Demi Lovato may be promoting her new album Demi, which was releasedearlier this month… But that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten her biggest hit ever.
The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer recently sat down with Walmart Soundcheck to discuss the lasting impact of her 2011 breakout single, “Give Your Heart a Break,” and how it influenced her latest full-length album.
“I think what resonated with pop fans was the lyrics are super catchy, and the beat, and everything,” says Lovato. “It’s good old American pop music, and that’s what I have on this album.”
“Give Your Heart a Break,” which was featured on Lovato’s 2011 album “Unbroken,” is still her best-selling single with 1.9 million downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Meanwhile, Lovato’s recent single, “Heart Attack,” has peaked at No. 10 on the Hot 100 chart, while Demi debuted on last week’s Billboard 200 albums chart with 110,000 copies sold, her best sales week to date.
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Demi Lovato isn’t afraid to channel her inner silver screen goddess…
The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer released the cover art for her upcoming fourth studio album this week, featuring Lovato covered in silver body paint.
In February, Lovato released “Heart Attack,” the lead single from the album Demi, which will go on sale on May 14 through Hollywood Records. The song, which scored her biggest sales week for a single upon its debut, currently sits at No. 21 on the current Hot 100 chart.
Meanwhile, the official music video for the single will premiere this coming Tuesday night (April 9) on E! News.
Demi is the follow-up to 2011’s Unbroken, which has sold 448,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album was led by the ballad “Skyscraper,” which gave Lovato her first Top 10 single, and also spawned the hit “Give Your Heart a Break,” which spent 32 weeks on the Hot 100 in 2012.
The Suspex, Ryan Tedder, Carl Falk, Jonas Jeberg, Matt Rad and Rami Yacoub are among the producers and writers with credits on Demi.
“It’s better than anything I have ever done! I experimented with a variety of different sounds and poured my heart into writing these songs,” said Lovato, who will be returning as a judge on The X Factor, in a statement. “I’m so excited for everyone to finally get the chance to hear them!”
Pre-orders for Demi began on Tuesday in North America, and this coming Tuesday (April 9) for the rest of the world.
Don’t have a heart attack… Demi Lovato’s brand new single has made it on to the internet.
The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer’s track “Heart Attack” has leaked online a week before it was expected to premiere on Ryan Seacrest‘s syndicated radio show.
Following the release of teaser snippets, the complete version of Lovato’s sweeping electro-pop track leaked online, a hint at the former Sonny with a Chance star’s upcoming fourth album.
Unbroken, Lovato’s 2011 album, was led by the somber ballad “Skyscraper.” But “Heart Attack” is closer in intensity to Lovato’s breakout hit “Give Your Heart a Break.” Produced by the Suspex, “Heart Attack’s” hook rests upon a breathy guitar lick that leads directly into a monstrous percussion breakdown, and Lovato is in full, Kelly Clarkson-esque belting mode as she declares that she’s “putting my defenses up/’Cuz I don’t wanna fall in love.”
Earlier this month, Lovato released a teaser of the song, and announced that her still-untitled next album will be more personal.
“For a while, I could tell that, when people would talk to me, they knew my story,” she said. “I think I’ve opened up more on this album. My life began to evolve, and I started to grow.”
“Heart Attack” is now available on iTunes, and Lovato’s follow-up to Unbroken is expected to arrive later this spring.
“My new single #HeartAttack available March 4,” the 20-year-old singer announced on Twitter, with the hashtag #LovaticsAreHavingaHeartAttack.
“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. These are songs about the celebration of life and how rewarding it can be. This is what this album is about,” revealed Lovato in the video clip.
Lovato is set to premiere her new single on American Idol host Ryan Seacrest‘s popular 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
“Heart Attack” was co-written by Lovato along with Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas and Nikki Williams, and produced by the Suspex. She first revealed to followers that she’s putting together a new studio set when she tweeted back in November, “Listening to rough cuts of some of my new songs…. Get excited Lovatics!!!”
For their first performance, Jauregui, Cabello, Hernandez and the other members of Fifth Harmony performed Ellie Goulding‘s “Anything Could Happen,” which they sang last week. As before, they’re at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, but this time they amped their performance with some extra mad over the top production values, including a giant back-screen projection of Pegasus.
“Now I’m looking at it and it’s magical,” says L.A. Reid, while Britney Spears gushes that the magic happened when the girls sang the song.
“I really hope that America pulls through and votes for you guys,” said Demi Lovato; and Simon commented, “You’ve made me so proud tonight, girls.”
For their second performance, the all-girl group performed The Beatles‘ classic “Let It Be“.
Reid syas the girls did “a lot of justice” for the song. Lovato liked that the group has evolved.
In addition, Fifth Harmony performed Demi Lovato‘s “Give Your Heart a Break” with the 20-year-old half-Mexican American singer joining in midway through the song. Cowell called it “pop perfection.”
“I love you guys,” said Lovato about performing with the girls. “It was so much!”
The winner of “X Factor” season two will be revealed on Thursday, December 20. Pitbull and One Direction are all set to perform at highly-anticipated the final result show.
This season, Ally Brooke Hernandez and Camila Cabello’s all-girl group Fifth Harmony has performed twoDemi Lovato songs on this season of The X Factor. But now the ladies will be sharing the stage with theshow’s impartial judge during the show’s finals…
Following suit with last year’s tradition each of the final three acts will be joined by a celebrity musician for a star-powered duet. During a press conference to promote the finale on Monday, judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Lovato and L.A. Reid joined their mentees Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens, respectively, and answered questions from reporters, where Cowell revealed his plan to have the ladies sing with Lovato.
“Kinda irritating to say, the person we’ve decided to duet with is Demi Lovato,” said Cowell of his all-girl group.
Following a season of sparring between judges Cowell and Lovato, it will be nice to see the 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer support one of Cowell’s acts — especially after two of their most memorable performances came during covers of her tracks (“Skyscraper” and “Give Your Heart a Break“).
Meanwhile, Stevens will perform with Grammy nominee Little Big Town.
“It’s gonna be awesome,” Stevens said of performing with the country quartet.
Spears’ 13-year-old mentee Sonenclar also landed a country act for her collaboration: LeAnn Rimes. It’s somewhat of a surprise choice since the tween sensation hasn’t once performed a country song all season.
“I think she’s amazing,” Sonenclar said of Rimes.
Last season, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette and R. Kelly appeared on the closer, which saw Chris Rene, Josh Krajnik and Melanie Amaro battling for the $5 million recording contract.
The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer and The X Factor judge performed live at last night’s VH1 Divas concert, getting the crowd on their feet with her show-stopping performance of her current single “Give Your Heart a Break.”
Held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, this year’s all-star event featured performances by Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Ciara, Jordin Sparks, Melanie Fiona and Miley Cyrus. Adam Lambert served as the show’s host, while Havana Brown served as house DJ.
The event paid tribute to music legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer with performances featuring current and classic dance hits.
Following the instant elimination of CeCe Frey, it was revealed that FifthHarmony and Diamond White would have to perform for the judges’ save.
Cabello, Hernandez and the ladies performed Mariah Carey’s “Anytime You Need a Friend,” making it a point to give each member of the group an individual moment to shine. Then White sang LeeAnn Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.”
Cowell and Britney Spears (White’s mentor) each voted to keep their act in the competition, but L.A. Reid and Lovato both picked FifthHarmony to move forward to the semifinals.
Here’s a look at the final rankings for this week:
They’re the last Latinas standing on The X Factor… And Ally Brooke Hernandez and Camila Cabello are fighting for their place in the Top Four.
During Wednesday’s live performances on Fox’s reality singing competition, Hernandez and Cabello’s all-girl group FifthHarmony performed two songs in their quest to garner enough of America’s votes to stay in the competition.
In the first round, the ladies performed Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” as selected by their mentor Simon Cowell. The performance didn’t seem to impress the judges.
“I still didn’t hear any harmony. You should be named Fifth Unison,” said L.A. Reid, referring to his claim that the group doesn’t harmonize. Britney Spears agreed, saying she’s still “trying to figure out what separates you from the other girl groups.”
Meanwhile, Demi Lovato, hating on Cowell all season-long, said, “I feel like there’s a couple of you that should just be solo artists.”
For their second performance, in what was dubbed the Pepsi Challenge, the contestants were instructed by their Twitter fans on everything from staging, to hair, to wardrobe and song choice.
The selection, which included the perfect pair of nerd glasses for Hernandez, allowed FifthHarmony to finish their night with a bullet. Not only did they demonstrate their ability to harmonize, they also showcased their awesome voices.
Reid seemed to be in shock with their performance, as he finally heard harmonies, while Spears declared“That was your very, very best performance,” said Spears “A friend of mine sings this song good, and so do you.”
Lovato thoroughly enjoyed hearing her own song, and said, “I think this song should have been your song. You sing it better than the original. It was energetic, fun. Simon did a good job this week.”