A Year Without Rain

Not to be confused with A Day Without Rain or A Year Without Rain (song). "Rock God" redirects here. For people considered rock gods, see Honorific nicknames in popular music. 2010 studio album by Selena Gomez & the Scene

2010 studio album by Selena Gomez & the SceneDeluxe edition cover Singles from A Year Without Rain
  1. "Round & Round"
    Released: June 22, 2010
  2. "A Year Without Rain"
    Released: September 7, 2010

A Year Without Rain is the sophomore second studio album by American band Selena Gomez & the Scene. The album was released on September 21, 2010, via Hollywood Records. Gomez worked with Rock Mafia duo Tim James and Antonina Armato, as well as Fefe Dobson, Toby Gad, and Superspy.

New contributions came from Kevin Rudolf, Katy Perry, Jonas Jeberg and RedOne among others. Due to the success of their breakout hit, "Naturally", the record roots mainly from dance-pop and synth-pop, rather than the pop rock and electronic rock sound of Kiss & Tell. While making use of the Auto-Tune effect, the album also infuses influences of several other genres, including dancehall and Eurodance, among others. According to Gomez, most of the songs on the album are dedicated to the fans, while she wanted content with more melodies and empowering lyric themes.

The album has been given mixed to positive reviews and critics noting it as an improvement from the band's debut album. A Year Without Rain debuted in the United States at number four, selling 66,000 copies in its first week. The album has so far spawned two top forty singles in the United States, lead single, "Round & Round", and the title track "A Year Without Rain". In January 2011, the album was certified Gold by RIAA making it the band's second gold selling album.


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