Selena Gomez & the Scene was an American electronica-inspired pop rock, electropop and dance-pop band from Hollywood, California, formed in 2008. The band consisted of lead singer Selena Gomez, bassist Joey Clement, drummer Greg Garman, keyboardist Dane Forrest, and guitarist Drew Taubenfeld. The band released three studio albums, seven singles and nine music videos. Gomez & the Scene released their debut album, Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009. The album debuted at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200. In March 2010 the album was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The second single from the album, "Naturally", reached the top thirty in the U.S., and the top twenty in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Germany. The song has also been certified Platinum in the U.S. and Canada. As of 2012, the album has sold over 900,000 copies in the US. Their second album, A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. Two singles were released from the album, "Round & Round" and "A Year Without Rain". The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 at No. 4. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA in January 2011. As of 2012, the album has sold over 800,000 in the U.S.
Their third album, When the Sun Goes Down was released on June 28, 2011. The first single from the album was titled "Who Says", which debuted on March 8, 2011 on On Air with Ryan Seacrest and premiered its music video on March 11 on Disney Channel. The song was certified Platinum in the U.S. The second single from the album, "Love You like a Love Song", was released on June 17, 2011 and was certified 2× Platinum in the U.S. The third and final single from the album is "Hit the Lights". The band is currently in a hiatus as Gomez works on her acting career and her solo music career.
Since their debut, the band won numerous awards and recognitions for their musical works. They won a total of four Poptastic Awards, including the Best Duo or Group Award. They have been nominated for five awards at the MuchMusic Video Awards, and two MTV Europe Music Awards. Their song "Love You Like a Love Song" was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 2012, making it their first VMA nomination. In 2011, the band won its first People's Choice Award for Breakout Group. Gomez & the Scene have also won a total of six Teen Choice Awards since 2010, including Choice Music: Group and Choice Music: Love Song for "Love You like a Love Song".