Pop sensation, fashion icon, tabloid magnet, and former fictional teen witch Selena Gomez has had quite the busy year. She had a high-profile romance and then breakup with The Weeknd. Then she got back together with her one true love, Justin Bieber. She also had to counteract the devastating effects of lupus with a life-saving kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raisa. (Yeah, now that’s a friend.) She also went blonde!
In addition to and in spite of all that, Gomez somehow found time this year to do a bit of the thing that actually made her famous and popular in the first place: pop music.
In an interview with Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio, Gomez was prodded about when fans “might” hear some hot tracks. Then she dropped this bombshell: “There is no might,” Gomez said. “There is an album.”
Even better: It might be her most creatively ambitious album to date because after how her life’s been going lately, she’s got something to say. “I think it’s fair to say that people know the year I’ve had, and I’ve poured my heart into my music and I wanted it to be fresh,” Gomez added. “It wasn’t really about charts for me or numbers. It was more just about what I could creatively do for my music.”
Additional proof that Gomez’s first album in more than two years is in the offing: Yesterday, the singer posted an Instagram shot of herself in the recording studio.
Gomez didn’t say exactly when that new album would drop, but no matter. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that her fans on Twitter are hyped.
SELENA GOMEZ IS RELEASING AN ALBUM NEXT YEAR. I REPEAT. SELENA GOMEZ IS RELEASING A NEW ALBUM NEXT YEAR AND IT’S GONNA SLAY.
— ً (@selsIaying) December 10, 2017
Is Selena Gomez blessing us with a new album in 2018!? I love that precious human 💕
— S 🌻 (@S_chahal13) December 11, 2017
2018 is gonna be her year ! Excited AF for the album .
— shu (@cabelloveee) December 11, 2017
It’s coming and I can’t wait for her new music
— ☁️ (@moonlightjoshh) December 11, 2017
— hey bitch whats up bitch suck my dick bitch (@versacegurI) December 11, 2017
Her music is always dope. Cant wait to listen to the new stuff shes been cooking
— #NM4 #SG2 #AG4 – 2018 ❤️ (@musicremarks) December 11, 2017
I cannot wait for a new album of Selena Gomez next year and it totally rocks! 😄❤️❤️❤️❤️🎶🎸👍🏿💙❤️❤️❤️❤️ #WomenInMusic
— TJ Radway (@tj_radway) December 1, 2017
— Nicole 💜 RT PINNED (@somebiebah) December 1, 2017
— 𝐊𝐈𝐌. (@gomezorgocyrus) November 30, 2017