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Demi Lovato

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock, and its upcoming sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and Sonny Munroe in Sonny With A Chance. Besides acting, she is also a solo music artist and released her debut album Don’t Forget on September 23, 2008. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling over 89,000 copies in the first week. Lovato released her second album, Here We Go Again, on July 21, 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling over 108,000 copies in the first week.

Lovato was born in Albuquerque, NM and was rasied in Dallas, Texas to Patrick and Dianna Lovato (née Hart). 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 six on the children’s television series Barney & Friends as Angela, appearing in seasons seven and eight. 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.

On September 23, 2008, Lovato released her debut album Don’t Forget. The album’s first single, "Get Back", was released on August 12, 2008. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200. In December, the second single "La La Land" was released. In March of 2009, the third single " Don’t Forget" was released.

Lovato released her second studio album, Here We Go Again on July 21, 2009. The album debuted at #1 with 107,000 first-week sales. Regarding the album, Lovato says: "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. In September 2009, filming for Camp Rock 2 began. On November 10, 2009 she released a Live CD+DVD of her Walmart Soundcheck performance. On November 12, she released a music video for Remember December, her third single from "Here We Go Again." She also appeared on We The Kings’s second studio album Smile Kid as a contributing guest vocals on the album’s song "We’ll Be a Dream".

Other Information

  • Birth name : Demetria Devonne Lovato
  • Born : August 20, 1992
  • Birth place : Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Genres : Pop rock
  • Occupations : Actress, singer, songwriter
  • Instruments : Vocals, guitar, piano
  • Years active : 2002 – present
  • Labels : Hollywood, Fascination (UK), Avex Trax (Japan)
  • Associated acts : Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez
  • Website : www.demilovato.com

Discography

  • 2008 : Don’t Forget
  • 2009 : Here We Go Again

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