[floatboxright: Associated acts:
+ Music/MileyCyrus, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/TheJonasBrothers, Music/NickJonas, Music/IggyAzalea, Music/CherLloyd, Music/MissyElliott, Music/{{Kerli}}
[floatboxright: Influences:
+ Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/KellyClarkson, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/BritneySpears, Music/JenniferLopez, Music/ArethaFranklin, Music/BillieHoliday, Music/JohnMayer, Music/{{Beyonce}}

->''Go on and try to tear me down...''

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

After featuring in the main cast of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' as a child, Lovato later gained prominence as a {{teen idol}} [[IdolSinger singer]] associated with Creator/{{Disney}} projects. She starred in the 2009 Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Film/CampRock'' (and its 2010 sequel) opposite the Music/JonasBrothers, as well as {{kidcom}} ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' in the title role.

During her time with the company, she released two studio albums: 2008's ''Don't Forget'', and 2009's ''Here We Go Again''. She also co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie ''Film/PrincessProtectionProgram'' opposite childhood friend Music/SelenaGomez, whom she previously acted with on ''Barney & Friends''.

Amid creative differences and personal issues, Lovato quit ''Sonny With a Chance'' and parted ways with Disney. Her third studio album, 2011's ''Unbroken'', featured a {{new sound|album}} that diverged from her original pop rock leanings to more of an [[Music/RAndB R&B]]-inspired profile.

In 2012, she joined the judging panel of the American ''[[Series/TheXFactor X Factor]]'' for its second season, eventually being assigned mentorship of the Young Adults category. She returned to the show for its third (and final) season in 2013, this time mentoring the Girls category. While on the show, she helped form the group that would later become Music/FifthHarmony.

Following her stint on ''X Factor'', she released her fourth album, 2013's self-titled ''Demi''. During this time, she also recurred on the fifth season of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as a love interest for Santana, and recorded the pop version of "[[IAmBecomingSong Let It Go]]" from Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. She has since released an additional two more albums: 2015's ''Confident'' and 2017's ''Tell Me You Love Me''.

Compare to her Japanese counterpart [[Music/MayNakabayashi May'n]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbxLVdUltiI She has apparently been around since the 70's.]]

[[folder: Discography ]]

* ''Don't Forget'' (2008)
* ''Here We Go Again'' (2009)
* ''Unbroken'' (2011)
* ''Demi'' (2013)
* ''Confident'' (2015)
* ''Tell Me You Love Me'' (2017)


[[folder: Hit Singles ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MsvER1dpjM "Sorry Not Sorry"]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AByfaYcOm4A "Heart Attack"]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zfzka5VwRc "Give Your Heart a Break"]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8ydghbGSg "Skyscraper"]]
!! Selected filmography:
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' (2002 -- 2004) as Angela
* ''Film/CampRock'' (2008) as Mitchie Torres
** ''Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam'' (2009)
** ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' (2009 -- 2011) as Allison "Sonny" Munroe
* ''Film/PrincessProtectionProgram'' (2009) as Princess Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fiore / Rosie Gonzalez
* ''Series/TheXFactor'' (2012 -- 2013) {{as herself}}
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (2013) as Dani
* ''WesternAnimations/SmurfsTheLostVillage'' (2017) as Smurfette (voice)
!! Tropes that apply to Demi Lovato's work:
* ActionGirl: In the "Confident" music video, along with Creator/MichelleRodriguez.
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Demi'', the only album without a TitleTrack, has Cher Lloyd doing a SingerNameDrop on "Really Don't Care".
** The "Unbroken" song.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Trainwreck".
* AntiLoveSong: "Heart Attack", "Without the Love".
* AwardBaitSong: "Two Pieces" and "Nightingale".
** "Gift Of A Friend" from the ''TinkerBellAndTheLostTreasure'' soundtrack.
* BreakupSong: "Everytime You Lie", "Don't Forget", "Gonna Get Caught", "Everything You're Not", "Mistake", "In Real Life", "Really Don't Care".
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: "Give Your Heart A Break" is about her wanting to heal a boy that's been hurt in the past.
* CelebCrush: She's said hers is William Beckett from The Academy Is...
* CoolBigSis: Dallas Lovato is this to Demi, Demi is this to half-sister Madison De La Garza.
* CoverVersion: "[[Music/ChristinaAguilera Mercy On Me]]", "[[Music/AvrilLavigne Daydream]]", "[[Music/LilWayne How To Love]]".
** The ''Film/AngryBirds'' soundtrack features her cover of the Gloria Gaynor disco classic, "I Will Survive".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Similarly to her friend Music/SelenaGomez, Demi's earlier work often had more of a rock/guitar-heavy sound, but her music became more pop/dance/EDM-oriented later in her career.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The "[[FlippingTheBird put one finger in the air]]" line in "Really Don't Care".
** "Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite" in "Cool for the Summer". It's either about Demi taking another girl's virginity or about her tasting the other girl's genitals. Either one is...wow.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: "Cool for the Summer" is a primo example.
* HopelessSuitor: The subject of "Something That We're Not".
* HotterAndSexier: '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il9nqWw9W3Y Big time.]]'''
* IntercourseWithYou: "Cool for the Summer".
* JustFriends: "Give Your Heart a Break", her hit in 2012, is about a girl trying to convince a male friend that they should be more.
* MelismaticVocals: Not to Music/ChristinaAguilera levels, but Demi still goes pretty hard on this.
* MoodWhiplash: ''Unbroken'' falls halfway between hip-hop party anthems and CreatorBreakdown fueled ballads. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as her breakdown occurred in-between the recording the album.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Unbroken'' has a more electro and R&B/Hip-Hop sound to it compared to her two previous albums, which were more rock oriented.
* PrecisionFStrike: There's a video of her rapping a song by Drake feat. Big Sean, and she shouts "HOE, SHUT THE FUCK UP!" along with the music. It didn't attract anywhere near as much controversy as expected.
** Demi actually curses a lot in real life, even if she normally doesn't in her music.
** Her first F-strike in a song comes from "Cool for the Summer": "Even if they judge/fuck it, I'll do the time"
* PromotedFanGirl: worked with John Mayer, William Beckett JR of The Acadamy Is and Jon [=McLaughlin=] for Here We Go Again. Working with Music/BritneySpears for ''Series/TheXFactor''.
* PowerOfFriendship: "Two Worlds Collide" about her relationship with Music/SelenaGomez.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Because of personal issues, she didn't return to ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'', causing the series to do a ReTool into ''Series/SoRandom''.
* RockStarSong: "La La Land".
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ''Everytime You Lie", "Mistake", "Everything You're Not''.
* SelfBackingVocalist: Not always, but it does happen (e.g. 'Catch Me'). Otherwise, she's had people like the Jonas Brothers and Kara [=DioGuardi=] as her backing singers in the studio.
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: "Skyscraper"
---> You can take everything I have/You can break everything I am
---> Like I'm made of glass/Like I'm made of paper
---> Go on and try to tear me down
---> I will be rising from the ground/Like a skyscraper/Like a skyscraper
* SelfTitledAlbum: Her FOURTH album.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Catch Me", "Trainwreck", "Hold Up", "In Real Life", "Unbroken", "Lightweight", "Stop the World", "My Love Is Like A Star", "Made in the USA", "Neon Lights", "Two Pieces", "Nightingale", "Never Been Hurt".
* StalkerWithACrush / ObsessionSong: ''Until You're Mine'' treads the fine line between both of these concepts.
* SlapSlapKiss: "Get Back", "Here We Go Again".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "For The Love Of A Daughter" and "Skyscraper" provide calm thoughtful moments on the Unbroken album.
* TakeThat: ''La La Land'' is aimed at Hollywood AND Disney for their need to artificially perfect their teen idols.
** ''For The Love of A Daughter'' to her father.
** ''Everytime You Lie'' to the guy who did those things to her.
** ''Really Don't Care'' appeared to be one to Music/JoeJonas (though they're since reconciled).
** ''Waitin' For You'' and ''Sorry (Not Sorry)'' to her detractors.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: "Cool for the Summer", again.
* TitleTrack: All her albums but the self-titled one.
* AWildRapperAppears: Music/CherLloyd in the bridge of "Really Don't Care" plays with this - she's not a rapper on her own, and the first half of said bridge has her singing and not rapping, but the second half has the latter.
** Not too surprising, considering Cher Lloyd got noticed on the UK X Factor for rapping along with singing, and Cher's first album features her rapping on most of the tracks.
** Music/IggyAzalea on Kingdom Come from her fifth album Confident. Not surprising as the two are close friends.
* YourCheatingHeart: "Gonna Get Caught", "Everytime You Lie", "Solo", "U Got Nothing On Me", "World Of Chances"
---> ''I'll come rising from the ground, like a skyscraper'''