Selena Gomez wants to quit music

Aug 26, 2013 at 1:49 p.m. ET

Selena Gomez has tiptoed the line between music and acting for years, but has made her decision on which one she wants to make her full-time career.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is 100 percent focused on her music right now, but that could soon change. The singer has been known as an actress since she was 14 years old, and wants to go back to her roots.

"I'm a woman so I change my mind all the time. One day I want to do acting and just that, and then other times I just want to do music and just that, so it changes," Gomez told Us Weekly last week. "But this is my last record for a while. I'm going to tour it and then I'm going to just kind of get into acting for a really long period of time, hopefully."

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It might be easy to think Gomez is giving up because her music career is not all she'd hoped it would be, but her new album Stars Dance premiered at number one on the Billboard 200 chart (even coming in ahead of Jay Z's Magna Carta). She also won her first MTV Video Music Award Sunday night, for Best Pop Video.

But the new decision also has to do with Gomez's perception of her own talent.

"I just think I need to get better at acting," Gomez said, according to CNN. "And in order to do that, I need to do more of it."

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Gomez currently stars in Getaway, alongside Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight, and has more projects in the works. But she said music was always a nice fallback for her.

"I feel like music was really such a great outlet for me. It's therapeutic, it's so much fun," Gomez said. "Obviously being able to be onstage and dance around, it's awesome, and you just have a good time and the adrenaline's taking over. But I have to do more [acting] to get better so I want to do that. It's like my own personal thing."

The singer, who just turned 21, will be in the music industry for at least a little while longer. She's out on tour almost until the end of 2013.

Getaway opens nationwide Aug. 30.

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