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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Lovato at the Inaugural Dignity Gala on October 18, 2013
Born Demetria Devonne Lovato
(1992-08-20) August 20, 1992
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Singer, songwriter, philanthropist, actress
Years active 2002–present
Home town Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Television Barney and Friends, As the Bell Rings, Sonny with a Chance, The X Factor, Glee
Relatives Madison De La Garza (half-sister)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels Hollywood
Associated acts Jonas Brothers

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992)[4] is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 530,000 copies. In 2009, Lovato received her own television series, Sonny with a Chance. Her second album, Here We Go Again, was released that July and debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200; its title track became her first single to break the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 15, and being certified platinum.

After the release of additional television films and their soundtracks in 2010, Lovato's personal issues put her career on hiatus and ended Sonny with a Chance after its second season. Her third album, Unbroken (2011), addresses several of her difficulties. Its lead single, "Skyscraper", became Lovato's first single at the time to be certified platinum in the United States; its second single, "Give Your Heart a Break", was certified triple platinum. Lovato was as a judge and mentor on the American version of The X Factor in 2012 and 2013. Her fourth album, Demi (2013), had first-week sales of 110,000 copies (the best debut week of Lovato's recording career). Its lead single, "Heart Attack" became her first song to chart within the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Lovato has received a number of accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, thirty one Teen Choice Awards nominations (twelve of which she won), five People's Choice Awards, two ALMA Awards and a Billboard Touring Awards. In 2013, Maxim ranked her 26th on its Hot 100 list and Billboard ranked her second on its Social 50 Artists of the Year list. Outside the entertainment industry, Lovato is involved with several social and environmental causes. In May 2013, she was cited for her dedication as a mentor to teens and young adults with mental-health challenges at a National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C.. She has also become an advocate for the LGBT community. In 2014 she was announced as the Grand Marshal for LA PRIDE week, and that same year she became the face for HRC's America's for Marriage Equality Campaign.[5]


  • Life and career 1
    • 1992–2006: Early life and career beginnings 1.1
    • 2007–08: Camp Rock and Don't Forget 1.2
    • 2009–10: Sonny With a Chance and Here We Go Again 1.3
    • 2010–12: Unbroken and The X Factor 1.4
    • 2013–2014: Demi and Glee 1.5
    • 2014–present: Fifth studio album 1.6
  • Philanthropy 2
  • Artistry 3
    • Influences 3.1
    • Voice 3.2
  • Personal life 4
    • Personal struggles 4.1
    • Beliefs 4.2
  • Filmography 5
  • Discography 6
  • Concert tours 7
  • Publications 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Life and career

1992–2006: Early life and career beginnings

Demetria Devonne Lovato was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico[6] to engineer and musician[7] Patrick Martin Lovato (1960 — June 22, 2013)[8] and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader[9] Dianna Lee Hart (born Dianna Lee Smith; August 8, 1962).[10] Lovato has an older sister, Dallas (born February 4, 1988);[11] a younger maternal half-sister, actress Madison De La Garza,[12] and an older paternal half-sister, Amber,[13] to whom she first spoke when she was 20.[14] Her parents divorced in the late summer of 1994, shortly after her second birthday.[15] Lovato's father was of Mexican and Spanish descent,[16][17] and she also has Irish, Italian and English ancestry.[18] Patrick's patrilineal great-grandmother, Maria Cristina Perea, was a daughter of Civil War Union veteran Francisco Perea (1830–1913) and a great-granddaughter of Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez.[19]

Lovato was raised in America's Next Top Model to speak out against bullying.[27] In 2006 Lovato appeared on Prison Break, and on Just Jordan the following year.[4]

2007–08: Camp Rock and Don't Forget

Young, smiling woman singing on stage
Lovato on the Demi Live! Warm Up Tour, 2008

In 2007 and 2008 Lovato played Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel short series, As the Bell Rings.[28] Lovato auditioned for the channel's television film Camp Rock and series Sonny with a Chance during the summer of 2007, and got both parts.[29] Lovato played the lead character, aspiring singer Mitchie Torres, in Camp Rock.[30] The film premiered on June 20, 2008 to 8.9 million viewers.[31] Its soundtrack was released three days earlier; however, the music was considered less current than that of High School Musical.[32] Gillian Flynn of Entertainment Weekly wrote that Lovato's acting skills were underwhelming and she "has the knee-jerk smile of someone who is often told she has a great smile".[33] Lovato sang four songs on the soundtrack, including "We Rock" and "This Is Me".[34] That summer, she began her Demi Live! Warm Up Tour before the release of her debut album[35] and appeared on the Jonas Brothers' Burnin' Up Tour.[36]

Lovato's debut album, Billboard Hot 100 at number sixty-eight on October 11, 2008 and fell off the chart the following week.[48]

2009–10: Sonny With a Chance and Here We Go Again

In 2009, Lovato recorded "Send It On", a charity single and the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change, with friends Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.[49][50] All proceeds from the song were donated to environmental charities supported by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.[49] Lovato's Disney Channel sitcom Sonny with a Chance, with her character Sonny Munroe the newest cast member of the show-within-a-show So Random!, premiered on February 8.[51] Lovato's acting ability was described by Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times as "very good", and he compared her favorably to Hannah Montana star (and friend) Miley Cyrus.[52] That June, she co-starred as Princess Rosalinda with Selena Gomez in the Disney Channel film, Princess Protection Program. The film, the third highest-rated Disney Channel original movie, premiered to 8.5 million viewers.[53]

Lovato performing at the Jonas Brothers Live In Concert and The Cast of Camp Rock 2, September 2nd, 2010.

Lovato's second album,

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See also

  • Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, Feiwel & Friends (November 19, 2013) ISBN 978-1-250-05144-8
  • Staying Strong: A Journal, Feiwel & Friends (October 7, 2014) ISBN 978-1-250-06352-6


Concert tours


Year Title Role Notes
2002–04 Barney & Friends Angela Lead role (Season 7, 8)
2006 Prison Break Danielle Curtin "First Down" (Season 2, Episode 4)
2007–08 As the Bell Rings Charlotte Adams Main role (Season 1)
2007 Just Jordan Nicole "Slippery When Wet" (Season 2, Episode 6)
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself "Hello Hollywood" (Season 1, Episode 7)
"Health Kick" (Season 1, Episode 8)
2008 Studio DC: Almost Live Herself "The Second Show" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2009–11 Sonny with a Chance Sonny Munroe Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
2010–11 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Herself 2 episodes (Season 7, Episode 165)
2010 Grey's Anatomy Hayley "Shiny Happy People" (Season 6, Episode 22)
2011 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, Part 2" (Season 6, Episode 15)
2012 Punk'd Herself "Nick Cannon" (Season 9, Episode 6)
2012–13 The X Factor Herself Judge/mentor (Season 2, 3)
2013–14 Glee Danielle "Dani" Recurring role; season 5 (4 episodes)
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Camp Rock Mitchie Torres Lead role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself Concert film
2009 Princess Protection Program Princess Rosalinda/Rosie Gonzalez Lead role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Mitchie Torres Lead role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 Demi Lovato: Stay Strong Herself MTV Documentary


On December 23, 2011, Lovato posted a message on Twitter criticizing her former network for airing episodes of Shake It Up and So Random! in which characters joked about eating disorders. Disney Channel publicity officials quickly took action, apologizing to Lovato and removing the episodes from the network's broadcast and video on demand sources after additional criticism (following Lovato's post) on the network's public-relations account.[175]

Lovato is a Christian, praying with her band before they perform,[12] and an active supporter of gay rights. When the Defense of Marriage Act was repealed in June 2013, she tweeted: "Gay, straight, lesbian, bi. ... No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality."[173] Lovato later said, "I believe in gay marriage, I believe in equality. I think there's a lot of hypocrisy with religion. But I just found that you can have your own relationship with God, and I still have a lot of faith."[174] In an early November 2013 interview with Latina magazine, she said: "I'm the closest I've ever been with God. I have my own relationship with God and that's all that matters," and that she finds spirituality to be important part of maintaining balance in life.[16]


Lovato had experienced depression, an eating disorder and self-harm before going into rehab in November 2010.[164] On 30 October 2010, Lovato withdrew from the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour, entering a treatment facility for "physical and emotional issues".[165] It was reported that she decided to enter treatment after punching female backup dancer Alex Welch, which led to an intervention by her management and family, and she took "100 percent, full responsibility" for the incident.[164] On January 28 Lovato completed inpatient treatment at Timberline Knolls and returned home,[166] acknowledging that she had had bulimia, harmed herself and was "self-medicating" with drugs and alcohol "like a lot of teens do to numb their pain".[167] She added that she "basically had a nervous breakdown" and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder during her treatment.[168] Lovato later admitted that she had used cocaine several times a day and smuggled cocaine and alcohol onto airplanes.[169] In April she became a contributing editor for Seventeen magazine, describing her struggles.[137] In March 2012 MTV aired a documentary (Stay Strong) about Lovato's rehab and recovery,[170] and she began work on her fourth album the following month.[171] In January 2013, it was reported that Lovato had been living in a sober-living facility in Los Angeles for more than a year because she felt it was the best way to avoid returning to her addictions and eating disorder.[172]

Personal struggles

Lovato had no interest in forging a relationship with her late father, Patrick, after his divorce from her mother.[162] Patrick died of cancer on June 22, 2013, at age 53.[8][163] After his death Lovato said that he had been mentally ill, and in his honor she created the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program.[140]

Lovato dated musician Trace Cyrus in 2009.[159] In 2010, she briefly dated Joe Jonas.[160] On her eighteenth birthday, she bought a Mediterranean-style house in Los Angeles; however, she decided to live in a "sober house" in Los Angeles after leaving rehab in January 2011.[161]

Personal life

Lovato is a [151] Becky Brain of Idolator wrote that Lovato has a "killer voice and the A-list material to put it to good use".[152] According to Sophie Schillaci of the The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainer "has a voice that can silence even the harshest of critics. Something not often found in her peers."[153] For Lovato's second studio album, 'Here We Go Again,' Jeff Miers from The Buffalo News wrote "Unlike so many of her Disney-fied peers, Lovato can really sing" and wrote that it was "refreshing" that Lovato does not need Auto-Tune "to mask any lack of natural ability".[154] Upon working with Lovato on her third studio album 'Unbroken,' Ryan Tedder stated "Demi blew me out of the water vocally! I had no idea how good her voice is. She's one of the best singers I've ever worked with. Literally, that good... I mean, she's a Kelly Clarkson-level vocalist. And Kelly has a set of pipes". He also commented on their work together on the song 'Neon Lights,' from Lovato's fourth studio album, stating "She in pop music has one of the biggest ranges, possibly the highest full voice singer I've ever worked with."[155] Tamsyn Wilce from Alter The Press commented on her vocals on 'DEMI', stating "it shows just how strong her vocal chords are and the variation of styles that she can completely work to make her own."[156] In a review for the 'Neon Lights Tour,' Mike Wass from Idolator commented "you don't need shiny distractions when you can belt out songs like Demi and connect with the crowd on such an emotional level."[157] In a review for the 'Demi World tour,' Marielle Wakim from Los Angeles Magazine commented on Lovato's vocals, stating "For those who haven’t bothered to follow Lovato’s career, let’s get something out of the way: the girl can sing. Get over your fear of being judged by your Facebook friends and Spotify her discography, because you’re going to have the last laugh five years down the road (probably sooner) when she wins a Grammy. At 22 years old, her vocal range is astounding." She went on to further describe her vocals as "spectacular."[158]


Lovato has listed Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Billy Gilman and Billie Holiday among her musical influences.[144] About Gilman she said, "We had the same voice range when I was young. I would practice to his songs all the time."[145] Lovato listened to metal music in her teens,[146] and has said that John Mayer's songwriting has been a "huge influence" on her.[147] After the release of Unbroken, she said that her musical styles have shifted towards hip hop and R&B.[144] Lovato said about her admiration for Clarkson, "I just thought she was a great role model. She was never publicly seen drinking and driving or wearing really scandalous clothes or anything like that. I feel like she set a really great example and she was extremely talented."[148] Lovato's Neon Lights Tour was "inspired by Beyoncé."[149]



In May 2014, Lovato was named the LA Pride Parade Grand Marshal and the lead performer for NYC Pride Week for her contribution to the LGBT community. NYC Pride spokesperson Patti Diluigi said, "Demi Lovato is an amazing role model for today's youth, both LGBT and non-LGBT, for her activism in the area of equality, positive messaging on body image, and level of openness with her struggles. As a community, we're fortunate to have an ally like Demi."[142] Demi Lovato has also become the face of Human Rights Campaign's America's for Marriage Equality. For the announcement of the campaign, Lovato stated "Whether you're LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful and an incredible love. So let's protect love and strengthen the institution of marriage by allowing loving, caring and committed same-sex couples to legally marry. Please join me and the majority of American citizens who support marriage equality."[143]

Lovato was featured in a January 2010 public-service announcement for Voto Latino to promote the organization's "Be Counted" campaign preparing for the Free the Children.[141]

In May 2009, Lovato was named an Honorary Ambassador of Education by the American Partnership For Clean & Clear; the latter is a national campaign encouraging teenagers to take action in their communities.[132]

Smiling young woman in a white blouse
Lovato at the 15th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, 2010


On May 18, it was announced that Lovato would be featured on "Somebody to You" from The Vamps' debut album, Meet the Vamps.[126] On May 29 she announced her fourth concert tour (and first world tour, covering 25 cities), the Demi World Tour, and its first North American dates.[127] In November 2014, Lovato will open the UK shows on Enrique Iglesias's Sex and Love Tour.[128] She also worked with her long time friend Nick Jonas on a song for his self-titled album called "Avalanche," released November 2014.[129] Lovato was also featured on "Up", the second single from Olly Murs' fourth studio album, Never Been Better.[130]

On December 18, Lovato confirmed that she would not return to the The X Factor for a fourth season to focus on touring and recording her fifth album:[123] "I've already started recording for my new album, and I have plans to record during the tour. The sound just evolves into everything that I've been and everything that I want to become."[124] She also said, "I've never been so sure of myself as an artist when it comes down to confidence, but not only personal things, but exactly what I want my sound to be and what I know I'm capable of and this album will give me the opportunity to show people what I can really do."[125]

2014–present: Fifth studio album

Lovato announced her upcoming Neon Lights Tour (including a Canadian leg) on 29 September 2013,[119] which began February 9, 2014 and ended May 17.[120][121] On October 21 she released "Let It Go" for the Disney film Frozen, which was released in theaters on November 27, and the song was promoted as the single for the film's soundtrack.[122] The song peaked in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 38, spending twenty weeks on the chart.

Lovato contributed to the The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack album with "Heart by Heart".[114] On August 22, it was announced that Lovato had agreed to appear in at least six episodes of the fifth season of Glee. She played Dani, a struggling New York-based artist who befriends Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) and interacts with fellow newcomer Adam Lambert's character. Lovato debuted in the season's second episode, which aired on October 3.[115][116] On November 19 she released a book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, which topped the New York Times bestseller list.[117] The entertainer has agreed to write a memoir, which is expected to be published in 2014.[118]

Demi was released on May 10, 2013, the album features electro- and teen pop. Although Jon Carmichael of The New York Times found Lovato's transition fun, according to Entertainment Weekly it signified a less-mature image.[101][102] The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 110,000 copies, the best-selling debut week of Lovato's career.[103] It was also successful internationally, charting in the top ten in New Zealand, Spain and the UK.[104] On June 11 Lovato released an e-book, Demi, on iBooks.[105] The lead single, "Heart Attack" debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, with first-week sales of 215,000 copies. "Heart Attack" had the third-highest opening-week sales of 2013, behind Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" and Ariana Grande's "The Way".[106][107] The song peaked at number 10 (Lovato's third showing in the US top ten),[43] and was also successful in Australia and Spain.[108] The second single, "Made in the USA" peaked at number 80 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.[109] The third single from Demi, "Neon Lights", peaked in the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 36 and in the US Hot Dance Club Songs at number one. The fourth single; "Really Don't Care" featuring English recording artist Cher Lloyd,[110] became Lovato's third number one hit on the US Dance chart and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 98 before rising to peak position number 26.[111] Lovato later released a deluxe version of her fourth studio album, which was to included 7 new tracks, consisting of 4 live performances and 3 studio recordings.[112] One of these songs included a collaboration with Olly Murs on a song for his fourth studio album, entitled "Up."[113]

Lovato at the AMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 7, 2013.

2013–2014: Demi and Glee

On December 24, she released a video on her YouTube account of herself singing "Angels Among Us" dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.[98] In March she was confirmed as returning for the The X Factor '​s third season,[99] with her salary reportedly doubling.[100]

In May, she became a judge for the second season of the American version of The X Factor, with a reported salary of one million dollars.[92] Joining Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid,[93] it was speculated that she was chosen to attract a younger audience.[94] Mentoring the Young Adults category, her final act (CeCe Frey) finished sixth.[95] At the Minnesota State Fair in August, Lovato announced that after a pre-show performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards[96] she would release a single by December.[97]

Lovato released her third album, Unbroken, on September 20, 2011.[84] Begun in July 2010, the album experimented with R&B and featured less pop rock.[85] The stylistic change received mixed reviews from critics, who saw a growth in musicianship because of her struggles but found the music more generic than her previous efforts.[86] The album's lead single, "Skyscraper", was acclaimed for its messages of self-worth and confidence,[87] peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 176,000 downloads during the first week of release, becoming Lovato's highest first week sales, until the release of "Heart Attack" by Lovato in 2013.[88] The song also Lovato's highest-peaked single since "This Is Me" reached number nine in August 2008.[88] The song also debuted at number two on the Hot Digital Songs chart.[89] "Skyscraper" received the Best Video With a Message award at the September 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.[90] The album's second and final single, "Give Your Heart a Break", peaked Billboard Hot 100 at number 16, making Lovato's fourth highest peaking song.[41] Also, it has peaked at number 12 on the US Adult Top 40 chart, number 1 on the US Pop Songs chart and became the longest climb by a female artist to #1 in the Pop Songs chart history.[43] In April 2014, the song was certified three-times platinum by the RIAA; as of October 2014, it has sold 2.1 million digital copies.[91]

Smiling woman with light-brown hair, applauding
Lovato at The X Factor auditions in San Francisco, June 2012

That month Lovato also announced her departure from Sonny with a Chance, putting her acting career on hiatus and ending the series;[81] she later said that she would return to acting when she felt confident doing so.[82] Her departure led to the spin-off series So Random! with the Sonny cast, featuring sketches from the former show-within-a-show. The series was cancelled after one season.[83]

Blonde woman holding into a microphone
Demi Lovato performing Good Morning America, Summer Concert Event 2012.

2010–12: Unbroken and The X Factor

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, with Lovato reprising her role as Mitchie Torres, premiered on September 3, 2010.[70][71] Critics were ambivalent about the film's plot, and it has a 40-percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[72] However, Lovato's performance was called "dependably appealing" by Jennifer Armstrong of Entertainment Weekly.[73] The film premiered to eight million viewers, the number-one cable-television movie of the year by the number of viewers.[74] Its accompanying soundtrack was released on August 10 with Lovato singing nine songs, including "Can't Back Down" and "Wouldn't Change a Thing".[75] The soundtrack debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 41,000 copies.[76] The Jonas Brothers' 2012 World Tour was reworked to incorporate Lovato and the rest of the film's cast;[77] it began on August 7, two weeks later than planned.[78] The Sonny with a Chance soundtrack was released on October 5; Lovato sang on four tracks, including "Me, Myself and Time".[79] It debuted (and peaked) at number 163 on the Billboard 200, her lowest-selling soundtrack.[80]

The entertainer made her first 40-city national concert tour, Live in Concert, in support of Here We Go Again. The tour, from June 21 to August 21, 2009,[61] had David Archuleta,[61] KSM and Jordan Pruitt as opening acts[62] and Lovato and Archuleta received the Choice Music Tour award at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.[63] In March 2010, Lovato and Joe Jonas recorded "Make a Wave" as the second charity single for Disney's Friends for Change.[64] In May Lovato guest-starred as a teenage schizophrenic in the sixth-season Grey's Anatomy episode, "Shiny Happy People".[65] Although critics praised her versatility, they were underwhelmed by her acting and felt that her appearance was designed primarily to attract viewers.[66] Later that year she headlined her first international tour, the South American Tour,[67][68] and joined the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour as a guest.[69]

. UK Singles Chart The album's second and final single, "Remember December" was a commercial failure, but it did peaked at number 80 on the [60][59] and 38 in New Zealand.Canadian Hot 100 The song peaked at number 68 on the [58] and managed to peak at number 15, becoming Lovato's highest peaking solo single at the time,Billboard Hot 100" peaked at number 59 on the Here We Go Again The album's lead single, "[57] Before its release, she began her Summer Tour 2009.[56] 200 with first-week sales of 108,000 copies.Billboard Lovato's first number-one album, it debuted atop the [55]

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