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.
Demi Lovato is going back on tour and this time around, she’s taking the show global!
Lovato has announced the Demi World Tour with the full list of North American tour dates. She’s heading out with special guests Christina Perri and MKTO on select dates.
This is Demi’s biggest and boldest outing yet—don’t miss this show!
Watch the tour announcement here and view the full list of North American dates below the cut. Tickets on sale June 6.
Demi Lovato North American Tour 2014 Dates
9/6 – Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena†
9/7 – Albany, NY Times Union Center†
9/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center†
9/12 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena*
9/14 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena†
9/15 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center†
9/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Lakefront Arena*
9/19 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center*
9/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center*
9/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center†
9/25 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center†
9/28 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena†
10/2 – Seattle, WA @ Comcast Arena†
10/4 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place†
10/5 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome†
10/7 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Center†
10/11 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center†
10/14 – Chicago, IL @ United Center†
10/15 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center†
10/17 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena†
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre†**
10/20 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre†
10/22 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena†
10/24 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center†
10/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center†
† – Date with Christina Perri and MKTO
* – Date with MKTO only
Good news for Harmonizers and Lovatics: Demi Lovato and Fifth Harmony aren’t just going on tour together, they’re also collaborating!
“Of course there’s plans to collaborate with them,” Lovato told MTV News. “I adore them so much. They’re such sweet girls and I really think they’re going to go far in this industry. I’m glad I could that I could be a part of it by helping put them together and taking them on the road. It’s really exciting.”
As for their upcoming Neon Lights tour, Lovato promised it’ll be different from her previous sets. “You can expect a show I’ve never put on before. Other shows I’ve had have been all about the music. I want it to be about girl empowerment,” she revealed. “I want it to be a huge party that everyone has fun at, just an incredible experience.”
And now for another burning question on Lovatics’ minds: When will we hear new music from her?! The ex-’X Factor‘ judge promises she’ll work on new tracks while she’s on breaks from her tour. “I’ll definitely be writing every chance that I get!”
Demi Lovato has selected “Neon Lights” as the third single from her recent album Demi, and the video is coming as soon as Sunday night — as the songbird revealed with a little teaser video on her Facebook page. Showing neon letters (I see what you did there, Demetria) spelling out the name of the song.
It’s a simple visual, but promising — especially if we get some shots of Demi in club attire. Expect the video to premiere at 6pm ET on Sunday, September 29.
Given the song’s heavy EDM influence, it’s the most obviously radio-friendly out of the remaining tracks on Demi, but it was also one of the worst-received critically upon the album’s release, which makes it a curious single choice. Ah well. A new Demi video is better than no Demi video at all, right?
Blockbuster films like Twilight and The Hunger Games have produced soundtracks that have topped the Billboard 200 album charts. The upcoming teen flick The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is hoping for similar success with its accompanying album. It chances look good with a new track by Demi Lovato.
“Heart By Heart” is, at its core, a pop ballad but with a gritty, rock edge. it showcases The X Factor judge’s powerful vocals, particularly when she lets it rip at the end with a major diva belt.
Mortal Instruments has also tapped Bassnectar, Ariana Grande, Zedd, Colbie Caillat for its August 20 soundtrack, which drops one day before the film is released.
Songwriter Jason Evigan breaks down the patriotic Demi single to MTV News.
Demi Lovato has got the perfect jam to add to your Fourth of July playlist, her latest Demi cut, “Made In The USA,” which celebrates red, white and blue-hued true love.
Just in time for the holiday, MTV News got the inside scoop on the up-tempo, Independence Day release from songwriter, Jason Evigan, who recalled what it was like crafting the tune with Demi. “These American romantic love stories [inspired it] and I feel like they’re unbreakable through the years, through time, since the 30s and 40s and 50s, they still hold up. Real love, if it’s made in the USA, it’s never gonna break,” Evigan explained of the song’s patriotic lyrics.
Evigan, who also worked with Demi on her single “Heart Attack,” shared some of the history of the song. It was originally written for R&B singer, Blair Perkins, two years ago but after Mio Vukovic, who helped to A&R Demi’s May album release, heard the song, he knew it was meant for the former Disney actress.
So, they tweaked the production to fit Demi’s aesthetic, throwing some guitar on the track. “It was [always up-tempo], but it was 808s and trap drums and sounded almost like a young Chris Brown record. It’s funny because if you listen to it, if you put a swag on it, it actually has a pretty R&B feel to it,” he said. “[Now] it’s got like a country vibe mixed with this R&B feel, which makes it kind of pop country rock thing.”
Once the production was Demi-fied, the singer heard it and immediately fell for it. “She came in she loved it. She had the whole concept for the video in her head [as soon as she heard it], which is funny because she ended up directing it. I haven’t seen the video, yet but I heard it’s pretty awesome,” Evigan recalled. The Demi co-directed video is slated to drop later this month.
He continued, “She recorded it and had some really good changes on it. She had some good ideas, just some lyrical ideas. If it wasn’t for Mio having phenomenal ears, he really heard through the R&B production that this can be a big pop song and he was right. It’s crazy how it all turned out that way.”
In fact, those updates were inspired by some of Demi’s own real-life experiences. “This song is 100 percent real to Demi now,” Evigan said. “During the session, I can’t say what, there was definitely some talk going on. She was talking about how this relates to her life in certain ways, all about her love being made in the USA. She owned it. She freestyled it out and made it awesome.”
Before the soundtrack officially drops on August 20, Demi is giving fans an early taste of her sultry new ballad.
Demi Lovato doesn’t wear her heart just on her sleeve, but also in her music. Following the chart-topping success of 2012′s “Give Your Heart A Break” and this year’s “Heart Attack,” Demi is once again singing about love on her “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” track, “Heart By Heart.”
The singer gave fans an early taste of the sultry ballad on Wednesday (July 3) with a minute-long preview posted online.
“When your soul finds the soul it was waiting for/ When someone walks into your heart through an open door/ When your hand finds the hand it was meant to hold/ Don’t let go,” Lovato sings on the simmering slow jam. As the crescendo builds, she adds, “Someone comes into your world/ Suddenly your world has changed forever.”
Lovato joins a diverse batch of artists on the release, including Zedd, Owl City, Jessie J, AFI, Youngblood Hawke and Colbie Caillat, among others. The soundtrack will officially hit retailers on August 20, one day before the movie, starring Lily Collins, is released to theaters. (It also happens to be Lovato’s 21st birthday.)
The film, based on the best-selling novel by Cassandra Clare, is about a Brooklyn teen Clary Fray (played by Lily Collins) who learns that she is a member of a race of demon destroyers known as Shadowhunters. The film also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao.
The wait is officially over Lovatics!
Demi Lovato‘s latest album Demi dropped today and the 20-year-old songstress phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk her excitement and revealed which songs are the most personal to her.
The “Heart Attack” singer decided to name her fourth studio album Demi because she’s “never had a self titled album … I feel like this album represents me the best that any album has ever represented me.”
The newly-blond singer continued: “I’m starting a new chapter and a new world in my career coming out in radio songs and more of the mainstream world and some people are hearing me for the first time and I want them to see this is who I am and this is my music and this is what I’m all about.”
And Demi didn’t hold back on letting people know who she is and what she’s about with tracks like “Warrior.” In fact, she revealed: “In this song, I wrote it about something that I had never really talked about before and I’m pretty open with my story but the lyrics kind of say it all it in that song.”
“It was really emotional and hard for me to write that song because I was so vulnerable and was so raw with the lyrics. And just when you’re in the recording booth and you’re singing a very vulnerable song, there were tears. It was intense, and it’s heavy. When I play it for people I almost feel like I’m naked in a way, like I don’t want to be in the room when people listen to it.”
And this isn’t the first track Demi says makes her feel uneasy. “I released another song awhile ago called ‘For the Love of A Daughter’ and that one is a pretty heavy song, as well, and I’ve never performed that live, so I don’t know if I’ll even perform this one live, but it depends on how comfortable I feel when I go on tour.”
Where Demi did feel comfortable was on stage at Wango Tango last weekend. “It felt amazing, even just being a part of Wango Tango felt awesome,” she says. “Obviously, I’ve never played and I was super excited. I love performing in front of huge crowds like that. It’s such a great feeling.”
Another great feeling? The Demi and Taylor Swift mashup that made it’s way onto the Internet last month. So has Demi heard the tune?
“Yeah isn’t that awesome? I heard that and I was like, ‘isn’t that awesome?!’”
Download your copy of Demi on iTunes!
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Aggrievedness suits Demi Lovato well; always has. In her Disney days, she was — relatively speaking — the hellion of the crew, interested in abraded rock, tough-girl postures and smiles that cracked to reveal sneers.
Her years since teen-idol days have been chaotic: some great music and some not-so-great music, public struggles with bulimia and cutting, and in her latest phase, a role as empowerer in chief on the judging panel of “The X Factor.” Compared to the near-catatonic Britney Spears, Ms. Lovato was refreshingly direct, stern when she needed to be, but more often a source of wisdom. She was also a surprisingly good foil for Simon Cowell, whose signature disdain rolls off Ms. Lovato like so much rain and whom Ms. Lovato rightly sees as a bloated target, not an unstoppable monster.
She has dealt with far worse: that is clear from her music, which has been credibly tense and wounded almost from the start, a tone that continues unabated and even enhanced on “Demi,” her often impressive fourth album. Produced by the Suspex, the duo of Mitch Allan and Jason Evigan, it smartly abandons the pop-R&B songs of her last album, “Unbroken” — easily her shakiest to date — and recasts Ms. Lovato, rightly, in the Kelly Clarkson mold of big-throated singers who have had quite enough, thank you very much.
Unlike Ms. Clarkson, though, Ms. Lovato’s armor is not primarily vocal (though when she abandons the heavy vocal processing, she sings with firmness and an evident touch of vulnerability). “Heart Attack,” the single, has Ms. Clarkson’s familiar loud-soft pop-rock dynamics, matched with Ms. Lovato’s familiar self-doubt: “Never had trouble getting what I want/but when it comes to you I’m never good enough.” And throughout this album, from the chipper “Really Don’t Care” to the theatrical “Warrior,” to the bruising “Fire Starter,” she’s showing off her thick skin.
The production, too, is part of that skin, and it’s generally when it’s stripped down that Ms. Lovato confesses to any weaknesses, as on “Shouldn’t Come Back,” the latest in a suite of songs aimed at her estranged father, and also on the outstanding “In Case,” strikingly written by Priscilla Renea and Emanuel Kiriakou, which echoes the pomp of her 2011 hit “Skyscraper.” It places Ms. Lovato somewhere unusual: at someone else’s mercy — “Strong enough to leave you, but weak enough to need you.”
Ms. Lovato wears that frailty well, but not for long. A few songs later is the album’s other highlight, the breezy and tart “Something That We’re Not.” It’s a sign of pop’s out-of-whack gender relations that a song like this, in which an empowered woman blows off a guy who wants more, is so rare and therefore so bracing. “Don’t introduce me to any of your friends,” she commands. “Delete my number, don’t call me again/We had some fun but now it’s gonna end.” No arguments here. JON CARAMANICA