Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress, singer and fashion designer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, Gomez came to prominence after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She formed her band Selena Gomez & the Scene after signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2008.
Beyond entertainment, Gomez has worked with numerous organizations for charitable causes, and has most notably worked with UNICEF for several years. She formed her own production company, July Moon Productions, in 2008. In Fall of 2010, Gomez launched her clothing line "Dream Out Loud" through Kmart. Lately Gomez has been working with Dreamlab and the LA-based producer Ruffian on her second studio album, Revival, to be released on October 9, 2015.