Emblem3 To Open For Selena Gomez On North America Tour

Emblem3 and Selena Gomez

Emblem3 have announced they will join Selena Gomez on her “Stars Dance” world tour as the opening act on the tour’s 41 North American dates. The dates, which mark Emblem3’s first extensive North American tour, kick off August 14th in Vancouver, BC and continue through cities across the U.S. including Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles before wrapping in St. Louis on November 27th. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

Emblem3 are Brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and lifelong friend Drew Chadwick. The guys are currently in the studio at work on their debut album, which is being executive produced by Savan Kotecha. The album will be the first release on “Mr Kanani”, Savan Kotecha’s imprint on Syco Music released through Columbia Records in Summer 2013.

Selena Gomez “Stars Dance” Tour Dates with Emblem3:
Aug 14 – Vancouver, BC at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Aug 16 – Calgary, AB at Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug 17 – Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place
Aug 18 – Saskatoon, SK at Credit Union Center
Aug 19 – Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre
Aug 22 – Ottawa, ON at Scotiabank Place
Aug 23 – Montreal, QC at Bell Center
Aug 24 – Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
Oct 10 – Washington, D.C. at Patriot Center
Oct 11 – Pittsburgh, PA at Peterson Events Center
Oct 12 – Boston, MA at TD Garden
Oct 15 – Buffalo, NY at First Niagara Arena
Oct 16 – Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center
Oct 18 – Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
Oct 19 – Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct 20 – Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
Oct 22 – Hershey, PA at Giant Center
Oct 23 – Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center
Oct 25 – Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
Oct 26 – Atlanta, GA at Philips Arena
Oct 27 – Charlotte, NC at Time Warner Cable Arena
Oct 29 – Sunrise, FL at BB&T Center
Oct 30 – Tampa, FL at Tampa Bay Times Forum
Nov 1 – San Antonio, TX at AT&T Center
Nov 2 – Houston, TX at Toyota Center
Nov 3 – Dallas, TX at American Airlines Arena
Nov 5 – Phoenix, AZ at US Airways center
Nov 6 – Los Angeles, CA at STAPLES Center
Nov 8 – San Diego, CA at Valley View Casino Center
Nov 9 – Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Events Center
Nov 10 – San Jose, CA at HP Pavilion
Nov 12 – Seattle, WA at Key Arena at Seattle Center
Nov 14 – Salt Lake City, UT at Energy Solutions Arena
Nov 16 – Denver, CO at 1STBANK Center
Nov 17 – Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center
Nov 19 – Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Field House
Nov 21 – Minneapolis, MN at Target Center
Nov 22 – Chicago, IL at Allstate Arena
Nov 23 – Columbus, OH at Nationwide Arena
Nov 26 – Detroit, MI at Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov 27 – St. Louis, MO at Chaifetz Arena

Selena Gomez: White Stripes Didn’t Influence ‘Naturally’ Video

Selena Gomez talks about her 'Naturally' music video and the fashion, hand movements and possible White Stripes influence

Selena Gomez, who was recently celebrated by VEVO for receiving 100 million views for three of her music videos, spoke about one of those videos, ‘Naturally’.

“‘Naturally’ for me was a defining moment in my music career,” Gomez explained. “It was my first kind of song that made me realize the style of music I wanted to do. It has a great message, it’s beautiful, it’s fun, it makes everyone want to dance and the video was just a blast. Chris Dooley did this one. He’s super sweet and he was good too. I was sixteen but it kind of was an older song, so it was like a very thin line.”

Talking about her wardrobe for the video, Gomez explained, “This outfit was really funny, because I was sixteen, so there was a lot of hands in the pot on how it was supposed to be visually. The dress I originally had did not have red tights underneath it, but that was a little too much skin, so we added the red, which actually makes it look better visually. I actually had a girl come to one of my concerts dressed in that exact outfit. She went and bought an outfit that looked like the one from ‘Naturally’, which was adorable.”

Discussing all of those hand movements in the video, Selena said, “I was a little uncomfortable doing this video though because it was literally all about the hands and all about the movement, and I’m not good at that anyway. I need things behind me to distract people from what I’m doing, so we had someone behind the camera helping me do my little hand movements that I also do on stage, because now I’m used to doing that because of ‘Naturally.'”

Quizzed about the visuals in the video and if Jack and Meg White were the inspiration, Selena said, “People have actually asked if there was a little White Stripes influence, but not really. Now that I’m looking at it, I totally get why, not no, we kind of just wanted to make it seem like a kaleidoscope.”

Watch the commentary below.

Selena Gomez Has A “Really Special” Relationship With Her Fans

Selena Gomez talks about her fans

Selena Gomez had a lot of great things to say about her fans for VEVO Certified, which celebrated the singer and actress for having 100 million views of her music videos for ‘Naturally’, ‘A Year Without Rain’, ‘Who Says’ and ‘Love You Like A Love Song’.

“It’s a good feeling when you feel really passionate about the meaning of the song and have fans respond to it in a positive way,” Gomez said about those who have backed her music with The Scene. “I have incredible fans that are on a whole other level. It’s really, really special. Every meet and greet I have, or even when I meet someone at the movies or at the mall or something, they’re just like my friends in a way, so it’s nice.”

Talking about the confidence her supporters give her, Gomez said, “My fans have more faith in me than I do in myself. When I do concerts or when I do anything, I’m like, ‘Are people here? Are they going to show up? Do they care?’ When you get on stage, you’re able to see what the music does for people. I’m just always nervous and always want to be the best.”

Discussing how she has involved fans in her music videos, Selena said, “I like to be very fan interactive. The very end of ‘Who Says’, the last scene we shot was fans and myself all running to the ocean and we all jump in, and it was freezing, but it was really, really fun. I was able to thank them for coming out. It was a good moment.”

Watch the feature via YouTube below.

Selena Gomez On The Importance Of Music Videos

Selena Gomez talks about music videos

Selena Gomez, who was recently celebrated by VEVO for receiving 100 million views of her music videos for ‘Naturally’, ‘A Year Without Rain’, ‘Who Says’ and ‘Love You Like A Love Song’, talked about the importance of music videos for the honor.

“I think music videos are definitely important to being an artist and representing the song and your image and what you want to portray,” Gomez explained. “Music is constantly changing. Style is constantly changing. You are constantly changing, so it’s fun to display that… I am getting older. I’m growing, I’m changing and I don’t know what that means, but it is fun to kind of display it in my music.”

Talking about her initial foray into the medium, Selena said, “My first music video was for Disney and it’s called ‘Cruella De Vil’ and it’s actually where I met most of my team that I still have today. I didn’t know what on earth I was doing and literally they had to tell me what to do and how to look and how to smile. I thought it was cute. It was for [‘101 Dalmatians’], so I was happy with it.”

As for the first video with her band, Selena said, “‘Falling Down’ was my first single with my band The Scene. I videod the whole time and took 1,000 pictures. I still have those pictures. I really felt like ‘Falling Down’ was my own, so it was really fun to kind of have a little bit of creative control in how I wanted it to look and I remember we used LED lights and I was like, ‘Oh, what is this? It’s so cool’. It was changing behind me and I thought it was so amazing.”

Discussing the video views milestone, Gomez said, “It’s exciting when my video gets 100,000 views. I think that’s amazing. Then when it gets a million, I get really excited and happy, so 100 million, that’s kind of a lot.”

Questioned about her most recent music video, Gomez said, “‘Hit The Lights’ was the last video and the newest video that I have. It’s a fun video. It’s just about being who you are in your life and just living it up.”

Watch the commentary via YouTube below.

Selena Gomez Has UNICEF & ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Themed Twitter Chat

Selena Gomez with her hand on her faceSelena Gomez took the time to answer several fan questions posted her way at Twitter (@selenagomez) a few weeks ago focused on UNICEF, as she’s an ambassador for the children’s rights organization, and ‘Hotel Transylvania’, the computer-animated comedy film where Gomez voices the role of Dracula’s 118 year old “teenage” daughter Mavis.

Among the questions and answers:

@LoveSwiftGomez: Who was your childhood hero and who is your hero now?
Selena: My inspirations when I was a kid were Hilary Duff and Britney Spears and of course my Mom then and now.

@CityOfSelena: What’s your favorite thing about UNICEF ?
Selena: My favorite part is being able to help children in need who need a voice to be heard.

@IrishBieberNavy: Which do you prefer, ‘Hotel Transylvania’ or ‘Spring Breakers’?
Selena: Love them both equally one is for my littles and one is for the older crowd.

@1DBieberGomez: Feeling super proud of you right now, from Wizards to having a number one movie!
Selena: Be sure to watch our reunion show, so excited for that.

@EhBitchPlease: What’s your next UNICEF project?
Selena: I just had a meeting this morning and were planning my third annual acoustic charity show in Jan. and planning a field visit.

@WeDreamSelena: how was it like working with Adam Sandler?
Selena: AMAZING… I remember watching his movies when I was younger and he is just as cool as I thought he would be.

Selena: You will never know how much you all mean to me.

Season Three Of ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Was Selena Gomez’s Favorite

Selena Gomez & The Scene 'Hit The Lights'

Pixie Magazine caught up with Selena Gomez in their latest issue, asking the 19-year-old what her favorite episode of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ was. The Disney Channel series ran four seasons and 106 episodes, as well as ‘Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie’. “I never had a favorite. I have a favorite season and that is season three,” Selena said. “We had our groove. We had our thing. It was perfect – and it wasn’t the end yet. I really enjoyed that.”

Selena Gomez On Her And Justn Bieber’s Awkward Lakers Game Kiss Cam Moment

Selena Gomez visits KIIS FM to chat with Ryan Seacrest

Selena Gomez visited KIIS FM in Los Angeles chat with Ryan Seacrest on Friday (April 20). The 19-year-old talked about the embarrassing moment when watching the Lakers game and the Staples Center kiss cam locked in on her and boyfriend Justin Bieber.

“That was probably the most humiliating thing that’s ever happened to me,” Selena confessed. “They were showing these little elderly couples, and it was so cute. Then all of a sudden we’re both looking up and we come on [the screen] and it’s like… it was so awkward. It was so weird. I mean you have to kiss, right?”

Gomez also talked about Justin’s single ‘Boyfriend’, the duet Bieber did with Taylor Swift, the status of her Spanish album, and her upcoming movie ‘Spring Breakers’. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Shopping For Engagement Ring?

Justin_Bieber singer

Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that sources close to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are convinced that the teen couple could be getting engaged soon. 18-Year-old Bieber and 19-year-old Gomez were seen at a couple of major jewelry stores looking at “major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger.”

Selena Gomez Behind The Scenes At Dream Out Loud Photo Shoot

Selena Gomez Dream Out Loud at Kmart

Follow Selena Gomez to Los Angeles for an exclusive photo shoot showing off the latest looks from her Dream Out Loud Collection, available exclusively at Kmart. Spring 2012 is all about trying new things and dressing for yourself.

“I like to take risks and try new things,” says Selena, who loves the line’s new flared jeans. Although she loves the looks, she wanted to make sure Dream Out Loud had something for all of her fans. She says, “I didn’t want my clothing line to be just about me; I wanted it to be about my fans.” Her advice on how to look your best this season? “Ultimately you should be dressing for you and no one else! Nothing feels more amazing than wearing what you love!”

Selena Gomez & The Scene ‘Hit The Lights’ Video

Selena Gomez & The Scene 'Hit The Lights'

Selena Gomez & The Scene are out with the music video to their new single ‘Hit The Lights’, the third release from the pop group’s third studio album ‘When the Sun Goes Down’, out now on Hollywood Records.

“[The video is] saying that I’m at the point where I’m having fun with it. I’m not trying to be older. I’m not trying to be younger. I’m trying to explain where I’m at in my life, and I feel like that’s what describes it, and having fun with my friends and it was beautiful and it was simple,” Gomez told MTV News. “I thought it was nice.”

Watch the Philip Andelman directed video via YouTube below.