Actress and singer Selena Gomez has risen to the kind of fame that most budding performers can only dream of. Her time in the spotlight began as a child working with entertainment giant Disney, which is something she opened up about with fellow entertainer Kelly Clarkson.
When talking about her early years acting, Gomez said that, “Because I started so young, there’s a huge part of me that didn’t get a chance to develop my identity in a normal setting.”
The child star turned internationally acclaimed singer told the daytime host that the years she worked at Disney were the best of her life.
“I had a great time and I have nothing but good things to say, but it was a bit more controlled. There were certain things that I kind of had to do, and not maybe go into maybe figuring out what my sound would be.”
Using her Disney time as a springboard, Gomez then went on to launch her wildly successful music career.
Gomez also went on to talk about her inspiration in music:
“So I’ve constantly been trying to make my music better and better because I know that people may not think I’m the greatest singer. But, I just work my ass off. I really love writing and creating and creating melodies and growing. I felt like this [Rare] was my chance to say all the things I wanted to say in that way, which was talking about relationships and talking about difficult times or being vulnerable or being stuck in your head because I can do that a lot.
According to the young songstress, she takes her job very seriously, wanting to make an impact on those who hear her work.
“… I wanted it to feel good, you know? I wanted it to feel like every word mattered and you could feel it physically, and I’m still in the studio now because I feel like it has inspired me and I just want to keep going.”
Gomez’s career took off like a rocket after her stint doing entertainment for younger viewers.
Clarkson offered some advice to the younger singer:
“You said, ‘A lot of people might not think I’m the best singer.’ The best singer in the world is not the loudest — talking to everyone in the world right now — and it’s not the ‘OMG, you have to sing like Whitney Houston.’ The best singers in the world move you — and that comes from all different sounds and styles.”
“From a singer to a singer, it’s beautiful what you do. And I love your record, and I love big huge songs, and you singing your music. It means something and it moves people. So, don’t ever negate your gift — because it’s powerful.”