“I wanted to share my story because I am very proud of who I am,” says Selena Gomez. The award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and producer is the subject of the latest YouTube artist stories.
In it, Gomez talks about her family’s history of immigrating to the United States and her deep sense of responsibility and pride in being a Mexican woman. Gomez weaves his personal story through an illustrated storybook; starting with her grandparents in Mexico, until her father was a fan of Selena Quintanilla (of whom she was named), and throughout the present date.
In addition to being the third of a trio on Hulu’s Only the murders in the building (which just got a second season this week), Gomez released his very first Spanish album earlier this year.
“I wasn’t perfect but I definitely did my best,” she says in the now available mini-documentary on her YouTube page. “Every part of this project was designed to be uniquely a Spanish record,” she explains. Gomez is candid about learning Spanish for recording, “Revelación,” revealing that she has worked with coaches to enjoy singing in another language, a language she now says she’s more in. comfortable singing as english.
“Revelación” was discontinued in March 2021 and marked Gomez’s debut number 1 on the Latin album charts. “If I could talk to the Latinx community, I would say, ‘Be proud of who you are. You are meant to be exactly where you were meant to be, whatever it looks like, whatever it is. Don’t stop trying, ”says Selena.