American singer, songwriter, and actor
Demetria Devonne Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), Lovato rose to prominence for playing Mitchie Torres in the musical television film Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010); the former film's soundtrack contained "This Is Me", Lovato's debut single and duet with Joe Jonas, which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
After signing with Hollywood Records, Lovato released their pop rock debut album, Don't Forget (2008), which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Its follow-up, Here We Go Again (2009), debuted at number one in the U.S., while its title track reached number 15 on the Hot 100. Lovato's third studio album, Unbroken (2011), experimented with pop and R&B and spawned the U.S. platinum-certified single "Skyscraper". They released their eponymous fourth album in 2013, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and contained the top-ten international hit "Heart Attack". Lovato's fifth and sixth albums, Confident (2015) and Tell Me You Love Me (2017), infused soul and mature themes; they earned a Grammy Award nomination for Confident, while "Sorry Not Sorry", the lead single from Tell Me You Love Me, became their highest-charting single in the U.S., reaching number six. After a hiatus, Lovato released their seventh album, Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over (2021), which reached number two on the Billboard 200.
On television, Lovato has starred as the titular character on the sitcom Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011), served as a judge on the music competition series The X Factor USA for its second and third seasons, and appeared as a recurring character on the musical comedy Glee (2013–2014) and the sitcom Will & Grace (2020). They also starred in the television drama film Princess Protection Program (2009), the animated comedy film Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017), and the musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020).
Lovato has sold over 24 million records in the United States and has also received numerous accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, 14 Teen Choice Awards, five People's Choice Awards, two Latin American Music Awards, a Guinness World Record, and was included on the Time 100 annual list in 2017. An activist for several social causes, Lovato's struggles with an eating disorder and substance abuse have received considerable media attention, to which they published Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year (2013) and released the documentaries Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated (2017) and Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (2021).
Skies are crying, I am watching, Catching teardrops in my hands. Only silence, as it's ending, Like we never had a chance. Do you have to make me feel Like there's nothing left of me?
As the smoke clears, I awaken, And untangle you from me. Would it make you feel better To watch me, while I bleed? All my windows still are broken, But I'm standing on my feet.
Who said I can't wear my Converse With my dress, well baby That's just me!
I surround myself with people who make positive decisions ... My friends and I look out for each other.
Use the voice that you were given. Shout what you believe in from the top of your lungs. Never let anyone quiet you.
I think that women who know who they are are beautiful.
Rocker dudes don't have a lot of swagger.
I still had a normal childhood with my friends from school.
It's my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life -- surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.
I want to show the world there is life, surprising, wonderful, and unexpected life, after diagnosis.
I don't have many deal breakers. I've done so much in my life, it doesn't feel right to judge other people.
The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.
When I sing or play music, I'm able to relieve myself of whatever it is that I'm struggling with.
And if you think you're alone. Put on my music. Because I'm going to be there for you.
Sometimes you don't know who you can and cannot trust. I still learn that over and over again.
In my dreams you are standing right beside me, two hearts finally colliding, then i wake up and realise, realise, this is real life
I want girls to know that its okay when they grow up and their bodychanges.
I want to get to the point where one day I don't have to have anything but a rug and a microphone stand on stage and still be able to sell out places like Madison Square Garden, like Bruce Springsteen does.
never would have said forever if i knew it wouldnt last
I'm honest about the journey I've been on, so I definitely don't take dating lightly anymore.
The fact that you have the ability to stand on stage and sing while you’re crying is so brave.
I grew up in the South where there's discrimination, and when I witnessed the judgment around me, I always thought someone needs to stick up for not just the LGBT community but any outsider, anybody that wasn't the mold in Texas.
When you're an artist, you have a platform that can reach millions.
I don't have a six-pack. Maybe I don't even want a six-pack. It doesn't sound very appealing.
Binge eating is another eating disorder that people really don't realize is a problem.
Being surrounded by supermodels' bodies was triggering to me.
I was judgmental of artists who were exploring their sexuality, and I thought, Why are they doing that? They don't have to. They've got a good voice.
I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out.
There's nothing wrong with a woman being proud of an element of her life that's talked about in rap music all the time!
We don't have music that talks about sexuality from a female standpoint.
I'm not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work.
I don't see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It's kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it's not real.
The more active I am, the better I feel and the longer I can stay onstage without losing my breath.
I met so many young girls and even older women who had literally been through so much that I couldn't even imagine. I was maybe a little more closed-minded, and I learned from them never to judge anyone.
I can feel glamorous without makeup, especially on my lips. They're naturally reddish, so I often let them go.
My tattoos say "Stay strong." "Stay" on one wrist and "strong" on the other. I'm able to look at them and be thankful for being alive.
I feel most confident when I'm taking care of my body and my skin.
Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture. I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn't look Hispanic, I was white.
As a kid I'd play with homemade recipes, like putting pineapple on my face to exfoliate my skin and doing facial steams with lavender or peppermint oils. I just loved doing stuff like that. It's what motivated me to launch my skin care line.
Tall, thin, curvy, short – whatever you are, you are beautiful.
I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.
One of the reasons I was so unhappy for years was because I never embraced my emotions and I was trying to stay in control.
Cutting is not stupid. Stupid is being bad to someone and get them to the point of bleeding
It's a simple law of attraction that you get back what you put out into the universe. The more love you give, the more love you attract. The more love you attract, the more love you receive. WHen we put good energy into the world, we feel good. We make those around us feel good.
If I decided I'm the girl to change the world, I can do it anytime.
The high that I got from helping people and being around the love was better than any other high I've gotten from any drug
Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off.
I'm gonna love you like I've never been broken I'm gonna say it like it's never been spoken
I know that I have a voice and can use it for good or bad. It's a gift from God.
It's okay to not be superwoman all the time.
I won't change anything in my life I'm staying myself tonight
I think it's important that artists use their voices for so much more than just their talent.
I like to focus on what I'm doing now, which is giving back. I've done interventions with people I've been close to.
You can be the most beautiful woman in the world and see yourself as hideous. You must love yourself. To look in the mirror and tell yourself that you're a rock star.
I'm getting older and the performance onstage was definitely, it was a bit sexier, but it wasn't too much. I don't want to scare off my fans. At the same time my fans are growing up with me, and I don't want to go way over the top.
People don't realize how badly verbal harassment and cyber bullying affects you. I wish they had hit me in the face and gotten it over with, because what they said to me, sticks to me to this day. It affected me into the person that I am today.
My tattoos are reminders to hang in there when things get rough.
Sometimes staying strong means not putting yourself in uncomfortable or triggering situations.
It's a complete life change when you really want to better yourself and completely change the patterns that you have had in the past. Do I think I still need work? I think everyone needs work. I just keep working on myself.
Life can be so difficult at times but fighting through the pain is so worth it.
The mirror can lie. It doesn’t show you what’s inside.
The sky is the limit... for some people aim higher nothing is impossible.
I want to live my life without filters. I don't walk on egg shells. I say what I want and I'm a very free spirit.
Maybe you'll call me someday Hear the operator say the numbers no good And that She had a world of chances for you She had a world of chances for you She had a world of chances Chances you were burning through
If the world runs out of chocolate today... It was not my fault. :l
You know you've made it when you can dye your hair blue.
If it weren't for people that stand out, this whole world would be really, really boring.
Sometimes I think you'll be fine by yourself Cause a dream is a wish you make all alone; It's easy to feel like you don't need help, But it's harder to walk on your own.
There needs to be more variety on television so young girls growing up don't feel pressured to look one specific way. Tall, thin, curvy, short, whatever you are, you are beautiful.
We aren't robots. What makes us exceptional as humans, is that we have the capacity to feel as many emotions all at once.
One day you'll be an inspiration at others.
Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted.
I want my music to do the explaining.
Our love is like a song but you won't sing along.
I'm losing myself trying to compete With everyone else instead of just being me Don't know where to turn I've been stuck in this routine I need to change my ways Instead of always being weak I don't wanna be afraid I wanna wake up feeling beautiful today And know that I'm okay 'Cause everyone's perfect in unusual ways You see, I just wanna believe in me