INTERVIEW: Selena Gomez Dismisses Old Adage, Rumors

Selena Gomez is not buying the notion that “no press is bad press.”

“That’s always kind of been a part of it,” Gomez said in response to the amount of coverage regarding her personal life, namely her relationship with fellow pop star Justin Bieber. “I think that’s a part of everybody’s life when it comes to what business they kind of want to pursue, whether it’s acting or singing, it just kind of comes with the job I guess.”

The publicity certainly hasn’t hurt Gomez, and her diverse career. She first made a name for herself with Disney’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place.” This year, the Texas-born teenager launched on to the silver screen with “Monte Carlo” and released her third album with the group, Selena Gomez and the Scene. Many artists these days that attempt to transition from the screen to the recording studio don’t release three songs, let alone three albums. Gomez credits her fans and her inner-circle for the success.

“I definitely feel like I get more and more confident with each record,” Gomez said in a sit down interview with “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “I’m getting older, so it’s fun to explore that a little bit.”

Gomez believes the “generation gap” she currently finds herself in at 19 led her to fall in love with a track co-written by artist Priscilla Renea, “Who Says.”

“There were a couple of artists that wanted the song, and as soon as I heard it I sent (Priscilla) this long e-mail saying how much the song meant to me and how much I feel like it could mean to my fans,” she revealed. “I get to try and make a good impact on kids my age.”

The good impact translated in to Gomez’s highest charting song to date. Now, she has moved on to a second single from When the Sun Goes Down, “Love You Like a Love Song.”


“I just thought it was different, and the right kind of step of where I want to go,” said Gomez of the Rockmafia-written single. “It’s more dance-y, more fun, and it’s very repetitive. That could be a good thing or a bad thing I guess.”

But as Gomez will probably soon find out with pop radio, repetitiveness is like press. You can almost never go wrong with it.

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