Selena Gomez has some big reasons to celebrate

Mark your calendars, because Selena Gomez has officially announced the release date for her next album. Yesterday afternoon, in a video posted to her Instagram, Selena announced the information we’ve all been waiting for: her new album will be called Revival and it's dropping October 9th.

The video shows Selena writing “Revival 10.9” on a blank piece of paper while music from her new single “Good for You” plays in the background, and rumor has it her new music is definitely going to reflect her growth as a singer.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Selena said, “I’m just finding my strengths now as an artist. I’m becoming a young woman and I’m comfortable with my sensuality. It’s just kind of not try-hard. It’s just perfect. I think to me that was exactly what I want people to see for the next chapter for me.” Selena also cleared up that while there will be some mention of her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Beiber, it will not be the focus of the album. “It’s all about my journey. It’s not about anything specific,” she explained. 


The video comes just in time for Selena’s 23rd birthday (which is today!). The star's been celebrating in her social media posts. Even her famous friends are joining in. Check out the adorable message Taylor Swift shared on Twitter.  


Everyone’s waiting to see how she’ll celebrate the big day and if a certain male singer with the last name Beiber will be involved. Last week the Internet practically broke after Selena was spotted lounging at a hotel pool in Beverly Hills with ex-BF. Now everyone’s dying to know if there will be a Jelena reunion to celebrate Selena turning the big 2-3. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, we only have one thing to say: Happy Birthday, Selena! And congrats on the new album news.

Are you excited for the direction Selena's taking with her new music? What do you think about a potential Jelena reunion?

Photos credit: Selena Gomez


by Kelsie Ahern | 2/1/2016