Rose to fame for her starring role as Alex Russo on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place and played lead roles in the movies Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo and Spring Breakers. In 2008, she formed the band Selena Gomez & the Scene. She released three hit albums with the band, then put out her solo debut, Stars Dance, which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart in 2013. In October 2015, she announced that she had Lupus.