Selena Gomez Admits ‘Rare’ Reaching #1 Feels ‘Inauthentic’ Because She Asked Fans To Stream Album 


Selena Gomez has so much to rejoice! The singer’s new album, ‘Rare’ is No. 1 on the charts — her third No. 1 document to this point. Yet, she admitted that she’s feeling ’embarrassed’ as a result of of how ‘often’ she requested followers to stream ‘Rare.’

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Selena Gomez is feeling a combination of feelings as her new album Rare takes the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Roddy Ricch​’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial fell to No. 2 within the tight race. After defeating the rapper on the charts, Selena, 27, reacted to the information in a put up 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 final week asking followers to assist Rare attain 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.” 

Sel despatched out a name to motion to her followers final Friday upon listening to information that Rare was neck in neck with Roddy’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. — Something critics had destructive opinions about, claiming the singer was “begging” for album streams. Roddy followers even thought the rapper was mocking Selena when tweeted, “Stream ‘Rare’ by Selena Gomez,” shortly after she posted the video.

(Photo credit score: Selena Gomez/Instagram) 

Rare, which additionally consists of Selena’s breakup-inspired tracks, Lose You to Love Me and Look At Her Now, marks Selena’s third No. 1 album. The prior two, Revival (2015) and Stars Dance (2013) each nabbed No. 1 spots after their respective releases. Selena’s different earlier albums, again by the band The Scene — When the Sun Goes Down (2011, No. 3), A Year Without Rain (2010, No. 4) and Kiss and Tell (2009, No. 9) — had been all high 10 albums on the Billboard 200. Selena’s solely album to overlook the highest 10 is the best hits bundle For You, which peaked at No. 24 in 2014. Congrats, Sel!

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