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.
Third studio album
On March 30, 2010, Lovato announced her South American Tour through her official Myspace page. This was her first international headlining tour. The tour commenced on May 23, 2010 in Santiago, Chile and concluded on May 28, 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil. On April 27, 2010, the Jonas Brothers announced their Jonas Brothers Live in Concert Tour, featuring Lovato as a special guest. The tour visited several cities in North and South America. The tour began on August 7, 2010 in Tinley Park, Illinois and ended on November 13, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. However, Lovato dropped out of the tour on October 30, 2010 in order to enter a treatment facility to treat physical and emotional issues.
Lovato also stated in July 2010 that work on her third album had begun, describing it as "a little more pop," "more R&B," and "more soulful." She said, "It has a different sound to it so I'm really excited to see how it turns out. Keri Hilson and Rihanna are inspiring my sound right now. I have also written a half Spanish song. It turned out really incredible so hopefully my fans will love it too." Rapper and producer Timbaland has spoken of interest in working with Lovato. On June 26, 2011, Lovato confirmed that she was working on a duet with the producer. Timbaland's younger brother, Sebastian, will reportedly help with the song.
Lovato also appeared on two soundtrack albums in 2010. She recorded songs for the Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam soundtrack, which was released on August 10, 2010, and the Sonny with a Chance soundtrack in late 2010.
The first single off her third studio album, "Skyscraper", premiered on July 12, 2011. On July 21, Demi announced that the release date for the new album would be September 20, 2011.
Lovato began her acting career at the age of seven on the children's television series Barney & Friends as Angela, appearing in seasons seven and eight alongside long time friend Selena Gomez.
In 2006 Lovato guest starred on Prison Break as Danielle Curtin in the episode "First Down." She also appeared in the second season of the television sitcom Just Jordan as Nicole, in the episode "Slippery When Wet." In January 2007, she landed the role of Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel Original Short Series, As the Bell Rings, which premiered on August 26, 2007. A few of her original songs, including "Shadow," were featured on the show. Upon leaving the show, her character was replaced by Lindsey Black.
Lovato performing with Joe Jonas at Jonas Brothers Live In Concert, September 2010
In 2008, Lovato starred in the Disney Channel film Camp Rock. She played Mitchie Torres, a fourteen-year-old girl with hopes of becoming a singer. The movie premiered on June 20, 2008 in the United States on the Disney Channel with 8.9 million viewers, making Lovato a household name among young viewers. She provided vocals on four of the songs featured on the Camp Rock soundtrack, including "This Is Me" featuring Joe Jonas.
In June 2009 Lovato co-starred in Princess Protection Program as Princess Rosalinda alongside Selena Gomez on the Disney Channel. The made-for-television movie is the third highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering on the Disney Channel with 9.8 million viewers.
Lovato later went on to star in the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny With a Chance, which premiered on February 8, 2009. The series' second season premiered on March 14, 2010. The show starred Lovato as Sonny Munroe who becomes the new cast member of a live sketch comedy show titled So Random!. Lovato left the series after the second season and will not be returning for the third.
In September 2009, production began for Camp Rock's sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The Disney Channel Original Movie premiered on September 3, 2010, upon which it gained 8 million viewers.
In March 2010, Lovato was one of the many stars featured in a public service announcement for Voto Latino in order to promote the organization's "Be Counted" campaign for the 2010 United States Census.
Lovato appeared as a guest star in an episode of the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy as a teenage patient named Haley, whose parents brought her in for schizophrenia. The episode, titled "Shiny Happy People," aired May 13, 2010 on the ABC television network. In a review of the episode, EW.com praised her performance, stating, "I still believe that even an unbiased observer would conclude that the Disney princess did a fine job acting it up as a suicidal 16-year-old who was admitted after trying to claw her own eyes out."
Demi Lovato made a surprise appearance on America's Next Top Model on the September 15, 2010 episode to speak out about bullying. Lovato also appeared on CNN on September 7, to speak out about bullying.
Demi Lovato rushed her way into a music studio in Los Angeles, California July 21
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