Demi Lovato Releases Deluxe Edition of New Album “Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over”

Demi Lovato is livin’ the de(luxe) life…

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has unveiled the deluxe edition of her seventh album Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over.

Demi Lovato

The deluxe LP includes four additional tracks, one bonus track titled “Sunset,” and three live acoustic versions of the first three “prelude” songs of the album, “Anyone,” “Dancing With the Devil” and “ICU (Madison’s Lullabye).”

The live acoustic songs were recorded during the drive-in premiere of her four-part YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, where she also premiered “Dancing With the Devil” and “ICU.”

“Sunset,” a gospel-tinged love ballad, was revealed to be a part of the album during the SXSW premiere of the doc, as well as another track titled “Say a Prayer” that’s not included in the deluxe version.

The pop superstar released Dancing With the Devil on April 2 with 19 tracks, including collaborations with Sam FischerAriana Grande, Saweetie and Noah Cyrus. The expanded edition digital bonus tracks of her seventh LP include her previously released top 20 hit “I Love Me,” “I’m Ready” featuring Sam Smith, and “OK Not to Be OK” with Marshmello.

Demi Lovato Releases New Album “Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over”

Demi Lovato is starting over

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has released her latest album Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over.

 

Lovato’s 19-track album is separated into two parts, with the “Prelude” including the first three tracks — “Anyone,” which she debuted at the 2020 Grammys, the title track “Dancing With the Devil” and “ICU (Madison’s Lullabye)” — detailing her struggles with addiction and near-fatal heroin overdose in 2018.

The Art of Starting Over turns the page and starts a new chapter in Lovato’s recovery journey with the remaining 16 songs.

Following her previously released “What Other People Say” single with Sam Fischer, the album includes highly anticipated collaborations with Ariana Grande (“Met Him Last Night“), Noah Cyrus (“Easy“), and Saweetie (“My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend“).

She also unveiled the music video for the title track, which recreates the painful scene of her hospitalization immediately after her overdose three years ago.

 

Lovato belts out the stirring ballad from her hospital bed and in some scenes, occasionally lies unconscious as her family tearfully watches over her and holds her hand. The devil is also in the details of the accompanying visual, which Lovato co-directed with Michael D. Ratner, who also helmed her four-part YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.

Demi Lovato to Release New Album “Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over” in April

Demi Lovato is starting over musically…

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has announced plans to release a new album Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over, which will come out on April 2.

It’s a “deeply personal album,” according to Lovato’s reps, and is executive produced by Lovato and her manager, Scooter Braun.

Lovato’s latest album will be supported by a four-part documentary series, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, which will stream on YouTube from Tuesday, March 23, and wrapping Tuesday, April 6.

The album and the series are interconnected. Both will explore Lovato’s near fatal overdose in 2018, and her journey back.

Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over will feature the song “Anyone,” which Lovato performed at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The album is the follow up to Tell Me You Love Me from 2017, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

News of Lovato’s forthcoming seventh album comes soon after she came out, telling Glamour,: “When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am.”

In a clip from the upcoming online series, Lovato admits she’s lucky to be alive. “I’ve had a lot of lives — like my cat, you know? I’m on my ninth life,” she says. “I’m ready to get back to doing what I love, which is making music.”

Pre-order Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over here.

Demi Lovato to Host This Year’s People’s Choice Awards

Demi Lovato is the People’s host…

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress is set to host the 2020 E!’s People’s Choice Awards, which will air on November 15 live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

Demi Lovato

The news was revealed Tuesday during a Twitter conversation between the Grammy-nominated singer and the cable network.

Lovato, who has won five People’s Choice Awards in 12 nominations, has had a busy 2020, with performances at the Grammys and the Super Bowl (where she sang the national anthem) and the release of singles “Anyone,” “I Love You” and “I’m Ready,” the latter in a duet with Sam Smith.

Recent singles include “OK No to Be OK” with Marshmello and “Commander in Chief.” On screen, her recent credits including a role on the final season of NBC’s Will & Grace and in Netflix’s Eurovision.

She now will emcee a hybrid People’s Choice ceremony that will present awards in 44 categories across entertainment and pop culture.

Tyler Perry and Jennifer Lopez will receive special honors during the ceremony, which will air from 9:00 -11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Demi Lovato’s “Anyone” Sees Huge Sales & Streaming Spike Post-Grammys

Demi Lovatois back with a vengeance…

The 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress saw a huge spike in sales and streams after the performance of her emotional, autobiographical single “Anyone.”

Demi Lovato

Lovato’s “Anyone” was the most downloaded song in the U.S. on Grammy Day, with more than 11,500 sales on the day of the show and more than 27,000 sales within 24 hours of her performance, according to data from BuzzAngle and Spotify.

It sets a promising scene for her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Lovato’s “Anyone” was the most streamed song the day after her performance increasing with 2 million streams (up 600%).

But she isn’t the only Latina seeing a bump…

Camila Cabello‘s ode to her father, “First Man” — which she sang to her father in the Grammy audience, causing him and untold thousands of dads across the world to weep — led to a whopping 68,000% gain, according to BuzzAngle. 

The song went from selling a handful of units per day prior to the show to 6,159 sales on the day of the show and over 11,400 sales within 24 hours of her performance. “First Man” increased by 310% the day of her performance and nearly 900% the day after her performance, for 1.4 million streams. Spotify said streams of the song increased more than 1,000% after her performance.

Here’s a look at the post-Grammy reporting:

Top Songs Performed/ Day Of % Impact/ 2 Day Sales/ 2 Day % Impact

  1. Anyone/Demi Lovato 27,071/ Debut
  2. Nobody But You/Blake Shelton 103%/ 14,159/ 54%
  3. First Man / Camila Cabello 68,333%/ 11,415/ 81,435%
  4. Old Town Road/ Lil Nas X 263%/ 7,878/ 207%
  5. What’s A Man Gotta Do/Jonas Brothers 192%/ 7,104/ 142%

Top Streamed Songs Performed/ Day After % Impact

  1. Anyone/ Demi Lovato/ 1.9M 592%
  2. Old Town Road/ Lil Nas X/ 1.8M -9%
  3. When the Party’s Over/ Billie Eilish/ 1.7M 97%
  4. First Man/ Camila Cabello/ 1.4M 890%
  5. What A Man Gotta Do/ Jonas Brothers 1.3M/ 21%

Demi Lovato Makes Emotional Return to the Music Scene with Grammys Performance of New Single “Anyone”

Demi Lovato‘s back, and she’s bringing the house (and the tears) down…

In the 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress’ gave her first live performance in two years at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, debuting her new, highly personal single “Anyone.”

Demi Lovato

Lovato, who was so overcome with emotion that she had to restart the performance a second time, took the stage in a dramatic white gown, and backed only by piano to sing the song’s somber, pain-filled lyrics. 

“I feel stupid when I sing / Nobody’s listening,” she sang, with tears running down her face.

Lovato has said that she recorded “Anyone,” four days before her near-fatal overdose in July 2018. And it’s easy to believe someone near rock bottom penned those lyrics. 

“I tried to talk to my piano, I tried to talk to my guitar,” she begins. “Talked to my imagination / Confided into alcohol / I tried and tried and tried some more / Told secrets ’til my voice was sore.” She goes on, singing that she felt dumb for praying, that her wishes upon shooting stars were for naught, that even with “a hundred million stories / and a hundred million songs / I feel stupid when I sing / Nobody’s listening to me.”

Lovato’s emotional performance earned rave reviews from her peers online…

“Oh Demi Lovato, you just tore me down,” wrote P!nk. “I’m so glad you’re here to sing those words, to sing like that.” 

“I am in tears. That is singing. That is heart and that is truth,” said Sam Smith in his Instagram Story.

Lovato’s longtime friend Selena Gomezposted a pic of the performance and wrote, “I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational and DESERVED this moment was. Demi I’m so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery.”