Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie

Selena Gomez is an American singer, songwriter and actress known for her work in various Disney Channel series and commercial movies

As a singer, she has sold millions of records worldwide

Selena has a popular social media following. At one point, she was the most-followed person on Instagram

The actress was named after former Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla

Selena had a hard childhood; her mother had her when she was just 16 years old and her parents split when she was young

Her mother worked hard to provide for the family while growing up, though they often had very little

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