Selena Gomez will quit singing to focus on acting.
The 20-year-old singer plans to take an extended break from music after her Stars Dance world tour this summer in order to concentrate on her film career, which took off last year thanks to her role in Spring Breakers. Asked whether she had plans to stop singing, she said, "Yeah, probably for a while, I wanna get more into film. I'm open to trying new things. I just did an action movie and a dark comedy and then a drama so I've been able to do really fun projects that are different."
The brunette star also teased some details of her super secretive tour, revealing her biggest priority is to get into shape in order to keep up with the energetic dance routines she has planned. "This is my first world tour so I definitely need to get in shape, that's the first thing I need to do. But it's always been my dream to tour the world and actually give myself to my fans the show they deserve. There's no planned [guests] right now. Just for this tour overall I'm doing a lot more dancing which I didn't really do on my last tour, the costumes are going to be a lot more detailed. Basically I'm going to be performing the whole new record," she explained.
Taylor Swift led the winners at the Billboard Music Awards last night, taking home eight prizes.
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who is known for her turbulent love life and relationships with stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer - paid tribute to her loyal fans as she picked up the evening's top honor, the coveted Artist of the Year prize.
"Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions. You are the longest and best relationship I've had," she said.
As well as Artist of the Year, Taylor also took home honors including Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist, Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for Red, and Top Country Song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."
Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have made a "beautiful" record together.
The "Baby" hitmaker has recorded a track with the "Love Story" singer, and though few details about the collaboration have been made public, Justin's girlfriend Selena Gomez has heard the song and is very impressed.
"It's beautiful. I don't know if it's going to make it on the record, but it is beautiful," she said.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old star admitted she has no plans to return to the recording studio any time soon as she is currently focused on her acting career: "We're maybe going to do some fun remixes, but right now it's just about movies."
Selena was thrilled recently when she learned Lea Michele will perform her track "Love You Like A Love Song" on a forthcoming episode of Glee and admits the inclusion of her track came as a surprise: "I didn't even know and my label didn't even know it was happening. Cory Monteith texted me a video of someone singing it and I was like, 'Wait, that's Lea!' I asked him if they were on set and he sent me back a smiley face. So that's how we found out."
Selena Gomez is pausing her music career while she concentrates on acting.
The 19-year-old "Love You Like a Love Song" hitmaker - who recently wrapped filming on comedy Spring Breakers - has decided to put her singing on the backburner while she makes a name for herself in Hollywood.
"I'm just kind of halting music for a bit. [I've] been really focused on more acting. For me it's been fun to take risks and do things that are completely different. To be honest, maybe some of you guys might not be comfortable with it ... I'm still the same person. Things that challenge me really excite me."
But that doesn't mean the former Disney star won't be reuniting with the other members of her band Selena Gomez & the Scene to create more music in the future: "I'm doing another movie called The Getaway with Ethan Hawke. It's really, really exciting. So we're doing that and then hopefully another movie, but that hasn't really been confirmed yet. Then I'll start working on my fourth album, which will be the best album I'll ever do!"
Justin Bieber and Drake will record together next month. The "Find Your Love" rapper is "excited" about collaborating with 17-year-old singing sensation Justin for a track to go on his forthcoming third album, Believe.
"Me and Justin are going in the studio in January to work on his new album, so I'm excited about that. That's definitely gotta be one of the most talented kids doing music right now," Drake told a crowd on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Justin previously revealed Drake would be among a number of "cool" artists he had lined up to work on his next record: "I'm working with a lot of cool people. I'm working with Kanye. Drake is gonna work on the album with me and a lot of different artists."
While Justin is pleased with the stars who will feature on his next album, he has previously admitted he would most like to record a track with his girlfriend, Disney starlet Selena Gomez: "Maybe I'd sing with Selena, I've heard all of her new stuff and it's amazing. I would also love to work with Will.i.am as well as Jay-Z on a cool, fun record."
Selena Gomez will pay homage to another pop princess during her upcoming world tour. The Disney star recently told reporters that she plants to do a tribute to Britney Spears, and she’s “so stoked” about it.
Gomez plants to do “a mash up of all her songs and just got for it.” Selena will sing “Baby One More Time,” before she mixes in “Toxic” and then “some of [Britney's] recent stuff.” Sounds pretty awesome, pop fans!
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