Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez drops huge career shock

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January 3, 2024 at 06:18

Selena Gomez may still be at the top of her game, but the 31-year-old pop star has suggested she’s headed for early retirement.

More than a decade after breaking onto the music scene, Selena Gomez has suggested her next album will be her last.

The US pop star, 31, made the revelation during an interview on the SmartLess podcast, claiming she has “one more album” left in her. She cited being “tired” as the reason for wanting to limit her workload.

“I do feel like I have one more album in me, but I would probably choose acting,” Gomez said of her future.
 

Selena Gomez said she has “one album” left in her. Picture: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Selena Gomez said she has “one album” left in her. Picture: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images


While not a trained singer, Gomez has enjoyed immense success as a performer, with her music career kicking off in line with her breakout role in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverley Place, which aired from 2007 until 2012.

“Disney is, it’s safe to say, a machine and, in a way, forcefully require that I know how to sing so I could sing the theme song. They know how to package someone and make it a whole triple threat thing,” Gomez continued.

“I wanted to be an actress, I never really intended on being a singer full-time but apparently that hobby turned into something else.

“I started having a lot of fun with music and then touring was really fun. But the older I get, the more I’m kind of like, I would like to find something to just settle on.”

 

Gomez began touring as a musician in her teens. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Gomez began touring as a musician in her teens. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Gomez shot to fame on the hit Disney series Wizards of Waverley Place. Picture: DISNEY CHANNEL/PETER 'HOPPER' STONE
Gomez shot to fame on the hit Disney series Wizards of Waverley Place. Picture: DISNEY CHANNEL/PETER "HOPPER" STONE


Gomez, who is one of the most followed people on Instagram with 429 million followers, has released six studio albums across her career – three with her band Selena Gomez and the Scene and three as a solo artist – the latter three each debuting at Number 1 in the US.

In December, Gomez said on social media she was set to release a new album – her first since Rare (2020) – within two months.

The star, who debuted her new relationship with music producer Benny Blanco just before Christmas, also runs her own cosmetics company, Rare Beauty, which she founded in 2019.

As for her chosen career route of acting, Gomez again featured in the successful Disney+ series Only Murders in the Building, which dropped its third season in October.

She’s next set to appear on the big screen in the upcoming musical comedy thriller Emilia Perez, which co-stars Zoe Saldana and Edgar Ramirez and is slated for release some time this year.

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