Selena Gomez Celebrates 1 Year Since Releasing Comeback Album 'Rare'

Selena Gomez honored the one-year anniversary of her long-awaited album, Rare.

After five years away from the music scene, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter made her highly-anticipated comeback to music with her third studio album on January 10, 2020. To celebrate the special occasion, Gomez took to her Instagram Stories to express her gratitude to her hundreds of millions of Selenators.

“Can't believe it's been a year since Rare was released. So much has happened but wanted to let you know I love you guys,” Gomez captioned a photo of her posing alongside fans on Sunday (January 10.

The Disney darling signaled her musical homecoming in 2019 with the release of her number-one single “Lose You to Love Me,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the songbird’s first No. 1 hit in the United States. She followed the song with the singles “Look at Her Now” and “Rare,” the latter of which dropping on the album’s release day.

With a week of its release, Rare debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, making it Gomez’s third consecutive album in the United States — after 2015’s Revival and 2013’s Stars Dance — to do so.

Gomez celebrated her LP’s release during her iHeartRadio Album Release Party in Los Angeles.

Speaking to iHeartRadio about Rare, Gomez said: “It’s about vulnerability, it’s about strength, having fun, not letting yourself stay in a dark place, ’cause I tend to do that a lot. If something happens, I tend to kinda sit in it. And I’ve gotten better over time [at] understanding that it’s okay to feel it, but actually staying in it and pulling yourself back up again is one of the most rewarding processes.”

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