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Demi Lovato

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20 Aug, 1992

Demi Lovato born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Birth

Demetria Devonne Lovato is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Patrick Martin Lovato, an engineer and musician, and Dianna Lee Hart, a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Lovato’s parents divorce right after her second birthday. Lovato has one full older sister Dallas Lovato, one younger maternal half sister Madison De La Garza and one paternal half older sister Amber Lovato.

Lovato struggled with suicide and depression at an early age. Lovato says that her struggles began even before she landed a spot as a cast member on Barney.

Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was seven. With Barney, I guess subliminally, I did have a relationship with this figure that was saving my life in a way … I’ve talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I’ve never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out.

When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolize, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world. And because I didn’t have that, I realized I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister.

22 Jul, 2009

People cover

Magazine Cover

selenaGomez and Lovato appear on the cover of People to discuss their who takes longer to get ready, their favorite TV shows, and what they do when they hang out. On their worst habits:

For breakfast, I’ll eat cereal or fruit, like a really healthy breakfast, and she wakes up and she’s got like Doritos with nacho cheese. I can’t eat a breakfast like that.

1 Jun, 2010

Teen Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

cosl-2010-08-coverJonas and Lovato appear on the cover of the June/July 2010 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. They talk about how they became a couple and about staying friends. Lovato says:

And I thought, Great, I just ruined a friendship. But then the next day, he came knocking at my door.

23 Aug, 2011

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Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about who her favorite moments in the studio.

One of the best expereinces I’ve had was definitely flying down to Miami to go work with Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Missy Elliot got on one of the tracks, and its called ‘All Night Long.‘ It was really fun.

29 Sep, 2011

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Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the first time she herd her single Skyscraper on the radio.

I was in the car in Miami and I was really, really excited. It was just a huge moment for me. I video taped it. I was so giddy, I was just geeking out, It was funny.

7 Oct, 2011

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Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her upcoming tour.

I put on a show in New York and in Los Angeles and I had such a good time that I wanted to do a few more shows before the holidays. So, that’s what I’m gonna do! We’re still planning on what cities exactly. So, you’ll have to check in and see which cities I’ll be playing.

21 Oct, 2011

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Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her upcoming tour.

I put on a show in New York and in Los Angeles and I had such a good time that I wanted to do a few more shows before the holidays. So, that’s what I’m gonna do! We’re still planning on what cities exactly. So, you’ll have to check in and see which cities I’ll be playing.

1 Dec, 2011

Latina cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-latina-december-2011Lovato appears on the cover of the December 2011 issue of Latina magazine. She talks about rehab, airing out her problems, and staying healthy.

I continue to have moments. I still think sometimes that I’m not strong enough and I need extra help. I can’t tell you how many people I have working with me in recovery. It’s good. It’s positive. [But] it’s a daily battle. Things can still get me down sometimes. But nothing keeps me down.

1 Feb, 2012

Seventeen cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-seventeenLovato appears on the cover of the February 2012 issue of Seventeen magazine. She talks about the problems she faced last year, how she’s doing today, and who was there for her during her tough time.

I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t throw up after my meals, I don’t starve myself. There’s nothing that I do that I feel ashamed of.

5 Jun, 2012

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Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her Latin American tour.

Fans were singing along so loud I couldn’t even hear myself sing. It’s that kind of connection that keeps me going in this industry and what inspires me to get on stage every night.

12 Jul, 2012

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Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her single Skyscraper.

When I first heard the song it was over a year ago, and it was before anything had happened, and I just instantly gravitated towards it. So I went into the studio and recorded it, and I just sat there and cried my eyes out. I was almost doubled over with emotion. We finished the song, and then I went through everything, and tried to re-record it, but it didn’t have the same emotion. It didn’t have that same cry for help when I first recorded it.

1 Aug, 2012

Self cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-covers-self-august-2012Lovato appears on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her X Factor co-judges, her perception of beauty, and being bipolar.

Finding out I had a real emotional disorder helped me put together the pieces of the puzzle. I remember being on my tour bus thinking, My life is so awesome right now, but I’m so depressed. Then, a few days later, I’d be on top of the world. It was really confusing. When I got diagnosed, my life made more sense.

1 Nov, 2012

Teen Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

2012-11-coverLovato appears on the cover of the November 2012 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about music, boys, and the importance of being real.

The amount of success that I’ve had, even just in the last six months, is incredible to me.

1 Jun, 2013

Company cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-covers-company-june-2013Lovato appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Company magazine. She talks about her friends, her older sister, and her fellow X Factor judge Simon Cowell.

“He’s a grump. An old fart. But he has a heart that nobody gets to see. If he walked into this room, he’d treat everybody the same – he shakes everyone’s hand.

1 Aug, 2013

Fashion cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-fashion-magazine-august-2013Lovato appears on the cover of the August 2013 issue of Fashion magazine. She talks about dealing with double standards, moving to LA, and The X Factor.

The show made me a tougher critic and better empathizer. I understand artists a lot more now. I get scared for them because we if they don’t make the right decisions right now or if they don’t have the right people around them, they could put their careers in danger. What they never show [on X-Factor] is me backstage crying with certain contestants. I had to walk off a couple of times too because it gets too emotional for me. They never showed that.

1 Nov, 2013

Teen Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-cover-01Lovato appears on the cover of the November 2013 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about decorating her house and guest starring in Glee.

I’m honored to portray a character that’s representing this chapter in our society. Being true to your sexuality and yourself is becoming the norm.

1 Dec, 2013

Latina cover

Magazine Cover

demi-lovato-covers-latina-magazineLovato appears on the cover of the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Latina magazine. She talks about her future, helping people get treatment, kissing Naya Rivera on Glee, and what she looks for in a guy.

I look for someone who makes me laugh. Because 20, 30 years from now, sometimes the spark fades, but when you’re with someone who’s your best friend-that’s what makes a relationship last.

28 Jan, 2014

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Interview

Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks how her friend Selena Gomez is coping after Justin Biebers arrest.

We’re really, really close and any advice I had for her, we talked last night and you know, it’s between us. But I love her so much. She’s been my longest friend and we have an incredible friendship. She’s strong! She’s doing really well right now.

4 Feb, 2014

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Interview

Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her for details about her Neon Lights Tour. 

I want my fans to experience a show that really showcases off all of the instruments that I can play. It’s kind of like what Beyoncé did with the music video for each song, but it’ll be playing on the background of the scenes during my show.

11 Feb, 2014

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Interview

Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about how she feels close to home while on tour.

I always watch the ID channel, I’m obsessed with crime shows. But I’ll also make sure that I do things like go to the movies with my band or whoever and that kind of keeps me feeling like I’m at home.

13 Mar, 2014

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Interview

Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her Neon Lights tour.

The last thing I would EVER want to do is cancel a show, with that being said I’m super sick tonight so it may not be my best show BUT I’m SO excited to perform for you guys but I may need you to sing most of the show for me!!! Hahaha

17 Jun, 2014

Sheeran, Lovato perform

Lovato performs with Ed Sheeran live on his song Give Me Love at 104.3 MY FM’s My Big Night Out concert. During his performance Sheeran says that this is something he has never done, before Lovato is brought out to sing with him.

Lovato says:

I talked to Ed about collaborating and we have talked about writing together, maybe doing a song or performing together at some point

19 Jun, 2014

Demi Lovato interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about collaborating with Ed Sheeran.

I’ve been a huge, huge fan of his. I love his music, I love his album, so I covered his song and he saw it. And then he got in contact, and we were like, ‘We should write together, we should do something together.’ And then we ended up playing the same show at the Hollywood Bowl, so were like we have to do the song together. I was really really exited and super honored to do that with him because he’s just so talented.

25 Jun, 2014

Really Don’t Care teaser

Lovato teases to her new music for her single Really Don’t Care. The scenes in the video are from Lovato’s performance as the Grand Marshal at Los Angeles Pride 2014.

This song has a message of I really don’t care, and it started out as a breakup song, but I realized I’m in such an awesome place that I don’t want it to have a negative message. It’s awesome when you see thousands of people just being themselves, being who they are. It was so fitting for this music video.

26 Jun, 2014

Really Don’t Care video

Lovato releases her music video for her single Really Don’t Care. The music video shows scenes from Lovato’s performance as Grand Marshal at the Los Angeles Pride Parade. The video also features Lovato’s collaborator on the track Cher Lloyd as well as boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. Lovato says it was cool to have so many great people in her video representing Pride.

25 Jul, 2014

Demi Lovato interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews Lovato during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about the dream she had with Seacrest in it.

I wanted to make sure you were okay. I had this dream and first of all, we were football players on the same team and we were in the locker room and you were crying to me and you were asking for girl advice.

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