Selena Gomez turns 22 today!
Born in 1992, Gomez started her career in show biz as an actress on “Barney and Friends,” which was followed by a guest appearance on “Hannah Montana.” After that, she landed a starring role on her own Disney sitcom, “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
That catapulted her to fame, leading her to release her breakthrough smash hit “Naturally” with her band, The Scene.
Soon after, Gomez started loving fellow teen pop star Justin Bieber like her multi-platinum single, “Love You Like a Love Song!,” a relationship that has been off-again, on-again since early 2011.
In the midst of their second break from one another, Gomez appeared in the modern cult classic “Spring Breakers” along with fellow Disney alum Vanessa Hudgens.
But the singer achieved her biggest success yet last summer when her first solo album, “Stars Dance,” rose to no. 1 on the Billboard 200 over the likes of Jay Z’s “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” and Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience.”
The album featured her hit single “Come and Get It,” which reached as high as no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, providing the former Disney star with her first top 10 hit.
Fans of the super couple known as “Jelena” have been rejoicing as a result of the duo’s resurgence several months ago, which begs the question: “Who Says” that the former teen heartthrobs don’t belong together?
And without further ado, here’s to a fun-filled birthday for Selena Gomez!