Selena Gomez fans get 'Rare' trending seven months after its release as they urge others to buy album
Selena Gomez's fandom, the Selenators, has gotten the singer's album 'Rare' trending all over the world after they began encouraging fellow fans to purchase the release on iTunes, causing the album to chart again, seven months after its original release.
Twitter was abuzz with Selenators sharing "BUY RARE ON ITUNES" and fellow fandom members quipping, "I NEED MONEY TO BUY RARE ON ITUNES." Using the name of Gomez's previous album, the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful 2015 release 'Revival', another fan said, "YUP, ITS A REVIVAL BUY RARE ON ITUNES."
'Rare', which dropped in January 2020, with a second deluxe version released in April, was executive produced by Gomez herself and released via Interscope Records. The singer worked with several top producers, including Ian Kirkpatrick, Finneas, The Monsters & Strangerz, and more, putting together what she described as a "diary from the past few years". Featuring a wide range of genres blended into Gomez's electropop sound, 'Rare' saw the singer tackle an equally wide range of themes that centered largely around her journey towards self-love and acceptance as well as empowerment.
'Rare' debuted at number one on Billboard 200, with three of its four singles reaching the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Critically, the album was hailed as Gomez's best to-date and earned the distinction of being the first number one album of the 2020s decade by a female artiste. And thanks to her fans bringing the album back onto the charts again, 'Rare' is seeing a resurgence in sales and is set to hit a few more milestones.
One fan shared, 'Rare' is currently charting in 64 Apple Music Charts, this hasn’t happened since the release of the Deluxe Version!" while other accounts noted that the best-selling female pop albums on iTunes for the day were Taylor Swift's 'Lover', Gomez's 'Rare' and Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica'. Soon others were sharing, "'Rare' by @selenagomez is currently the BEST SELLING female album released this year in the US."
Selenators were naturally ecstatic. One stated, "THE POWER SHE HOLDS Y’ALL," while another said, "RISE BABY! RISE!" The fandom has been much-maligned for failing to purchase enough albums to get Gomez on the charts previously, but the fandom was not hearing any of the hate this time around, stating, "Selenators don’t buy WHAT??? Rose from the ashes to the iTunes top 20." Another pointed out, "Selenation creating a music label and then trending [worldwide] to promote the album and get it into the charts it’s something else tbh y’all are wild," ending their note with "BUY RARE ON ITUNES."