I have just added screen captures from The Vamps video “Somebody to You” as well as Demi’s Good Morning America performance into the gallery.
Good Morning America has today released the line-up for its 2014 Summer Concert Series line-up.
The summer concert series kicks off on May 23 with Lady Antebellum and finishes up on April 29 with Brad Paisley.
The Good Morning America Summer Concert Series is an annual event, which sees some of the biggest artists take to the GMA stage in Central Park every Friday morning. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during Good Morning America.
However, to attend the Jennifer Lopez and 50 Cent gigs, fans will have to obtain tickets prior to the event, which will be free.
Every Good Morning America viewers will be able to find an artist to look forward to seeing this year, due to such a varied line-up, which includes the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Robin Thicke, Keith Urban, Jason Derulo, and Brad Paisley.
NBC’s Today Show recently announced the line-up for its summer concert series as well, which includes HUGE performers such as Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Train, Pharrell, and Usher.
The line-ups for both concert series’ are pretty stellar this year.
Check out the full line-up for Good Morning America’s 2014 Summer Concert Series, below:
May 23: Lady Antebellum (#LadyAOnGMA)
May 30: Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson (#50CentOnGMA)
June 6: Demi Lovato (#DemiOnGMA)
June 13: Paramore (#ParamoreOnGMA)
June 20: Jennifer Lopez (#JLOonGMA)
June 27: Afrojack (#AfrojackOnGMA)
July 4: Jason Derulo (#JasonDeruloOnGMA)
July 11: Keith Urban (#KeithUrbanOnGMA)
July 18: Zedd (#ZeddOnGMA)
July 25: Kings of Leon (#KOLonGMA)
August 1: Enrique Iglesias (#EnriqueOnGMA)
August 8: Luke Bryan (#LukeBryanOnGMA)
August 15: Florida Georgia Line (#FGLOnGMA)
August 22: Robin Thicke (#ThickeOnGMA)
August 29: Brad Paisley (#BradPaisleyOnGMA)
Singer discusses her upcoming role as Santana’s lesbian love interest…
Demi Lovato has discussed her upcoming role on hit US show Glee, saying that she hopes her character will inspire others.
The X Factor USA judge has been signed up for a multi-episode arc in season five of the musical drama, as Santana’s love interest.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, she said: “I get to play a lesbian on the show and that’s something that I feel like hasn’t really been brought to primetime with, you know, a young actress.
“And I think it represents where our society is today. It’s becoming the norm and I’m really glad that I get to represent that – how far we’ve come.”
The Heart Attack singer went on: “You know, 15 years ago you wouldn’t have seen that on TV, but now people are becoming more comfortable with it and I’m glad that I get to represent that, and also, just hopefully inspire people with my character to love who they are and accept who they are and not give a c**p what other people think.”
Lovato added that she has enjoyed working with her friends in the cast, and praised 21-year-old Lea Michele, who returned to the set soon after the tragic death of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith.
“She’s great,” Demi said. “She’s such a strong woman and I’m so proud of her. Love her so much.”
The new series of Glee begins in the US on 26 September, with the show to be broadcast by Sky1 in the UK within seven days of the US premiere.
Demi Lovato will be pulling double musical duties for FOX in the fall when she appears on the network as a judge for The X Factor and as Rachel Berry’s friend on Glee.
Adam Lambert all but confirmed the news in a tweet to Lovato: “I just heard the news! Excited to sing w you girl!” But then he fired off another tweet: “*IF the rumors are true! Lol.”
According to TVLine, we’ll see Lovato in at least six episode on Glee, starting October 3, which is the second of two episodes that pay tribute to The Beatles. She’ll play Dani, a struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana. She’ll have frequent scenes with another guest star who’s no stranger to FOX — Adam Lambert of American Idol fame. His character is also based in New York City and will be Kurt’s enemy.
At the very least, her and Lambert’s characters should give some more life into the New York world of the show, which felt underdeveloped and underwhelming last season.
Lovato has been focusing on her music career, and Glee will be her first acting gig since her Disney Channel show Sonny with a Chance ended two years ago.
How will Lovato be appearing on two shows at the same time, especially when one — The X Factor — is eventually taped live? Glee will be working around her schedule on the singing competition. Anyone else think the time she spends on the Glee set could be used to, I don’t know, work with her X Factor singers?
Lovato will perform ‘Made in the USA’ on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
The 2013 Teen Choice Awards just got a little more patriotic.
Demi Lovato will be performing her second Demi single, “Made in the USA,” this Sunday (August 11).
“It’s truuue!! I’m performing #MadeInTheUSA on the Teen Choice Awards!!” Lovato tweeted. “Tune in to Fox on Sun. and get it on iTunes!!”
The live performance marks Lovato’s first since taking a brief hiatus to get her tonsils removed last month. However, now that the tonsils are out of the way, it seems Lovato could be suffering from another setback.
“That one time I sprained my foot because I was the idiot that rock-climbed without strapping into a harness first,” Lovato tweeted shortly after she was confirmed as a performer. “Not my brightest moment.”
Fingers crossed that the “X Factor” judge’s injury is minor because she may lifting several surfboards come night’s end since she is up for six Teen Choice awards (Lovato has previously won 11 awards), including Choice TV: Personality- Female and Choice Female Artist for “Heart Attack,” which puts her up against Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick.
Lovato joins previously announced performers Paramore and One Direction who will open the show with their first-ever performance of their latest single, “Best Song Ever.”
The show will be hosted by “Glee’s” Darren Criss and “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale. Hollywood’s hottest young stars will be in attendance during Sunday’s show, including six-time nominee Selena Gomez, Nina Dobrev, The Wanted and Liam Hemsworth.
It’s business as usual for Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell!
The duo has always had a bantering relationship since the pop star joined The X Factor in season two, but Lovato had nothing but teasing love for her fellow judge when E! News’ Kristin Dos Santos chatted with her at the 2013 Summer TCA Press Tour following the news that he has a baby on the way with Lauren Silverman.
“I don’t have any advice to give to someone who has lived like a hundred more years than I have,” Lovato exclusively told us when we asked if she’s given Cowell advice on how to handle the scrutiny surrounding his personal life.
She jokingly continued, “I mean, I might be off by a few, so maybe 110. But I have a lot of fun with him and he’s a great guy. He’ll be good.”
Looking at the upcoming third season of The X Factor, which welcomes new judges Paulina Rubino and Kelly Rowland, Lovato teased that viewers may see a softer side of the dad-to-be.
“I think we’ve cracked his shell a little bit,” Lovato said of Cowell’s demeanor this upcoming season. “I think people are going to see that he’s actually a really nice guy. It doesn’t mean he’s going to be any more polite to contestants that he doesn’t think are talented. But people are going to see a softer side of him definitely this year.”
Lovato admitted that she was intimidated by Cowell at first, but soon realized he’s a big ol’ softie, saying, “People are surprised, and I was definitely surprised. Especially after working with him for so long, too. He’s just continued to surprise me…in being just a really great person and he’s really sensitive and he’s a good guy and people only see the really mean Simon on TV. The thing is he’s just saying what all of us are thinking anyways.”
The “Heart Attack” singer is confident that season three will be the Fox reality series’ best yet, highlighting the chemistry between the new judging panel as one of its strongest elements.
“I feel like this season is so different and dare I say it better than last season,” Lovato told us. “Not just talent wise, but the chemistry between the entire panel is like family. We have bonded. Paulina and Kelly and I have become like sisters. I can go to them with anything and have deep conversations and at the same time laugh our asses off.”
Demi Lovato is classy chic while attending the second day of X Factor auditions on Monday (July 1) in Denver, Colo.
The 20-year-old returning judge was joined by new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Demi Lovato
This is the last stop before the live rounds start in Los Angeles.
“I literally love the wonderful people sitting next to me on this panel. So many heart to hearts. I
“‘Unbroken’ wasn’t my favorite album, and this one is my favorite one so far,” the 20-year-old pop star tells Billboard.
Last Tuesday (May 7), Demi Lovato asked her 13 million Twitter followers, “What’s your favorite song off #DEMI??” Her fourth studio album, “Demi,” was to be released on May 14 through Hollywood Records, but the 20-year-old pop singer posted the full album online eight days earlier, and wanted to get some instant feedback. The question was retweeted 18,000 times, with responses ranging from the sassy synth flare-up “Fire Starter” to the yearning ballad “Nightingale” to “Heart Attack,” the album’s lead single, which currently sits at No. 12 on the Hot 100 chart.
“I actually wanted to see what everyone’s favorite was,” Lovato tells Billboard, “but there wasn’t one song that stood out as everyone’s favorite. A lot of the time the fans were like, ‘Oh, there’s too many good ones to name!’ And that was really cool… but I actually wanted to know what their favorite was.”
It’s a good problem for Lovato to have — two and a half years after withdrawing from a world tour to enter a treatment facility and confront “physical and emotional issues,” the singer has become one of the most in-demand young artists in pop music, thanks in part to a comeback album, 2011′s “Unbroken,” that spawned the radio smash “Give Your Heart a Break” and netted her a spot on the judges panel of the U.S. version of “The X Factor” last year. “Demi” is a more diverse album than “Unbroken” (read the Billboard track-by-track review here), expanding Lovato’s repertoire while keeping her powerful pipes front and center; it’s an album that carries a wealth of Top 40 offerings, and could very well continue the singer’s upward trajectory towards ubiquity.
Before “Demi’s” release, Lovato chatted with Billboard about idolizing vocal powerhouses, re-upping with “The X Factor” and why “Demi” captures who she is in a way that “Unbroken” did not.
Billboard: “Demi” is out this Tuesday. Are you the type of person that keeps a close eye on first-week album sales?
Lovato: I’m definitely the type of person that’s gonna be watching it and wanting it to do well, but I have to tell myself that music isn’t just coming out for a week — it’s about the long run. I’m putting this music out there to be around for a long time, so if it does well this next week, great, and if it doesn’t, whatever, because I’ll hopefully be around in this industry for a long time.
Your last album, “Unbroken,” became your best-selling album and had the biggest hit of your career. Did you go into “Demi” with more pressure or less pressure on yourself?
I think with every album there’s more pressure, because you always want to do better than the last album. I want a career that’s going to last me a long time, so in order to do that, you have to keep making great music. For me, “Unbroken” wasn’t my favorite album, and this one is my favorite one so far. I put a lot of work into it, and I think it’s going to be my most successful album to date.
What about “Unbroken” made it resonate with you less?
I don’t know! I got sick of the songs. When I would play them onstage, I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t play these anymore.’ And I have to wonder, was that album really who I was? Was I just experimenting with sounds? I think I wanted to try something more R&B, but when I tried that, it wasn’t really me. And so with this album, I’m so excited to play new music rather than getting tired of the songs.
What message did you want these new songs to convey?
I always want to make positive music. Obviously I’m gonna have my songs about heartbreak and break-ups, but with this album… I get sick of listening to the radio and hearing only music that’s talking about partying and drinking and getting high. That’s not what I do. It’s not what I stand for. Maybe a couple years ago I would have loved it, but I’m not the same person I was a few years ago. Now when I listen to the radio, I can’t relate to a lot of it.
With my album this time, I wanted to go into it keeping in mind that I want to listen to stuff on the radio that I can relate to. I think the reason why artists like Adele and Taylor Swift are so relatable is because they talk about their experiences and pour it out in their songs. There’s a lot more to their music than just partying and going out.
It could have been easy for you to bring in a bunch of guest vocalists for the album, but there’s only one feature — Cher Lloyd on “Really Don’t Care.”
I think I needed to make an album where I established my artistry before I collaborated with a ton of people. On the last album, I collaborated with a lot of people, and at the end of the day, I felt like, ‘Is it my album, or a bunch of people’s album?’ If I’m coming out with something that represents who I am today, as an independent woman, I want it to be very obvious that my album is about me and my life, and not about a bunch of people coming together and making music. That’s great, and it’s fun to collaborate with people, but I have an opportunity to express who I am, and I didn’t want a bunch of people on the album trying to help me do that.
The most personal song on the album is the final track, “Warrior,” which references everything you went through before “Unbroken.” How hard is it to write a song like that?
That song was probably the hardest and easiest song to write on the album. I was writing about personal experiences, and it’s the type of song where you can’t fit all of it into one song — you can’t put all of the emotions into one song. It was the hardest song to write because it was the most vulnerable for me, and you can’t sum up that experience in three or four minutes. But it was the easiest song at the same time because it’s something that I wanted to say. Like I said in the first line [of the song], ‘This is a story that I’ve never told/I gotta get this off my chest to let it go.’ I wanted to let it go.
What was your reaction the first time you heard the finished song?
I… was really pleased with it. It’s still one of those songs that I don’t like to listen to in front of other people, because I feel really vulnerable and almost naked when other people hear it.
When you were at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference last fall, you talked about never having to go the “sexy route” with your music, because that never felt true to your personality. Who were some of your female musical idols growing up?
My [recent] inspirations are people like Kelly Clarkson, and the people that I listened to when I was growing up were more known for their vocals rather than their sex appeal. I had a lot of respect for Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera, on some songs where she was really amazing and wasn’t trying to be sexy or anything like that. I just found that I had more respect for artists that didn’t talk about that stuff, and those were the ones that were more successful.
I feel like, if you have talent, you don’t have to go down that route. If you don’t have to sing about drinking and partying and sex, then don’t. I have a little sister that’s listening to this music — the last thing I want to do is release music that is gonna influence her in a way that will take her down the wrong path. My dad and my family hear this music! I don’t want to feel too uncomfortable when they’re listening to it.
Are there any up-and-coming pop artists who have impressed you with their vocal ability?
Ariana Grande. She has vocals that are just unbelievable, and I have so much respect for her because she is a true singer. She’s someone that I feel like is going to have a long career because of her voice, and I think she’s going to be a huge name. She’s gonna be great.
“Demi” is being released a few months before “The X Factor” comes back in the fall — no one would have blamed you for taking a break from the show, or leaving it altogether, to promote your new album, but you decided to come back for the third season. Why?
There are multiple reasons. When you have the opportunity to be in front of America every single week several times a week, that’s a very incredible opportunity, not only because your fans get to know you better, but… I was on the Disney Channel forever, and was waiting for that right job that would help me cross over to the mainstream world. I was not only in front of my fans every week, but I was also in front of adults. I never used to get recognized by adults, and now when I’m at the airport or the grocery store, the guy behind the register will be like, “I love you on ‘X Factor’!” It’s really awesome to have expanded my fan base.
And there’s also how much ['X Factor'] did for me last year. I learned so much, and I just want to do it again. I don’t like it when you attach yourself to a judge, and then the judges switch up and you’re like, ‘Oh no!’ I didn’t want any of my fans to think that was me — I didn’t want them to get excited for me to come back, and then I don’t come back, you know? I’m so excited to learn even more next season.