‘Why do I keep doing this?’: Selena Gomez thinking of retiring from music
Even if she does give up singing, she won't be leaving the entertainment industry altogether. Instead, she wants to give herself "a real shot at acting".
Selena Gomez may not be making music for much longer. The singer-actress revealed in an interview for the April cover of Vogue that she will give it “one last try” before considering retiring.
The 28-year-old said, "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?'"
She added, "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, is her only No 1 Billboard hit. Gomez has released three solo records after debuting her first in 2009. She has also starred in numerous TV series and films, including Wizards Of Waverly Place and Spring Breakers.
Even if she does stop singing, that doesn’t mean she's leaving the entertainment industry altogether. She told Vogue that she wants to spend more time producing and to give herself “a real shot at acting”.
“I haven’t even touched the surface of what I want to do. The parts that I want are the ones I need help with. I can’t wait for the moment when a director can see that I’m capable of doing something that no one’s ever seen,” she said.