Selena Gomez & the Scene is an American pop band formed in Hollywood, California in 2008. Along with lead singer and founder Selena Gomez, the band consists of guitarist Ethan Roberts, bassist Joey Clement, drummer Greg Garman, and keyboardist Dane Forrest.History2008–09: Formation, and Kiss & TellDuring an interview with Jocelyn Vena, of MTV in August 2008, Selena Gomez said of her future music career that: "I'm going to be in a band. I'm not going to be a solo artist...I don't want my name attached to it. I will be singing..." Gomez later announced, via Twitter, that the band would be called The Scene. It is an "ironic jab" at the people who called the frontwoman a "wannabe scene." Gomez has also stated that the band name, which was originally intended to be just The Scene, became Selena Gomez & The Scene due to complications with Hollywood Records. Due to this, the band is sometimes incorrectly credited as just Selena Gomez. The band released their debut studio album, Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009. The album debuted at number 9 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with sales of 66,000 copies in its first week of release. Gomez has said in several interviews (including one with Z100 New York) that the band was formed through a long, exhausting audition process. She said it was worth it, though, because she has a great band. However, not long after joining the band, keyboardist Nick Foxer left for unknown reasons, and was replaced by Dane Forrest.Kiss & Tell is the group's debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. Gomez worked with several writers and producers on the album including Gina Schock of the Go-Go's. Musically, the album has a combination of different styles, prominently rock, and dance elements. The album debuted at number 9 on the Billboard 200. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 in the US.