Gomez has been open about her own struggles with both anxiety and depression. She began pursuing therapy in her early twenties and has checked into treatment facilities and has taken breaks from social media when she needed to. In April 2020, she revealed she has bipolar disorder. Born July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas, Gomez began her career as a child actress, starring on the children's television series Barney & Friends in the early 2000’s. Her career took off when she emerged as a teen idol in her leading role as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012). For five years in a row, Gomez won the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress. She currently holds the record for the most Kids' Choice Awards wins (12) for an individual. As a teen idol, she signed her first record contract in 2008. She formed the pop rock band Selena Gomez & the Scene, and released a few fairly popular albums. But Gomez’ music career really took off when she began releasing solo studio albums in 2013, all of which have debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200. Her music is mainly pop, dance, electropop and a bit of R & B. Saccording to Billboard. In 2017 Gomez was named Billboard's Woman of the Year, in recognition of her influence and commercial success. She is still one of the moststreamed artists on Spotify globally. In fact, six of Gomez's songs have reached over one billion streams on Spotify, and two of her music videos have reached over two billion views on YouTube.according to Billboard. In 2017 Gomez was named Billboard's Woman of the Year, in recognition of her influence and commercial success. She is still one of the most-streamed artists on Spotify globally. In fact, six of Gomez's songs have reached over one billion streams on Spotify, and two of her music videos have reached over two billion views on YouTube. She has won over 240 awards including: an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, 16 Guinness World Records, an Alma Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, six Latin American Music Awards (she is the third most-awarded female artist), two MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Movie & TV Awards, and four People's Choice Awards. She’s been nominated for four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year as featuring artist) and a Latin Grammy Award. Gomez released her first Spanish-language project, an EP titled Revelación, in March 2021. The record blends reggaeton, Latin pop, R&B genres with urbano elements. It received universal acclaim and became one of her bestreviewed projects. It was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. It also received Latin Pop Album of the Year nominations from the Billboard Latin Music, Latin American Music and Lo Nuestro award ceremonies. While Gomez was pursuing her musical career, she also continued her acting career and has starred in multiple feature films, including voicing the character of Mavis in the highly successful Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012–2022).