From ‘Barney’ Actress to Pop Star: See Selena Gomez’s Transformation

Celebrate her 27th birthday with a nostalgic look back

July 22, 2019

Selena Gomez is celebrating her 27th birthday today, July 22. Despite slightly stepping out of the spotlight to focus on taking care of herself, the “Taki Taki” songstress has been preparing to be a household name since she was just a tot.

Selena Gomez landed her first real acting role alongside Demi Lovato in Barney & Friends. After taking on a few minor roles elsewhere, Selena started working with Disney at the age of 12 in appearances on Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. She was then given a lead role in hit Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place, and soon started dabbling in music as it seems like every Disney star ever has done.

Now, Selena is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. She’s gearing up for the release of her next album, and told Jimmy Fallon she’s putting the finishing touches on her first LP in four years. Celebrate Selena Gomez’s birthday with her transformation from Barney & Friends to Pop queen.