Selena Gomez is pausing her music career while she concentrates on acting.

The 19-year-old ''Love You Like a Love Song' hitmaker - who recently wrapped filming on comedy 'Spring Breakers' - has decided to put her singing on the backburner while she makes a name for herself in Hollywood.

She explained: ''I'm just kind of halting music for a bit. [I've] been really focused on more acting.

''For me it's been fun to take risks and do things that are completely different. To be honest, maybe some of you guys might not be comfortable with it ... I'm still the same person. Things that challenge me really excite me.''

But that doesn't mean the former Disney star won't be reuniting with the other members of her band Selena Gomez & the Scene to create more music in the future.

She told MTV News: ''I'm doing another movie called 'The Getaway' with Ethan Hawke. It's really, really exciting. So we're doing that and then hopefully another movie, but that hasn't really been confirmed yet.

''Then I'll start working on my fourth album, which will be the best album I'll ever do!''