Selena Gomez & the Scene was an American pop band, from Hollywood, California, United States, that formed in 2008. The band consists of Selena Gomez on lead vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums, and Dane Forrest on keyboards. The band name is an "ironic jab" at the people who called the frontwoman "wannabe scene." The group announced their hiatus in January 2012, with Selena announcing on her Facebook page that she wanted to take a break from music, and focus on acting, writing "My band and I are going our separate ways for a while. This year is all about films and acting and I want my band to play music wherever with whoever. We will be back but, it will be a good while.". Selena returned to the music scene in 2013 minus "The Scene", with her debut solo album titled " Stars Dance".
Shortly after releasing their debut single "Falling Down," keyboardist Nick Foxer was replaced by Dane Forrest. Foxer was reportedly busy with his marriage. On September 29, 2009, Selena & The Scene's debut album Kiss & Tell was officially released, and on March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 in the USA. On December 11, 2009, the album's second single "Naturally" was released and has since then has been certified Platinum by the CRIA.
The band's second album, A Year Without Rain, was released in the US on September 21st. The album's lead single, "round & round", was released on June 22nd and has peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #24, becoming the band's most successful single on the chart. An official remix featuring Jason Derülo is pending release. The album's second single, "A Year Without Rain," was released digitally on September 7th 2010.
The Who Says Songfacts reports that the band's third album, When The Sun Goes Down, was released in the US on June 28, 2011. The album's lead single, "Who Says," was was debuted on the March 10, 2011 On Air with Ryan Seacrest show on 102.7 KIIS FM. The digital single was made available four days later on March 14th.
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