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ARTICLE: Chart Moves – Demi Lovato ‘Attacks’ With New Hit…
As previously reported, “Harlem Shake,” the viral smash from Baauer, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although its massive streaming totals weaken almost by half. Who else shakes things up this week on the Hot 100 and other song charts?
– Demi Lovato: “Heart Attack” blasts in as the Hot 100′s top debut at No. 12, spurred by first-week sales of 215,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, as it launches at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs. The sum is the second-best this year for a song in its first week of release, trailing only Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” which arrived with 315,000 (Feb. 2). The lead single from her forthcoming fourth album also starts at No. 70 on Radio Songs (15 million, according to Nielsen BDS) and just below Streaming Songs (953,000, which includes plays of the song’s audio and lyric videos).
The debut of Demi Lovato’s official lyric video for her newest single “Heart Attack” leads to a 20-12 rise on the Social 50. The track was released via an interactive online campaign where fans unlocked the clip by tweeting the song’s lyrics along with the hashtag “#UnlockHeartAttack.” The video received nearly 500,000 views in the three days remaining in the charting week since its March 1 debut. The audio of the song, released to her VEVO page on February 25, has received over 3.7 million views to date. The push has helped Lovato gain 343,000 new fans overall during the week. “Heart Attack” debuts at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with 215,000 digital copies sold according to Nielsen Soundscan.
“I think everyone comes to a point where they feel very vulnerable when falling in love and that’s what I’m talking about,” Lovato says about her new single.
Demi Lovato is looking for love. Or, at least she is on her new single, “Heart Attack.” While fans will have to wait until March 4 to hear the track, the singer told MTV News she isn’t afraid of showing the terrifying side of finding it. ” ‘Heart Attack,’ the single, is obviously coming out, I’m really excited. And the title is just about falling in love and taking that risk,” Lovato told MTV News on Thursday during the Topshop L.A. grand opening event, where she took the stage, broken leg and all.
Lovato has certainly touched on love in the past, giving fans insight into the good and bad of romance on her 2011 release, Unbroken. And this track will show off Lovato’s softer side. She added, “But, she’s terrified and, by ‘she,’ I mean me. But, I think everyone comes to a point where they feel very vulnerable in falling in love and that’s what I’m talking about.”
Lovato first announced her plans for the single earlier this week, giving fans a very short snippet of the up-tempo track, which will hit the streets in full next month when she stops by Ryan Seacrest’s 102.7 KIIS FM radio. “Heart Attack,” co-written by Lovato, Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas and Nikki Williams, is the first single off Demi’s forthcoming 2013 album release.
With no further information about her 2013 album (like a title, or a release date), Lovato, in a teaser trailer for it, did open up about what she’ll be talking about on it.
“For a while, I could tell that when people would talk to me, they knew my story. I think I’ve opened up more on this album. My life began to evolve and I started to grow,” she explained. “These are songs about the celebration of life and how rewarding it can be. This is what this album is about.”
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Not only did she take home a Moonman at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video with a Message (for “Skyscraper”), but she also put on one very memorable performance of her chart-topping single, “Give Your Heart a Break.” That song has given the singer a lot of firsts. It was the first time she’s ever performed at the VMAs and it’s the first time she’s ever had a song sit at the top of the charts — it’s now at #1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart.
“The reception for my single is so amazing,” she told MTV News. “It’s been going up the charts for a while now and right now I actually have my first #1 single, so that’s really exciting for me. It means so much to me. I never thought I’d be blessed enough to have this opportunity and here I am.
“It’s just so incredible,” she added.
And if anyone is looking for an answer as to why this song has been so embraced by the masses, Billy Steinberg, who co-wrote the song with Josh Alexander, recently offered up an explanation to MTV News.
“You know, I just think it took a long time for numerous reasons. I think one, it’s not a trendy dance track. It’s kind of almost an old-school song with a verse and a chorus and a bridge. It’s kind of an old-fashioned song. … But she does have a devoted following and the fanbase she does have really pushed the song and Hollywood Records did a great job to promote the song. And the fact that it was a great song that was really sung well, it just built up steam. It took time, but it happened.”
With a hit single under her belt, fans will next get the chance to see her debut as one of the new judges on the “X Factor.” The revamped second season kicks off on September 12 on Fox. She’ll sit beside fellow newbie and hitmaker Britney Spears, as well as returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.
Demi Lovato’s VMA Performance Track ‘Give Your Heart A Break’: The Inside Story
Sep 5 2012 6:53 AM EDT
By Jocelyn Vena
Demi Lovato is set to take the stage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on Thursday, September 6, and the big-voiced “X Factor” judge will be performing her chart-topping Unbroken single “Give Your Heart a Break.”
The tune and the VMA-nominated video — she’s up for Best Video With A Message — follow Lovato as she convinces her crush he shouldn’t be scared to fall for her. If you ask us, it shouldn’t take that much convincing. Before she performs on Thursday, MTV News got the inside scoop on the song from one of its songwriters, Billy Steinberg.
Steinberg, along with Josh Alexander, met up with Lovato after they had already written the track, without any particular singer attached to it. Once a record exec at Hollywood Records heard their demo, he knew Lovato was the perfect singer for it. “She sang it really well and that’s how it came about,” Steinberg said of the recording session for the track. “We were thrilled that she sang it really well. Sometimes it’s a roll of the dice, you know?
“My partner Josh Alexander … knew her voice a little better than I did, and he felt that she’d do a good job on it,” he further explained. “I didn’t know as much about her.” Once they did meet up, what the trio created was pop gold. “You know, there’s nothing better for a songwriter than writing a good song and having the right singer sing it,” he said.
“I’ll give you another example from my career where I really felt that I got very lucky: when Cyndi Lauper recorded ‘True Colors.’ And, you know, ‘True Colors’ was a ballad and a lot of different people could have sung it, but Cyndi gave it something special, and I’d say the same is true of ‘Give Your Heart a Break,’ ” Steinberg explained. “Whether it was luck or divine guidance or whatever you want to call it, I think the song got in the right hands.”
The song is having a moment long after it was originally released. Not only will Lovato belt it out on the VMA pre-show stage Thursday, but it is currently #1 on the Pop Songs chart on Billboard. It’s been a long haul to get to this point for the song after it was released to radio last December. And Steinberg might know why it took long for pop-music lovers to fall for the track.
“You know, I just think it took a long time for numerous reasons. I think one, it’s not a trendy dance track. It’s kind of almost an old-school song with a verse and a chorus and a bridge. It’s kind of an old-fashioned song. … [And] Demi’s not like Rihanna or somebody who radio programmers see she has a new single and they all add it instantaneously.
“I think for the most part she was fairly unproven at radio and the song wasn’t real trendy … so I think all those things made it take some time,” he continued. “But she does have a devoted following and the fanbase she does have really pushed the song and Hollywood Records did a great job to promote the song. And the fact that it was a great song that was really sung well, it just built up steam. It took time, but it happened.”
With only a little bit of time before she performs the song on the VMA pre-show stage, Steinberg was asked whether he has any advice for the singer. “I don’t really have any advice for her. I think she’s a very capable singer and a very capable performer and sing it from her heart, she does that,” he said. “I think [her voice] has two qualities. It’s a strong voice and an emotional voice. I think one of the nice things about her voice is it’s both … and that’s a wonderful quality.”
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are set to go live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. But before it all goes down, don’t miss our “Jersey Shore” special “Gym, Tan, Look Back” at 6 p.m. and our pre-show with Demi Lovato at 7 p.m.! And head over to VMA.MTV.com to vote on Best New Artist and Most Share-Worthy Video!
BURBANK, CALIF., SEPT. 4, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Multi-platinum Hollywood Records recording artist, Demi Lovato, has scored her first # 1 radio single with her smash hit “Give Your Heart A Break.” The song is #1 at both Media Base and BDS in the Top 40 format. The single shipped to radio last December and steadily grew with the efforts of Hollywood Records’ tenacious promotion staff, as well as several high profile TV appearances, magazine covers, sales initiatives, online marketing, and licensing placements. Disney Music Group Executive Vice President, Ken Bunt, said, “We congratulate Demi on this fantastic achievement. She has had a remarkable year, and she’s worked tirelessly with our entire staff to reach this milestone.”
Demi’s wave of success only continues to swell. This Thursday, she will be performing “Give Your Heart A Break” on MTV’s Video Music Awards, for which she is nominated for her first ever VMA for “Best Video With A Message.” On September 12, she will take her seat as a judge on Fox’s X-Factor alongside Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and LA Reid. On September 25, Demi will perform, and sit down for an extensive interview on the debut week of Katie Couric’s new ABC show. Demi wrapped her sold-out North American tour this weekend in Salem, Oregon.
About Disney Music Group: Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Selena Gomez & The Scene, Demi Lovato, McClain Sisters, American Idol finalist Stefano, Coco Jones, R5, Lucy Hale, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Breaking Benjamin, Plain White T’s, Redlight King, Cherri Bomb, Bridgit Mendler, ZZ Ward, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as Avengers Assemble, Let It Shine, Phineas and Ferb, Shake It Up, A.N.T. Farm, Muppets: The Green Album, The Muppets, TRON: Legacy.
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As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with “Call Me Maybe,” while Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” has logged its first 21 weeks in the top 10, establishing a new record for out-of-the-box top 10 longevity. Who else is flying high this week?
– Demi Lovato: The singer’s “Give Your Heart a Break” reaches the Hot 100′s top 20 (22-19) in its 14th week, fueled by advances on Hot 100 Airplay (22-17; 44 million all-format audience impressions, up 12%, according to Nielsen BDS) and Hot Digital Songs (28-25; 68,000 downloads sold, up 14%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The Hot 100 jump is especially notable for the song’s co-writer, Billy Steinberg, who places an original composition in the top 20 for the first time since JoJo’s “Too Little Too Late” rose to No. 3 in 2006. The hooky melody of “Heart” should come as no surprise considering Steinberg’s history of hits, which includes the Hot 100 No. 1s “Like a Virgin” (fMadonna, 1984), “True Colors” (Cyndi Lauper, 1986), “Alone” (Heart, 1987) and “Eternal Flame” (the Bangles, 1989).
– Jason Mraz: After launching at No. 8 on the Hot 100 the week of Jan. 21 due primarily to a No. 1 bow on Hot Digital Songs that frame, “I Won’t Give Up” makes its first appearance in the Hot 100 Airplay chart’s top 40, rising 42-39 (29 million, up 5%). The ballad keeps building on Adult Top 40 (No. 8), Adult Contemporary (No. 18), Triple A (No. 19) and Mainstream Top 40 (No. 28). It has sold 1.8 million downloads to date.
– LMFAO: “Party Rock Anthem” (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), which rebounds 50-49 in its 68th week, becomes just the second song in the Hot 100′s 54-year history to grace the chart a year after reaching No. 1. It began a six-week reign the week of July 16, 2011. The first? The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” which rose to No. 1 on July 11, 2009, and remained charted through July 17, 2010.
– Pink: The Hot 100′s top debut belongs to P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” at No. 58. The first single from her sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love,” due Sept. 18, bounds onto Hot Digital Songs at No. 41 (48,000), Hot 100 Airplay at No. 56 (22 million) and Mainstream Top 40 at No. 34. The song should make an impressive rise on next week’s Hot 100, as it ranks at No. 2 (at press time) in the iTunes Store.
– Pitbull featuring Shakira: The superstar pair’s “Get It Started” does just that, launching at No. 99 on the Hot 100 and No. 51 on Hot Digital Songs (37,000). The collaboration previews Pitbull’s seventh studio album, “Global Warming,” due this fall.