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If you thought the “Chains” music video was the most exciting Nick Jonas news of the day…brace yourselves for this one: Demi Lovato is confirmed to sing a duet with Nick on his new album.

We knew that Demi and Nick were up to something when she posted a pic of her hand and another person’s hand recently in the studio, giving the thumbs up. She teased: “Recorded a KILLER duet today…. Can you guess who it was with?” It didn’t take long to figure out it was Nick, but we didn’t know when we’d hear their collaboration. Nick’s album will be coming out in the fall, so it’s not long now.

Nick confirmed the duet buzz, telling E! News, “We did one for my record,” adding, “It’s a great song that we both love. Her voice is just amazing on it. She’s the real deal. It’s the perfect fit for this record.”

We. Can’t. Wait.

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07.30.14
Jen

Demi Lovato is shaking things up once again, this time signing on to become the latest face of the popular brand, Skechers.

According to MTV, Demi has signed on as the new face of Skechers through 2016. The “Really Don’t Care” singer has been making news quite a lot as of late, and for a change, it’s pretty much all been positive news!

Demi has been stepping out in the world, attempting to spread messages of positive attitudes and acceptance. One way she has attempted to do this is through her recent hit song, “Really Don’t Care.” In a recent report by The Inquisitr, Demi reportedly transformed her break up anthem into a song about not caring what other’s think as long as you accept yourself. Demi reportedly told E! Online:
“When I originally wrote it, it was a breakup song. But now I have sung it so many times that it kind of no longer has a significance in that sort of way. When I sing it, I always want to inspire and empower. I thought what other people could relate to really not caring what people think. I thought of bullies and the LGBT community who are constantly scrutinized.”

With all the positive publicity surrounding Demi Lovato, is it really any surprise that she was asked to be the new face of Skechers? According to the Wall Street Journal, Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers, listed the singer’s unique personality as one of many reasons why they wanted her to become the face of their company’s global marketing and social media campaign through 2016.

“With her amazing voice, distinct style, and unique personality, Demi Lovato represents everything we look for in a Skechers star. Demi’s talent certifies her position as a pop music superstar as well as a powerful influencer with millions of fans around the globe. We expect her Skechers campaign will at the very least match the success and reach that Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood previously brought to our brand.”

So what was the motivation behind Demi Lovato’s acceptance of the contract with Skechers? MTV reported that it was nostalgia:
“My generation grew up with Skechers and now with all of their cool styles and fun colors I’m excited to help introduce the collection to a new generation by sharing this incredible brand’s campaign with my Lovatics!”

Demi Lovato is expected to appear in both television and print ad campaigns later this year.

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07.25.14
Jen

Demi Lovato is so tight with Ryan, she’s even dreaming about him now!

The “Really Don’t Care” singer called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning to tell him about a weird dream she had … in which Ryan was crying.

“I wanted to make sure you were okay,” Demi joked to Ryan. “I had this dream and … first of all, we were football players on the same team and we were in the locker room and you were crying to me and you were asking for girl advice.”

Ryan was so perplexed by this — even though he felt lucky enough to make it into a Demi Lovato dream — he decided to call a dream analyst to figure out what it all meant.

But Michael’s diagnosis was just as head-scratching. “It sounds like Demi’s in the midst of some sort of change.” So then why is Ryan crying in the dream? “It sounds like you’re letting him down,” Michael tells Demi. “My thought is she’s in some sort of transition and she’s trying to work something out.”

When she’s not dreaming about Ryan crying, Demi has been gearing up for her Demi World Tour, which kicks off on September 6 in Baltimore.

“I’m going to start rehearsals very soon,” says the 21-year-old, who has a very special show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on September 27. “I’m still putting together surprises and things like that, so I’m not entirely sure what’s going to happen. But I know it will be something. I’ve never played Staples, so I want it to be unforgettable.”

Demi has also been spending time in the recording studio working on the follow-up to last year’s Demi. In a recent tweet, she said, “Mark my words … it’s amazing.” So was she trying to tell us she was in the studio with someone named Mark, asked Ellen K.

“No, that’s really cryptic if you thought that,” says Demi, who adds that she wasn’t working with Ed Sheeran either. “I was by myself.”

Tickets for Demi’s World Tour are available now on Ticketmaster.com, and her latest single “Really Don’t Care” is available on iTunes.

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07.25.14
Jen

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.”

Tickets for Demi: World Tour are on sale now here!

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07.16.14
Jen

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.”

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06.24.14
Jen

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.

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05.28.14
Jen

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.

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05.16.14
Emily

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.

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05.9.14
Jen

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.

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04.12.14
Emily

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.”

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11.27.13
Jen

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!

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11.14.13
Emily

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.

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09.8.13
Jen