Selena Gomez Talks About Potentially Retiring From Music

Selena Gomez at the ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner in 2019
Selena Gomez at the ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner in 2019. Photo by Variety/Shutterstock (10477689s)

At just 28, Selena Gomez has three Billboard 200 No. 1 albums, 18 Teen Choice Awards, more than five billion U.S. song streams, and 215 million Instagram followers, and even with all of her success, the singer still doesn’t think people are taking her music seriously.

During her cover story interview with Vogue she talked about the possibility of retiring from the music industry.

“It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously. I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’ ‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough. I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.”

Lose You to Love Me from her third album Rare is her only song to reach No. 1 on Billboard 100.

Gomez talked about wanting to put her efforts into acting. She’s currently filming the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building with Steve Martin and Martin Short. She’s also set to star in In the Shadow of the Mountain biopic and she’s producing the horror thriller Dollhouse.

Gomez’s Spanish-language EP Revelación is being released on March 12 and it features seven songs including previously released singles “Baila Conmigo” featuring Puerto Rican rapper/singer Rauw Alejandro and “De Una Vez.” DJ Snake will be featured on “Selfish Love” and Puerto Rican rapper/singer Myke Towers on “Dámelo To”.