Rare is the third solo studio album by American singer Selena Gomez. Gomez stated that this album is her "diary from the past few years". The standard edition of the album features collaborations with 6lack and Kid Cudi. Rare was preceded by two singles: " Lose You to Love Me " was released as the lead single on October 23, , and topped the Billboard Hot , becoming Gomez's first number-one single in the US to do so. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics , many of whom labelled it Gomez's "best album to date", whilst complimenting its production, but describing the songwriting "easy".
Speaking in a November interview for Apple Music on the subject of her upcoming studio album Rare , Gomez admitted that the unreleased tracks were where she currently was. She also said that the songs on the tracklist went well with each other, after putting them in order. She also told Fallon that it took her "four years now to even feel at a good place with this album.
Gomez herself stated that the album is "honest, empowering and uplifting"  , while its main messages are "self love, acceptance and empowerment".
The album's standard edition contains 13 tracks. The opener and title track is a "quiet but impactful self-love anthem"  with lyrics discussing "the wavering interests of a lover"  and the singer realizing "her love interest isn't valuing her in the way she deserves".
Influences of Latin music are also present on the upbeat and "dancefloor-ready"  "Let Me Get Me". Tracks 10, 11, and 12 all have a funk sound. A collaboration with rapper Kid Cudi , the song "documents the life lessons Selena has learned and expresses hope that brighter days lie ahead". The album was first announced and named on Gomez's Instagram account,  where she revealed the cover art and included a snippet of the title track. The standard edition of the studio album was promoted and preceded by the release of " Lose You to Love Me " released October 23, , and " Look at Her Now " on October 24, Rare received highly positive reviews from music critics , with many deeming it the best album of Gomez's career to date.
At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 76 based on 12 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Variety ' s Jem Aswad labelled Rare as "one of the best pop albums to be released in recent memory" and described it as "sophisticated, precisely written and expertly produced music".
Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times named Rare as Gomez's "most meaningful solo disc" and opined that it embraces "an infectious spirit of adventure". The album debuted atop the US Billboard , becoming Gomez's third US number-one album and the first album released in the s decade to top the chart. It earned , album-equivalent units , including 53, pure album sales becoming her third consecutive chart topper. The album also became her first number one album in the nations of Argentina, Belgium, Lithuania, Taiwan and Scotland.
In the UK the album debuted at number two behind Lewis Capaldi 's Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent becoming her first top ten and highest peaking album in the country. Credits adapted from the album's liner notes . Credits adapted from the liner notes of Rare. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Selena Gomez. Target , Japanese and deluxe international edition artwork.
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