The Year of Demi Lovato: 30 Things to Know About Her Comeback

We are officially calling it — 2020 is the year of Demi Lovato. After taking some time off after a scary overdose to focus on being her best self, the Chicana is back and better than ever. She is set to perform on international stages, release new music, and get back to inspiring millions with her

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Photo: Instagram/ddlovato

We are officially calling it — 2020 is the year of Demi Lovato. After taking some time off after a scary overdose to focus on being her best self, the Chicana is back and better than ever. She is set to perform on international stages, release new music, and get back to inspiring millions with her music.

In celebration of her return, we wanted to give you a primer of 30 things that everyone should know about Demi Lovato. From her earliest years to her latest plans, we are filling you in on some of her biggest successes. And we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes and achieves next.

Demetria Was Born in New Mexico and Raised in Texas

Yes, her full first name is Demetria! Demetria Devonne Lovato was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 20, 1992, and raised in Dallas, Texas. She gets her Latinx heritage from her father, Patrick Martin Lovato, who was also a musician, and engineer.

Demi Will Be Performing at This Year’s Grammys

One of the big things on Demi Lovato’s to-do list for 2020 is performing at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. The 62nd show will take place on January 26; also performing are the Jonas Brothers, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Bonnie Raitt, H.E.R., Rosalia, and more.

She’ll be Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

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In addition to performing at this year’s Grammys, Demi will also be a part of the biggest day in football. She will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, on February 2; this makes her the third Latina to be a part of the event. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will both be performing during the halftime show.

Her Debut Album Reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart

Demi Lovato’s debut album, Don’t Forget, was released in 2008. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and featured the singles “Get Back,” “La La Land,” and “Don’t Forget.” The album ended up being certified gold.

She Was on Barney

Way before she became a singing star, Demi Lovato began her entertaining career in 2002 on the popular kids show, Barney & Friends (playing the role of Angela). Another Latina who appeared on the show before making it big was fellow Chicana Selena Gomez.

She Became Famous on Disney Shows

After appearing on Barney & Friends, Demi Lovato got her big break by being a Disney child star. First, she played Charlotte on the show As the Bell Rings. She then played Mitchie in the 2008 TV film Camp Rock, and starred in her own Disney show, Sonny with a Chance, from 2009 to 2011.

She Has Recorded Music in Spanish

One cool thing about Demi Lovato’s career is that she has also made and released music in Spanish, keeping her connected with both her Latinx roots and her Latinx audience. These songs are Spanish versions of English singles like “Tell Me You Love Me,” as well as the duet with Luis Fonsi, “Echame La Culpa.”

Demi Lovato Has Four Top 10 Hits

In her musical career so far, Demi Lovato has had four hits that reached the top 10 on Billboard. These are: “Sorry Not Sorry” (#6), “This is Me” (with Joe Jonas, #9), “Heart Attack” (#10), and “Skyscraper” (#10).

And 29 Songs That Charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart

Other of Demi’s songs have charted on the Hot 100. These include “Cool for the Summer” (#11), “Give Your Heart a Break” (#16), “Confident” (#21), “Really Don’t Care (with Cher Lloyd, #26)”, and “Solo” (Clean Bandit Ft. Demi Lovato, #58).

She Had Released Six Studio Albums

Demi Lovato is about to release a new album, but she already has six under her belt. These are: 2008’s Don’t Forget, 2009’s Here We Go Again, 2011’s Unbroken, 2013’s Demi, 2015’s Confident, and 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me.

Demi is the 27th Most Followed Person on Instagram

These days, a big Instagram presence is essential to most music artists. Luckily, Demi Lovato has a whopping 76.3 million followers on the social media platform, making her Instagram’s 27th most followed person.

Demi Loves Her Fans

While she is a successful artist, part of what makes Demi Lovato so popular and loved is that she is genuinely a good person, who adores her fans. She makes it a point to share her struggles and strength as a way to be transparent and help others through her experiences.

And Strives to Help Others

Demi Lovato has said that “there’s no point to living life unless you make history, and the best way to make history is to help others.” And she has lived by these words. She has shared her own personal struggles, sobriety, and recovery. She launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program and also launched Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health.

Lovato is Releasing an Album This Year

It was recently announced that Demi Lovato will release a new album this year. The project, which has been described as her most vulnerable album, will talk about her overdose, rehab stay, and recovery (and will hopefully drop before fall). The rumor is that it will be entitled, Survivor.

And Dropping a New Single on January 24th

The first single for Lovato’s upcoming album is said to be dropping on January 24. We are ready for the new music from the Chicana and hope the rumor is true!

Demi Has Won Awards for Acting

Demi Lovato is an actress, in addition to being a singer. The Chicana has been recognized for her acting work, winning a Teen’s Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female for her starring role in Sonny with a Chance (2009), a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star for her role in Grey’s Anatomy in 2011, an ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress – Comedy that same year for Sonny with a Chance.

She Currently Has a Role on Will and Grace

Demi’s latest acting role is Jenny on the show Will & Grace. Jenny is Will’s surrogate, and will be a part of three episodes this season. It is just one of the big things Lovato is a part of this year.

Demi Has a Documentary Called Simply Complicated

While Lovato likes to act, she aims to be as straight-up honest and transparent in real life as possible. In order to show who she really is, and what she was really going through at the time, she filmed and released the documentary, Simply Complicated. The 2017 movie, which you can see on YouTube, follows Demi as she recorded the album Tell Me You Love Me.

Demi is a Fighter

Demi Lovato has been open and honest about her struggles with addiction, how she suffers from bipolar disorder, depression, and bulimia, and how she would self-harm. In 2018, she accidentally overdosed after breaking her six-year sobriety. But, no matter how many times Demi falls down, she gets back up and is stronger than ever. Because she is a fighter.

She is Dedicated to Her Sobriety

Demi is dedicated to her recovery, to staying sober, healthy, and happy. A good example of this was at the 2016 Met Gala. When she was made to feel uncomfortable by a fellow celeb and felt the desire to drink, she immediately headed to the nearest AA meeting, in order to protect her sobriety.

Lovato Had Fabletics Collections

In 2017 and ’18, Demi Lovato collaborated with Kate Hudson’s athletic wear brand, Fabletics, on some stylish collections. The pieces, which Lovato wore in commercials, in ads, and in-person, were fashionable, edgy, and elevated from your everyday gym fashion.

And a Skincare Line

In addition to her foray into fashion, Demi Lovato had her own skincare line. Called Devonne by Demi, the subscription-based starter kit (which later expanded to include other items) featured products such as a Hydrating Radiance Mist, Clarifying Mud Mask, and Deep Facial Cleanser, with proceeds benefiting The Lovato Treatment Scholarship. It launched in December of 2014 but has since been discontinued.

Demi Was a Judge and Mentor on The X Factor

Another accomplishment under Demi Lovato’s belt is her tenure as a judge and mentor on the reality competition show, The X Factor. She appeared on the program from 2012 to 2013, for its second and third seasons.

She Wrote a Book

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In 2013, Demi released her #1 New York Times bestselling book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year. She described it as “a collection of my own words, quotes that inspire me, as well as lessons, meditations, reflections, and daily goals. They have helped me tremendously, and it’s a special and personal gift that I want to share with all of you.” The following year, she released Staying Strong: A Journal.

She Launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program

One of the things that Demi Lovato has done to give back to those with mental illness is to launch The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program in 2013. Done in honor of her father Patrick Lovato, who passed away from cancer, but who also dealt with addiction and mental health problems, the scholarship (in partnership with Cast Recovery) pays for treatment.

Demi Has Headlined Five Tours

Demi Lovato has headlined five tours (and co-headlined one, with Nick Jonas). These are Demi Lovato: Live in Concert (2009 to 2010), A Special Night with Demi Lovato (2011 to 2013), The Neon Lights Tour (2014), Demi World Tour (2014 to 2015), and the Tell Me You Need Me Tour (2018).

Lovato Has Won Over 60 Awards

Lovato has won over 60 awards in her career thus far. These include five People’s Choice Awards, four ASCAP Awards, an ALMA Award, two BMI Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Award, a GLAAD Vanguard Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and two Latin American Music Awards.

And Has Been Nominated for Over 190 Awards

If Demi winning over 60 awards is impressive, it’s even more impressive to know that she has received over 190 nominations. Two major nominations are her Grammy nods for Best Pop Vocal Album for Confident, and for Best Pop Duo/Performance for “Fall in Line,” the Christina Aguilera song on which Lovato is featured.

Demi Recorded a Duet with Christina Aguilera

What’s better than one powerful Latina performance? A powerful performance that unites two incredible Latina singers. Such was the case with “Fall in Line,” the 2018 single off of Christina Aguilera’s album, Liberation. In it, Demi and Christina channel their life experiences into a song that speaks of pure empowerment.

She Has a Song with Luis Fonsi

In 2017, “Echame La Culpa” was released. The song is a duet by Demi Lovato and Luis Fonsi, which reached number one in several countries, and has 1.9 billion views on YouTube. In the U.S., the jam charted at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 20 weeks on the chart.

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