Demi Lovato
Musician and actress
Demi Lovato
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress and spokesperson. Her earliest roles included Angela on Barney & Friends, before she became better known for her starring roles in the Camp Rock movies, as Sonny Munroe in the Disney sitcom Sonny with a Chance, and as the star of the 2009 movie Princess Protection Program. She is also involved in philanthropic activities through charity work and various social and environmental causes.
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Demi Lovato Says She's 1 Percent African -- And Twitter Absolutely Loses It
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How Demi Lovato Is Using Her Voice To Elevate Mental Health
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Demi Lovato is the poster child for mental health advocacy. The “Body Say” singer has been forthright about her bipolar diagnosis and addiction for years, establishing herself as an outspoken champion for the cause. Now she’s hoping to step back from the mental health spotlight a bit and use her platform to elevate the stories of others, starting with a new documentary. “It’s important for me to open up a new chapter in my life,” she told The Huffington Post. “I’ve shared a lot about my past and my experiences with my mental health condition and it’s important that now it’s about other people. I want to raise their voice as well.” Today we are premiering Beyond Silence, a #BeVocalSpeakUp documentary that shows how the power of one voice can inspire and help so many others. We follow three different people –Jeff, Lauren and Lloyd – whose lives have changed by speaking up for mental health. Watch the documentary at BeVocalSpeakUp.com and help us sprea ...
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The Good, The Bad And The Bonkers Fashion At The 2017 Grammy Awards
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Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Demi Lovato's Ex Joe Jonas Totally Approves Of Her New Beau
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Demi Lovato is now dating MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos, and the new couple seems to be happy as ever. Just the other night, Lovato and her new man went to support ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas as he performed with DNCE on Wednesday night at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. We love that Lovato and Jonas are on such great terms. Vasconcelos didn’t seem bothered one bit to see Jonas, as he posted this adorable Instagram photo at the concert. A photo posted by Guilherme "Bomba" Vasconcelos (@bombatuf) on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:50pm PST What’s even cuter is Joe Jonas’ “like” on the photo. We’ll just consider that his stamp of approval.  We can’t help but love how much Jonas and Lovato still support each other, despite their romantic history. And seeing Lovato so smitten is always nice, too.   type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5880fb7fe4b0e3a7356795c3,5877d262e4b03688c84389a5,58802f60e4b04b69667e7237 -- This feed and ...
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16 Feminist Songs To Get You Hyped For The Women's March
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The Women’s March is almost here. Whether you’re road-tripping to Washington, D.C., or joining one of the other 370 (!!) “sister marches” planned for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, you’re going to need a killer playlist to get you there. Here are some rousing lady anthems to blast while you’re en route to fight for women’s rights. 1. Grimes, “Kill V. Maim” For when you’re weighing your options on how to take down the patriarchy. 2. M.I.A, “Bad Girls” Perfect for a road trip when you’re, “lookin’ in the rear view, swaggin’ goin’ swell / Leavin’ boys behind ‘cause it’s illegal just to kill.” 3. 4 Non Blondes, “What’s Up” Because “what’s going on” is particularly apropos at the moment. 4. Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “***Flawless” Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. 5. Lily Allen, “F**k You” Presented without comment. 6. Rihanna ft. Drake, “ ...
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So Now There's A Picture Of Selena Gomez In A Thong On Instagram
Huffington Post - about 2 months
After sitting out the last couple months of 2016, Selena Gomez is wasting no time making headlines in the new year. Seriously, girl. There’s no rush.  A day after paparazzi caught the “Revival” singer kissing R&B star The Weeknd, Gomez is making the internet’s collective jaw drop with a revealing photo of the actress wearing next to nothing.  One half of Kim Kardashian’s favorite photography duo, Mert Alas, shared a behind-the-scenes picture on social media of a nearly nude Gomez posing in front of a mirror in a gold thong. With only a towel covering her chest, the former Disney star seductively stares at her reflection, baring her bum and a tattoo across her back.  Alas, who appears in the background of the photo, captioned the Instagram “Beauty and the Beast.” According to E! Online, he also tagged The Weeknd in the comments section with a black heart emoji. Beauty and the Beast A photo posted by Mert Alas (@mertalas) on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:58pm PST ...
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20 Female Empowerment Anthems That Will Get You Pumped For The Women's March
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This article is adapted from a post originally published on my blog, Musings from The FeMOMist, on June 1, 2016. To read the original piece, click here. Are you planning to march on January 21st, either in Washington, DC at the Women’s March on Washington, or at one of the sister marches throughout the country? I know that I am, and I am hopeful that the March will be an epic turning point for women’s rights in this country; possibly the one silver lining to come out of the 2016 election. The March is about justice and equality for all women, which shouldn’t be a controversial concept, yet pop culture and our society at large are constantly sending messages to girls and women that justice and equality is overrated or is somehow unnecessary. Cue these fierce anthems of female empowerment, recorded by women artists from the 1960s until the present, which help combat patriarchal notions that are deeply engrained in our psyches. Why not make a playlist and play it on an endless loo ...
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From Kimye vs. Taylor to Kimye vs. Bette Midler: The best celebrity feuds of 2016
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For a lot of us, famous and normals alike, 2016 was a narrative we would like to be excluded from and that we never asked to be a part of.  But if nothing else, it was a great year for celebrity gossip. Thanks to social media, egos and impulse control had a banner year — for better and most certainly for worse. Here are the best celebrity feuds of a very petty year. 6. Selena Gomez vs. Justin Bieber Image: darren calabres/AP Jelena is over, but the wounds haven't healed. Gomez defended Beliebers that were upset by a series of photos Bieber Instagrammed of his girl of the moment, Sofia Richie, commenting, "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol." Bieber responded writing, "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love." Eventually, Gomez Snapchatted an apology, because feuds are now a cross-platform affair.  Bieber eventually deleted his Instagram account and Gomez went on a social me ...
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Celebrities React To News Of Alan Thicke's Untimely Death
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Alan Thicke, beloved TV actor and star of “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter. He was 69.  Thicke’s agent, Tracy Mapes, confirmed his death to The Huffington Post. “He was charming, witty, talented, an icon,” Mapes said in a statement. “I was so blessed to have him in my life. Today is a very sad day.” Celebrities who knew and loved Alan took to Twitter to remember the actor and share their condolences.  His former daughter-in-law, Paula Patton, who was married to his son Robin Thicke, shared a quote attributed to Mother Teresa shortly after the news broke:  ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g0fknOd1JR — Paula Patton (@PaulaPattonXO) December 14, 2016 See more celebrity remembrances below:  I'm sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away. I've known you since I was 8 years old… https://t.co/GLXSTK1nd7 — Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 14, 2016 ...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
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Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness
Huffington Post - 3 months
Demi Lovato is sending an encouraging message to anyone dealing with a mental health condition: Don’t give up. The singer recently opened up to People magazine about her own experience with bipolar disorder and her recovery. “If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well,” Lovato said. “I’m living proof of that.” Lovato, who has been outspoken about her diagnosis for years, also talked about her involvement with the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign, which was launched by several major mental health organizations in 2015. “This partnership means a lot to my fans because so many of my fans are dealing with mental illness, whether it’s depression or bipolar disorder or even schizophrenia,” Lovato told the publication. “I have fans that deal with all sorts of mental illnesses so this is very important to them.” Approximately one in five American adults will experience a mental health issue at some point i ...
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Demi Lovato Goes All 'Rocky' On Us, Knocks Out Sylvester Stallone
Huffington Post - 4 months
During her “break” from the spotlight, media and saying shady things about Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato has apparently been working on her fitness the Ronda Rousey way. On Wednesday, the pop star shared a video of herself sparring with Rocky himself, aka Sylvester Stallone, at the Unbreakable Performance Center in Los Angeles.  In the video, the two circle each other as Lovato, donning pink boxing gloves, throws a mean couple of punches in Stallone’s direction. The “Rambo” actor gets in a swing or two, but it’s Lovato who comes out on top with a jab that knocks him down.  Just knocking out Rocky (@officialslystallone) easy day at @unbreakableperformance.. #nobigdeal #boxingLEGEND #thenewcreed #ROXYBALBOA #Rockysdaughter #unthinkableatunbreakable A video posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:16pm PDT “I slipped! I slipped. I swear it was an accident,” Stallone jokingly tells the camera after he recovers from the fall.  The two q ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Demi Lovato
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 23
    Lovato identifies as a feminist. She spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia while raising awareness for mental health.
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    On July 1, 2016, Lovato released a new single titled "Body Say".
    More Details Hide Details In May 2009, Lovato was named an Honorary Ambassador of Education by the American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders. As part of her involvement with Disney's Friends for Change, Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers recorded the initiative's theme song ("Send It On") in 2009. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20, and its proceeds were directed to environmental charities through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Lovato and Joe Jonas recorded another song, "Make a Wave", for the charity in March 2010. She is also spokesperson for the Join the Surge Campaign!, DoSomething.Org and Joining the Surge by Clean & Clear; the latter is a national campaign encouraging teenagers to take action in their communities.
    That month, the Human Rights Campaign also released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Lovato and others told the stories of the people killed there.
    More Details Hide Details Lovato has listed Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson as her biggest influences. Her other influences include Britney Spears, Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday, and Billy Gilman. About Gilman she said, "We had the same voice range when I was young. I would practice to his songs all the time." Lovato listened to metal music in her teens, and has said that John Mayer's songwriting has been a "huge influence" on her. She has said that after the release of Unbroken, her musical styles shifted towards hip hop and R&B. Lovato says, "I had a lot of respect for Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera, on some songs where she was really amazing and wasn't trying to be sexy or anything like that." About her admiration for Clarkson, Lovato says, "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." Lovato's The Neon Lights Tour was "inspired by Beyoncé."
    In June 2016, Lovato was among the artists that signed an open letter to stop gun violence, created by Billboard.
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    On April 2, 2016, Lovato received the GLAAD Vanguard Award for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community at the 27th GLAAD Media Awards ceremony.
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    In April 2016, Lovato was honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people at the 27th GLAAD Media Awards.
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  • 2015
    Age 22
    In May 2015, Billboard revealed Lovato was in the process of starting an "artist-centric" new record label, Safehouse Records, of which she will be co-owner.
    More Details Hide Details The label will be a partnership between her, Nick Jonas, and Lovato's manager Phil McIntyre, and will form part of a new collaborative arrangement with record label Island. Confident was released through the new venture deal. This will be Lovato's second multi-label venture of her career; she was formerly part of Jonas Records, a UMG/Hollywood/Jonas Brothers partnership, which is now defunct.
    Lovato's fifth album, Confident, was released on October 16, 2015, and received generally positive reviews from music critics.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 98,000 copies. During the album's production, Lovato commented: "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." She further stated, "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." In July 2016, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, and has sold 211,000 copies in the United States.
    She was honored with the first-ever Rulebreaker Award on December 11, 2015 at the 2015 Billboard Women in Music event.
    More Details Hide Details On March 21, 2016, "Stone Cold" was serviced as the third and final single from Confident.
    On October 26, 2015, Lovato and Nick Jonas announced that they would tour together on the Future Now Tour.
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    Lovato released the music video for her R&B-infused song "Waitin for You" featuring American rapper Sirah on October 22, 2015.
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    On October 17, 2015, she performed a "Cool for the Summer" and "Confident" medley, as well as "Stone Cold" on Saturday Night Live during the series' forty-first season.
    More Details Hide Details Lovato was also featured on the re-release of "Irresistible", the fourth single from Fall Out Boy's sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho. The same month, she signed with the major modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models.
    Lovato released the lead single from Confident titled "Cool for the Summer" on July 1, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details On September 18, 2015, the title track "Confident" was released as the album's second single.
  • 2014
    Age 21
    She released a music video for her song "Nightingale" on December 24, 2014 as an early Christmas present for her fans.
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    Lovato announced her skincare line called Devonne by Demi to be available in December 2014.
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    She also worked with her longtime friend Nick Jonas on a song for his self-titled album called "Avalanche," released November 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Lovato was featured on "Up", the second single from Olly Murs' fourth studio album, Never Been Better.
    In November 2014, Lovato opened the UK shows on Enrique Iglesias's Sex and Love Tour.
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    On May 18, 2014, "Somebody to You" featuring Lovato was released as the fourth single from The Vamps' debut album, Meet the Vamps.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    In 2014, she was announced as the Grand Marshal for LA Pride week, and that same year she became the face for Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign.
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  • 2013
    Age 20
    On December 18, 2013, Lovato confirmed that she would not return to the The X Factor for a fourth season.
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    She announced her upcoming Neon Lights Tour (including a Canadian leg) on 29 September 2013, which began February 9, 2014 and ended May 17.
    More Details Hide Details 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. The song peaked in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 38, spending twenty weeks on the chart.
    In August 2013, she traveled to Kenya for her 21st birthday to participate in a program of the international charity organization Free the Children.
    More Details Hide Details 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." 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."
    Lovato is a Christian and she prays with her band before they perform. She is an active supporter of gay rights. When the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in June 2013, she tweeted: "Gay, straight, lesbian, bi....
    More Details Hide Details No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality." 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." In an early November 2013 interview with Latina magazine, she said that she finds spirituality to be an important part of maintaining balance in life. 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". 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2012
    Age 19
    At the Minnesota State Fair in August, Lovato announced that after a pre-show performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards she would release a single by December.
    More Details Hide Details 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. In March, she was confirmed as returning for the The X Factors third season, with her salary reportedly doubling. Demi was released on May 10, 2013, the album features influences of synthpop and bubblegum pop and was met with generally positive reviews from music critics, although Jon Carmichael of The New York Times found Lovato's transition fun, according to Entertainment Weekly it signified a less-mature image. 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. It was also successful internationally, charting in the top ten in New Zealand, Spain and the UK. and has been certified Gold in the US.
    The song also debuted at number two on the Hot Digital Songs chart. "Skyscraper" received the Best Video With a Message award at the September 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details 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. 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 No. 1 in the Pop Songs chart history. 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. 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. Joining Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, it was speculated that she was chosen to attract a younger audience. Mentoring the Young Adults category, her final act (CeCe Frey) finished sixth.
  • 2011
    Age 18
    Lovato released her third album, Unbroken, on September 20, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Begun in July 2010, the album experimented with R&B and featured less pop rock. The album and the stylistic change received mixed reviews from critics, who saw a growth in musicianship because of her struggles and have praised Lovato's vocals but found the music more generic than her previous efforts. The record was a commercial success, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200, with sales exceeding 97,000 copies in its first week of release, and going on to sell over 500,000 copies in the United States, being certified Gold. The album's lead single, "Skyscraper", was acclaimed for its messages of self-worth and confidence, 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. The song also Lovato's highest-peaked single since "This Is Me" reached number nine in August 2008.
    On her 18th birthday, Lovato bought a Mediterranean-style house in Los Angeles, California; however, she decided to live in a "sober house" in Los Angeles after leaving rehab in January 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 17
    Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, with Lovato reprising her role as Mitchie Torres, premiered on September 3, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Critics were ambivalent about the film's plot, and it has a 40-percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, Lovato's performance was called "dependably appealing" by Jennifer Armstrong of Entertainment Weekly. The film premiered to eight million viewers, the number-one cable-television movie of the year by the number of viewers. Its accompanying soundtrack was released on August 10 with Lovato singing nine songs, including "Can't Back Down" and "Wouldn't Change a Thing". The soundtrack debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 41,000 copies. The Jonas Brothers' 2012 World Tour was reworked to incorporate Lovato and the rest of the film's cast; it began on August 7, two weeks later than planned. The Sonny with a Chance soundtrack was released on October 5; Lovato sang on four tracks, including "Me, Myself and Time". It debuted (and peaked) at number 163 on the Billboard 200, her lowest-selling soundtrack.
    In 2010, Lovato began dating actor Wilmer Valderrama. They announced the end of their relationship on social media on June 3, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Lovato had no interest in forging a relationship with her late father, Patrick, after his divorce from her mother. Patrick died of cancer on June 22, 2013, at age 53. After his death, Lovato said that he had been mentally ill, and in his honor she created the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. Lovato had suffered from depression, an eating disorder, self-harm and being bullied before she went into rehab at the age of 18 in November 2010. On October 30, 2010, Lovato withdrew from the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour, entering a treatment facility for "physical and emotional issues". It was reported that she decided to enter treatment after punching female dancer Alex Welch; her management and family conducted a formal intervention after this incident to convince her she needed help. Lovato said she took "100 percent, full responsibility" for the incident. On January 28, 2011, Lovato completed inpatient treatment at Timberline Knolls and returned home. She acknowledged that she had had bulimia, had harmed herself, and had been "self-medicating" with drugs and alcohol "like a lot of teens do to numb their pain". She added that she "basically had a nervous breakdown" and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder during her treatment. Lovato later said that she had used cocaine several times a day and smuggled cocaine onto airplanes.
    From early to May 2010, Lovato dated her Camp Rock co-star and musician Joe Jonas.
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    In March 2010, Lovato and Joe Jonas recorded "Make a Wave" as the second charity single for Disney's Friends for Change.
    More Details Hide Details In May Lovato guest-starred as a teenage schizophrenic in the sixth-season Grey's Anatomy episode, "Shiny Happy People". Although critics praised her versatility, they were underwhelmed by her acting and felt that her appearance was designed primarily to attract viewers. Later that year, she headlined her first international tour, the South American Tour, and joined the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour as a guest.
  • 2009
    Age 16
    Before its release, she began her Summer Tour 2009.
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    Lovato's second album, Here We Go Again, was released on July 21, 2009; she described its acoustic style as similar to that of John Mayer.
    More Details Hide Details The album received favorable reviews from critics who appreciated its enjoyable pop-rock elements, echoing reviews of Don't Forget. Lovato's first number-one album, it debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 108,000 copies.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details All proceeds from the song were donated to environmental charities supported by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. 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. 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. 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.
    The tour, from June 21 to August 21, 2009, had David Archuleta, KSM and Jordan Pruitt as opening acts and Lovato and Archuleta received the Choice Music Tour award at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
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  • 2008
    Age 15
    The music video was directed by Brendan Malloy and Tim Wheeler The album's third single, "Don't Forget" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number sixty-eight on October 11, 2008 and fell off the chart the following week.
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    Lovato's debut album, Don't Forget, was released on September 23, 2008 and was met with generally positive reviews from critics.
    More Details Hide Details Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly said, "Demi Lovato might satisfy her 'tween fans but she won't be winning any rockers over with Don't Forget". The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 89,000 copies. Ten of its songs were co-written with the Jonas Brothers. Don't Forget was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales of over 500,000 copies. Its lead single, "Get Back", was praised for its pop rock style and peaked at number 43 on the US Billboard Hot 100, selling over 560,000 copies in the United States. The album's second single, "La La Land", was cited for its strong rock elements and peaked at number 52 in the US, and cracked the top 40 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
    She released her debut album, Don't Forget, in September 2008; it debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 530,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details 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, and it has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 496,000 copies. Its title track became her first single to reach the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 15, and was 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 second top ten single as well as first platinum single in the United States; its second single, "Give Your Heart a Break", was certified triple platinum. Lovato was 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) and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Its lead single, "Heart Attack", became her third top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number 3 in the United Kingdom, becoming her first to reach the top 10 in the UK.
    After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends, Lovato rose to prominence in 2008 when she started in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
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  • 2007
    Age 14
    Lovato auditioned for the channel's television film Camp Rock and series Sonny with a Chance during the summer of 2007, and got both roles.
    More Details Hide Details Lovato played the lead character, aspiring singer Mitchie Torres, in Camp Rock. The film premiered on June 20, 2008 to 8.9 million viewers. Its soundtrack was released three days earlier; however, the music was considered less current than that of High School Musical. 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". Lovato sang four songs on the soundtrack, including "We Rock" and "This Is Me". That summer, she began her Demi Live! Warm Up Tour before the release of her debut album and appeared on the Jonas Brothers' Burnin' Up Tour.
    In 2007 and 2008, Lovato played Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings.
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  • 2006
    Age 13
    In 2006, Lovato appeared on Prison Break, and on Just Jordan the following year.
    More Details Hide Details As of September 2015, Lovato's name appears on the "Unclaimed Coogan" list, which is a fund for child actors whose earnings were partially withheld, but which remain unclaimed by the former child performers.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 1
    Lovato's parents divorced in the late summer of 1994, shortly after her second birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Lovato's father was of Mexican descent, while her mother has English and Irish ancestry. Through her father, Lovato is a descendant of Civil War Union veteran Francisco Perea (1830–1913) and Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez. Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas. With Selena Gomez, she began her acting career on the children's television series Barney & Friends as Angela. She began playing piano at age seven and guitar at ten, when she also began dancing and acting classes. Lovato told Ellen DeGeneres that she was bullied so badly that she asked for homeschooling, and she received her high-school diploma through homeschooling in April 2009. She later became a spokesperson for the anti-bullying organization PACER and appeared on America's Next Top Model to speak out against bullying.
  • 1992
    Born
    Lovato was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to engineer and musician Patrick Martin Lovato (1960 — June 22, 2013) and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Dianna De La Garza (nee Dianna Lee Smith; born August 8, 1962).
    More Details Hide Details Lovato has an older sister, Dallas (born February 4, 1988); a younger maternal half-sister, actress Madison De La Garza; and an older paternal half-sister, Amber, to whom she first spoke when she was 20.
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