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Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends, Lovato rose to prominence in 2008 when she starred in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and released her debut single "This Is Me" which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. The success of the film and its soundtrack resulted in a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her debut album, Don't Forget (2008), debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. The following year, Lovato was cast as the titular character of the television series Sonny with a Chance and she released her sophomore album, Here We Go Again, which became her first one to top the Billboard 200 chart.

After the release of additional television films and their soundtracks in 2010, including Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Lovato's personal issues put her career on a hiatus and led to the discontinuation of Sonny with a Chance after a second season. She entered a treatment center in November 2010 to seek help for addictions, an eating disorder, and self-harm. While there, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Work on her third studio album, Unbroken (2011), began after she successfully completed treatment. The album addresses several of her difficulties. Its lead single, "Skyscr*per", became Lovato's second top 10 entry in the US, while its second single, "Give Your Heart a Break", was certified triple platinum in the country. Lovato was a judge and mentor on the American version of The X Factor in 2012 and 2013. Her third album, Demi (2013), opened with first-week sales of 110,000 copies. The lead single from her eponymous album, "Heart Attack", became her third top 10 in the US and the album spawned three more singles. While promoting the project, Lovato released a book titled Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year (2013). She also returned to acting as a recurring character in Glee, and released a memoir in 2014. Lovato's fifth album, Confident (2015), reached number two on the Billboard 200. Its lead single "Cool for the Summer" was eventually certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. All five of Lovato's albums have received a gold certification in the US.

Musically, Lovato is considered a pop, pop rock, and R&B artist. Lovato has received a considerable number of accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, 13 Teen Choice Awards, five People's Choice Awards, an ALMA Award, a Latin American Music Award and a Grammy Award nomination. In 2013, Maxim ranked her 26th on its Hot 100 list and Billboard ranked her second on its Social 50 Artists of the Year list. Outside the entertainment industry, Lovato has been involved with several social and environmental causes since the launch of her career. In May 2013, she was cited for her dedication as a mentor to teens and young adults with mental health challenges at a National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C.. She has also become an advocate for the LGBT community, and women's rights. In 2014, she was announced as the Grand Marshal for LA Pride week, and that same year she became the face for Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign. In April 2016, Lovato was honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.

Lovato was born on August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to engineer and musician Patrick Martin Lovato (1960 — June 22, 2013) and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Dianna De La Garza (nee Dianna Lee Smith; born August 8, 1962). Lovato has an older sister, Dallas (born February 4, 1988); a younger maternal half-sister, actress Madison De La Garza;[ and an older paternal half-sister, Amber, to whom she first spoke when she was 20.

Lovato's parents divorced in the late summer of 1994, shortly after her second birthday. Lovato's father was of Mexican descent, and also had distant Portuguese and Jewish ancestry, while her mother has English, Irish and Italian ancestry. Through her father, Lovato is a descendant of Civil War Union veteran Francisco Perea (1830–1913) and Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez. Through DNA testing Lovato discovered that she is also 16 percent of Scandinavian descent and one percent of African descent.

Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas. In 2002, she began her acting career on the children's television series Barney & Friends as Angela. She began playing piano at age seven and guitar at ten, when she also began dancing and acting classes. Lovato told Ellen DeGeneres that she was bullied so badly that she asked for homeschooling, and she received her high-school diploma through homeschooling in April 2009. She later became a spokesperson for the anti-bullying organization PACER and appeared on America's Next Top Model to speak out against bullying. In 2006, Lovato appeared on Prison Break, and on Just Jordan the following year.

As of September 2015, Lovato's name appears on the "Unclaimed Coogan" list, which is a fund for child actors whose earnings were partially withheld, but which remain unclaimed by the former child performers.

On her 18th birthday, Lovato bought a Mediterranean-style house in Los Angeles, California; however, she decided to live in a "sober house" in Los Angeles after leaving rehab in January 2011.

Relationships
In 2010, Lovato began dating actor Wilmer Valderrama. They announced the end of their relationship on social media on June 3, 2016.

Lovato had no interest in forging a relationship with her late father, Patrick, after his divorce from her mother. She has been vocal about her abusive and strained relationship with her father and once stated, "He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person. And he wanted to have his family, and when my mom married my stepdad, he still had this huge heart where he said, 'I'm so glad that he's taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do'." She has written multiple songs about him. Patrick died of cancer on June 22, 2013, at age 53. After his death, Lovato said that he had been mentally ill, and in his honor she created the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program.
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Demetria Devonne Lovato
Other Names
Dem
Mc D Love
Demi
Demi Lovato
Age
26
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Weight
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Distinctive Features
Tattoos that say "Stay Strong"
"You Make Me Beautiful" tattoo on her right ribs
"Faith" tattoo on right elbow
"Stay" tattoo on left wrist
Stay Strong" tattoo on her left & right wrists
Star Sign
Sexuality
Religion
Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
Occupation
Singer, Actress, TV Judge, Businesswoman, Songwriter, Model, Philanthropist
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Barney & Friends, Camp Rock, Sonny With A Chance
Genre
Pop
Pop/Rock
Contemporary r&b
Music Genre
Year(s) Active
2002–present
Music Style
Music Mood
Instrument
Instrument
Vocals
Guitar
Piano
Guitar
Labels
Hollywood
Island
Safehouse
Republic
Walt Disney
Roc Nation Records
Associated Acts
Talent Agency
Kim Dawson
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Brand Endorsements
Pepsi
Secret Deodorant’s Mean Stinks (2012)
Skechers
Hasbro
New York Color
Fabletics
Measurements (inches)
34B-25-36
Dress Size
8
Shoe Size
8
Official Website
Father
Mother
Sister(s)
Madison De La Garza (Half-Sister)
Dallas Lovato
Jenna Schubart (Half-Sister)
Amber Lovato (Half-Sister)
Other Family Members
Friends
Associated People
Pets
Buddy (Dog) [2014-2015]
Batman (Dog) [2015-present]
Cinderella (Dog) [2017-present]
Favorite People
Favorite Movies
Favorite TV Shows
Favorite Bands
Favorite Songs
'Born For This' by Paramore
'Hollywood' by Jonas Brothers
The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot" by Brand New
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" by John Mayer
Beautiful" by Bethany Dillon
Favorite Books
Host
A Peice Of Cake
Twilight Saga
Favorite Places
Dallas, Texas
Los Angeles, California
New York, New York
Russia
Paris
Spain
Kenya
Favorite Foods
Rise Krispy Treats
Watermelon
Smoothies
Mexican food
Sushi
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Colors
Red, Pink, Black
Favorite Accessories
Sunglasses
Heels
Earrings
Gucci
Boots
Bracelets
Glitter
Hats
Jacket
Leather Jackets
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