Demi Lovato is an American singer and actress who rose to stardom on Disney Channel’s “Sonny with a Chance,” later becoming a successful recording artist with popular hits like “Skyscraper,” and “Heart Attack.”
Lovato grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she won many talent contests as a child and performed in famous venues like the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day halftime show. At 10, Lovato was booked as a regular on Barney & Friends, and also appeared on Just Jordan and Prison Break. Her big break came when Lovato was cast as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock, alongside the Jonas Brothers, with whom she recorded three songs for the film’s soundtrack. Lovato appeared in her second Disney Channel original movie, Princess Protection Program, in 2008, alongside Selena Gomez. In 2009, Lovato became the star of the Disney show, Sonny with a Chance, which became one of the channel’s most popular shows.
Lovato released her first album, Don’t Forget, in 2008. The album reached number two in the Billboard 200, and led to a tour with the Jonas Brothers as the opening act. Lovato’s follow-up album, Here We Go Again, was another success, and led to another tour with the Jonas Brothers. In 2011, Lovato released Unbroken, which yielded the platinum top 10 hit “Skyscraper.” Demi followed two years later, and was succeeded by Confident, which produced the number 11 single “Cool for the Summer,” while the album itself reached number 2 on the Billboard 200. More success came for Lovato with 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me, and its hit single “Sorry Not Sorry.”
In 2012, Lovato began as a judge on The X Factor, alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears. She also returned to acting in 2013 with a recurring role on Glee, and appeared on From Dusk Till Dawn: the Series in 2015. Lovato has also served as a guest judge on Rupaul’s Drag Race and Project Runway. She currently performs shows nationwide and is regularly booked for corporate entertainment events and private parties.