Birth name Demetria Devonne Lovato
Born August 20, 1992 (age 17)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Pop rock
Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, model
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2002–present
Labels Hollywood, Fascination (UK), Avex Trax (Japan)
Associated acts Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus
Lovato was born in Dallas, Texas to Patrick Lovato and Dianna Bonheur Hart De La Garza. She has an older sister, Dallas, and a younger half sister, Madison De La Garza. Her mother was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and country recording artist; her father moved to New Mexico after their marriage ended in 1994. Lovato is of Mexican, Italian, and Irish ancestry.
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.
2006-2008: Guest appearances, As The Bell Rings, and Camp Rock
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 sang a cover of "That's How You Know" from the film Enchanted. The song was released on DisneyMania 6 on May 20, 2008.
Lovato performing in the summer of 2008.
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 in the USA on Disney Channel with 8.9 million viewers, making Lovato a house-hold name among tweens. She provided vocals on four of the songs featured on the Camp Rock soundtrack, including "This Is Me" featuring Joe Jonas.
2009-present: Princess Protection Program, Sonny With a Chance, Camp Rock 2, and guest appearances
On June 26, 2009 Lovato co-starred in Princess Protection Program as Princess Rosalinda alongside Selena Gomez on Disney Channel. The TV movie is about a young Princess who is taken into custody by the Princess Protection Program and is whisked away to rural Louisiana where she must learn the ins and outs of behaving like a normal American teenager.
Next, Lovato 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 stars Lovato as Sonny who becomes the new cast member of a live comedy show, So Random!.
Production began in September 2009 for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The Disney Channel Original Movie is set to premiere on September 3, 2010.
In March 2010 Lovato was one of the many stars featured in a PSA for Voto Latino in order to promote the organization's "Be Counted" campaign for the 2010 U.S. Census.
On March 29, 2010 Lovato announced on her Twitter page that she would be appearing in an upcoming episode of the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy. She will be portraying a teenage patient named Hayley being treated for possible schizophrenia. The episode titled "Shiny Happy People" will air May 13, 2010 on the ABC television network.
Before any of Lovato's music was officially released a few of her original songs, including "Shadow," were featured on the show As The Bell Rings. Lovato also sang a cover of "That's How You Know" from the film Enchanted that was released on DisneyMania 6 on May 20, 2008.
2008: Tours, Camp Rock soundtrack, and Don't Forget
From June 1 to July 31, 2008, Lovato performed at various House of Blues and parks for her Demi Live! Warm Up Tour in preparation for the release of her debut album Don't Forget and the Burnin' Up Tour with the Jonas Brothers.
The soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock was released June 17, 2008. The soundtrack debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 selling 188,000 copies in its first week. Lovato was featured on four of the tracks on the soundtrack including "This is Me", a duet with Joe Jonas. "This is Me" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs.
Lovato served as the opening act in the Jonas Brothers' Burnin' Up Tour from July through September 2008. Several concerts on the tour were filmed as footage for a 3-D concert film titled Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience that was released on February 27, 2009. Lovato was featured in the film performing "This Is Me" with Joe Jonas.
On September 23, 2008, Lovato released her debut album Don't Forget. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album. The album's first single, "Get Back", was released on August 12, 2008. In December 2008, the second single "La La Land" was released. In March 2009, the third single "Don't Forget" was released.
2009-present: Tours, Here We Go Again, and other projects
On April 15, 2009, it was announced that Lovato would be embarking on the Summer Tour 2009 in order to promote her upcoming sophomore album. The tour began on June 21, 2009 in Hartford, Connecticut and concluded on August 24, 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Lovato and her band performing in her 2009 Summer Tour
Lovato released her second studio album, Here We Go Again on July 21, 2009. The album debuted at #1 with 108,000 first-week sales. Prior to the album's release Lovato stated: "It’s going to take a different sound, so hopefully it goes over well. I sing a lot of rock, but this time I want to do more John Mayer-ish type of songs. Hopefully I can write with people like him." The first single off the album, titled the same as the album, was released on June 17, 2009. "Here We Go Again" became Lovato's highest charting song at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
During the summer of 2009 Lovato along with other Disney Channel stars took part in Disney's Friends for Change, a pro-social "green" initiative. The theme song, titled "Send It On", for the project is performed by Lovato along with Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers.
On November 10, 2009 she released a Live CD+DVD of her Walmart Soundcheck performance.
On November 12, 2009, she released a music video for "Remember December", the third single from Here We Go Again.
She appeared on We The Kings's second studio album Smile Kid released December 8, 2009. On the album, she contributes guest vocals to the song "We'll Be a Dream". The song was released as the album's second single on March 1, 2010. The music video for the song was released on April 22, 2010 through MTV.com
Lovato recorded vocals for the second Disney's Friends for Change single, "Make a Wave". The song is a duet with Joe Jonas. A music video for the song premiered on Disney Channel on March 14, 2010. The song was released on iTunes March 15, 2010 with all proceeds benefiting environmental charities through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The song is featured in the Disney Nature film OCEANS released April 22, 2010 to theaters.
On March 30, 2010 Lovato's South American Tour was announced through her official Myspace page. This will be her first international headlining tour. The tour kicks off May 23, 2010 in Santiago, Chile and concludes May 28, 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil.
On April 27, 2010 the Jonas Brothers announced their World Tour 2010 featuring Lovato as a special guest. The tour will be visiting multiple countries and continents including the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. The North American Leg of the tour begins on July 27, 2010 in Dallas, TX and ends on October 17, 2010 in Raleigh, NC.
Demi in October 2009
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Lovato admitted to going through painful experiences with bullying in the seventh grade. According to Lovato, the bullying was so bad that one day, in a fit of frustration and distress, she requested her mom give her a home-schooled education.
She wrote the song "For the Love of a Daughter" about her estranged father.
In an MTV interview, Lovato stated that she likes metal music, especially black metal and metalcore. She called symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir "one of her favorite live acts". On the July 24, 2009 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lovato stated that three of her favorite bands were Abigail Williams, Job for a Cowboy, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. In the March 2009 issue of Teen Vogue, Lovato stated, "My first passion is music, because it comes naturally to me. Acting has been like a hobby."
Lovato is a Christian and prays with her band before they perform. Her best friend is Selena Gomez, whom she has known since Lovato "asked her to sit on my jacket and draw with crayons with me" at the Barney & Friends auditions. She briefly dated Metro Station singer Trace Cyrus; the two ended their relationship in July 2009 due to conflicting schedules, according to Cyrus. On March 12, 2010, Lovato confirmed that she had begun dating Joe Jonas, whom she first met while filming Camp Rock in 2007.
Main article: Demi Lovato discography
Don't Forget (2008)
Here We Go Again (2009)
Main article: Demi Lovato tours
Demi Live! Warm Up Tour
Burnin' Up Tour (As supporting act)
Demi Lovato Summer Tour 2009
Demi Lovato Fall Tour 2009
Demi Lovato South American Tour 2010
Jonas Brothers World Tour 2010 (As supporting act)
Year Film Role Notes
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself 3D Concert film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Camp Rock Mitchie Torres Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Princess Protection Program Princess Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fiore / Rosie Gonzalez
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Mitchie Torres
Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 Barney & Friends Angela Recurring role
2007 & 2009 As The Bell Rings Charlotte Adams Guest Appearance, episode "Charlotte in the Halls"
2009–present Sonny With a Chance Sonny Munroe Disney Channel Original Series
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Prison Break Danielle Curtin (1 episode) "First Down"
2008 Just Jordan Nicole (1 episode) "Slippery When Wet"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Hayley (1 episode) "Shiny Happy People"
Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Young Artist Awards "Best Performance in a TV Movie - Leading Young Actress" Camp Rock Nominated
Teen Choice Awards "Choice TV - Breakout Star Female" Sonny With a Chance Won
"Choice Music - Tour (shared with David Archuleta)" Summer Tour 2009 Won
"Choice Other Stuff - Red Carpet Icon: Female" Herself Nominated
"Choice Summer - TV Star-Female" Princess Protection Program Nominated
ALMA Awards "Special Achievement In Music - Music" Herself Nominated
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2009 "International Female Singer" Herself Nominated
2010 People's Choice Awards "Favorite Breakout Music Artist" Herself Nominated
Young Artist Award "Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special - Leading Young Actress Princess Protection Program Nominated
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v • d • e
Don't Forget · Here We Go Again
"Get Back" · "La La Land" · "Don't Forget" · "Here We Go Again" · "Remember December"
"That's How You Know" · "This Is Me"/"Lo Que Soy" (with Joe Jonas) · "One and the Same" (with Selena Gomez) · "Send It On" (with Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez) · "Gift of a Friend" · "Make a Wave" (with Joe Jonas)
Demi Live! Warm Up Tour · Summer Tour 2009
Barney & Friends · As The Bell Rings · Sonny With a Chance · Camp Rock · Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience · Princess Protection Program · Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Discography · List of songs
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