Selena Gomez hit a major milestone today: For the first time ever in her career, Gomez has the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Gomez's intimate breakup ballad, "Lose You to Love Me," got the honor last week, during its first full week of streaming. It is also #1 on the Rolling Stone 100. Gomez commented on a fan's post in disbelief of the double-chart news. "Wait is that real?! Lol," she wrote. Yes, it's real.
Gomez posted four Instagram Stories marking the Hot 100 achievement and showcasing her sheer shock. "WHAT?! Omg!! Thank you so much @billboardcharts for a first for me. I'm so grateful!" she wrote on her first Instagram Story, a repost of the article screenshot song co-writer Julia Michaels shared.
In 2017, Selena Gomez was dating The Weeknd. When they both unfollowed his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid on Instagram (and Bella immediately unfollowed Selena when that relationship went public), it created a lot of headlines and drama. But that was two years ago. Today, Selena would like you to know she's totally cool with Bella. The singer just refollowed Bella on her Instagram in a public show of peace. She followed Gigi Hadid's Instagram too yesterday.
Bella hasn't followed Selena back yet, but she made headlines for liking a Selena Gomez photo in May, signaling she's also at peace with Selena. Two years does change a lot.
Bella and The Weeknd are friendly and spent time together during her birthday last month. And although Bella and The Weeknd got back together last year, their relationship status now is more up in the air. They were reported to have taken a break in August.
Selena Gomez is in the midst of an undeniable comeback. With new songs, fresh performances, and an upcoming album, it’s clear that Sel is on the brink of a brand-new era, and fans and celebrities alike are totally here for it.
In fact, fellow singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini is so psyched about Selena’s new music that she decided to put her own spin on one of the artist’s latest singles. On November 20, Kelsea took to Twitter to share a stripped-down version of Selena’s “Lose You to Love Me,” where she sung the heartfelt lyrics while strumming a guitar. “I really love this song,” she wrote alongside the clip, adding a heart emoji for emphasis. As Kelsea herself told Teen Vogue in 2018, being a fan is a unique experience — and you can still be famous and be a fan of someone else’s work. “I have two gears in my brain and it’s like artist mode and fan mode,” she said at the time. “And I never want to lose that excitability as a fan.”
It seems as though Kelsea’s “Lose You to Love Me” cover is definitely Selena-approved. The following day, Sel left a reply consisting of a heart and crying emoji, communicating what we’re all thinking: Kelsea’s rendition of the single is a total smash.
Unlike me, Selena Gomez has had quite the day today and it’s barely even 9:30 p.m. Not only did she ARRIVE on the American Music Awards red carpet wearing a lime-green Versace dress and perfectly matching lime-green heels, but she also opened up the AMAs with both her new songs—and was pretty unfairly dragged by the internet for being off-key. And after all that, Sel hopped on Instagram and shared a picture of her giant new thigh tattoo:
The tattoo is of praying hands holding rosary beads, and it looks like Selena got it a few days ago from popular celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang. There are a bunch of pics of her getting the tat, so here ya go: