Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato

Lovato at the Inaugural Dignity Gala on October 18, 2013
Background information
Birth name Demetria Devonne Lovato
Born August 20, 1992 (1992-08-20) (age 23)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Origin Dallas, Texas, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • actress
  • philanthropist
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • bass
  • keyboards
Years active 2001–present
Labels Hollywood

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American recording artist, philanthropist, and actress. Her well-known songs are "Heart Attack", "Give Your Heart a Break", "Made in the USA", and "Really Don't Care".[3]

As a solo musical artist, Lovato released her first album, Don't Forget, on September 23, 2008. The album started at number two on the Billboard 200. It sold 89,000 copies in the first week. It has since shipped over 500,000 copies in the United States. This earned it a gold certification in the United States.[4] Lovato released her second album, Here We Go Again, on July 21, 2009.[5] The album started at number one on the Billboard 200. It sold 108,000 copies in the first week.[6] Her third studio album, Unbroken, was released on September 20, 2011. It peaked at number four on the Billboard 200.[7] Her fourth studio album is Demi. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200.[7]

Early life[change | change source]

Demetria Devonne Lovato was born on August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[8] Her parents, Patrick Martin Lovato (1960–June 22, 2013)[9] and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Dianna Hart (born 1962)[10] divorced in 1994.

Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas.[11][12] She is descended from Civil War Union veteran Francisco Perea and Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez. Actress Madison De La Garza is her maternal half-sister.

Albums[change | change source]

Demi Lovato performing in 2012

Acting career[change | change source]

In the summer of 2007, Lovato auditioned for the Disney Channel television movie Camp Rock and the television series Sonny with a Chance in the same day and got both parts.[13] When she was younger, she was on the children's TV show Barney & Friends. In the fall of 2012, Lovato became a judge on the second season of the American version of The X Factor.[14] One of her best friends was fellow Barney & Friends and Disney star Selena Gomez.[15]

Personal life[change | change source]

Lovato has had an EDNOS[16] and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.[17][18]

She dated Joe Jonas, whom she first met while filming Camp Rock in 2007 through 2010.[19] Lovato dated actor Wilmer Valderrama on-and-off from 2011 to 2014.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Camp Rock Mitchie Torres TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself Concert film
2009 Princess Protection Program Princess Rosalinda/Rosie Gonzalez TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Mitchie Torres TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
Year Title Role Notes
2002–04 Barney & Friends Angela Recurring role
2006 Prison Break Danielle Curtin 1 episode
2007–08 As the Bell Rings Charlotte Adams Main role (season 1)
2007 Just Jordan Nicole 1 episode
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself 2 episodes
2009–11 Sonny with a Chance Allison "Sonny" Munroe Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
2010–11 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Herself 2 episodes
2010 Grey's Anatomy Hayley 1 episode
2011 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself 1 episode
2012 Punk'd Herself 1 episode
2012–13 The X Factor Herself Judge/mentor
2013–14 Glee Danielle "Dani" recurring role; season 5

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matt Collar. "Demi Lovato – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. Melissa Maerz (September 20, 2011). "Review: Demi Lovato's 'Unbroken'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc.,,20528172,00.html. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  4. "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  5. "Demi Lovato First Single Announcement". Demi Lovato. Retrieved 2009-05-29.[dead link]
  6. Demi Lovato Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, But Michael Jackson Still Reigns
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Demi Lovato chart history". Billboard 200. Billboard. Retrieved 2015=04-10.
  8. Richard Ouzounian (Aug 27, 2010). "Just your average teen, except for the fame part". Toronto Star (Torstar Corporation). Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  9. "Patrick Martin Lovato". Find A Grave. Retrieved September 2013.
  10. Hart, Dianna. "Dianna Hart DeLaGarza". Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Retrieved 2009.
  11. Biography Today. Detroit, Michigan: Omnigraphics. 2009. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-7808-1052-5 .
  12. Jon Caramanica (July 15, 2009). "Tween Princess, Tweaked". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved November 4, 2009.
  13. Moser, John J. (2009-06-22). "Disney singing sensation Demi Lovato ready for new album, first tour as headliner". The Victoria Advocate (Victoria Advocate Publishing Co.). Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  16. Janice Johnston (2011-04-19). "Demi Lovato Interview: Teen Star Opens Up on Bulimia, Cutting Issues". ABC News. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  17. "'Disney' Star Demi Lovato: I'm Bipolar". Fox News. 2011-04-20.
  18. Britney Spears v Demi Lovato
  19. Cotlier, Sharon (2010-03-13). "Demi Lovato Confirms She's Dating Joe Jonas". People.,,20351501,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13.

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