Selena Gomez, one of Dallas' hottest celebrities, had one of her biggest years in 2015.

Selena Gomez, one of Dallas' hottest celebrities, had one of her biggest years in 2015.

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This time last year, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were still married. Pentatonix wasn't all over the radio. Real Housewives of Dallas was just a big-haired dream, not a reality. 

I mean, seriously, folks: It's been a big year. Let's look back.

Miranda Lambert wins big at the ACM Awards

Yes, everyone was at the ACM Awards: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba, even Taylor Swift. But the woman of the hour(s) was Miranda Lambert, who nabbed female vocalist of the year for the sixth year in a row.

When you've gone viral: What it's like being swept up in the storm

#alexfromtarget continues to happen

Handsome Frisco teen Alex Lee became an Internet sensation overnight in 2014. There he was, bagging groceries at a north-of-Dallas store, and next thing he knew, he was an international "hot guy" with people of all ages stalking him. By early 2015, he announced a singing career and a made-in-Plano movie. Do not underestimate the power of the internet.

Jerry Jones doesn't know how to pronounce 'Beyonce'

It isn't nice to make fun of other people. We just couldn't help ourselves when Jerry Jones didn't know how to pronounce the queen of pop's name.

Kelly Clarkson poses for awesome 'Game of Thrones' Christmas photo

Kelly Clarkson announces pregnancy, cancels shows, dominates Christmas

When Kelly Clarkson announced "I'm totally pregnant," Dallas fans couldn't help but smile along with their hometown singer. Then (for unrelated reasons), Clarkson canceled shows at her doctor's orders -- not great, but necessary. By year's end, she nabbed two Grammy noms and announced an epic Game of Thrones Christmas card. One thing's for sure: Clarkson's lovable personality has helped keep her fans by her side through the year.

Todrick Hall, from Arlington, kicks off MTV show

Singer-dancer-actor extraordinaire Todrick Hall, or @toddyrockstar on Twitter, deserves to be in the center of the spotlight. (If you're not familiar with him, watch this epic Beyonce mash-up.) He's notched 280 million views on YouTube and was the star of his own show on MTV this fall. It was a big year for the local guy. 

D-FW's trick-shot YouTube stars Dude Perfect get their own CMT show

Super athletes from Dude Perfect score CMT show

Dude Perfect's trick shots on YouTube are impossible to forget. These guys toss basketballs out of airplanes and across football stadiums, all with incredible precision and, presumably, a good amount of luck. They now have a headquarters in Frisco and do this for a living full time. Their CMT show is expected in 2016. Living the dream, no?

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert split

The news riveted Texans. Really: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce was one of the most-Googled items in the Lone Star State in 2015. Lambert further broke hearts when she told Cosmo Shelton is an "amazing man."

Actor Jason Lee lives in Denton, OMG

Our Tiney Ricciardi reports that Lee "purchased a piece of land and relocated the family to Lil' D so his kids could experience what he didn't growing up; namely, homegrown goats, chickens, vegetables and fruit trees." If you spot him in Denton, be cool, guys. Don't make this embarrassing.

Demi Lovato aims to say a lot about body-image issues with nude Vanity Fair shoot

Demi Lovato bares it all in nude 'Vanity Fair' shoot

Lovato, who grew up in North Texas, has had no trouble showing off her badassness. (Example: She speaks openly about her bipolar disorder and is a spokeswoman for a mental health group.) But this might be her boldest move yet: She did a nude Vanity Fair shoot with no makeup and no retouching. She wanted to show people what bodies really look like. That takes guts.

Nick Jonas is bringing sexy back

We compared him to Justin Timberlake. That's how big of a pop star Nick Jonas is becoming. He's not too big to forget home, though; he divulged earlier this year that he loves Babe's Chicken Dinner House. As everyone should.

Pentatonix is penning original songs

A cappella group Pentatonix got famous from its catchy mash-ups and covers. But that's not what they want to be known for. The singing group -- three members of which hail from Arlington -- got some radio airplay for the catchy "Can't Sleep Love." They're also up for a Grammy.

Dallas singer Leon Bridges gets mega-famous

Leon Bridges is a sensation — but it didn’t happen overnight

By the end of 2015, The Dallas Morning News editorial board was so taken with soul singer Leon Bridges that they nominated him as Texan of the Year. Bridges was already heating up during the summer of 2015 -- most notably, his album debuted at the top of the R&B chart. Since then, a few of the many things he's done is dropped a song in the new Will Smith movie Concussion and appeared on Saturday Night Live. He's also been nominated for a Grammy. The secret is totally out on Leon Bridges.

Tony Romo shows up at non sporting events

First he landed a kind-of-funny Super Bowl commercial spot. Then he caught a football on live TV during the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. Then he crashed the Oddball comedy fest in October. He also did play football this year -- some. We like off-the-clock Tony, too.

St. Vincent makes one Dallas taqueria very famous

Grammy winner Annie Clark spent a few off days with her family members, busing tables at their new East Dallas place Resident Taqueria. What's the big deal? It was a very big deal, because the frontwoman of St. Vincent inadvertently made Resident Taqueria the hottest place in town.

'Real Housewives of Dallas' cast guessing game: Who will be in?

'The Real Housewives of Dallas' is a real thing!

Rumors swirled for years. And then: Honey, tease your hair, #RHOD is expected to debut in 2016 and feature fabulous Dallas women. We don't yet know who's on the cast, but a little guessing didn't hurt.

Erykah Badu hosts the Soul Train Awards

Dallas' soul queen released popular mix tape But You Cain't Use My Phone this year(It has hit No. 1 on the iTunes album ranking. Nice.) During the Soul Train Awards, our local host performed some of those songs, and others, sailing through the two-and-a-half hour show and making it look easy. Except for that Iggy Azalea diss about how she "definitely" doesn't rap: Badu apologized. Sort of.

Selena Gomez (finally) debuts steamy new video for 'Hands To Myself'

Sultry Selena Gomez rivets her fans

That Selena Gomez was once an actress on Barney seems impossible. She doesn't have a hint of childishness left in her, if sexy videos "Good For You" and "Hands To Myself" are any indication. Gomez was everywhere in 2015.

Follow Sarah Blaskovich on Twitter at @sblaskovich.

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