December 29, 2016


Selena Gomez & Mexican Pop Star Paulina Rubio Have a Duet on the Way

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After taking some time off to focus on her wellbeing, Selena Gomez is ready to enter the new year with some fresh music. The pop artist has a collaboration in the works with fellow Mexican star Paulina Rubio, who revealed the news to Vanidades magazine.

“My new album is like another member of the team, or the family," Rubio explained. "It will be a true warrior, has something from all genres, from band to pop, collaborations of DJ Snake and Selena Gomez. I tried to keep a key element: That the music is danceable."

Rubio's 11th album will arrive sometime in 2017 and follows 2011's Brava! There is no word if the singer's duet with Gomez will be sung in Spanish or not, but it will mark the 24-year-old's first new song since September's "Trust Nobody" collaboration with Cashmere Cat and Tory Lanez.

Gomez announced her break from the industry back in August due to lupus-related anxiety and depression. “I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off," she said in a statement.

The "Hands to Myself" singer recently appeared at the 2016 AMAs, where she gave a touching speech about taking care of one's mental health:

"I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here [holds chest]. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore. All I can say from the bottom of my heart is I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every single day with people that I love."

Next up, read why Fuse spotlighted Selena Gomez as a Future Hispanic History Month artist in 2016, and watch our throwback interview: