Selena Gomez goes retro on the cover of the new issue of Billboard magazine.
The 18-year-old opened up about movies, music and her transition into more adult projects.
On growing in music and movies: It's obviously an important phase in my career, and personally. The good news is I have been juggling acting and singing for two-and-a-half to three years. But I have to start over in some areas. It's interesting to start taking risks, to grow up through my music.
On her new album: It's techno dance. Pop is something I'm most comfortable with and these are producers who know me and know the direction we want to go in. The songs are tailored to me and my style. I'm very lucky.
On her mom: My mom has been my manager since day one. She helps me make choices correctly. She protects me.
On wanting to emulate Shia LaBeouf's career: He did it really well. He's talented and doing wonderful things. Everybody has their own vision of how they want things to play out . . . Eventually I hope to make a record in Spanish. I don't do anything that's not organic. I don't like putting my name on anything I don't approve.
On the internet: I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. I don't like it in general - it's vicious. But it's also incredible that I can connect with fans, because I love to hear their feedback and let them know about my life.