Lin Manuel Miranda Named to’s Annual Celebs Gone Good List

Lin Manuel Miranda has gone good has released its annual Celebs Gone Good list for 2017, with the 37-year-old Puerto Rican Tony Award-winning Broadway star and Hamilton musical creator making the grade.

Lin Manuel Miranda

The list recognizes celebrities who used their impact to affect social change in the world, as these celebs helped raise awareness for causes such as mental health, education, gun violence, LGBTQ, sexual assault, hurricane/disaster relief and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Miranda, who comes in at No. 12, partnered with a nonprofit, and in November, announced a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

But Miranda isn’t the only Latino/a celebrity to make the list.

Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui comes in at No. 13.

The 21-year-old Cuban American singer has been vocal about women’s rights, and has donated to charitable groups including Chime for Change, ACLU, UNICEF, Planned Parenthood and more.

Jennifer Lopez, who appears on Miranda’s Puerto Rico hurricane relief single, comes in at No. 14.

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar had been vocal about helping the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and in September, she put her money where her mouth is. The singer and actress announced at a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that she would donate $1 million to help Puerto Rico rebuild.

Demi Lovato comes in at No. 16.

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress continued her mental health advocacy work this year, which has also earned her the Artistic Award of courage. She also celebrated five years of sobriety by donating thousands to charity, including $5,000 to Ace of Hearts, an animal rescue group.

Bruno Mars ranks No. 20.

The 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer donated $1 million from his sold-out Michigan concert in August to help those who have been impacted by the city of Flint’s water crisis. “Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster,” he said in a statement. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

The organization also selected eight Celebs to Watch in 2018, featuring young talent who give back, including Riverdale star Camila Mendes.

View the 2017 Celebs Gone Good rankings below:

  1. Chance the Rapper
  2. Colin Kaepernick
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Rihanna
  5. Beyoncé
  6. JJ Watt
  7. Kesha
  8. Yara Shahidi
  9. Zendaya
  10. Bethenny Frankel
  11. Nicki Minaj
  12. Lin Manuel Miranda
  13. Lauren Jauregui
  14. Jennifer Lopez
  15. Shawn Mendes
  16. Demi Lovato
  17. Ava DuVernay
  18. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  19. Miley Cyrus
  20. Bruno Mars

Celebs to Watch in 2018

  1. Jacob Sartorius
  2. Skai Jackson
  3. Halima Aden
  4. Camila Mendes
  5. Chloe and Halle
  6. Cameron Boyce
  7. Rowan Blanchard
  8. Kiersey Clemons

Lovato Named to’s “Celebs Gone Good” for Fourth Consecutive Year

It’s another (gone) good year for Demi Lovato

The 22-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer has made’s “Celebs Gone Good” list for the fourth year in row.

Demi Lovato

Lovato is the sole Latina/o celebrity to make the non-profit organization’s list of most charitable stars, coming in at No. 15.

For the last seven years,, a non-profit for young people and social change, has released an annual list to recognize celebrities who use their star power to help others.

This year Lovato began her “Mental Health Listening & Engagement Tour to advocate for mental health support and treatment. She has been incredibly vocal about her experiences with mental health, body image, and she even advocated for LGBT rights with her “I Really Don’t Care” music video.

Meanwhile, Bethany Mota tops’s “Celebs to Watch” list.

From landing on the cover of Fast Company and Seventeen, to appearing on Dancing With the Stars, 2014 was a huge year for the 19-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista. Mota inspired audiences when she opened up on an episode of Dancing With the Stars about her own experience being bullied at the age of 12. As a result, #ILoveWhoIamBecause became one of the trending topics on Twitter, and showed young girls how to rise above bullying, and love who are you are no matter what others say.

Also making the list, Becky G.

The 17-year-old Mexican American singer, who comes in at No. 5, had a huge hit with her catchy single “Shower.” But she stood out for raising $3,000 with Becomb for Autism Speaks.

The 2014 “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good” list:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Laverne Cox
  3. Beyoncé
  4. Miley Cyrus
  5. Emma Watson
  6. One Direction
  7. John Cena
  8. Shonda Rhimes
  9. Tyler Oakley
  10. Chris Pratt
  11. John Legend
  12. Olivia Wilde
  13. Kerry Washington
  14. Zendaya
  15. Demi Lovato
  16. Lupita Nyong’o
  17. Amy Poehler
  18. LeBron James
  19. Mindy Kaling
  20. Justin Bieber

Lovato Named to’s Celebs Gone Good List

Demi Lovato is being honored for giving back…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer and now retired The X Factor judge has been named to’s list of Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, who comes in at No. 15, is the only Latino/a artist to make the list this year.

Lovato was recognized for publishing the book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, (a 365-day collection of Lovato’s most powerful, honest and hopeful insights to give young people everywhere daily affirmations).

But that’s not all she did to make a difference in 2013…

Lovato also gave a lot of love to her favorite charity Free the Children throughout the year. She launched Demi’s Charity Boutique on eBay, with proceeds from the boutique’s sales supporting Free the Children, and also appeared on a celebrity edition of The Price is Right, earning almost $50,000 for Free the Children.

Other celebrities making this year’s list include Taylor Swift, One Direction, Beyoncé Knowles, the late Paul Walker, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Seacrest and Carrie Underwood.

Click here to see the complete list of honorees.

Lovato Dedicates “Angels Among Us” to Newtown Shooting Victims

Demi Lovato is using her powerful voice to raise awareness for the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims and their grieving families…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and The X Factor judge has dedicated a moving rendition of Alabama’s hit single “Angels Among Us” to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14.

Demi Lovato

Lovato – who was just named to’s “Celebs Gone Good” list for her anti-bullying efforts and her charitable work and involvement in social and environmental causes – is using the song to raise awareness for, an organization formed to raise funds for the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting and their families.

Lovato’s music video opens with a loving dedication to the 20 school children and 6 educators who were killed in the shooting.

“We can never imagine what the families in Newtown, Connecticut are experiencing right now. And while there is nothing we can do to replace their loss, we can stand together and support them during this difficult time,” says Lovato. “This song is in honor of those angels we lost on Dec. 14.”

Accompanied only by a pianist and an acoustic guitar in a set filled with lit candles, Lovato delivers a heart-warming performance. Her usual rock vocals and belt-it-out-of the-park style almost breaks at points throughout the song, as the singer is overcome with emotion.

Lovato is one of many artists who;ve paid tribute to the victims of the tragedy. In the recently concluded season of  The X Factor, the contestants performed Michael Jackson‘s “You Are Not Alone,” while one the finale of The Voice, judges Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green sang “Hallelujah while holding up placards with the victims’ names.

Gomez Named to DoSomething’s Top 20 “Celebs Gone Good” List

She may be taking on edgier acting roles in films like Spring Breakers, but Selena Gomez is still a celeb gone good

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer is being saluted for her humanitarian work by


Gomez comes in a No. 9 on the organization’s list f the top 20 “Celebs Gone Good” for her  work at children’s hospitals across the country, as well as her work with UNICEF. Her second-annual UNICEF charity concert raised $200,000 for children in Africa.

But Gomez isn’t the only Latina gets philanthropic props…

Coming in at No. 16, The X Factor judge Demi Lovato. The 20-year-old part-Mexican American actress is being recognized for her work on several anti-bullying campaigns, like “Mean Stinks” and Love is Louder, which helps people dealing with negative self-image, depression and bullying. She also partnered with for the group’s fifth annual Teens for Jeans campaign.

Lastly, Sofia Vergara ranks No. 19 on the list. The 40-year-old Colombian actress by has partnered with giftiki, a group-gifting platform, to help raise awareness for Dreams without Borders. Every year the non-profit brings orphans from Vergara’s home country to Disneyland. She’s been going with the group since 2006.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2012:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Miley Cyrus
  3. Channing Tatum
  4. Lady GaGa
  5. Justin Bieber
  6. Robin Roberts
  7. Pink
  8. LeBron James
  9. Selena Gomez
  10. Ian Somerhalder
  11. Jay-Z & Beyonce Knowles
  12. George Takei
  13. Ben Affleck
  14. Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone
  15. Ryan Seacrest
  16. Demi Lovato
  17. Carrie Underwood
  18. Olivia Munn
  19. Sofia Vergara
  20. Drew Brees

Lovato: A Celeb Gone Good!

There’s no denying Demi Lovato has a heart of gold… And, now she’s being recognized for giving back to the community.

The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress—who has become a mental health advocate following her own personal struggles this years—has been named as one of this year’s Top 20 Celebs Gone Good, courtesy of

Demi Lovato to perform at the Latin Grammys

Lovato, who didn’t shy away from her personal struggles in 2011, landed at No. 10.

The former star of Disney’s Sonny with a Chancewho recently took on her former employer via Twitter after an inappropriate eating disorder joke—partnered with the Jed Foundation to get people talking about bullying and body image through her “Love is Louder Than the Pressure to Be Perfect” campaign.

As part of her quest to get girls to take action, Lovato opened up about her own personal struggles by acting as a spokesperson and guest editor for Seventeen magazine.

But Lovato wasn’t the only Latina making the list.

Colombian superstar Shakira, who was named the 2011 Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy, ranked at No. 11. The 34-year-old singing sensation has dedicated her life to promoting the importance of education. Last month, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF visited India to promote learning among girls in impoverished areas. Earlier this year, Shakira was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. 

Meanwhile, part-Spanish actress Lea Michele entered the Celebs Gone Good list for the first time at No. 16. The Glee star and animal-rights activist has been using her powerful voice to call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages. Michele, a devoted advocate for PETA, even filmed a shocking video that shows the brutal conditions the horses endure. And she encourages her followers to get involved by tweeting information about animal cruelty.

For the first time, incorporated Facebook voting to help determine the impact of celebrities reaching an audience with their cause. Criteria required stars to do more than simply give money, but to take action such as building houses, writing articles or founding an organization. Other entertainers making the list are Lady Gaga, who came in at No. 1, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

Click here to see the complete list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good.