When Does Selena Gomez’s Album ‘Rare’ Come Out?
Singer Selena Gomez has been preparing her fans for this day, and now, it’s finally here. We’ve officially learned the title of her next album: Rare. Additionally, the album has a release date and a full tracklist. Read on to learn more about the former Disney darling‘s new music.
Selena Gomez has been in the industry most of her life
Gomez got her start on the Disney Channel. She starred in the sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, catapulting her to fame. She also appeared in Disney Channel Original Movies such as Princess Protection Program opposite fellow Disney star (and on-again, off-again pal) Demi Lovato.
Like her fellow multi-hyphenate stars, Gomez is also a talented musician. However, she went a slightly different direction at first, performing as part of a group named Selena Gomez & the Scene. With the band, she put out three albums through Hollywood Records (a Disney-owned label).
Gomez considers ‘Rare’ to be her second album
After exiting Selena Gomez & the Scene, Gomez decided to branch out on her own. Her debut solo album, Stars Dance, was released in 2013. Her lead single, “Come & Get It,” is certified Platinum. However, Gomez does not appear to consider this album (which was released through Hollywood Records) as part of her official discography.
Instead, her 2015 album, Revival, is the one she deems her first, which she made with her current label, Interscope Records. It features the hit singles “Hands to Myself” and “Same Old Love,” among others. Now, Gomez says it “feels good to be back,” as she promotes Rare.
She has had a lot of struggles over the years
An almost five-year gap between albums is generally rare, especially for such a young, popular artist. But then again, Gomez’s journey has been far from ordinary. Aside from focusing on her acting career with films such as Spring Breakers and The Fundamentals of Caring, Gomez has had a lot of health struggles.
The entertainer first revealed she has lupus in 2015. She underwent chemotherapy and stayed in a treatment facility. In 2017, Gomez had a kidney transplant, which she publicized on social media. She has also spoken out about her struggles with her mental health over the years.
When does ‘Rare’ come out?
This has been a great year to be a fan of Gomez. She came back strong with a partnership with Puma, the horror-comedy The Dead Don’t Die, and plenty more. But what everyone was most excited about was her new music, which she began to tease over the summer.
Gomez released her first single, “Lose You to Love Me,” in Oct. 2019, immediately followed by her second single, “Look At Her Now.” She then revealed that her album was due out on Jan. 10, 2020, calling it her “diary from the past few years.”
Gomez revealed the title and tracklist
When Gomez says she’s going to deliver, she isn’t kidding. After years of waiting, multiple collaborations with other artists, and plenty of hints along the way, we finally know exactly what to expect from the new album, titled Rare.
On Dec. 12, 2019, Gomez posted a video sharing the art, title, tracklist, and more, calling her album “the most honest music [she’s] ever made.” Here’s the tracklist in full: “Rare,” “Dance Again,” “Ring,” “Vulnerable,” “People You Know,” “Let Me Get Me,” “Crowded Room (ft. 6lack),” “Kinda Crazy,” “Fun,” “Cut You Off,” “A Sweeter Place (ft. Kid Cudi)” and, of course, “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now.” We can’t wait!