Stars Dance

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Stars Dance
Studio album by Selena Gomez
Released July 24, 2013 (2013-07-24)[1]
Recorded October 2012–March 2013
Length 39:06
Label Hollywood
Selena Gomez chronology
Stars Dance
For You
Singles from Stars Dance
  1. "Come & Get It"
    Released: April 6, 2013 (2013-04-06)
  2. "Slow Down"
    Released: August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)

Stars Dance is the debut studio album by American singer and actress Selena Gomez. The album serves as her first release outside of her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, whom she had previously released three studio albums with. Stars Dance was released on July 23, 2013 though Hollywood Records. Gomez has cited artists such as Britney Spears and Skrillex as influences on the record, which stylistically features EDM and pop music. Elements of dubstep, techno, disco and worldbeat have been noted on the album. The album lyrically discusses love and relationship, namely Gomez's highly publicized relationship with fellow pop artist Justin Bieber. Gomez worked with producers such as Rock Mafia and The Cataracs on the album.

Upon its release, Stars Dance received generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics. While some complimented both Gomez's maturing image and the album's content both lyrically and vocally, the album was criticized for its electronic-heavy and somewhat "generic" production. The album was a commercial success, becoming her first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. The album sold 97,000 copies in its first week of release in the country, making it her highest selling debut to date. It became her fourth top twenty entry in the United Kingdom, peaking at number fourteen. To date, the album has sold over 385,000 copies in the United States.

Stars Dance produced two singles, both of which were critically and commercially successful. The album's lead single, "Come & Get It" featured heavy electronic and worldbeat themes, and has become Gomez's most successful single to date. It became her first top ten hit in the United States, and entered the top ten in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada, among others. It has become her most successful single on pop radio thus far. The second single, "Slow Down", failed to match the success of its predecessor, though did peak inside the Top 40 in the United States. It was a success on pop radio, reaching the top ten of the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Gomez promoted the album through a number of high profile performances, such as the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Gomez embarked on the Stars Dance Tour throughout 2013.[2]


Selena Gomez & the Scene's 2011 third studio album, When the Sun Goes Down, was musically rooted in pop and electro-disco, while containing elements of electropop, indie pop, and dance music, similar to the group's sophomore album, A Year Without Rain (2010).[3] Although reviews from contemporary music critics were mixed,[4] the album was a commercial success,[5] selling over 650,000 copies as of July 2013.[5] In January 2012, Gomez announced that she would put her music career on hold in order to focus on her acting career, and that the band would be taking a hiatus: "my band and I are going our separate ways for a while. This year is all about films and acting and I want my band to play music wherever with whoever. We will be back but, it will be a good while."[6][7] Despite her earlier statements, Gomez first confirmed in October 2012 that work had begun on an upcoming album,[8] and later said it would be her solo debut album, rather than her band's fourth album.[9][10] Gomez announced in March that the album's lead single would be released the following month, and that the album would follow that Summer.[11] On April 15, Gomez revealed plans of her first world tour, known as the Stars Dance Tour.[12][13] Gomez officially confirmed on June 3 that the album would be titled Stars Dance,[14] and also revealed the album's track listing and cover art.[15]

On her return to music, Gomez stated "I miss it. I want to be able to write about things I've never talked about before and tell a story with this album, because I've never actually had time to go in and do that."[16] For the album, Gomez made it with production team The Cataracs,[17] as well as the Norwegian Stargate.[18][19] Gomez also worked with Rock Mafia on numerous tracks on the album,[20] having previously worked with them on previous singles with The Scene.[21] For Stars Dance, Gomez attempted to have more creative control over her music, stating "It's definitely the hardest I have ever worked on a record, that's for sure. I wanted to have more creative control over the album's direction."[22] Jason Evigan, who worked with Gomez on the album, said "She's not a little girl anymore. She wants to be like that and be respected like the great pop artists out there [...] And I think she is. I think this album is really gonna blossom her into a new realm of electronic pop dance artist."[23] Prior to the album's release, Gomez announced she would be taking a musical hiatus after Stars Dance, commenting "I've been saying that I worked really hard on this record and I feel like it might be my last one for a while [...] I definitely love acting and I love film and I don't feel like I've done enough of that." [24]

Following the album's announcement, numerous sources began claiming that the majority of the album was written about Gomez's relationship with Justin Bieber.[25] These rumors continued to rise in popularity following the release of "Come & Get It",[26] and prompted Gomez to confirm that the song was not about Bieber.[27][28] She later said, however, that the song "Love Will Remember" is about her relationship with Bieber.[29] She revealed the song was "the most personal track on the record", and added "I think it's a sweet way of releasing it. It's not an aggressive approach to what people are probably expecting. I'm sure he'll love it too."[30] The song "Birthday" was the first song recorded for the album.[31] Gomez has listed "Forget Forever" as one of her favorite tracks on the album saying, "It's a really beautiful song. It has meaning behind it and it was a really special time in the studio. I got to be with the writers and just enjoy being in that moment. That was a really fun emotional song for me to sing but then I just kind of wanted to dance after I released it because it felt like I got to release this feeling that I had and it's a beautiful song."[32] She later spoke of "Forget Forever" by stating "It's forgetting all the troubles, about the past, just enjoying everything else."[33] Recording artist Jennifer Lopez wanted to record the song "Save the Day" for her 2013 album, but failed to get it from Gomez.[34] "Come & Get It" was initially recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna for her sixth studio album. However, she decided against using the song.[35]

Musical style and themes[edit]

Multiple critics noted the influence of American recording artist Britney Spears on the album.[36][37][38]

Musically, Stars Dance is an album rooted stylistically in EDM and pop,[39][40] while also containing strong elements of dubstep, techno, disco and worldbeat.[41][42][43] Jocelyn Vena of MTV News described the music on Stars Dance as "dance-song-heavy" dubstep, that contains "wobbly synths, loopy vocals, fist-pumping beats and crunchy breakdowns".[42] The album contains a highly diverse musical composition, highlighted by Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian as "darting efficiently from EDM to Bollywood".[36] The majority of the album contains dubstep breakdowns, requisite stabs of synths, and according to Jim Farber of New York Daily News, "features a frisson of sex previously absent from this good-girl singer's work."[44] Jason Evigan said of the album's musical style, "She's got some really cool like ethnic influence, kind of tribally dance drums and stuff like that", stating that it was similar to music by Jennifer Lopez.[45] August Brown of the Los Angeles Times called Stars Dance as "sassy" pop-EDM album, noting its composition included "oxygen-sucking" sub-bass, trap snares. Brown noted the influence of Spring Breakers on the album, saying that Gomez wasn't ready to leave the "neon-splattered emotional hellscape of Spring Breakers just yet".[40] He further went on to say: "Stars Dance is exactly the kind of album one makes in 2013 if you want to keep the pop sugar of the Disney tween cabal but mix in some broken glass and a club bathroom nosebleed. Its productions are rooted in today's pop-EDM default mode, but as that stuff goes, 'Slow Down' is pretty capable, and the bhangra-appropriating 'Come & Get It' is guilelessly silly enough to work."[40]

"I made a huge fun dance record that I'm so proud of. I got to [...] work with a bunch of different producers and they're all really fun, pop songs. It's a really fun pop record."

— Gomez, on the album's composition.[46]

The album's title track was described by Gomez as being "kind of sensual", while "Like a Champion" is said to feature Jamaican and reggae influences.[31] When talking about the song "Save the Day", Gomez stated "Do you ever have moments where you don't ever want them to end? I've had those moments. It's about saving those moments and never wanting it to go away."[33] The song "Write Your Name" is about the feeling of falling in love.[33] Gomez described B.E.A.T. by saying "The song is cool and the lyrics are great, but it was more, 'I can't wait to perform this song onstage because I love the way I feel when I hear this song.' It's just dope."[31] Gomez later stated that "Undercover" was her favorite song on the album, commenting "I've never had the confidence to do different licks and melody changes. I messed up a lot [while recording] that one."[31] The album's lead single, "Come & Get It", has been described as featuring "Bollywood" influences,[47] as well as tribal music.[48] On-air personality Peter Dee noted that the song featured various electro-pop elements.[49] "Slow Down" is noted as featuring various dubstep influences,[50] while the song's lyrics speak of taking a relationship slowly rather than rushing into things.[51] Gomez has listed pop singer Britney Spears as one of the album's biggest influences,[52] and later cited both Spears and Janet Jackson as influences.[53] She later listed dubstep producer Skrillex as an influence to the album, with him having previously worked on the soundtrack for Gomez's film Spring Breakers.[54] She later stated "Doing Spring Breakers was really fun, because Skrillex and Cliff Martinez did the soundtrack, and [Skrillex] kind of inspired me with a baby dubstep, because I have a few songs that have that."[55] Gomez has since also listed Taylor Swift as an influence on the album.[56] Jim Farber of New York Daily News noted influences of Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Janet Jackson, although going on to say "Gomez's writer and producers have aped other stars' tricks gamely enough to create a pretty good time. It helps that Gomez boasts a far richer voice than her idols, Britney, J.Lo and Janet."[44]

Songs and lyrical content[edit]

A sample of "Come & Get It", serviced as the lead single from Stars Dance.

A sample of "Slow Down", serviced as the second single from Stars Dance.

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The album opens with "Birthday", an electro punk and dance song which contains sparse drums, vocal chants, and influences of hip hop,[42][36][57] and has been described by Julia Rubin of Headlines and Global News as a "candy-coated, clap-happy club anthem with plenty of girl power and sex appeal, much like a bubblegum version of Rihanna's 'Cockiness (Love It)'."[58] "Slow Down" is a high-octane, uptempo dance-pop and EDM song,[59][60] that has been described as "wobbly club thumper" by Robert Copsey of Digital Spy.[61] It features a dubstep chorus, funk guitars, a four on the floor beat, and a spoken word outro.[59] Lyrically, the song speaks of taking a relationship slowly rather than rushing into things.[59] "Stars Dance", the album's title track, is a "breathy and sultry" dubstep song,[37][38] which contains an orchestral-dubstep beat.[62] The song contains "brief but potent" flourishes of strings, dark synths with gloomy, trip hop beats along with low, burbling bass.[57] According to Rubin, "Gomez's soft voice takes center stage over sexy synth-beats, icy choruses and wallowing melodies."[58] "Stars Dance" has also received comparisons to the works of Britney Spears.[37] "Like a Champion" is a dancehall song,[63] with influences of funk, reggae, and soca music,[37][38][64] and features Gomez singing the song in a Bajan accent.[64] The song has received heavy comparisons to the works of Rihanna, with critics noting the song's breezy and carefree vocal delivery.[38][64] "Come & Get It" is a tribal electropop and worldbeat song,[43][65] which contains a Bhangra beat, sonic drops, and influences of Indian music.[66][67] Lyrically, the song is about female lover's attempts to rekindle a previously ended romance.[68]

"Forget Forever" is a dance-pop[69][70] and synthpop[38] song which contains an EDM beat and house music breakdowns.[70][71] Lyrically, the song is about a breakup.[71] Sam Lansky of Idolator said the song is an "electrifying dance-pop banger with a monolithically great chorus and a storming, anthemic beat, plus a big house break."[70] Nate Jones of Popdust called the song "bright and expansive", going onto say that Gomez's vocals "fly over an EDM beat that can't help getting us ready for summer."[71] "Save the Day" is a "thumping" Latin pop and house music song with influences of dubstep.[38][57] "B.E.A.T." is a "sexy" urban hip hop song,[37] described by Jon O'Brien of Yahoo! Music as "minimal spoken word electro".[38] Throughout the song, Gomez's vocals are chopped and processed to create the effect of stuttering.[57] Christina Drill of Popdust said the song was "infectious and definitely racier than usual for Selena (the chorus: 'It's a big bad world but I’m not ashamed / I like the lights in my hand and the beat in my face')".[72] "Write Your Name" has been described as an "exotic" sounding electronic dance and house music song.[37][38][73][74] The song contains a rap verse by Gomez, as well as elements of dubstep.[37][57] O'Brien of Yahoo! Music said that: "Forget Forever' and 'Write Your Name' both manage to tiptoe into 'hands in the air' territory without succumbing to the usual Guetta-style bombast."[38] "Nobody Does It Like You" has been described as "one of the better pop songs to incorporate dubstep" while "Music Feels Better" was called a "deep disco dive". Michael McCarthy of Love Is Pop called it "a bright and shiny, carefree as a giggle, dance tune that's sure to lift your spirits", comparing the track with "various Thunderpuss remixes from the late '90s."[57]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[75]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[76]
Billboard 78/100[77]
The Boston Globe favorable[78]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[79]
The Independent 1/5 stars[80]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[81]
The Observer 2/5 stars[82]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[83]
Slant Magazine 1/5 stars[84]

Stars Dance received mixed reviews from music critics. Positive remarks went toward the overall production of the album, as well as its lyrics and Gomez's vocals. Mixed reviews went towards her inability to create her own musical identity; she was compared to singer Rihanna on several occasions.[85] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 59, which indicates "mixed reviews".[75] Tim Sendra from Allmusic awarded the album three-and-a-half stars out of five. As he pointed out "Slow Down", "Save the Day" and "Undercover" as highlights, he said "Selena's reliably strong vocals and the variety of sounds, it adds up to be another fine entry in her catalog and just another example of why Selena Gomez is one of the best pop stars making music in 2013."[76] Stephen Unwin from compared the new effort to Vanessa Hudgens and said "Both [Gomez and Hudgens] have now turned their attention to themes of a more adult nature, this new album of Selena's being one of them and she's just about pulled it off."[86] First Stop News reacted positively to the album, calling it "inventive" and praising Gomez for her transition to a "unique and mature sound" that would attract new listeners and was "musically relevant", and also stated that Gomez's vocals were impressive.[87]

Two Guardian reviews were issued. The first, observed by Kitty Empire, awarded the album three stars out of five.[79] Conversely, the second Guardian review, observed by Hermione Hoby, was mixed and awarded it two stars out of five. She clarified that "if she really wants to be considered a grown-up pop star, Selena Gomez is going to have to find some better hit-makers." She compared the work, including "Like a Champion", to Rihanna.[88] August Brown from the Los Angeles Times found that the album was "the kind of album one makes in 2013 if you want to keep the pop sugar of the Disney tween cabal but mix in some broken glass and a club bathroom nosebleed. Its productions are rooted in today's pop-EDM default mode [...]"[89] Natalie Palmer from Entertainmentwise took perspective of other critics and commentators, saying the album should have been praised for "trying something new". She discussed "'Stars Dance' isn't what you would expect from a girl who was once a Disney princess. Many often go for the bubblegum pop or the angry rock chick but the 21-year-old has opted for an edgier genre and a unique sound."[90] Matthew Horton from Virgin Media awarded the album two stars. He criticized her "lack of personality" in most songs and felt her vocal abilities on the album "doesn't help". He concluded saying "It's all too identikit, [and] could be anyone with a grasp of average dance-pop".[91] Simon Price from The Independent awarded one star out of the five, criticizing the lack of effort saying that "Even given these facts, it's a pop record, which means one killer track would redeem everything. Predictably enough, it never comes."[92] Ron Harris from The Huffington Post felt the album did not live up to expectations, citing Gomez as a "vibrant young woman of Disney pedigree [who] simply punched the clock and worked through an already cooked musical plot foisted upon her. Gomez might be an incredibly talented and interesting person with much to offer artistically, but we'll never find out at this rate." He also found the album to have less personality than her previous records with The Scene.[93]

Commercial performance[edit]

Gomez performing on the Stars Dance Tour (2013).

Stars Dance debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 97,000 copies in its first week of release.[94][95][96] This made it Gomez's first album to reach the top of the chart, as well as her highest first sales week for an album.[97][98] The album fell to number eight on the chart during its second week, selling an additional 31,000 copies.[99] These sales were a 68% drop from the previous week's sales.[100] In its third week, the album fell to number thirteen.[101] The album continued to decline on the chart the following week, landing at number eighteen.[102] In its fifth week, the album fell to number twenty-five. The album rose to number twenty-four on the chart following this. Following this rise, the album had a 23% increase in sales, selling 17,213 copies and reaching number twenty-one.[103] Despite this, the album dropped to number thirty-three the following week, selling just over 7,000 copies. Stars Dance spent a total of twenty-five weeks on the Billboard 200, with its last appearance being on the week ending January 25, 2014.[104] As of September 2014, the album has sold an estimated 383,000 copies in the United States alone, making it her lowest selling studio album to date in the country.[105] It is her only studio effort to not receive a certification from the RIAA yet.[105]

The album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, with sales of 16,500 copies in its first week.[106] It was her first number one in the country, and sold more than 5,000 in its first week than her previous effort.[107] On August 27, 2013 the album received a Gold certification from the CRIA, for sales exceeding 40,000.[108] Stars Dance had its first chart entry on the New Zealand Albums Chart, entering in the top five at number five itself.[109] In the United Kingdom, the album debuted and peaked at number fourteen; it spent a total of four weeks on the chart.[110] It peaked at number nine in Ireland,[111] and spent a total of six weeks on the chart.[112] The record peaked at number eight in Australia.[113] The album was more successful in international territories. In Mexico, the album debuted at number one on the Mexican Albums Chart,[114] and later went on to be certified Gold in the country for selling 30,000 copies.[115] Stars Dance also reached number one in Portugal, and was certified Platinum in the country.[116] The album peaked at number eight in Brazil, and also received a Platinum certification in the country.[117]


"Come & Get It", was released as the lead single from the album on April 6, 2013. As of July 2013, the song became Gomez's most successful single to date, peaking at number 6 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100[118][119] as well as being certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. The music video premiered on MTV on May 7, 2013[120] and was directed by Anthony Mandler.[121] "Slow Down", was released as a promomotinal single on June 3, 2013.[122] via an instant digital download with the pre-order of the album on iTunes,[123] and was co-produced by The Cataracs and David Kuncio. Gomez released a music video for "Birthday" to celebrate her twenty-first birthday.[124] "Slow Down" was released as the album's official second single on August 13, 2013.[125] It peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100.[126] The official video was uploaded to YouTube on July 19, 2013.[127] "Birthday" was announced as the album's third single, slated for release that November, though was never released.[128]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Birthday"  
  • Del Rio
  • Matt Beckley[a]
2. "Slow Down"  
3. "Stars Dance"  
4. "Like a Champion"  
5. "Come & Get It"  
6. "Forget Forever"  
  • Jason Evigan
  • Clarence Coffee
  • Alexander Izquierdo
  • Jordan Johnson
  • Stefan Johnson
  • Marcus Lomax
7. "Save the Day"   The Suspex 3:52
8. "B.E.A.T."  
  • Wexler
  • Jai Marlon
  • Heather Jeanette Miley
  • Wexler
  • Marlon
  • P. Andredi[c]
9. "Write Your Name"  
Dreamlab 3:16
10. "Undercover"  
  • Hollowell-Dhar
  • Robbins
  • Michaels
  • Rome Ramirez
  • The Cataracs
11. "Love Will Remember"  
  • Rock Mafia
  • Dubkiller[c]
International bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "Nobody Does It Like You"  
  • Gad
  • AFSHeeN[c]
13. "Music Feels Better"  
  • Selena Gomez
  • Haywood
  • D. James
  • Jeremy Coleman
  • JMike
  • Dreamlab
  • Rob Ghost
International deluxe edition/Target exclusive tracks[129]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "Lover in Me"  
  • Selena Gomez
  • D. James
  • Haywood
  • Brian Lee
  • Stuart Crichton
  • Dreamlab
  • Lee
15. "I Like It That Way"  
Sampling credits
  • "Like a Champion" samples the composition entitled "Champion" by Buju Banton from his 1995 album 'Til Shiloh.


Chart (2013) Peak
Argentinian Albums Chart[133] 8
Australian Albums Chart[134] 8
Austrian Albums Chart[135] 6
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[136] 22
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[136] 25
Brazilian Albums Chart[137] 8
Canadian Albums Chart[138] 1
China Albums Chart[139] 80
Czech Albums Chart[140] 16
Danish Albums Chart[141] 19
Dutch Albums Chart[142] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[143] 31
French Albums Chart[144] 12
German Albums Chart[145] 4
Greek Albums Chart[146] 24
Hungarian Albums Chart[147] 16
Irish Albums Chart[148] 9
Italian Albums Chart[149] 6
Mexican Albums Chart[150] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[109] 5
Norwegian Albums Chart[151] 1
Polish Albums Chart[152] 5
Portuguese Albums Chart[153] 1
Scottish Albums Chart[154] 21
Spanish Albums Chart[155] 11
Swedish Albums Chart[156] 26
Swiss Albums Chart[157] 6
UK Albums Chart[158] 7
US Billboard 200[94] 1


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[159] Gold 20,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[160] Platinum 40,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[161] Gold 40,000[162]
Colombia[163] Gold 5,000[164]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[165] Gold 30,000^
Portugal (AFP)[166] Platinum 20,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Netherlands[1] July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) Digital download, CD Universal Music
Singapore (SG) Hollywood
Mexico July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)
United Kingdom[167]
Middle East
United States[168] July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)
Israel July 24, 2013 Helicon
Japan[169] September 25, 2013 CD Avex Marketing[170]
China[171] October 27, 2013 Starsing Culture

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