
Movie: The Wizard of Oz
Sports:  Basketball
Basketball Team:  San Antonio Spurs



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Selena Gomez:

Lose You To Love Me

Length: 3:26

Release: 2019

Opening Lyrics:

You promised the world and I fell for it
I put you first and you adored it
Set fires to my forest
And you let it burn
Sang off-key in my chorus
‘Cause it wasn’t yours
I saw the signs and I ignored it
Rose-colored glasses all distorted
Set fire to my purpose
And I let it burn
You got off on the hurtin’
When it wasn’t yours, yeah
We’d always go into it blindly
I needed to lose you to find me
This dancing was killing me softly
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah

More Songs to Listen to:

Selena Gomez: Top 5 Songs



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