Selena Gomez Debuts at #1 with Stars Dance / Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack Jumps to #3 (@selenagomez @RossR5)

SelenaStarsDanceMulti-platinum Hollywood Records recording artist Selena Gomez has scored her first # 1 album on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with her fourth studio album, Stars Dance. Internationally, Stars Danceranked # 1 in 28 countries and top 10 in 84 countries on iTunes.  

The road to # 1 kicked off in April with the release of Selena’s double platinum single, “Come & Get It,” which became her first # 1 Top 40 Radio Hit.   The video for “Come & Get It” will hit the 100 million view mark next week, and was recently nominated for MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video.  A week prior to release, iTunes offered a global stream of Selena’s Stars Dance following an online marketing campaign which enabled Selena’s fans to unlock previews of the album.  Besides celebrating her 21st birthday the week of July 19, Selena was featured on an E! Ryan Seacrest Special, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a Wal-Mart Soundcheck, an iHeart Radio stream, Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series and Live! With Kelly & Michael. 

Gomez is set to launch her world-wide tour August 14 in Vancouver, BC.  She also stars in the upcoming movie, “The Getaway,” which hits movie theaters August 30.  Selena’s new single, “Slow Down,” is doing anything but, with more than 65% sales jump this week and an impact date at radio of August 12.TeenBeachSoundtrack

Right behind Gomez’ # 1 debut is the continued success of Disney Music Group’s Teen Beach Movie soundtrack, climbing to # 3 (up from # 8 last week) with 56,000 units sold and over 140,000 track sales for the week.  The Teen Beach Movie soundtrack maintained its # 1 position on Billboard’s soundtrack chart.  “Teen Beach Movie” stars Ross Lynch (of Hollywood Records’ ‘R5 and Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” and Maia Mitchell (from ABC Family’s “The Fosters.)  R5 recently completed a sold out tour of the US and Canada and will be releasing their first full length album this fall. 

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.