Selena Gomez Reveals How The Scene Prepared Her For A Solo Career

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Selena Gomez has been a standalone star for a LONG time now, but as fans know, her music career really started when she was the lead singer in the band, Selena Gomez & The Scene.

After releasing her latest solo single, “Bad Liar” earlier this summer, and teasing more music to come, Gomez took some time to reflect on her early days as a member of The Scene during an interview with Ask Anything Chat. The former Disney Channel star revealed what it was really like to sing with bandmates, Joey Clement, Greg Garman, Dane Forrest, and Drew Taubenfeld.

“That to me was a very specific time in my life,” Gomez said during her Ask Anything Chat Q&A. “I think if you’re 14, 15, 16 and you’re trying to sing about situations in life that you haven’t experienced, I don’t really know if that qualifies you as an artist, if I’m being honest with you.”

Despite being young when the band formed in 2008 (they split up in 2012), Gomez and The Scene created pretty popular songs including, “Love You Like a Love Song,” which was a BIG hit. Gomez admitted that it was thanks to her fellow band members that she was able to get the strength to branch out on her own.

“It helped me to have people who were older around me that helped guide me, and inspired me and pushed me,” she revealed. “And there was a moment when I felt like I could do it and I wanted to try it on my own.”

Gomez had a successful career while being a part of the pop band — she even accepted the band’s 2011 People’s Choice Award on stage after a performance with the group — so we sort of have the guys of The Scene to thank for the actress and producer’s continued artistry in her current tunes. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

(H/T Teen Vogue)

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