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  • Selena Gomez received a new recognition from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
  • Gomez hopes that her achievements will inspire others to believe in their dreams and make them happen
  • The "Ice Cream" singer explained that her album "Rare" doesn't reflect her present emotions

Selena Gomez took home a new award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and in her acceptance speech, she said she hopes to inspire more people by making them believe in their dreams and that they are capable of realizing them.

On Tuesday, the Hispanic Heritage Awards aired on PBS and Gomez made a pre-taped appearance on the show. In her acceptance speech, the "Ice Cream" singer expressed her gratitude for the recognition and delivered an inspiring message to the audience.

"I want to continue knowing that just because of who I am, and just because of the hard work I do, I hope that it just inspires so many people to continue to believe in their dreams, believe that they're capable, that they can -- no matter what," Gomez was quoted by Yahoo! News, as saying.

"And I'm just really grateful that I have had so many beautiful opportunities, and to be a voice in the community means a lot. And it's a big responsibility, and I love that. And I promise more to come in future for all kinds of stuff. So thank you!"

Gomez also spoke about her mental struggles and how they made her stronger. She also expressed her willingness to help those who experience the same issues.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation also shared the news about Gomez's award on Twitter. The post was flooded with warm messages from the "Rare" singer’s fans.

"More than deserved Selena Marie Gomez for being an inspiration for both boys and girls and a great example to follow. Brave woman who never gives up and who wants a little better the world in which we live," one wrote.

"So proud of you my baby. I love everything you do, and how you care about others, you're a good and clear example, thank you for your love and for being the wonderful person you are. These awards and this is what excites me the most and matters to me, you'r[sic] leaving important marks," another added

Meanwhile, Gomez previously opened up about her album "Rare" with Rolling Stone. She explained that it tackled specific moments in her life including sadness and pain that are already over. So, the album doesn't represent her feelings at present.

Selena Gomez LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06: Selena Gomez attends the 2020 Hollywood Beauty Awards at The Taglyan Complex on February 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images