Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, philanthropist, and businesswoman. In addition, she’s one of the biggest names on social media, with an engaged following that includes over 37 million Twitter followers, 43 million Instagram followers, and over 38 million fans on Facebook.
The multi-platinum selling recording artist’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Confident, was released in 2015. Within hours of the release of the first single, “Cool for the Summer”, the anthem trended worldwide and hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries. Her previous album, 2013’s Demi, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries around the world – with the lead single “Heart Attack” earning Platinum status just ten weeks after its release. “Heart Attack” was followed by the top 5 radio smash and platinum single “Neon Lights,” and her top 10 single “Really Don’t Care”. The album supported two headlining tours (Neon Lights and Demi World Tour) which made stops throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Lovato will executive produce the music score and star as the female lead in the upcoming animated theatrical feature film, Charming, as well as provide the voice of Smurfette in the upcoming animated film, Smurfs: The Lost Village.
Beyond the stage and the screen, in 2013, her book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, became a New York Times bestseller while she simultaneously launched her own skin care line, DEVONNE By Demi. In 2014, Lovato was named the first-ever global ambassador for NYC New York Color Cosmetics and is currently the face of Skechers global advertising campaign.
In 2015, Lovato partnered with Episode, a leading mobile storytelling network, to make Demi Lovato: Path to Fame. Since launching, her story has been read over 225 million times.
As an advocate for youth, she serves as an official Ambassador for ‘We Day’ as well as ‘Free the Children’. As a result of her longtime commitment to raising awareness around LGBT issues and causes, in 2016, Lovato became the recipient of GLAAD’s Vanguard award.
In 2010, Demi spent three months in rehab to treat physical and emotional issues–including cutting, bulimia, and bipolar disorder–and she is now sharing her path to recovery, talking frankly about how peer pressure and loneliness led her to experiment with drugs. Forced into rehab by her loved ones, Demi says she is thankful she ended her addiction before it became life-threatening and she wants others to know they are not alone.
In 2017, Demi was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”