Selena Gomez's New Album Due in March

1:02 PM PST 11/14/2012 by Jason Lipshutz, Billboard
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The news comes amid reports that the singer and actress has broken things off with boyfriend Justin Bieber.

Selena Gomez's next musical effort now has a March 2013 date attached to it.

The newly single star was in Texas on Wednesday (Nov. 14), helping pal Ryan Seacrest open Seacrest Studios, an interactive media experience for kids, at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. During the event, Seacrest posted on Twitter, ".@selenagomez just told me new album in march fyi," and linked to a photo of himself and the 20-year-old starlet. Although no other details have been revealed, the news hints at the end of Gomez's musical hiatus, which began in January 2012.

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Gomez's last album,  When The Sun Goes Down, has sold 642,000 copies since its June 2011 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album -- her third billed as Selena Gomez & The Scene -- spawned her biggest airplay hit ever, "Love You Like a Love Song," which reached No. 15 on the Radio Songs chart and her first top 10 on the Pop Songs tally (No. 6).

Since that album's release, Gomez has turned her attention to acting, lending her voice to Hotel Transylvania and filming a role in the upcoming crime drama Getaway. The former Disney star also launched a self-titled fragrance last spring.

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Over the weekend, news broke that Gomez and her longtime boyfriend, Justin Bieber, had broken up, with distance and busy schedules reportedly cited as factors. Gomez made a public appearance on Monday night at the 2012 Glamour Woman of the Year Awards, where she was honored for her blossoming career as well as her continued work with UNICEF.

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