Demi Lovato fans may enjoy seeing their idol in concert … but she loves the experience even more!
“It’s such an amazing feeling when you get to perform in front of people that sing your lyrics back to you,” the “Neon Lights” — who is about to hit the road again — tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “There’s nothing that beats that. It’s the greatest feeling as an artist. Its a dream come true every time it happens.”
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Demi Lovato is living proof that life gets better.
The “Really Don’t Care” singer entered rehab in late 2010, and since then, she has been an advocate for people dealing with mental health issues. Lovato guest-edits and covers Seventeen’s August 2014 issue, where she once again discusses her emotional journey and gives advice to those facing similar struggles.
“Since I went to treatment, there have been days when it’s felt really easy, and I’ve felt great about where I am. But then I have moments when it’s not. That’s life,” she says. “You can’t just take your mind and your body into the shop and get it fixed. It doesn’t come out repaired. It’s not like a car. It takes time—pace yourself. Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.”
“I used to think that confidence came from what other people thought about me, and boys and everything else,” the Camp Rock star tells the magazine. “But now I realize that confidence comes from what I feel about myself, and reassuring myself that I can do whatever I want and be whoever I want.”
According to Lovato, it’s important to surround oneself with like-minded people.
“I like to have friends in my life who believe they’re going places and are working toward their dreams,” the pop star explains. “When you’re growing and the people around you aren’t, that’s when you have to start shedding them. I’ve done that a lot over the past few years, but it has been so worth it, because the people in my life today inspire me to keep being creative, to have fun, and to be a good person.”
How does Lovato foster positivity? “I tell myself five things that I’m grateful for, for every negative thing that I think,” the singer explains. “You know how people have swear jars, where if you swear you have to put a dollar in the jar? You could do that with feeling insecure—every time a friend says something bad about [himself/herself], they have to put a dollar in a jar. [And then] you can donate it to charity.”
Changing her perspective has been life changing, particularly when people can be cruel via social media.
“I’m impulsive when it comes to fighting back, but I’ve learned to reel it in,” the former Sonny With a Chance star tells Seventeen. “Tweeting without thinking does more harm than good. So take a second. Journal what you want to say, and then if you still feel the same later, that’s when you can tweet it.”
The sober star is proud of her progress, and she hopes sharing her story will help others. “I know that if my career were to fall apart tomorrow—even if I were to never have money or fame again—I’d still have value in my soul,” Lovato explains, “because I know that I can have an effect on someone else’s life.”
From Disney princess to Maxim hottie! Demi Lovato made it to no. 40 on the Maxim Hot 100 issue, which will be out on June 3. Prior to the issue’s release, Us Weekly got a sneak peek of the singer’s interview for the coveted spot on the list.
“To me, sexiness stems from being confident and comfortable in your own skin,” the “Neon Lights” singer, 21, explained. She thinks her best physical attribute is her “butt,” but when it comes to her personality, she had a more thoughtful answer.
“The ability to work at bettering myself—I’m not perfect, no one is, but I’m working at becoming better everyday,” she continued. “Everyday I can look back and say I’m in a better place than I was yesterday.”
Lovato has been dating That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama since 2010, and has a clear idea of what she wants in a man.
“To get my attention a guy must be genuine, supportive, real and have the ability to make me laugh,” the former X-Factor judge dished.
Demi Lovato is so charitable. The 21-year-old made room for British pop diva Cher Lloyd on new single “Really Don’t Care” and now lends her epic vocals to The Vamps‘ new single “Somebody To You”. The tantalizing duet will debut on Capital FM this Sunday (May 18) and will, no doubt, help the boys secure their first US hit.
The original version of “Somebody To You” is one of the many highlights on the band’s debut LP Meet The Vamps, which reached number two in the UK. It’s a super-catchy pop/rock anthem with a distinctly romantic twist. There’s no word yet if new lyrics were written for Demi or if she simply sings an existing verse but it’s easy to imagine her on the track.
Demi Lovato heads the list of touring artists in the weekly tally of Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from the South American leg of her Neon Lights tour. A North American trek kicked off the tour, beginning on Feb. 9 in Vancouver and hitting 28 cities through the end of March. The jaunt through South American markets followed in April, beginning with a slate of concerts in Brazilian venues. The opener was a three-night stand at Citibank Hall in São Paulo on April 22, 24 and 25 with more than 20,000 tickets sold. Two days later the pop star played the first of two shows in Rio de Janeiro, followed by a performance in the capital city of Brasília on April 30. Box office revenue from all three Brazilian venues was just over $3 million, based on 41,769 sold seats. Lovato will wrap the South American leg of her tour on May 10 in Ecuador and then play a pair of shows in Mexico the following week. A one-off performance at the London club KOKO is planned for June 1.
Demi Lovato’s beauty, talent and honesty make her one of pop music’s most beloved young superstars. She’s already a veteran at just 21, having served as a judge on “The X Factor” for two seasons, released four successful albums, starred in several sitcoms and sang the lead single from the No. 1 soundtrack of Disney’s “Frozen.” It’s no secret that performing on stage for her fans is one of her favorite pastimes, so get ready to watch her one hour livestream performance exclusively on Yahoo.
Frankly Chat and Clear Channel will be co-hosting iHeartRadio Live With Demi Lovato at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California, on Monday at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The concert, hosted by KISS personality JoJo, will highlight music from her catalog, including her most recent release, 2013′s “Demi.”
Fans can enjoy the show from home. You can watch the entire event live exclusively online at Yahoo Screen and via mobile on the Yahoo Screen App.
Let the countdown begin. Be sure to visit Yahoo Music for updates. We have more livestream shows coming up, including Jason Derulo on Tuesday.
Watch the singer discuss her recovery from addiction
Singer, actress and The X Factor “mentor” Demi Lovato made her publishing debut last week with her memoir Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year. Published by Feiwel and Friends, the book is scrapbook of sorts, comprised of uplifting Tweets Lovato wrote over the past twelve months as she was recovering from addiction, depression and other issues. A combination of her words and others, Staying Stong ranges in content from Lovato’s emotional goals to quotes about perseverance.
In a new webisode, the singer opens up about her struggles. Sitting backstage, Lovato reads a Franklin D. Roosevelt quote to a roomful of friends, which also appears in Staying Strong. The quote – “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on” – resonates with two of her guests, who are Maasai Warriors from Kenya and the first to go to school in their community. “It’s all about courageousness and believing in yourself. That’s how you can be strong,” Wilson says. Lovato met the pair on a recent trip to Kenya as part of her involvement with the charity Free the Children, which she cites as a major inspiration for the book.
Speaking on Staying Strong, Lovato tells Rolling Stone, “It can bring together people from all over the world – different cultures from different backgrounds. Everyone can relate in some shape or form because we’re all human beings with heart and soul.”
We’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Demi Lovato’s upcoming book of inspirational quotes and affirmations…and now we get a sneak peek at Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year!
Demi tweeted: “I’ll be sharing some exclusive pages from my new book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year this week! Check out the 1st at facebook.com/demilovato”
On Facebook, she shared today’s affirmation, telling fans: “Here’s today’s reading from my new book “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year”! Share your goal for today below using #StayingStrong365″
The page reads: “Let your conscience be your guide–Pinocchio”
The book excerpt explains how your inner voice should guide you and includes the following goal: “Clear your mind and conscience by righting your wrongs–no matter how small.”
Visit Macmillan.com to pre-order Demi’s book and read more excerpts from Staying Strong.
Her book comes out November 19…can’t wait!
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.
We get it, Demi. If we were making out with Naya Rivera, we’d be honored, too.
Of course, there is more to Demi Lovato’s role on Glee’s fifth season than just kissing another woman. The X Factor judge stopped by Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning to chat about joining the cast and what playing Santana’s love interest means to her.
“I don’t want people to take from this, ‘Oh my god, Demi is kissing a girl,’” the “Heart Attack” singer explains to Seacrest. “I want people to take from it [that] this is actually an incredible step in our generation today where I’m able to play a young lesbian on primetime TV. I’m honored to be able to be hopefully inspiring people with my character to be who they are and not be afraid of it or ashamed.”
And it turns out, Lovato has known many members of the cast for a long time, so she felt right at home on her very first day.
“It’s been awesome,” Demi said. “[Naya and I] had our first episode together this last week and I’m good friends with a lot of the cast members already, so it was like walking into a giant hang-out.”
Lovato will be playing Dani, a New York friend of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) who falls for Santana. Rivera recently opened up to Latina magazine about how proud she feels to represent the LGBT community on Glee.
“There are very few ethnic LGBT characters on television, so I am honored to represent them,” she said. “I love supporting this cause, but it’s a big responsibility, and sometimes it’s a lot of pressure on me.”
Glee returns with season five on Thursday, Sept. 26
Demi Lovato kissed a girl, and she liked it — or at least her “Glee” character did.
Last month, Naya Rivera Rivera confirmed to MTV News that Lovato would be playing her Dani, one of Lea Michele’s pals in NYC who gets a crush on her character, Santana. And now the “X Factor” judge is opening up about what it’s like to play a gay character on the small screen.
“Well I took a meeting so before I even booked the role. I knew what the role was going to be, and [Naya Rivera and I] had an awesome time working together,” Lovato told MTV News. “She’s such a badass; I love her. And I’ve been friends with a lot of the people from the cast beforehand, so I feel right at home.”
While Lovato isn’t new to acting, playing a member of the LGBT community offered up a unique challenge for the former Disney star and multi-hyphenate performer. She added, “Figuring out how to represent that community… it’s been pretty awesome to represent that on primetime TV.”
Lovato will reportedly be on the show for a multi-episode arc, beginning in one of the first two episodes airing September 26. And when MTV News caught up with Rivera on the red carpet of the 2013 Video Music Awards, she seemed just as excited as Lovato.
“I mean, she’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that,” Rivera said. “We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good. I’m excited to work with her. We’re bringing her to the dark side. Well, she comes in in a Beatles episode, so [we're singing] a Beatles song. I’m excited.”
In addition to her role on “Glee,” Lovato will also appear on Fox as one of the judges on the upcoming third season of “X Factor,” which kicks off on September 11.
You can catch Demi Lovato, 21, on the X Factor’s two-night premiere on Fox Sept. 11 and 12 at 8 P.M. Here, the “Heart Attack” singer spills to Us!
1. The first time I sang was at my kindergarten talent show. I performed “My Heart Will Go On.”
2. My favorite food is chocolate chip cookies.
3. I just moved and have yet to fill my frames with actual pictures.
4. My bedroom is pink.
5. I’m double-jointed.
6. I could eat breakfast for every meal.
7. I was the 2000-2001 Mini Miss Texas.
8. I actually like Simon Cowell.
9. I will most likely take you up on any dare imaginable.
10. I just celebrated my 21st birthday in Africa.
11. Kenya is my favorite place.
12. My first concert was Santana.
13. My old AOL screen name was along the lines of “LittleKelly” because I was a huge Kelly Clarkson fan.
14. I’m allergic to cats, some dogs and pine trees.
15. I hate going to the movies without Sour Patch Kids on hand.
16. I don’t like spicy food, but I love hot sauce.
17. Leonardo DiCaprio was my first celebrity crush.
18. I can quote every word of Mean Girls and Girl, Interrupted.
19. I had my Sweet 16 at Applebee’s.
20. I’m obsessed with aliens and crime shows.
21. My favorite thing on TV is 48 Hours.
22. I could tell you everything about the Jodi Arias trial.
23. Growing up, I collected rocks and Barbies.
24. In fact, I played with Barbies until I was 10.
25. I like to have random conversations with people at red lights to make them smile.
-Source: US Magazine