Birth name Demetria Devonne Lovato
Born August 20, 1992 (age 18)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Pop rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, musician, dancer, model, activist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2002–present
Labels Hollywood, Fascination
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. 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 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.
As a solo musical artist, Lovato released her debut album Don't Forget on September 23, 2008. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling 89,000 copies in the first week. It has since shipped over 500,000 copies in the United States and has been certified Gold by RIAA. Lovato stated in an interview that the album was recorded in ten days. Lovato released her second album, Here We Go Again, on July 21, 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 108,000 copies in the first week
Lovato was born in Dallas, Texas on August 20, 1992 to Patrick Lovato and Dianna Hart de la Garza. She is of Mexican, Irish, and Italian descent. She has an older sister, Dallas Lovato, and a younger half sister, Madison de la Garza. Her mother was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and country music recording artist; her father moved to New Mexico after their marriage ended in 1994.[not in citation given] Lovato earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in April 2009. She began playing piano at the age of seven.
Don't Forget and Here We Go Again
On September 23, 2008, Lovato released her debut solo album, Don't Forget. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 89,000 units in its first week of release. It has since sold over 500,000 records in the US. Lovato stated in an interview that the album was recorded in ten days.
The album was preceded by the lead single, "Get Back," which was released on August 12, 2008. The song reached #43 on the Billboard Hot 100. In December 2008, Lovato released her second single from the album, "La La Land," which reached #52 on the Hot 100. In March 2009, she released her third single, "Don't Forget." Reaching #41 on the Hot 100, it became her most successful solo single at the time.
An extended play titled Moves Me was released in December 2008 by the Well Go USA label, but not under Lovato's support. The EP featured songs recorded by Lovato before being signed by Hollywood Records.
In 2009, Lovato recorded "One and the Same" for the film Princess Protection Program. Lovato's Princess Protection Program co-star, Selena Gomez, appeared on the song.
In early 2009, it was announced that Lovato would be embarking on the Summer Tour 2009 to promote her second album, which she stated would be released in the summer of 2009. The tour began on June 21, 2009 in Hartford, Connecticut and concluded on August 24, 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Lovato's second studio album, Here We Go Again, was released on July 21, 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 108,000 records sold in its first week. Prior to the album's release, Lovato described the record's sound as a departure from her previous album, saying, "It's going to take a different sound, so hopefully it goes over well. I sing a lot of rock, but this time I want to do more John Mayer-ish type of songs. Hopefully I can write with people like him." The album was more inspired by acoustic music than her debut's pop rock-influenced sound.
The album received a score of 65/100 from Metacritic. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic noted that the album was not as much fun as Lovato's previous album, Don't Forget, but he praised several songs for being "ideally matched to Lovato's adolescent energy and spirit, which remain her most appealing qualities." Chicago Tribune also gave the album five stars, saying "No sophomore slump for these young artists". Kerri Mason of Billboard praised the album for not relying heavily on production compared to other Disney Channel artists and called Lovato "a natural talent who could really take flight after outgrowing Disney." Simon Vozick-Levinson of Entertainment Weekly praised the more rock-oriented tracks such as "Got Dynamite," calling them suggestions of "a direction that might set her apart in years to come."
In December 2009, Allmusic ranked Here We Go Again as one of the best pop albums of 2009.
In 2010, the album was nominated for 2 Teen Choice Awards, "Choice Album" and "Choice Love Song," and Lovato for "Choice Music Breakout Artist: Female."
The album was preceded by the lead single, "Here We Go Again," which was released on June 23, 2009. It became Lovato's highest charting single as it reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, "Remember December," was released on November 17, 2009 but only managed to reach #6 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 (number 106 on the Hot 100).
She appeared on We the Kings's second studio album, Smile Kid, in 2009. On the album, she contributes guest vocals to the song "We'll Be a Dream"," which was later released as a single in March 2010. The song's accompanying music video, which also features Lovato, was released on April 22, 2010 through MTV.com.
Demi Lovato at Noon by Noor launch party at Sunset Tower on July 20, 2011 in West Hollywood, California
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