Selena Gomez earns her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Rare launches atop the tally. The set, which was released Jan. 10 via Interscope Records, starts with 112,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 16, according to Nielsen Music.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Jan. 25-dated chart (where Rare bows at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Wednesday, Jan. 22 (one day later than usual, owed to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 20).
In total, Rare’s start of 112,000 units was powered by nearly 56,000 in SEA units (equating to 79.3 million on-demand streams for album’s tracks), just under 53,000 in album sales, and a little over 3,000 in TEA units. (All numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand.)
Selena Gomez strips things all the way down in a new unplugged performance of "Rare," the title track from her recent No. 1 album.
The song, recorded live from the Village Studio, finds Selena accompanied only by a sparsely strummed acoustic guitar and a single female backup singer, giving a new emotional spin to the lead track from the album, which dropped in January.
The unadorned take on "Rare" is in stark contrast to the more visually stunning offical video, which she says in a pop-up version of the clip was shot in nature after she found inspiration during her philanthropic trip to Kenya with the WE organization.
The live clip opens with Gomez rehearsing and joking around with her crew before diving into the introspective lyrics. "Baby, you’ve been so distant from me lately/ And lately/ Don’t even wanna call you baby/ Saw us getting older/ Burning toast in the toaster/ My ambitions were too high," she sings.
Selena Gomez made about 169 million followers skid their mad scrolling to a halt when she announced via Instagram stories that she planned to launch a beauty line, Rare Beauty. "I want to highlight the stories of our community and build something special together," Selena Gomez wrote in a statement to Allure. "I hope the Rare Beauty community is full of life."
What is a community call, you ask? It's an invitation to share your story (in this case, what makes you "rare" because duh, the line is called Rare Beauty), along with your Sephora Color IQ (to help shade-match you to the Rare Beauty products for you), and your Instagram handle. If your story is one of the 50 or fewer chosen by the Rare Beauty team, you'll be featured in a campaign.
"Every type of human — however you look, however you love — is welcome," says Gomez. "Ultimately, I hope it's a safe place where people can chat, have fun, and support each other."
Is it possible that this community could eventually influence future product launches? "Nothing is off the table," says Katie Welch, Rare Beauty's chief marketing officer. "The community call will bring upwards of 50 people together to join the mission of the brand, getting early access to product, exclusive merch, and, more importantly, making new friends and connecting to each other."
"Here are some of the things that I've been watching, listening to and reading to keep me positive and help pass the time," she wrote on her Stories. "Hope it helps!!"
For Selena, social distancing has given her plenty of time to revisit some of her favorite films. She included Jennifer's Body, American Hustle, Clueless, Sugar and Spice, After The Wedding, Zodiac, Election and Flirting With Disaster on her movies list. As for newer titles, she also been watching Uncut Gems and Invisible Man.
When it comes to television, she's been binging The Morning Show, Good Girls, The Mind Explained and The Servant. If she needs a good laugh, Selena also has Saturday Night Live re-runs on her queue as well.
And of course, her music selection is just as amazing. For her social distancing soundtrack, the "Lose You To Love Me" singer has been listening to "If The World Was Ending" by JP Saxe and her pal Jillian Michaels, "You Say" by Lauren Diagle, "The Box" by Roddy Ricch and "The Blessing" by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship.
Selena Gomez has been working ever since she was 7. The actress is quite famous for her act in Barney & Friends. In fact, that’s where she found her BFF Demi Lovato. Both were then signed by Disney. Our Rare singer soon rose to fame with her portrayal in Wizards Of Waverly Place. But do you know her salary? It’s going to drive you insane.
Selena portrayed the character of Alex Russo in the Disney Show. Wizards Of Waverly Place even garnered massive fame for actors like David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, and Jennifer Stone. In fact, fans would always remember ‘Crazy Funky Hat’ song. WOWP ran for 5 years (2007-12) with almost 106 episodes.
Now, if a report by Insider is to be believed, Selena Gomez earned a massive $30,000 per episode. Mind you, she was just a teenager back then. Her net income during the entire span of the show came to a total of around $3 million. If converted to Indian currency, that makes it around 22.65 crores. Our heads are spinning, time out, please!
Wizards Of Waverly Place is also said to have boosted Selena Gomez’s career by a huge mark. These whopping earnings remain one of the major contributors towards her net worth of around $75 million.
Meanwhile, Gomez has topped Billboards charts multiple times in her music career. Amongst others, her famous track remains Same Old Love, Good For You, Who Says, etc.
She recently released her new album – Rare. Songs like Rare, Boyfriend, Look At Her Now have already made it to her fans playlist, that too on loop.
Selena Gomez also made a lot of noise over her relationship with Justin Bieber. The duo had been in an on and off relationship since 2011.