Rare is Selena Gomez's third solo studio album and second released through Interscope Records. It was released on January 10, 2020. She worked on the album for four years between January 2016 and May 2019.
On June 24, 2016, Gomez tweeted saying that she had been in the studio for a few weeks and that she was very close to releasing her third studio album.
On May 4, 2017, Gomez revealed that something new was coming. On May 11, 2017, Gomez teased "Bad Liar" for the first time. On May 12, 2017, Gomez revealed that "Bad Liar" would be released on May 18, 2017. On July 6, 2017, Gomez teased "Fetish" on her social media. The next day she revealed that the song would be released on July 13, 2017.
On October 17, 2019, Gomez began to tease "Lose You to Love Me". On October 18, 2019, Gomez revealed that the song would be released on October 23, 2019, and continued to tease the lyrics. On October 20, 2019, Gomez began to tease the lyrics for "Look At Her Now". On October 24, 2019, Gomez revealed and released the song.
On November 20, 2019, Gomez announced that she had exciting news for tomorrow. On November 21, 2019, Gomez announced via her social media accounts that her new album would be released on January 10, 2020, with information about the title, track list and artwork to follow. On November 22, 2019, Gomez announced that there would be a Target exclusive edition of the album which would include the standard 13 tracks plus 5 bonus tracks.
On December 12, 2019, Gomez announced the title, track-list and cover art for her new album via her social media.
|1.||"Rare"||Selena Gomez, Madison Love, Brett McLaughlin, Nolan Lambroza, Simon Rosen||3:40|
|2.||"Dance Again"||Gomez, Caroline Ailin, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredricksson, Justin Tranter||2:50|
|3.||"Look At Her Now"||Gomez, Ian Kirkpatrick, Julia Michaels, Tranter||Ian Kirkpatrick||2:42|
|4.||"Lose You to Love Me"||Gomez, Michaels, Tranter, Larsson, Fredriksson||Mattman & Robin,||3:26|
|5.||"Ring"||Gomez, Sean Douglas, Julie Frost, Breyan Isaac, David Ciente,||2:28|
|6.||"Vulnerable"||Gomez, Stefan Johnson, Amy Allen, Johnathan Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson||3:12|
|7.||"People You Know"||Gomez, Jason Evigan, Alex Hope, Steph Jones, Mathieu Jomphe Lépine, Lil Aaron||3:14|
|8.||"Let Me Get Me"||Gomez, Ailin, Larsson, Fredriksson, Tranter||3:09|
|9.||"Crowded Room" (featuring 6LACK)||Gomez, Bebe Rexha, Lambroza, Simon Wilcox||3:06|
|10.||"Kinda Crazy"||Gomez, Albin Nedler, Kristopher Fogelmark, Rami Yacoub, Jasmine Thompson||3:32|
|11.||"Fun"||Gomez, Raul Cubina, Mark Williams, Michales, Scott Harris||3:09|
|12.||"Cut You Off"||Gomez, David Pramik, Liza Owen, Chloe Angelides||3:02|
|13.||"A Sweeter Place" (featuring Kid Cudi)||Gomez, Kid Cudi, Kirkpatrick, Love, Uzoechi||4:23|
|Target Deluxe Edition|
|14.||"Bad Liar"||Gomez, Michaels, Tranter, Kirkpatrick, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth||Kirkpatrick||3:34|
|15.||"Fetish" (featuring Gucci Mane)||Angelides, McLaughlin, Gino Barletta, Gomez, Jonas Jeberg, Joe Khajadourian, Alex Schwartz, Radric Davis||Jonas Jeberg, The Futuristics||3:06|
|16.||"It Ain't Me" (featuring Kygo)||Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Brian Lee, Gomez||Kygo, Andrew Watt, Ben Rice, Louis Bell||3:40|
|17.||"Back To You"||Allen, Parrish Warrington, Diederik Van Elsas, Micah Premnath, Gomez||Trackside, Kirkpatrick||3:27|
|18.||"Wolves" (featuring Marshmello)||Gomez, Christopher Comstock, Watt, Tamposi, Lee, Bell, Carl Rosen||Marshmello, Watt||3:17|
|Vinyl LP Edition|
|14.||"Feel Me"||Gomez, Lisa Scinta, Ross Golan, Ammar Malik, Kurtis Isaac Mckenzie||The Arcade|
|Japanese Special Edition DVD|
|1.||"Lose You to Love Me" (music video)||3:26|
|2.||"Lose You to Love Me" (behind the scenes)||3:08|
|3.||"Look At Her Now" (music video)||2:44|
|4.||"Look At Her Now" (behind the scenes)||3:07|
- The album was described as a "deep blue"
- Selena confirmed a collaboration with Marshmello.
- On August 15, 2018 during a Instagram live, Selena revealed about the album:
- Her favorite song from the album is called "Rare".
- Selena described the album as "honest, but playful". She also said "creatively it's in a really good direction".
- Tons of "really great collabs" have been done and she can't say with who.
- She has described the sound of the album to be "moody" with "dark vibes". Selena also confirmed that she is done with the recording sessions.
- On March 12, 2019 during a Instagram live, Selena revealed that she has been in the studio and it's going really well. She also revealed she is nervous about it and the next few choices she makes are "very cruicial". Lastly she stated that the new album is coming very soon.
- On June 7, 2019 at a charity baseball event, Selena revealed she has a song called "Grateful".
- On June 12, 2019 on Jimmy Fallon, Selena announced and confirmed that her highly anticipated album was completed and she has to add finishing touches.
- ↑ Twitter - Very close to album #2
- ↑ Twitter - Something new
- ↑ Twitter - #SGBadLiar
- ↑ Twitter - Bad Liar, May 18, 2017
- ↑ Twitter - FETISH
- ↑ Twitter - JULY 13
- ↑ Twitter - Rose colored glasses all distorted.
- ↑ Twitter - I Saw the signs and I ignored it.
- ↑ Twitter - I gave my all and they all know it.
- ↑ Twitter - Lose You To Love Me
- ↑ Twitter - You promised the world.
- ↑ Twitter - Made her more of a woman.
- ↑ Twitter - And here’s my special gift to all of my ride or dies! I created this especially for you. Y’all have been through it all with me and I thank you for pushing me to be the best. Look At Her Now is out now. ❤️ smarturl.it/LookAtHerNow #ShotOniPhone #LookAtHerNow
- ↑ Twitter - Exciting news
- ↑ Twitter - New album
- ↑ Twitter - Gomez announcing Target edition of SG2
- ↑ Target - SG2 Target exclusive edition
- ↑ Twitter - Can’t believe I’m revealing the art and title for my new album RARE, out January 10th. It’s the most honest music I’ve ever made and I can’t wait for you to hear my heart. 🖤 You can preorder RARE now ✨ smarturl.it/RARESG
- ↑ Billboard - Wolves
- ↑ Twitter - Marshmello
|January 10, 2020 • 41:53 • Interscope Records|
|Released||A Sweeter Place • Back To You • Bad Liar • Crowded Room • Cut You Off • Dance Again • Feel Me • Fetish • Fun • It Ain't Me • Kinda Crazy • Let Me Get Me • Look At Her Now • Lose You to Love Me • People You Know • Rare • Ring • Vulnerable • Wolves|
|Unreleased||Flawless • Grateful • Higher Or Heaven • Intro • Out Of My Head • Stained • That's Why I Love You|
|6LACK • Gucci Mane • Kid Cudi • Kygo • Marshmello • Selena Gomez|