Selena Gomez released her third album, Rare, back in January, and now, fans are getting a deluxe version of of the record with three new songs on it on April 9th. But, that's not all, the multi-talent is helping the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in a big way.
In a message shared to social media, Selena explained that she's been excited to release a new song, "Boyfriend," but in light of all that is going on the world surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it's not exactly high on her list of priorities. She went on to explain that she is hoping for the safety and recovery of all those who have been affected and is personally donating to the Plus 1 COVID-19 Relief Fund. And that, additionally, $1 of every order from her official store will also be donated to the fund.
Read Selena's full statement below:
"Many of you know how excited I've been to release a song called 'Boyfriend.' It's a lighthearted song about falling down and getting back up time and time again in love, but also knowing that you don't need anyone other than yourself to be happy. We wrote it long before our current crisis, but in the context of today, I want to be clear that 'Boyfriend' is nowhere near the top of my list of priorities. Just like the rest of the world, I'm praying for safety, unity and recovery during this pandemic. Because of that, I'm personally donating to the Plus 1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, as well as donating $1 of every order in my official store to the fund starting now. Rare (Deluxe), featuring 'Boyfriend' is out April 9th."
The deluxe version of Rare includes "Boyfriend," in addition to two other new songs, "She" and "Souvenir."