…Three years ago, in 2008, Selena Gomez’s career was continuing to rise. Gomez landed a major role in the film production Another Cinderella Story (a direct to DVD movie) and also a minor voice acting role in the major film Horton Hears a Who!
At this point, Selena Gomez was beginning to receive some publicity – she was ranked as one of the up and coming “Kid Stars to Watch”, by Forbes Magazine. In 2009, Disney Channel directed and made a TV movie, Princess Protection Program, starring Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.
Selena Gomez also appeared as herself in Lovato’s Disney show Sonny With A Chance for one episode. She also made an appearance, along with two other co-stars from Waverly Place, in a three-show crossover episode, along with stars from The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana. These are only a few of many appearances Gomez has on the Disney Channel.
Selena Gomez also took some time to explore a growing music career in 2008. In that year, Gomez sang over a cover song of “Cruella de Vil”, and also performed in a music video. This song was released in the music album DisneyMania 6. Selena Gomez also took some time to record multiple songs for another album – the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack.
Selena Gomez also recorded another song – the “Fly to Your Heart” single released in the 2008 movie, Tinker Bell. All her hard work, along with her musical talent, finally came to fruition when the label Hollywood Records (a company owned by Disney) signed her to a recording deal when she was only 15.
In 2009, Selena Gomez formed a band, entitled Selena Gomez & the Scene, consisting of Gomez as vocals, Ethan Roberts playing guitar, and Greg Carman on drums. Dane Forrest (keyboard player) and Joey Clement as a bassist rounded out the group. The band’s debut album was entitled Kiss and Tell, with a single from the album, “Naturally”, garnering Platinum status from the RIAA.