"Listen" is a 2006 R&B, soul song recorded by American singer Beyoncé Knowles. The song was written by Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Knowles, and produced by The Underdogs Matt Sullivan and Randy Spendlove for the soundtrack to the 2006 musical film Dreamgirls. "Listen" is one of four compositions written specifically for the Dreamgirls film. In the film, Knowles' character Deena Jones sings the song to assert independence over her controlling husband. The track was released as the lead single from film's soundtrack album on December 5, 2006 in the United States, appeared as a hidden track on international editions of Knowles' second solo studio album, B'Day, and also appeared on the Deluxe Edition of Knowles' second LP. The Spanish version of the song "Oye" was released on the EP Irreemplazable and on the second disc of the Spanish Deluxe Edition release of B'Day. "Listen" was a critical success, and it won Best Original Song at the 2007 Annual Critics' Choice Awards. It was also nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Song.
Selena Marie Gomez ( born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends, she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired for four seasons from 2007 until 2012.
With her former band Selena Gomez & the Scene, she attained the top-ten on the US Billboard 200 with her albums Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain(2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (2011). As a solo artist, Gomez has released the number-one albums Stars Dance (2013) and Revival (2015). She has also earned six top-ten entries on the USBillboard Hot 100: "Come & Get It", "The Heart Wants What It Wants", "Good for You" with ASAP Rocky, "Same Old Love", "Hands to Myself", and "It Ain't Me" with Kygo. In 2017, Billboard reported that Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.
Gomez's acting credits include starring roles in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Ramona and Beezus(2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2012),Getaway (2013) and The Fundamentals of Caring(2016). She voices the character of Mavis in theHotel Transylvania film franchise. Outside entertainment, Gomez released her own clothing line through Kmart in 2010 and a self-titled fragrance in 2013. In 2017, she released a limited-edition collection of handbags called the "Selena Grace" that she designed in collaboration with luxury brandCoach, Inc. She has worked with various charitable organizations for years and became a UNICEFambassador at the age of seventeen. As of 2018, Gomez is the most followed Instagram user in the world.
Gomez was raised Catholic. When she was 13, she wanted a purity ring, and her dad went to the church and got it blessed. She stated, "He actually used me as an example for other kids. I'm going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God." The singer stopped wearing the ring in 2010. Gomez later stated in 2017 that she did not like the term "religion" and that sometimes it "freaks me out", adding "I don't know if it's necessarily that I believe in religion, as much as I believe in faith and a relationship with God."
Gomez was diagnosed with lupus sometime between 2012 and early 2014. On September 14, 2017, she announced via Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events during the previous few months because she had received a kidney transplant from actress and friend Francia Raisa.
Selena first started dating Justin Bieber in 2010 but they made their first public appearance together as a couple in 2011 and first broke up in 2012. They then had an on-again-off-again relationship until
- In January 2017, Selena started dating The Weeknd, who she was in in a ten-month relationship with until late October.
Gomez is described as a pop singer, showcasing the genre in form of dance-pop and incorporating EDM into her sound. As her career has been progressing, she has been experimenting with a large number of music genres. While her debut album with The Scene was inspired in electronic rock and pop rock, her following records with the band opted for dance-pop sound. A Year Without Rain noted synth-popcharacteristics and When the Sun Goes Downwent into a more electropop and electro-disco-influenced musical direction. Her debut solo record Stars Dance was rooted in the EDM-pop genre, and Gomez herself described it as "baby dubstep", featuring elements from multiple genres as electronic, disco, techno ordancehall. Her songs "The Heart Wants What It Wants" and "Good for You" have been described as "minimalistic" and "grown-up", transitioning her sound into adult pop.
Early in her music career, Gomez cited Bruno Marsas an influence, for "his style of music, his style in general, the way he performs, the way he carries himself." Gomez also named Christina Aguilera,Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Rihanna as influences. Gomez has stated that she finds English singer Cheryl Cole as a significant influence to her artistry, "She made me feel better, I just love her music and I think she's a really nice person. She's been through a lot, but she carries herself with a lot of class and I love that." Gomez's debut solo album Stars Dance (2013) was prominently influenced by Spears, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and American electronic producerSkrillex. Her second album, Revival (2015), was mainly influenced by Christina Aguilera's albumStripped (2002) and singer Janet Jackson
Awards and Nominations
Selena Gomez has won several awards, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, an iHeartRadio Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and sixteen Teen Choice Awards, as well as ten Guinness World Records. She has received four Billboard Music Awards nominations.
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