It is now confirmed that Selena will be attending the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. Be sure to vote for Selena here.
In a hearty week for Disney Music Group, teen-pop star Selena Gomez notched her first No. 1 album and the “Teen Beach Movie” soundtrack vaulted into the U.S. top five.
Gomez’s “Stars Dance” (Hollywood Records) took the top slot with a 97,000-unit debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending July 28. The singer previously reaped three top-10 albums with her group the Scene; the most recent, “When the Sun Goes Down,” reached No. 3 in 2011. Chart-topping release was a birthday gift of sorts: Gomez turned 21 on July 22.
That performance was strong enough to knock Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation) to No. 2. The rap titan, who had held No. 1 for two weeks, slipped a rung with sales of 77,000 (a decline of 40%) for the week.
Gomez, who just turned 21 last week, is also the youngest solo female artist to hit No. 1 since her friend Taylor Swift in 2010.
@selenagomez: Spring Breakers forever!! So happy you made it #1! Congrats to all who worked on this film. http://tw.itunes.com
Promotional pictures for Selena’s Adidas NEO Label Campaign. (HQ/UNTAGGED)
It was amazing yesterday at the #selenaNEOlaunch! Thank you so much Selena Gomez we love the collection.
With Gomez’s “Come & Get It” bulleted at No. 2 on Pop Songs, and being perhaps the hookiest pure-pop hit of the summer, let’s recap Gomez’s sales history, according to Nielsen SoundScan:
908,000, “Kiss and Tell” (2009)
793,000, “A Year Without Rain” (2010)
671,000, “When the…