Selena Gomez Is “Embarrased” About Her ‘Rare’ Album Reaching Number 1
Selena Gomez achieved resounding success following the release of her album “Rare” as the album has become her third number one album.
“Rare” is currently number one on music charts but the “Look At Her Now” has admitted she is feeling ’embarrassed’ because of how ‘often’ she asked fans to stream the album.
Gomez’s “Rare” was neck to neck against rapper Roddy Ricch’s “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” on the Billboard 200 chart and she had to take to social media last Friday to call on her fans to stream her album.
Her post worked as Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial fell to No. 2 in the tight race.
27-year-old Gomez reacted to the news in a post on Instagram and admitted that she felt a bit agitated.
“It’s officially out! I was a bit embarrassed asking so often for you to stream or buy my album. It felt inauthentic,” Selena confessed in reference to a video she shared last week asking fans to help Rare reach No. 1 over Roddy’s debut album. “Thank YOU so much for making something so personal to me be a moment I’ll never forget,” she continued. “All I truly desire is for you all to enjoy the music and spread the love.”
Critics had negative opinions about Gomez’s actions, claiming the singer was “begging” for album streams. Roddy fans even thought the rapper was mocking Selena when tweeted, “Stream ‘Rare’ by Selena Gomez,” shortly after she posted the video.
“Rare” spun the hit song, “Lose You to Love Me” which is a breakup-inspired track.
In a 2019 interview, Gomez revealed that her singer pal, Taylor Swift cried when she played her “Lose You To Love Me”. She said at the time::
“I played her this song and I played it with her mom and dad, and I showed her the video. Her mom and Taylor started crying,” she revealed. “It wasn’t because the song was emotional, it was just because the first thing they said to me was, ‘We’re so happy that you’re here. After seeing all of that, this is such a cool moment.’ That’s a huge thing for me.”
Gomez’s 2013 album, “Stars Dance” and 2015 album “Revival” both nabbed number one spots after their respective releases.