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Demi Lovato
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Demi Lovato

Birth Name

Demetria Devonne Lovato

Birth Date

August 20, 1992

Birth Place

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Occupations

Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Status

Single

Children

None

Weight

555 pounds

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born 20 August 1992) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Sonny Munroe on the Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance and her sudden, mysterious departure from the show in early 2011.

Early LifeEdit

Demetria Devonne Lovato in Albuquerque, New Mexico to engineer and musician Patrick Martin Lovato (1960-June 22, 2013) and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Dianna Lee Hart (born Dianna Lee Smith; August 8, 1962). 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. Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas.

ActingEdit

Lovato's acting career started on the children's program Barney & Friends were she became friends with future Disney starlet Selena Gomez.  After small rolls in 2006 on Prison Break and Just Jordan.

Lovato first came to Disney's attention in 2007 when she played Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings for two years.  Lovato auditioned for the channel's television film Camp Rock (2008) and series Sonny with a Chance, getting both roles.  In Feburary 2009, Sonny with a Chance debuted and later in June, Lovato co-starred with Selena Gomez in the Disney Channel film Princess Protection Program.  After another season of Sonny with a Chance debuted in early 2010 and Lovato also appeared on Grey's Anatomy that May as a teenage schizophrenic and in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam that summer.

Lovato's run on Sonny came to a sudden end in January 2011 after an incident on the set of the show, which to this day has not been commented on by both Disney lawyers and Lovato herself though speculation is rife.  With the end of her involvement with Sonny, Lovato turned her attention more towards music though she did appear as a judge on the American version of The X Factor for two seasons, 2012-13, along side Britney Spears and appeared in four episodes at the beginning of the fifth season of Glee, 2013, in which she appeared along side show regulars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera.

MusicEdit

Career BeginningEdit

Lovato's musical career began as an outgrowth from her role on Camp Rock with her own tour the summer before her debut album, Don't Forget, in September 2008  While given mixed reviews, it sold well given the "tween" market it was promoted to.  Off the album there were three singles, all of which reached at least in the sixties on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 2009, Lovato recorded a single with friends Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers for Disney's Friends for Change, an enviromental awareness campaign that summer.  Also that summer also saw the debut of Lovato's second album, Here We Go Again.  The album's first single, "Here We Go Again", peaked at #15 on the Billboard's Hot 100 the highest in her solo career to that point.  In 2010, Lovato and Joe Jonas recorded a single together for Disney's Friends for Change.  She also headlined a South American tour and joined the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour as a guess that year before the releases of the Camp Rock 2 and Sonny with a Chance soundtracks at the end of the year.

Post Sonny with a Chance Breakout SuccessEdit

The release of Lovato's third album, Unbroken, in September 2011 saw her musical career firmly established with the album peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200.  The album two singles, "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart a Break", reached #4 and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100; however it was "Give Your Heart a Break" that solidified Lovato's career when it became #1 in Mainstream Top 40 taking the longest climb ever by a female artist to achieve the spot.

The success of Unbroken, "Skyscraper", and "Give Your Heart a Break" resulted in Lovato's invitation to join The X Factor.  In December 2012, she released a video on YouTube of her singing "Angels Among Us" dedicated to the victims of the school shooting at Sandy Hook.

Demi and CollaborationsEdit

Lovato's fourth studio album, Demi, was released in May 2013 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, the highest of her career to date.  The first single, "Heart Attack", debuted at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June and eventually reached into the Top 10.  After moderate success of the second single, "Made in the USA", the album's third single, "Neon Light" reached #1 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.  And the album's fourth single, "Really Don't Care", featuring English singer Cher Lloyd became her third song to reach #1 on the US Dance chart.

When a deluxe version of Demi was released, it featured a collaboration with Olly Murs of a song for his fourth studio album, "Up", which reached the Top 5 in the UK and Top 10 in the US.  In fall 2013, Lovato's refusal to record a singles version of "Let is Go" from the Disney film Frozen resulted in Idina Menzel's version as Elsa being released as the soundtrack's single resulting in a #1 hit for the longtime Broadway star.  In May 2014, The Vamps "Someboy to You" featured Lovato was released as the fourth single from their debut album.  Lovato ended 2014 with the release of a music video for "Nightingale" on Christmas Eve as present to her fans.

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Demi Lovato at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

ConfidentEdit

"Cool for the Summer", the first single from Lovato's fifth album was released at the beginning of July 2015 and the second single, "Confident" a month before the album of the same name.  Lovato's fifth album, Confident, was released on October 17, 2015 to acclaim from critics and debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200.  At the same time she was also featured on the re-release of "Irrestible", the fourth single from Fall Out Boy's sixth studio album and released the music video for her R&B-influenced song "Waitin for You" featuring rapper Sirah just days after Confident's release.

At the end of June 2016, Lovato's and longtime friend Nick Jonas began their double-headlining Future Now Tour with reports that she had begun recording for her sixth album.

Personal LifeEdit

Demi Lovato has for the most part been quiet on specifics on her family.  After her father's death in 2013 that she revealed she had had no interest in forging a relationship with him after her parent's divorce but only near the end of his life learned that he had dealt with mental illness.

Revelation of Bipolar DisorderEdit

After learning and revealing her own father's battle with mental illness, Lovato revealed that in the spring of 2011 she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder during treatment for another issue.  Given the timing of her diagnosis with the incident on the set of Sonny with a Chance, Lovato stated that the two were not connected and that her other treatment was related to the incident.  Since her announcement, Lovato has been prominent in supporting further awareness of mental illness and for better funding of treatment

RelationshipsEdit

Lovato has had two significant relationships, the first with Camp Rock costar Joe Jonas in early 2010.

Later in 2010, she began dating actor Wilmer Valderrama but the two ended their relationship in early 2015.

WeightEdit

In 2010 after turning 18, Lovato revelated that she weighed as much as her mother at around 325 pounds and more than her older sister Dallas.  The same day she released her fouth studio album, Demi, Lovato revealed she had passed 500 pounds.

As of July 2016, Demi Lovato weighs approximately 555 pounds.

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