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Talk about coming back with a bang! After years of a musical hiatus, Selena Gomez returns with an emotional ballad, “Lose You To Love Me“. And if the fanfare the single received doesn’t indicate that she was missed, maybe her latest achievement will. For the first time in her career, the singer topped Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart with the new single. 

In response to her new milestone, Gomez went on social media to express her elation. “WHAT?! Omg!! Thank you SO much @billboardcharts for a first for me!! I’m so grateful,” she shared in her Instagram stories. She eventually uploaded the single’s artwork on the app with the caption, “My first number 1!! This song is so dear to my heart. I’ve been working so hard to make this album as honest and fun as possible while remaining vulnerable enough to share where I am in life. I love you deeply and thank you so much for listening. I want to thank each and every person that was apart of this moment that I’ll never forget!” 

The song arguably sounds like Gomez’s most emotional single to date. It talks about how she has had to break up with a former partner in order to both love herself and love the significant other as well. The lyrics speak about Gomez’s inner struggles with maintaining a difficult relationship and the impact of having to change herself just to satisfy her partner. Backed with a simple black-and-white music video, the pop star packs in the emotional weight while forgoing the usual glitz and glamour for her second single, “Look At Her Now,” instead. And it looks like the single resonated with a lot of fans. 

The positive feedback manifests most on social media. When the singer dropped the single two weeks ago, it immediately trended high on Twitter and other similar platforms. Now, the news of Selena Gomez’s first number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart has the pop star trending on social media again. Many fans expressed their pride in Gomez having achieved a career-high. For instance, Twitter user Ben (@TS7Track3) posted, “SELENA GOMEZ JUST GOT HER FIRST NUMBER ONE HIT WITH LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME IM SO PROUD IT’S WHAT SHE DESERVES,”. While Mimi (@MissAmigable) relayed, “Selengend! We are so proud of you!!👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗Your talent speaks for itself!! Congrats @selenagomez @Interscope we are so happy!!” Many other tweets shared similarly joyful messages. 

Unfortunately, however, not everything is good new surrounding Gomez’s number 1 single. Due to its highly personal and emotional nature, fans speculated that the song serves as an attack against her famous ex, Justin Bieber. His new wife, Hailey Baldwin, was even accused of threatening the pop star on social media. Around the same time, Gomez dropped her new music, the model influencer posted on her Instagram story a screenshot of what she was listening to at the time. The problem is, the title of the song was “I’ll Kill You,” which led fans to think she was threatening the singer. Though immediately after, the model denied her story had any relation to Gomez.  For now, there’s still no news about the name and the release date for Selena Gomez’s latest upcoming album. Stay tuned on this space for more updates. Congratulations to Selena Gomez for reaching number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart! 

Image Credits:

  1. Selena Gomez Featured Image – Allure.com
  2. Singer Selena Gomez – Billboard.com