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“I want to make sure when [people] hear my record, they feel my record. So that means either they’re moving, they’re bobbing their head, or they want to dance – but I really wanted to make that physical.”
Selena Gomez makes us groove with an exclusive Soundcheck set chock-full of pop beats. Go behind the scenes with the singer as she dishes on upcoming tour plans, taking a break from music, and her fourth studio album “Stars Dance” featuring the No. 1 hit single “Come and Get It.” Check out our awesome set with the pop singer and be sure to pick up a copy of “Stars Dance” online and in Walmart stores nationwide.
-The Crew at Walmart Soundcheck
"I’m transitioning into a young adult to being an adult. I don’t really feel like an adult half the time… I work with adults and I have to carry myself as one, and you know, I have a lot of responsibilities but at the end of the day I still feel like a kid."
On her tour plans:
"I grew up with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and N’SYNC and Janet Jackson…They went on stage and gave a show with incredible dance routines or just fun wardrobe ideas. So that’s what I would really like to do for this tour is get really into the entertainment and performing aspect of it all. Making it almost seem like it’s old school stuff, you know, bringing all of the music to life with choreography."
On naming the album:
"The reason why I named the album 'Stars Dance' is because it was one of my favorite tracks on the album… when I recorded the song I knew that it was really special and it was going to be a great moment on tour and I just believe in that song."
On Finding A Balance:
"I want to exude confidence in everything that I do. I’m messing up everyday, I don’t know what I’m doing and I just want to make sure I can be the best that I can be at whatever it is I’m doing – that day even… I want to take things and grab on it and full force just take on all these adventures and journeys."
On taking a break from music:
"Being able to take a break from music was really fun for me. I was able to do other things that I really wanted to do. My series had ended that I was doing for four years and I just kind of wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the things that I got to experience, and it is actually something I’ve been wanting to do but just wanting to make sure I had the time to do it."
On being confident:
"I want to encourage young people to get out there and do something for someone else and see how you feel because it will change you, and maybe that can help them rise from the ashes."
• She’s a Cancer! Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22nd in Grand Prairie, Texas.
• Ready for her close-up: Selena made her acting debut at age 7 on “Barney & Friends” where she met BFF and Soundcheck alum Demi Lovato.
• She became a star in 2007 appearing as “Alex Russo” on the Disney Channel Original Series “Wizards of Waverly Place” after being discovered in a nationwide casting call.
• Sweet 16: Selena signed her first record deal with Hollywood Records in 2008, just before her 16th birthday.
• She recorded her first three albums as part of a band called “Selena Gomez & the Scene.” In 2011 the group won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Breakout Artist” and the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Music Group.”
• Her fourth album and solo debut “Stars Dance” is out now! Pick up a copy of the record online and in Walmart stores nationwide.
1. Hit The Lights
This up-tempo dance song gives a club feel with a hard-hitting beat and catchy lyrics that speak about living in the moment: “Hit the lights/ Let the music move you/ Lose yourself tonight”
2. Who Says
The first single from her 2011 album “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Who Says” is catchy and empowering, firing back at 'haters' with feel-good lyrics like “Who says you're not perfect?/ Who says you're not worth it?/ Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?”
3. Love You Like a Love Song
The singer's multiplatinum-selling 2011 dance hit features a heavy dose of electropop mixed with deeper, sultry vocals, a funky bassline and a hint of 80s synth – we dare you not to dance.
4. Come and Get It
The first single from “Stars Dance” topped the charts at No. 1 – a first for the artist. “‘Come and Get It’ was really fun, it was actually one of the last songs, too, that we added on the album. Ester Dean, she’s actually an incredible vocalist that a lot of people know, but if you actually hear her voice just fully on her own, it’s just stunning, it’s really haunting. So I heard the demo with her singing on it and it was just beautiful, I loved it... It made me feel really good that I could do justice to the song that she brought to life, you know, it’s a beautiful song," says the singer.
“This is my inner country artist” the singer jokes about the energetic tune from her 2010 debut album. Three years later, the song remains a hit for the starlet, having been performed at a number of live shows including Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. “I think this song will probably be one of the closing ones for tour,” she reveals.