Selena Gomez & the Scene (aka Selena & the Scene) is an American pop rock band that formed in 2009. The band consists of Selena Gomez on lead vocals, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Greg Garman on drums, and Dane Forrest on keyboards.

Band:
Beginnings
During an interview with Jocelyn Vena, of MTV in August 2008, Selena Gomez said of her future music career that: "I'm going to be in a band — no 'Selena Gomez' stuff. I'm not going to be a solo artist. I think that I don't want my name attached to it. I will be singing, and I'm learning drums and playing electric guitar."[5] Gomez later announced, via Twitter, that her band would be called The Scene.[6] It is an "ironic jab" at the people who called the frontwoman "wannabe scene."[6] The band released their debut studio album, Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009. The album debuted at number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 with sales of over 66,000 copies in its first week of release.[7]

Gomez has said in several interviews (including one with Z100 New York[8]) that she hand-picked The Scene during a long, exhausting audition process. She said it was worth it, though, because she has a great band. However, soon after joining the band, keyboardist Nick Foxer was replaced by Dane Forrest because Foxer was reportedly busy with his marriage.

Current band members:
Selena Gomez - Lead vocals
Greg Garman- Drums, vocals
Joey Clement - Bass, backing vocals
Ethan Roberts - Guitar, vocals
Dane Forrest - Keyboards, backing vocals

Former band members:
Nick Foxer - Keyboards, backing vocals[citation needed]

Influences:
Both drummer Greg Garman and lead vocalist Selena Gomez have said that Paramore is one of their favorite bands, with Gomez listing the band as a personal influence, saying, "[Paramore] gave me the inspiration of being in a band." Gomez has also said that her namesake Selena Quintanilla inspired her to persue a career in music. The frontwoman has expressed appreciation for Forever The Sickest Kids, Kelly Clarkson, No Doubt, Jason Mraz, Fefe Dobson, and Christina Aguilera, and lead guitarist Ethan Roberts has expressed appreciation for the band Journey.

History:
Kiss & Tell, Naturally (The Remixes), and more (2009–2010)
Kiss & Tell is the band's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. Gomez worked with several writers and producers on the album including Gina Schock of the Go-Go's. Musically, the album has a combination of different styles, prominently synthpop, and dance elements.[9] The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200.[7] On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 in the US.[10]

Gomez confirmed that she co-wrote one song on the album, "I Won't Apologize." The lead single "Falling Down" was released on August 21, 2009. The music video premiered after the world premiere of Gomez' TV-movie Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie on August 28, 2009. It peaked at #82 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and at #69 on the Canadian Hot 100.[11] The second single from the album, "Naturally" was released on December 11, 2009 along with a music video for digital download. The music video was shot on November 14, 2009 and premiered on Disney Channel following the premiere of Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation on December 11, 2009. The single debuted at #39 and later peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has thus far peaked at #18 in the Canadian Hot 100. It is the band's biggest hit to date and first top 40 hit beating out their first single "Falling Down" and also first number one hit on the "Billboard Hot Dance/Club Songs".[12] "Naturally" had its highest peak in Hungary where it peaked at number four on the regions chart, becoming the band's first Top Five hit.

They have finished their House of Blues Tour and their Kiss & Tell Tour, and had a European Promo Tour to promote the album overseas.[13] Gomez and her band performed on various Tv shows and Special events such as on Dancing with the Stars season nine.[14] ,The Ellen DeGeneres Show[15][16] Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,[17] and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest[18] among other shows. Selena Gomez & The Scene along with Justin Bieber played at the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the band and Justin Bieber also co-headlined Popcon .[19]

Selena Gomez & The Scene contributed to Disney's All Wrapped Up Vol. 2. The EP includes the band's cover of "Winter Wonderland" as well as Christmas covers by other successful artists.[20] Their single "Falling Down" was featured on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 12, along with songs by other popular artists. Jams 12 was officially released on March 30, 2010.[21] On March 9, 2010 The Scene released their EP Naturally (The Remixes). The EP featured remixes of their highest charting single "Naturally" by Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario, and Disco Fries, as well as the original track.[22]

Second Studio Album (2010-present):
The band's second studio album will be released on September 28, 2010.

The sophomore effort will not only continue with the Dance-pop/Electronica style but will also incoporate a Reggae sound.[23] Gomez said in an interview with Z100 New York[8] that it will feature some songs that did not make it onto the first album and that the rest of the band will be much more included on it. When asked about plans for a new single the frontwoman said:

"I think we might go right into the second album so it might be something completely different. Hopefully we'll get the next single out before the summer because [we] have a new song that's just a really fun summer song and I want it out really soon!"[24] The record's first single, "Round & Round", premiered on June 18, 2010.[25] The accompanying music video, which was filmed in Budapest, premiered two days later.[26]

Tours:
2009: House of Blues Tour
2009-2010: Kiss & Tell Tour
2010: European Promo Tour
2010: Fairs & Festivals Tour
2010: Lilith Fair Tour (as part of F&F Tour)[27]

Studio albums:
Kiss & Tell (2009)

Singles:
"Falling Down" (2009)
"Naturally" (2010)
"Round & Round" (2010)