Demi Lovato - Biography
Demetria Devonne Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and actress from the United States. Lovato came to fame as Mitchie Torres in the musical television film Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010); the former film's soundtrack included 'This Is Me,' Lovato's first song and duet with Joe Jonas, which reached at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
After signing with Hollywood Records, Lovato released Don't Forget (2008), their pop rock debut album, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Its follow-up, Here We Go Again (2009), debuted at number one in the United States, with the title single reaching number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Unbroken (2011), Lovato's third studio album, dabbled with pop and R&B and yielded the platinum-certified song 'Skyscraper' in the United States.
In 2013, they released their fourth album, eponymous, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and included the top-ten worldwide smash 'Heart Attack.' Confident (2015) and Tell Me You Love Me (2017), Lovato's fifth and sixth albums, infused soul and mature themes; they received a Grammy Award nomination for Confident, while 'Sorry Not Sorry,' the lead single from Tell Me You Love Me, became their highest-charting single in the United States, reaching number six.
Following a brief break, Lovato returned with their seventh studio album, Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over (2021), which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
Lovato has featured on television as the eponymous character on the sitcom Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011), as a judge on the music competition series The X Factor USA for its second and third seasons, and as a recurrent character on the musical comedy Glee (2013–2014) and the sitcom Will & Grace (2020). They also appeared in the 2009 television drama film Princess Protection Program, the 2017 animated comedy film Smurfs: The Lost Village, and the musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020).
Lovato has sold over 24 million albums in the United States and has won many honours, including an MTV Video Music Award, 14 Teen Choice Awards, five People's Choice Awards, two Latin American Music Awards, a Guinness World Record, and inclusion on the 2017 Time 100 list. Lovato's battles with an eating disorder and drug addiction have been well-documented by the media, prompting them to write a book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year (2013), and release the documentaries Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated (2017) and Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (2018).
Demetria Devonne Lovato was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 20, 1992, to former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Dianna De La Garza (née Lee Smith) and engineer and musician Patrick Martin Lovato. Demi has an elder sister called Dallas, a younger maternal half-sister, actress Madison De La Garza, and an older paternal half-sister, Amber, with whom she first talked when they were both twenty.
Lovato's parents separated in mid-1994, soon after she was two years old. Their father was of Mexican origin, with mainly Spanish and Native American forebears, and came from a long line of New Mexicans; he also had distant Portuguese and Jewish relatives. Their mother is of mixed English and Irish ancestry. Patrick was the son of Civil War hero Francisco Perea and Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez.
Lovato grew raised in Dallas, Texas. They started playing the piano at the age of seven and the guitar at the age of 10, when they also began dance and acting lessons. Lovato made her acting debut in 2002 on the children's television show Barney & Friends, playing Angela. They first featured on Prison Break in 2006, followed by Just Jordan the following year. Lovato was bullied as a result of their performing profession, and as a result, they sought homeschooling, through which they ultimately earned their high school certificate.
On their 18th birthday, August 20, 2010, Lovato bought a Mediterranean-style home in Los Angeles for their family; but, after completing treatment in January 2011, Lovato chose to reside in a 'sober house' in Los Angeles. Lovato also bought a Laurel Canyon house in Los Angeles in September 2016 for $8.3 million, which she sold in June 2020 for $8.25 million. Lovato paid $7 million for a house in Studio City, Los Angeles, in September 2020.
In 2016, Lovato began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a combat technique developed from jujutsu. As of 2019, they are classified as a blue belt.
Lovato starred as Charlotte Adams in the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings from 2007 to 2008. During 2007, Lovato auditioned for the channel's television films Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance, and she was cast in both. In Camp Rock, Lovato portrayed the main role, aspiring singer Mitchie Torres. The film debuted on June 20, 2008, to an audience of 8.9 million people.
According to Gillian Flynn of Entertainment Weekly, Lovato's acting abilities are unimpressive, and she has 'the knee-jerk grin of someone who is frequently complimented a beautiful smile.' The soundtrack for the film was released three days earlier, although the music was deemed less contemporary than that of High School Musical. It debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 188,000 copies in its first week.
On the soundtrack, Lovato sang four songs, including 'We Rock' and 'This Is Me.' The latter, Lovato's first song, debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and eventually peaked at number nine, marking their first chart appearance. That summer, Lovato signed with Hollywood Records and embarked on their Demi Live! Warm Up Tour in advance of the release of their first studio album, as well as appearing on the Jonas Brothers' Burnin' Up Tour.
Don't Forget was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the United States. 'Get Back,' the album's first single, was acclaimed for its pop rock style and reached at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over 560,000 copies in the United States. 'La La Land,' the album's second single, was praised for its strong rock elements, peaking at number 52 in the United States and breaking into the top 40 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Brendan Malloy and Tim Wheeler directed the song's music video. 'Don't Forget,' the third single and title tune, reached at number 41 in the United States.
Sonny with a Chance, a Disney Channel comedy in which Lovato portrayed Sonny Munroe, the newest cast member of the show-within-a-show So Random!, debuted on February 8. The Los Angeles Times' Robert Lloyd praised Lovato's acting skills as 'quite excellent,' comparing her to Hannah Montana actress Miley Cyrus. That June, Lovato co-starred with Selena Gomez in the Disney Channel film Princess Protection Program as Rosie Gonzalez / Princess Rosalinda.
The film debuted to 8.5 million people, making it the fourth highest-rated Disney Channel original film. The duo recorded 'One and the Same' for the fI'll, which was subsequently released as a promotional single.
Here We Go Again, Lovato's second studio album, was released on July 21, 2009; its acoustic sound was characterised as comparable to that of John Mayer. The album got positive reviews from reviewers who praised its pleasant pop-rock components, mirroring Don't Forget's praises. It was Lovato's first number-one album, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 with 108,000 first-week sales, and was subsequently certified Gold.
'Here We Go Again,' the album's first single and title track, debuted at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 15, becoming Lovato's highest-charting solo song to that time. The song also charted at 68 on the Canadian Hot 100 and 38 in New Zealand. 'Here We Go Again' was also certified Platinum in the United States. 'Remember December,' the album's second and final single, failed to equal the popularity of its predecessor, peaking at number 80 on the UK Singles Chart.
In support of Here We Go Again, Lovato embarked on their first 40-city nationwide concert tour, Live in Concert. David Archuleta, KSM, and Jordan Pruitt served as opening acts for the tour, which ran from June 21 to August 21, 2009. At the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, Lovato and Archuleta won the Choice Music Tour award. Lovato co-wrote 'Send It On,' a charity single and the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change, with the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez.
The song's profits were given entirely to environmental organisations sponsored by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. 'Gift of a Friend' was recorded by Lovato for the soundtrack of the Disney film Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure. In October of 2009, the film was released.
On September 3, 2010, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam aired, with Lovato reprising their role as Mitchie Torres. The storyline received mixed reviews from critics, and the film has a 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Jennifer Armstrong of Entertainment Weekly, on the other hand, described Lovato's performance as 'reliably attractive.' The film debuted to eight million people, making it the most-watched cable television movie of the year.
On August 10, the film's soundtrack was released, featuring Lovato performing nine songs, including 'Can't Back Down' and 'Wouldn't Change a Thing.' The soundtrack opened at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 41,000 copies in its first week. The film Jonas Brothers: Live in Concert was modified to include Lovato and the rest of the ensemble, and it premiered on August 7, two weeks later than intended.
On October 5, the Sonny with a Chance soundtrack was released, featuring Lovato singing on four songs, including 'Me, Myself, and Time.' It opened (and peaked) at 163 on the Billboard 200, making it the company's lowest-selling soundtrack. Lovato announced their resignation from Sonny with a Chance in November 2010, putting their acting career on hold and terminating the series; they subsequently said that they would return to acting when they felt secure.
Their departure spawned the real spin-off series So Random!, which included skits from the previous show-within-a-show. After one season, the show was cancelled.
On September 20, 2011, Lovato released their third studio album, Unbroken. The album, which began in July 2010, dabbled with R&B and included less pop rock than their previous two albums. Unbroken's lyrics were more mature than Lovato's prior efforts, with several tracks focused on their personal problems. Critics appreciated Lovato's voice and recognised a development in their skills as a result of the songs focused on their difficulties, but they panned the album's 'party songs' and considered the music to be more generic than their prior attempts.
Unbroken opened at number four in the United States, selling 97,000 copies in its first week; it was subsequently certified Gold.
Lovato was hired as a judge and coach for the second season of The X Factor in the United States in May, with a rumoured compensation of one million dollars. It was believed that they were selected to draw a younger audience, joining Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, and L.A. Reid. Their last act (CeCe Frey), who was mentored in the Young Adults category, placed sixth. Lovato stated at the Minnesota State Fair in August that after a pre-show performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, they will release a song before December.
They dedicated a video of themselves performing 'Angels Among Us' to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy on their YouTube account on December 24. They were announced to return for The X Factor's third season in March, with their pay allegedly increasing.
Demi, Demi Lovato's fourth studio album, was released on May 14, 2013. The album contains synthpop and bubblegum pop elements and received generally favourable reviews from music reviewers. Although The New York Times' Jon Carmichael thought Lovato's shift was amusing, Entertainment Weekly said it represented a less mature image. The album opened at number three in the United States, selling 110,000 copies in its first week, the best-selling debut week in Lovato's career.
It was also a hit on a global scale, reaching in the top 10 in New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, the album has been certified Gold.
Demi subsequently received a deluxe edition, which included seven additional songs, four of which were live performances and three of which were studio recordings. One of these tracks was a duet with Olly Murs on 'Up,' a song off his fourth studio album. 'Heart by Heart' by Demi Lovato was included on the soundtrack CD for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
On September 29, 2013, Lovato announced their Neon Lights Tour (including a Canadian leg), which started on February 9, 2014 and concluded on May 17, 2014. They debuted their version of 'Let It Go' for the Disney film Frozen on October 21, which was released in cinemas on November 27. In comparison to the original by Idina Menzel, Lovato's version was characterised as 'radio friendly' and 'pop.' Lovato's version appears in the film's credits, and the song was marketed as the soundtrack's first single.
The song spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 38. The RIAA recognised it as double Platinum. 'Somebody to You,' featuring Demi Lovato, was released as the fourth single from The Vamps' first album, Meet the Vamps, on May 18, 2014.
Confident, Lovato's fifth studio album, was released on October 16, 2015, to generally favourable reviews from music critics. The album opened at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 98,000 copies in its first week. During the album's development, Lovato made the following remark: 'I've already begun recording for my new album, and I want to continue recording while on tour. The music just develops into everything I've been and everything I aspire to be.'
'I've never been more confident of myself as an artist when it comes to confidence, but not just personal stuff, but precisely what I want my sound to be and what I know I'm capable of, and this record will give me the chance to show people what I can truly accomplish,' they said.
On July 1, 2015, Lovato released the first single from Confident, 'Cool for the Summer.' The song gained popularity due to its unusual subject and was a commercial success, reaching at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum in the United States. The title track 'Confident' was released as the album's second single on September 18, 2015, and peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100.
On Saturday Night Live's forty-first season, Lovato performed a 'Cool for the Summer' and 'Confident' medley, as well as a 'Stone Cold' tune, on October 17, 2015. Lovato was also featured on the re-release of 'Irresistible,' Fall Out Boy's fourth single off their sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho. In the same month, they signed with Wilhelmina Models, a prominent modelling agency. On October 22, 2015, Lovato released the music video for their R&B-infused single 'Waitin for You,' which featured rapper Sirah.
Lovato and Nick Jonas announced on October 26, 2015, that they will be travelling together on the Future Now Tour. On December 11, 2015, Lovato received the first-ever Rulebreaker Award at the 2015 Billboard Women in Music event. The third and final single from Confident, 'Stone Cold,' was released on March 21, 2016. To promote their tour, Lovato released a new song titled 'Body Say' on July 1, 2016.
Beyond Silence, a documentary about three people dealing with mental disorders like as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, was executive-produced by Lovato in February 2017. Lovato appeared on Cheat Codes' song 'No Promises,' which was published in March 2017, as well as Jax Jones' song 'Instruction,' which was released in June 2017. Lovato was included to Time magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most influential people in 2017.
On May 8, 2017, they established a partnership with sportswear brand Fabletics to promote the United Nations' Girl Up programme.
In July 2017, Lovato released 'Sorry Not Sorry' as the first single off their sixth studio album, which became their highest-charting song in New Zealand and the United States at number six as well as Australia at number eight. It also became their best-selling single in the US with its 5x Platinum certification by RIAA. The album, titled Tell Me You Love Me, was released on September 29 and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 78,000 copies.
It garnered excellent reviews from music critics and became Lovato's first album to be certified Platinum in the US. On October 17, Lovato published Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated on YouTube, a documentary focused on their career and personal difficulties. It was nominated for 'Best Music Documentary' at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. In October 2017, Lovato revealed the tour dates for the North American portion of their Tell Me You Love Me World Tour, featuring special guests DJ Khaled and Kehlani.
They announced European and South American legs of the tour in the following months, and the tour began in February 2018.
In November 2017, Lovato released the song 'Échame la Culpa' with Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi. Lovato performed at the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence event in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. In May, Lovato was featured on Christina Aguilera's 'Fall in Line' and Clean Bandit's 'Solo'. The latter became Lovato's first number-one hit in the United Kingdom. On June 21, Lovato released a new song named 'Sober', which they described to as 'my reality' and addresses difficulties with addiction and recovery.
On May 11, 2019, Lovato announced they have signed with a new management, Scooter Braun. They stated that they 'couldn't be happier, inspired and eager to begin this new phase'. In August 2019, it was announced that Lovato will feature in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a Netflix original film, directed by David Dobkin, based on the song competition of the same name. The film was eventually released on June 26, 2020, and featured Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.
This was Lovato's first acting performance since their guest role on Glee in 2013 and their first feature role since Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010). (2010). Later in the month, after hinting that they had been working on a new project, Lovato announced their return to television with a recurring guest appearance in the final season of the NBC comedy Will & Grace, where they portrayed Will's surrogate.
In January 2020, Lovato made their first musical appearance after their break with a performance of single 'Anyone' at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The song, which was recorded four days previous to their 2018 drug overdose, was published on iTunes shortly after. On February 2, 2020, Lovato sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner' during Super Bowl LIV. On March 6, Lovato released a new song named 'I Love Me'. The release was complemented by both a guest appearance and guest-host position on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
On April 16, they released a duet named 'I'm Ready', with Sam Smith. A remix of 'Lonely Hearts' by JoJo featuring Lovato was released on August 28, 2020. At the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Lovato earned two nominations for their song 'I Love Me', becoming the only artist in VMA history to get a nomination every year for eight straight years. On September 10, Lovato released a collaboration with American DJ, Marshmello, titled 'OK Not to Be OK', in conjunction with the Hope For The Day suicide prevention campaign.
On September 30, 2020, they published 'Still Have Me' through Twitter. This was subsequently published on digital platforms. On October 14, they released a political ballad titled 'Commander in Chief', before of the 2020 presidential election. They hosted the 46th People's Choice Awards on November 15, 2020. On November 20, they appeared on a song named 'My Reputation' by American rapper, Jeezy, debuting on his album The Recession 2. On December 4, Lovato appeared on a remix of the song 'Monsters' by rock band All Time Low, with Blackbear.
A four-part documentary series chronicling Lovato's life aired on YouTube in March 2021. The series, named Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, was directed by Michael D. Ratner and highlighted their personal and musical journey over the last three years. It was subsequently revealed that Lovato's seventh studio album, titled Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over, will be released on April 2, 2021. Lovato termed it 'the non-official soundtrack of the documentary'.
The album includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, Noah Cyrus and Saweetie, as well as the previously released 'What Other People Say', a duet between Lovato and Australian singer-songwriter Sam Fischer, originally released on February 4, 2021. Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over opened at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 74,000 album-equivalent units in the US. Prior to the release of the album, Lovato released one of the two title songs 'Dancing with the Devil' on March 26, and 'Met Him Last Night' on April 1, 2021. On August 20, 2021, Lovato released the 'Melon Cake' music video.
Lovato started their own podcast series named 4D with Demi Lovato on May 19, 2021, with new episodes released every Wednesday. Confirmed guests for the podcast include Chelsea Handler, Jane Fonda, Jameela Jamil, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Glennon Doyle. On July 30, 2021, a chat show presented by Lovato named The Demi Lovato Show was launched on Roku's streaming platform. Consisting of ten-minute episodes, it includes frank, uncensored discussions between Lovato and both professional and celebrity guests, covering themes like as activism, body positivity, gender identity, sex, relationships, social media, and health.
The programme had originally been announced in February 2020 to broadcast on Quibi under the title Pillow Talk with Demi Lovato before Quibi sold its contents to Roku.
Lovato has often acknowledged 'power singers' such as Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin as significant musical and vocal inspirations. Lovato adds, 'I have a lot of admiration for Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera.' About their love for Clarkson, Lovato adds, 'I simply felt she was a fantastic role model. I feel like she set a very wonderful example and she was incredibly skilled.' Lovato also stated that they were 'crazy with Kelly Clarkson' as a kid, and they even created an AOL nickname, 'Little Kelly', inspired by the singer.
Lovato's The Neon Lights Tour was 'influenced by Beyoncé' and particularly her 2013 self-titled visual album in respect to the graphics displayed onstage. Moreover, Lovato stated that their sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me, was influenced by Aguilera. Lovato stated 'I grew up listening to Christina Aguilera. She was one of my heroes growing up. She still is. Her voice is amazing, and in Stripped you really got to hear that. I believe it was her breakthrough record that truly turned her into the star that she is today. So it motivated me … she truly influenced this record. I was even inspired by the black and white artwork!'
Throughout their career, Lovato has earned praise from reviewers for their vocal skills. Regarding their voices on Don't Forget, Nick Levine of Digital Spy said, ' definitely a better vocalist than the Jonases. In fact, full-bodied vocal performances are constantly outstanding.' Becky Brain of Idolator noted that Lovato had a 'killer voice and the A-list content to put it to good use'.
According to Sophie Schillaci of The Hollywood Reporter, Lovato 'has a voice that can quiet even the fiercest of critics.' In his review of Lovato's second studio album Here We Go Again, Jeff Miers from The Buffalo News said, 'Unlike so many of Disney-fied contemporaries, Lovato can actually sing... refreshing to disguise any lack of natural talent.'
Commenting on collaborating with Lovato on their third studio album Unbroken, Ryan Tedder said that Lovato 'blew me out of the water vocally! I had no clue how wonderful voice is. one of the finest vocalists I've ever worked with. Literally, that good... I mean, a Kelly Clarkson-level singer. And Kelly has a set of pipes.' He also remarked on their work together on the song 'Neon Lights' from their fourth studio album, stating 'Lovato has one of the greatest ranges, perhaps the highest full vocal singer I've ever worked with.'
Tamsyn Wilce from Alter the Press remarked on their voices on Demi, saying 'it demonstrates just how powerful vocal cords are and the variety of genres that may fully work to create own.'
Lovato was praised for their rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' during Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Patrick Ryan of USA Today praised them for producing a 'flawless performance' and hailed Lovato as 'one of the finest singers in the business today'. He went on to remark that Lovato 'struck all the high notes with ease' and eventually 'even added some of own riffs' which he claims culminated in 'a version that was uniquely and wonderfully' their own.
Sexuality, gender and relationships & Health
Lovato had no interest in forging a relationship with their birth father, Patrick, after his divorce from Lovato's mother. They have been vocal about their abusive and strained relationship with him 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 taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do'.' After Patrick died of cancer on June 22, 2013, Lovato said that he had been mentally ill, and in his honor they created the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program.
Lovato describes their sexuality as fluid, and has said they are open to finding love with someone of any gender. In July 2020, they labeled themself queer in a social media statement mourning the death of their Glee co-star Naya Rivera. In March 2021, Lovato came out as pansexual and sexually fluid, stating in an interview, 'I've always known I was hella queer, but I have fully embraced it.' In the same interview, they called themself 'just too queer' to date men at the time. They expressed that they feel proud of belonging to what they called the 'alphabet mafia', referring to the LGBT community.
On May 19, 2021, Lovato publicly came out as non-binary and announced their decision to change their gender pronouns to they/them, stating 'this has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I'm still learning and coming into myself; I don't claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.' The singer had previously come out as non-binary to their family and friends towards the end of 2020.
Lovato had little desire in establishing a connection with their biological father, Patrick, following his divorce from Lovato's mother. They have been outspoken about their violent and difficult relationship with him and once said, 'He was cruel, but he wanted to be a decent guy. And he wanted to have his family, and when my mom married my stepdad, he still had this enormous heart where he said, 'I'm so happy that taking care of you and doing the job that I want I could do'.' After Patrick died of cancer on June 22, 2013, Lovato stated that he had been mentally ill, and in his honour they established the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program.
Lovato defines their sexuality as flexible, and has stated they are open to finding love with someone of any gender. In July 2020, they declared themselves LGBT in a social media post grieving the loss of their Glee co-star Naya Rivera. In March 2021, Lovato came out as pansexual and sexually flexible, saying in an interview, 'I've always knew I was hella queer, but I have completely accepted it.' In the same interview, they deemed themselves 'simply too queer' to date males at the time. They stated that they felt proud of belonging to what they termed the 'alphabet mafia', alluding to the LGBT community.
On May 19, 2021, Lovato officially came out as non-binary and announced their intention to alter their gender pronouns to they/them, saying 'this has happened after a lot of healing and self-reflective effort. I'm continuously learning and growing into myself; I don't pretend to be an expert or a spokesman. Sharing this with you now exposes another degree of vulnerability for me.' The artist had previously came out as non-binary to their family and friends around the end of 2020.
Lovato's work as an LGBT rights activist has been acknowledged by GLAAD, which gave them the Vanguard Award in 2016. When the Defense of Marriage Act was challenged in June 2013, Lovato hailed the event on social media. Lovato has already confirmed their support for the LGBT community: 'I believe in gay marriage, I believe in equality. I believe there's a lot of hypocrisy with religion. But I simply discovered that you can have your own connection with God, and I still have a lot of trust.' In May 2014, Lovato was chosen main performer for NYC Pride Week and Grand Marshal of the LA Pride Parade, where they subsequently shot the music video for 'Really Don't Care'.
Lovato became the face of Human Rights Campaign's America's for Marriage Equality in 2015. In June 2016, Lovato performed in a video produced by the Human Rights Campaign commemorating the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.
Lovato is a strong anti-bullying campaigner. In October 2010, they acted as spokesman for the anti-bullying group PACER and went on America's Next Top Model to speak out against bullying. Lovato participated in the 'A Day Made Better' school advocacy campaign and has sponsored DonateMyDress.org, Kids Wish Network, Love Our Children USA, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and City of Hope. In April 2012, they became a contributing editor of Seventeen magazine, revealing their own difficulties to its female adolescent readers. In September 2012, Lovato was appointed the ambassador of Mean Stinks, a campaign focusing on eradicating bullying among girls.
Throughout their career, Lovato has contributed to and collaborated with numerous organisations. In 2009, they recorded the theme song 'Send It On' with the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez for the Disney's Friends for Change initiative. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20, and its profits were donated to environmental organisations via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Lovato and Joe Jonas released the song 'Make a Wave' for the charity in March 2010. In August 2013, they went to Kenya for their 21st birthday to participate in a programme of the worldwide charitable organisation Free the Children.
They returned to Kenya in January 2017 with We Movement to assist with women and children. In March 2017, as a celebration of their five-year anniversary of recovery, Lovato gave money to Los Angeles-based organisations focusing in animal, LGBT and adoption rights. In August 2017, Lovato contributed $50000 to Hurricane Harvey assistance and established fund alongside Nick Jonas, DNCE and their then-manager Phil McIntyre. Lovato's second limited edition athletic line with Fabletics, launched in June 2020, donated up to $125,000 in profits to COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts.
As spokesman for the Join the Surge Campaign, DoSomething.Org and Joining the Surge by Clean & Clear, they have urged fans to take action in their own areas.
Lovato was the Skechers footwear brand's face from 2014 until 2016. In 2014, they collaborated with Shazam on the Demi World Tour. In addition, in 2015, they were named the first-ever brand ambassadors for the cosmetics company N.Y.C. New York Color. Lovato marketed The Radiant Collection for Tampax that year as 'empowering ladies of all ages to remain brave and wear what they choose at any time of the month.' Lovato collaborated with streaming provider Tidal to broadcast the first date of her Future Now Tour with Nick Jonas in June 2016.
Lovato has collaborated on athletic collections with the women's athleisure company Fabletics to generate funds for organisations like as the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign and COVID-19 relief efforts since 2017. They also played at a dinner given by Bulgari to mark the inauguration of the brand's Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City in 2017.
In 2017, Lovato became a brand ambassador for the JBL audio business as well as the Ember mug company. They featured in CORE Hydration's 'Finding Balance' ad in 2018, after becoming an early investor in the company after finding it in 2015. Lovato's music videos have included goods like Jaguar, JBL, Lyft, Ferrari, TikTok, and Samsung. They also appeared in Skechers, Acuvue, Apple, and Fabletics ads. Dior utilised Lovato's song 'Only Forever' from their album Tell Me You Love Me in a series of ads and social media postings to promote their 'Dior Forever' cosmetics line in 2019.
Lovato has been a Mental Health Spokesperson for the online and mobile treatment business Talkspace since September 2020. Dior utilised Lovato's song 'Confident' to advertise their new Dior Forever foundation in a series of social media ads in March 2021.
Lovato has received many honours, including an MTV Video Music Award, an ALMA Award, five People's Choice Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Award, a Guinness World Record, and fourteen Teen Choice Awards. Lovato has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and three Brit Awards.