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 earning a Gold certification in the United States. 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
Demi Lovato has been involved in extensive philanthropic activities. Lovato is also the spokesperson for anti-bullying organization PACER. Lovato explained to the New York Post about becoming a spokesperson against bullying, saying, "Bullying is a very serious thing to me; I’ve witnessed it first hand. I was bullied myself when I was 12. I want to be able to help other girls around [my sister's] age come into their own with a strong confidence in their skin, their size, who they are, and everything about themselves." 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.
As part of her efforts to raise awareness about personal issues similar to her own, Lovato was announced in April 2011 as a Contributing Editor to Seventeen magazine. She will discuss her personal issues as a part of a larger campaign called "Love is Louder than the Pressure to Be Perfect", directed towards teen girls. Lovato is also the spokesperson for the Join the Surge Campaign. Do Something and Clean & Clear launched Joining the Surge, which is a national campaign that empowers teenagers to take action in their communities.
Lovato is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior," and appears in its public service announcements to raise awareness for the cause on the Disney Channel. Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On," a charity single that served as the theme song for the organization in 2009. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #20. Disney's Friends for Change directed all of its proceeds from "Send It On" to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Lovato and Joe Jonas recorded a new song called "Make a Wave," the second charity single that currently serves as the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change.
Lovato is also apart of the "A Day Made Better" School Advocacy Campaign."The campaign is giving a deserving teacher with $1000 in school supplies on behalf of OfficeMax’s “A Day Made Better” school advocacy campaign" She has been honored the Honorary Ambassador of Education award from the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders. 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.
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Demi Lovato : Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre