Selena Gomez continues her habit of incorporating Taylor Swift cameos into her work. An eagle-eyed fan notices that the cover of Taylor Swift’s multiplatinum album 1989 appears in the background of a shot in 13 Reasons Why’s tenth episode (Sheri’s tape). It appears someone drew the album cover as a project for an art class, and the teacher put it on display in the hallway.
Gomez speaks at a Netflix press event about her 90-day stint in rehab. She also draws parallels between the series she’s working on and her life.
I think that my high school experience may have been a little amplified, so I wouldn’t say it was worse, but it definitely made it harder. To be frank with you, I actually was going through a really difficult time when they started production…I went away for 90 days, and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we’re talking about the issues that these characters [in the series 13 Reasons Why] are experiencing. I would say yes, I have to deal with it on a different scale, whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school of the world, which was Disney Channel. It was also adults that had the audacity to tell me how to live my life. It was very confusing for me, it was so confusing. I had no idea who I was going to be…It’s hard right now. I can’t stand social media, I can’t stand what they’re looking at. I can’t stand what they think is reality, and the show is real as it could possibly get…I want them to understand it. I would do anything to be able to have a good influence on this generation, but I definitely relate to everything that was going on [in the show]. I was there for the last episode, and I was a mess just seeing it all come to life because I’ve experienced that.
Bieber quits Instagram after after fans got hostile over a picture of him and Richie together in Japan. Bieber tweets:
I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.
Gomez responds in the comments:
If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you. They were there for you before anyone.
Bieber and Gomez then exchange tweets about them cheating on each other. Bieber then makes his Instagram private, before deleting it entirely.
Gomez releases the music video for her track Hands To Myself. The video is directed by Alek Keshishian and is available on Apple Music.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) December 21, 2015
Gomez performs Hands To Myself at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. The song is Gomez’s third single off her album Revival.
Gomez teams up with ex-boyfriend Zedd to perform I Want You To Know at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015.
Gomez performs Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself and My Girls during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Both songs are on Gomez’s album Revival.
Gomez performs Same Old Love at the American Music Awards. Same Old Love is the second single featured on Gomez’s album Revival.
Gomez releases her album Revival, her second solo record and features singles Same Old Love and Good For You. The album is a collaboration with executive producers Danny D and Tim Blacksmith.
I think after four albums, I finally feel a little more like myself than I ever have. I have this confidence and I have a better understanding of what I’m talking about. This is now a point in my life where I have experienced friendships or relationships or travel or exploring, it’s really fun.
Gomez performs her single Same Old Love on The Ellen Show, her first live performance of this song.
Gomez releases her single Same Old Love, the second single from her album Revival. Same Old Love is a writing collaboration between Gomez, Tor Hermann, Mikkel Eriksen, Benjamin Levin, Charlotte Aitchison and Ross Golan.
I think Same Old Love represents a different kind of identity with love. The first people you love in your life are your parents. So for me, my dad is the first male figure I had in my life. And how much it means to respect your parents and have a healthy relationship with them because it trails on into your relationships when you’re older.
Gomez releases the music video for Good For You. The video reworks the track with string instruments and removes A$AP Rocky’s verse in the original release of the audio track. The video is directed by Sophie Muller.
There’s no love interest in the video, it’s all me. The reason why I wanted it to feel that way is because it’s about truly feeling good about yourself. I love the sensuality. It doesn’t try to hard. It’s not in everybody’s face. It’s like when you have that feeling with someone, when you just want to feel pretty and you want to feel good.
Gomez releases single Good For You. The track is a collaboration with A$AP Rocky and is featured on her album Revival.
It’s my time to embrace who I really am. I’m not going to sit down in a chair and talk about something that doesn’t mean anything to me anymore. Good For You isn’t in your face, it isn’t trying too hard — there’s so much more that I want you guys to hear, but this is going to shock everybody…in a good way.
Gomez releases the cover art for her single Good For You (featuring A$AP ROCKY). The picture shows Gomez provocatively sitting on a chair wearing a white t-shirt, without pants.
So excited to finally show you guys the art for #GoodForYou ft. @asvpxrocky coming 6/22!!
Swift premieres the music video for Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar), at the Billboard Music Awards, the fourth single from her #1 album 1989. The elaborate video features Swift as a leather-clad revenge-driven hero dubbed “Catastrophe.” Many of Swift’s famous friends appear in the video, with Gomez playing Swift’s arch-enemy, “Arsyn.” The song is rumored to be about the rift between Swift and Katy Perry.
Gomez poses topless for the cover of V Magazine. Gomez discusses past relationships and learning from mistakes.
I think the next time will be much different…which will definitely not be any time soon. That’s a growing up kind of thing. I was 18 years old, and it was my first love. The older I get, I’m guarding certain things more. After being put through the scrutiny, I understand what it is. When you’re young and you’re being told so many different things…it almost felt like all we had was each other, like the world was against us, in a way. It was really weird but it was incredible. I would never take it back in a million years. You live and you learn, you know?
Gomez announces her contract with Interscope Records via her Instagram account. Gomez released her final album with her former label Hollywood Records on Nov. 24. Gomez will continue to release new music, but under her new label.
Entertainment Tonight interviews Gomez about the success of her single The Heart Wants What It Wants.
People everywhere feel this feeling. They should understand when anybody goes through that. [People] just can’t help what they want and [who] they love.
Gomez performs The Heart Wants What It Wants during the American Music Awards show promoting her album For You.
Gomez releases her new single The Heart Wants What It Wants. Her first new track since the release of her album Stars Dance. The single is a writing collaboration between Antonia Armato, Tim James, David Jost and Gomez.
And it’s also a step for me knowing like, “Ok, this is what I’m about to say, and I need to say it when I’m ready” … And I think after this year, it’s the perfect way to end the year, it’s the perfect way to end a chapter in a way. It’s like, this is what I’ll say about every single person that has judged me for every decision that I’ve made, for every person, (and) heart that is being judge for something they’ve done, and now I just want to release it.
Gomez releases a music video for her single The Heart Wants What It Wants. The video was directed by Dawn Shadforth and filmed entirely in black and white. The video opens with a spoken piece by Gomez and continues to follow her and her love interest throughout the video.
They taped the mic underneath the table when I was shooting the video. And I had shot the video over a year ago. So, in that state — where I was in that place emotionally — I went in and I went into the room by myself, and I looked at the actual mirror in the music video, and I had a conversation (with) myself to every question I had in my mind in that moment: “Wow, this feeling changes everything and you can’t help it.”
Seacrest interviews Gomez during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her latest single I’m Upset When He’s Upset and her relationship with Justin Bieber.
Everybody wants to form their own opinions anyway. I think the biggest problem I had this year — even with [Justin] and on his side is identity. I was trying to figure out what I’m doing, and that was the first time I was constantly being kicked down for doing that. When I didn’t know, I just wanted to say, ‘This is what I want, this is where I am in my professional life, things changed in my personal life, things changed in my heart everything.’ And people just thought, ‘Alright, this is what we think.’ And yeah, I made some decisions that weren’t great as well, and so did he and that’s why we went through all that to only make us better. And he has heard [the song] and he has seen the video, and it’s something that I feel like girls need hear, and it’s something I’m willing to share with people.
Gomez sounds off about her adult critics in an interview with E! News while promoting her film Rudderless.
I get picked on by grown adults all the time. It’s grown-ups and I don’t get it. It just baffles me. I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done. Trust me, it’s hard. I’ve had my moments where I’ve let them get to me, but I refuse to let them win.
Gomez and Kimmel discuss selfies on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
It’s like filter, post, twitter got it!
Gomez and Kimmel discuss her secret crush on Billy Crudup on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Oh yeah I had a crush on him!
Gomez and Ellen discuss living alone and owning her first home on The Ellen Show.
I can walk around naked now!
Beiber is charged with dangerous driving and assault following an accident between a mini van and an ATV, allegedly driven by Beiber. Beiber and Gomez are allegedly passengers in the ATV that collided with a mini van near Beiber’s home in Perth County, Ontario. Police report that after the collision Beiber and the driver of the mini van “engaged in a physical altercation.” A spokesman for Perth County OPP says Bieber went to the police office and was arrested, and he was then released on a promise to appear in a Stratford court at the end of the month.
A photo of Gomez in a revealing, black lace top that had slipped down a bit revealing part of her breasts appears on Instagram. The photo was quickly removed. At this time, it is unclear whether or not the picture was posted intentionally or in error.
Cyrus sings the song, FU at her concert in Milan, Italy, while holding a cardboard cutout of Selena Gomez’ face.
Gomez and Bieber break up after their March reunion. Beiber also unfollows Selena on Instagram. The social media move comes a week after Gomez unfollows him. Source:
Kylie sent sexy pics of herself to Justin and that’s what started the fight. Selena saw the pictures on Justin’s phone and she freaked out and left immediately.
Gomez appears on the cover of the March 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine. She talks about feeling powerful, not changing for a guy, and her fans.
I don’t feel like I can do enough for my fans. I work a lot, I work hard, and I get tired. But when you walk onstage and see these people who wait hours outside just to see you, it’s the greatest thing in the world.
Gomez secretly spends two weeks in an Arizona rehab. Gomez’s rep says in a news statement that Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows, but not for substance abuse. Instead Gomez says she needed a break from her busy schedule to focus on herself.
My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.
Gomez appears on the cover of the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about her family and how she is going to be going through a confusing time in her life.
I’m pretty lucky. That’s for sure. I mean, we’re typical Gilmore girls: Half the time she’ll annoy me, and half the time I’ll annoy her.
Gomez performs her single Slow Down on X Factor from her album Stars Dance
Seacrest interviews Gomez during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her about her tattoo.
It’s really small. It’s pretty. I’ve actually had it for over a year now. I’ve been pretty good at actually keeping it hidden, (but) it’s my favorite Bible verse. It’s Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Seacrest interviews Gomez during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about performing at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball.
I’m so stoked (to perform). I love the Jingle Ball. I feel like I’m more of a fan when I go there it’s like a free concert of the best pop artists.
Bieber releases his single, Heartbreaker. It is suspected that the song is about Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Gomez:
Honestly, that what’s so beautiful though about music. Especially him, he’s super talented at being able to use what he feels and interpret that through music.I mean, it’s what you do to grow as an artist. It’s what I’ve done and what many people do. So, it’s sweet.
Gomez appears on Cosmopolitan Singapore magazine cover.
Gomez performs Birthday on Live with Kelly and Michael from her album Stars Dance.
Gomez appears on the cover of the Pre-Fall 2013 issue of I-D magazine. She talks about getting her start as a kid, a Britney Spears concert as a child, and her photoshoot.
It’s so easy to wear incredible, beautiful dresses and look super glamorous, because you have the power of Photoshop, but a shoot that’s really stripped-down and raw is really fun to do. I was being rained on, it was freezing, I was covered in a giant sweater and my hair was all over the place. I got to just be in that moment and feel like I was there.
Gomez performs Birthday and a cover of Rihanna’s Birthday Cake during Dancing With The Stars to promote her album Stars Dance.
Gomez releases her fourth studio album titled Stars Dance. The 13 track album is her first record since moving on from her band The Scene. The album features her single Come & Get It and production collaboration with The Cataracs.
My process for this record was I would call the writers myself and talk to them individually and explain to them about where I was in my life and what I wanted to perform and what I wanted to sing. I wrote all of the bonus tracks on some of the records.
Gomez releases the album cover art for Stars Dance.
Gomez appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of In Style magazine. She talks about pushing boundaries, writing a song about Justin Bieber, and dating in the spotlight.
It’s uncomfortable that everywhere I go, people know. I don’t like that. But Justin and I never really focused on the attention. You can’t help who you date. So I wouldn’t swear off that or say that’s what I want again. I don’t know. I’m a kid, and a breakup is normal. I have to go through the emotions and feel it out. I’m doing my own thing, being with my friends, and he’s doing very well too.
Gomez performs Come And Get It during the Billboard Music Awards show promoting her album Stars Dance.
Gomez performs Come And Get It during Dancing With The Stars to promote her album Stars Dance.
Gomez performs Come and Get It from her album Stars Dance at the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Gomez and The Scene performs Who Says during The Ellen Show to promote her album When The Sun Goes Down.
Gomez performs Come And Get It during The Ellen Show to promote her album Stars Dance.
Gomez performs Come And Get It during Dancing With The Stars to promote her album Stars Dance.