NYU student Brian Sandro has a secret: he and his friends pirate hundreds of millions of dollars of illicit Hollywood movies in their spare time. They are revered, reviled, hunted and admired. No one knows who they are - at least, not as far as they know.
Runtime: 15 minutes
The Scene - Selena Gomez & the Scene - Netflix
Selena Gomez & the Scene was an American pop rock, electropop and dance-pop band from Hollywood, California. Formed in 2008, its last lineup consisted of lead singer Selena Gomez, bassist Joey Clement, drummer Greg Garman, keyboardist Dane Forrest, and guitarist Drew Taubenfeld. The band released three studio albums, seven singles and nine music videos. Their debut album, Kiss & Tell, was released on September 29, 2009, debuting at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200 and earning the band a Gold certification from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in March 2010. The second single from the album, “Naturally”, reached the top thirty in the U.S., as well as the top twenty in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and Germany. The song has been certified Platinum in the U.S. and Canada. As of 2012, Kiss & Tell has sold over 900,000 copies in the U.S. The band's second album, A Year Without Rain, was released on September 17, 2010, debuting at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and earning the band a second RIAA Gold certification in January 2011. Two singles were released from the album, “Round & Round” and “A Year Without Rain”. As of 2012, the album has sold over 800,000 copies in the U.S. The band's third album, When the Sun Goes Down, was released on June 28, 2011, debuting at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Its lead single “Who Says” received its radio premiere on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on March 8, 2011, followed by a music video premiere on Disney Channel on March 11. The song has been certified Platinum in the U.S. The second single from the album, “Love You like a Love Song”, was released on June 17, 2011 and was certified 4x Platinum in the U.S. The third and final single from the album was “Hit the Lights”. The band disbanded when Gomez began focusing on her acting career and solo music career. The band has won numerous awards and accolades since their debut. They have won a total of four Poptastic Awards, including the Best Duo or Group Award. The band has also been nominated for five awards at the MuchMusic Video Awards, and two MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2011, the band won its first People's Choice Award for Breakout Group. In 2012, “Love You Like a Love Song” was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award, giving the band their first VMA nomination. The band has also won a total of six Teen Choice Awards since 2010, including Choice Music: Group and Choice Music: Love Song for “Love You like a Love Song”.
The Scene - 2011–2012: When the Sun Goes Down and band hiatus - Netflix
On February 15, 2011, Hollywood Records confirmed that a new album was in the works. Though the album was initially titled Otherside, it was later changed to When the Sun Goes Down. the album was released on June 28, 2011. The album expanded on the pop and dance elements found on the band's last album, and features a more electropop and synthpop sound. The album also explores organic instrumentation. The sound of the album was compared to recent releases by artists such as Kelly Clarkson among others. When the Sun Goes Down featured writing credits from writers and producers such as pop icon Britney Spears, pop singer Katy Perry, and Rock Mafia, among others. The album received a mixed reviews with the album's second single receiving a 4x Platinum certification from the RIAA., The record debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 78,000 copies in its first week of release. This marked the highest first week sales for the band to date, outselling their first two albums by nearly 12,000 copies. As of 2012, When the Sun Goes Down has sold an estimated 642,000 copies in the US alone. The album's lead single “Who Says” had its world premiere on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on March 8. The accompanying music video, which was directed by Chris Applebaum, premiered on VEVO March 11. The single follows in succession of other self-empowerment singles such as “Firework” by Katy Perry, “Fuckin' Perfect” by Pink, and “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga. “Who Says” was a critical success but was only successful in US, receiving a moderate success worldwide, becoming the band's highest peaking song on the Hot 100 chart to date, where it peaked at number 21. The song has also been certified Platinum by the RIAA, becoming their second single to achieve this feat. On May 28, Gomez announced on her official Twitter that one of the songs from the album, “Bang Bang Bang” would be released as part of an iTunes album countdown on June 7, 2011. Gomez later announced in an interview that the second single from the album would be “Love You Like a Love Song”. The song was serviced to contemporary hit radio airplay on August 16, 2011 in the United States. The single later went on to become the band's highest performing single in the U.S. to date, where it peaked at number 22 on the Hot 100 chart, their second highest peaking single to date. The song became their highest charting single on the Pop Songs chart based on radio airplay, where it peaked at No. 6. The single was later certified 4x Platinum in the U.S., making it the band's first song to achieve this feat. “Hit the Lights” was released as the third and final single in 2012, but it failed to have much success. On March 23, 2011, Hollywood Records announced the We Own the Night Tour, which began on July 24, 2011. In January 2012, Gomez announced that the band was on hiatus and that they would not release a new album in 2012. This was later reaffirmed as Gomez announced on her Facebook page that she was taking a break from music in order to focus on her acting career, writing “My band and I are going our separate ways for a while. This year is all about films and acting and I want my band to play music wherever with whoever. We will be back, but it will be a good while.” On July 22, 2012, Selena Gomez & the Scene won “Choice Music: Group” for the third time in a row at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards. As of 2018, the band has not reformed to release any new material, with Gomez focusing solely on her solo career.
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