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

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American actress and singer-songwriter from UsefulNotes/{{Albuquerque}}, UsefulNotes/NewMexico. She is best known for her roles as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie ''Film/CampRock'' and its sequel ''Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam'', and as Sonny Munroe in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance''. Lovato starred in the 2009 movie ''Film/PrincessProtectionProgram''. Before Creator/DisneyChannel, she was one of the kids on ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''.

[[{{IdolSinger}} As a solo musical artist]], Lovato released her debut album ''Don't Forget'' on September 23, 2008. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 89,000 copies in the first week. It has since sold over 473,000 records in the US. Demi stated in an interview that the album was recorded in ten days. Lovato released her second album, ''Here We Go Again'', on July 21, 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 108,000 copies in the first week.

Her third album, ''Unbroken'', was released on September 20, 2011. It debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling 96,000 copies in the first week. It is a [[NewSoundAlbum New Sound]] RAndB and electropop album, and she promoted the album with the "A Special Night with Demi Lovato" tour. After this, she aired an MTV special ''Stay Strong'', in which she discussed her many issues in-depth and admitted it may take a lifetime to recover from her issues. Joined the American version of ''Series/TheXFactor'' with Music/BritneySpears as a judge and while there created the group, Music/FifthHarmony. Her fourth album, ''Demi,'' was released in early 2013. In the fall of 2013 she began guest-starring on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Santana's new love interest Dani.

She sang the pop version of "[[IAmBecomingSong Let It Go]]" from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. Her fifth studio album, ''Confident'', was released on October 16, 2015. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and eventually became certified gold by the RIAA in July 2016 and sold a total of 211,000 copies. The first single released from the album was "Cool For The Summer" in July 2015, which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The TitleTrack "Confident" was released in September of 2015, and eventually followed up at #21.

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.]]
* ''Don't Forget'' (2008)
* ''Here We Go Again'' (2009)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Unbroken]]'' (2011)
* ''Demi'' (2013)
* ''Confident'' (2015)
* ''Tell Me You Love Me'' (2017)
!! Tropes that apply to Demi Lovato's work:
* ActionGirl: In the "Confident" music video, along with Creator/MichelleRodriguez.
* AlbumTitleDrop: The ''Don't Forget'', and ''Here We Go Again'' songs.
** Also ''Demi'', which is dropped by Cher Lloyd 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 stick 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: Her first three albums all have one, as does ''Confident''.
* 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'''