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Unless you’ve been twirling ’round a desert for a year without rain, you’d know that Selegenda Gomez is about to drop her third studio album on June 28 on Hollywood Records: When The Sun Goes Down.

In advance of the upcoming LP, the 18-year-old teenage dream/flawless legend will be gracing the pages of next week’s Billboard Magazine, looking effortlessly chic and glamorous on the front cover as a ’50’s pin-up sailor girl.

The article explores Selena’s transition from being promoted as a Disney star to carving out her own path as a full-fledged singer, along with the various ways in which her latest album–including the lead single “Who Says?”–is being promoted in today’s market, as well as offering some insight into the album’s creation.

From the article:

Her promotional activities since the single’s release have all been directed at an audience that most likely has never seen an episode of “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She has already appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” and “Late Show With David Letterman.” Upcoming stops include “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” “Good Morning America” and “Today.”

“In the last two years she’s gone from a novice to someone who stands for something — with a real audience,” [Abbey] Konowitch [GM of Hollywood Records] says. “Her song selection is about messages. What’s important is that people have learned to respect Selena as the artist we think she is. Not just the consumers, but the industry and the gatekeepers . . . People want to work with her. People believe she can be big. But the stars have to align. Those stars have not aligned for others.”

The article also explores Gomez’s brand as both a Disney star and a style icon, including this gem from the president of Fox 2000:

“She’s become a style icon with the tweens and teens,” Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler says. “Classy but sassy.”

Do you see? DO YOU SEE?! MuuMuse and Selegenda: Keeping it strictly classy sassy until the end of time. Naturally.