Demi Lovato Teases Emotional New Album

Demi Lovato is getting emotional on their next album…

According to an emotional message on the 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer-songwriter’s Instagram Story, the upcoming release will share the artist’s ups and downs during their personal journey.

Demi LovatoThough the “Cool For the Summer” singer’s title-pending eighth studio album has yet to be announced, it sounds like it’s getting pretty close to completion.

“Getting emotional listening to my new album because I’m so proud of it,” Lovato wrote. “It’s my absolute best yet and so representative of me, where I started and who I am today.”

In January, Lovato staged a “funeral” for their pop music, signifying a shift toward punk and rock influences that are definitely noticeable in clips they’ve shared of their unreleased songs. They accompanied their recent Instagram statement with a video singing along in the car to one 2000s-influenced track most likely titled “City of Angels,” and the day before that, posted a video of one called “Happy Ending,” which included the lyrics: “Sure I’m sober now, and everybody’s proud, but I miss my vices. Am I going to die trying to find my happy ending?”

“Yesterday I posted a song called ‘Happy Ending’ and even tho I wrote this in an incredibly dark place I’m so grateful that I’m no longer in that low, cold and lonely place,” Lovato continued in their Story. “I’m sure that no matter what happens in my life…my happy ending is never having to fall into bad habits again.”

The bad habits they’re referring to include their addictions to drugs and alcohol, which Lovato has openly spoken about struggling with since they were a teenager.

They dropped a single called “Sober” in which they admitted to relapsing after years of sobriety in 2018, about a month before being hospitalized due to an opioid overdose. The artist also opened up about the near-fatal experience in their 2021 documentary Dancing With the Devil, and has been fully sober since December at the latest.

“I can’t wait for everyone to hear,” they concluded. “I love you all.”

Demi Lovato to Release “Sped Up Remix” of Hit Single “Cool for the Summer”

Demi Lovato is (re)mixing things up for the summer….

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor is readying to release a remix of their sultry 2015 hit, “Cool for the Summer.”

Demi Lovato

The star took to Twitter on Wednesday, March 30, to share the pre-save link for the “Sped Up Remix” of the song.

The release, of course, comes following the summery hit’s resurgence on TikTok, thanks to a hip-swaying dance challenge and a viral mashup with Ginuwine’s “Pony” from user @kuyamagik.

Upon its release, “Cool for the Summer” peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart dated September 19, 2015, and spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart.

Earlier this year, Lovato bid farewell to their pop music and welcomed a new, rock era. Lovato jokingly shared an image to their Instagram grid posing with both middle fingers up,  joined by music executives from Island Records and manager Scooter Braun. Every person in the picture wore all black. “A funeral for my pop music,” Lovato captioned the brooding image.

Lovato then elaborated via their Instagram Story, with one of the label executives saying, “You put out whatever music you want, whenever you want to. Break the rules.”

Demi then shared two snippets of a new rock song in the following clips.

Lovato’s most recent album, Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over, primarily featured pop lyrics and production.

The album peaked at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. Fans were first given a taste of Lovato’s rock-inspired sound in their first two albums, Don’t Forget and Here We Go Again, under Disney’s Hollywood Records.

Demi Lovato Discusses New Collaborations with Ariana Grande, Saweetie & Noah Cyrus

Demi Lovato is opening up about her latest collaborations…

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has shared the title of her collaboration with Ariana Grande in her Paper cover story.

Demi Lovato,

Met Him Last Night,” which will be featured on Lovato’s upcoming seventh studio album Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over on April 2, “highlights two of the most powerful voices in pop,” according to Paper.

Lovato also confirmed she and Saweetie will tag-team a female empowerment anthem titled “My GFs Are My BFs,” which Saweetie shared on her Twitter on Friday amid confirming her breakup with Quavo.

Another song, “The Kind of Lover I Am,” directly nods to Lovato’s queer identity that she subtly hinted at in her 2015 hit “Cool for the Summer,” with lyrics about how it “doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man.”

The pop star also confirmed another featured artist will be on her forthcoming LP: Noah Cyrus. She posted an audio snippet of their collaboration on her socials over the weekend.

Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over serves as the companion project to her YouTube Originals docuseries Dancing With the Devil, which arrives on Tuesday. It previously premiered at SXSW on March 16.

Lovato to Perform at This Year’s Billboard Music Awards

Demi Lovato is ready to cool off at the Billboard Music Awards…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer and actress has been added to the list of performers at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Demi Lovato

Lovato is set to perform her smash “Cool for the Summer.”

She joins a packed roster of performers that already includes Justin BieberDNCE, The Go-Go’sShawn Mendes and P!nk.

The Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ciara and Ludacris, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC.

Lovato Performs “Stone Cold” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Demi Lovato is a stone cold fox…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress hit the stage alongside country music star Brad Paisley at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Demi Lovato & Brad Paisley

The singer was nominated twice, including for Best Cover Song.

Lovato performed her latest single from her new album “Stone Cold,” joined by Paisley on guitar, during the show airing live on TBS, TNT and truTV from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

“Stone Cold” is the third single from Lovato’s fifth album, Confident, which was released in October 2015. It follows chart-topping lead single “Cool for the Summer” and the title track “Confident.”

Lovato to Receive Vanguard Award at This Year’s GLAAD Media Awards

There’s no denying Demi Lovato is a vanguard… And, now she’ll have the award to prove it.

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American actress will be honored with the Vanguard Award at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.

Demi Lovato

Lovato is being feted for her commitment to supporting LGBT youth.

In 2013, the “Cool for the Summer” singer was the GLAAD ambassador for Spirit Day, part of their anti-bullying campaign. Additionally, Lovato’s was applauded for filming the official music video for her single “Really Don’t Care at the annual L.A. Pride parade in West Hollywood.

Previous honorees have included Jennifer LopezJanet Jackson, Kerry Washington and others.

A few of this year’s nominees include Adam Lambert and Le1f for outstanding music artist; Caitlyn Jenner’s I Am Cait for outstanding reality series; and the documentary Mala Mala for outstanding documentary.

The 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on April 2.

Lovato to Perform on CBS’ “The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special”

Demi Lovato is swimming her way back to television…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress is set to appear on The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special.

Demi Lovato

The “Cool for the Summer” singer will perform on the show, which will air on CBS for the second consecutive year.

The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special is set for 9:00 pm ET on Wednesday, March 9.

The special, shot on the island of St. Barts, will feature supermodels including Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes and Josephine Skriver, among others.

Pop star Nick Jonas will also perform.

Lovato Poses Nude, Without Makeup or Retouching, for Vanity Fair

Demi Lovato is expressing her right to bare arms and more…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has participated in a special nude photo shoot with Vanity Fair.

Demi Lovato Vanity Fair

The pictorial, not part of a pre-calculated media stint, was Lovato’s way of making a statement about confidence, as the “Cool for the Summer” singer posed without any makeup or retouching in the nude.

“I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes and no retouching,” she said in a Vanity Fair video interview. “I would have never thought that I would have ever got to a place in my life where I would feel comfortable doing that. It’s empowering me and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues and you can feel comfortable and confident in your skin.”

Lovato has openly discussed her battles with eating disorders in the past, so for her to expose herself in this way holds significant personal importance.

“I basically went from hating every single inch of my body to working on myself and trying to figure out ways to love myself and love the skin that I’m in,” she continued. “I learned after working very hard on my spirituality and my soul and my body, I learned that you can get to a place where you love the skin that you’re in and I’m excited to share that with the world.”

The whole photo shoot came together with a sort of right-place-at-the-right-time scenario. Vanity Fair photographer Patrick Ecclesine was in New York for a piece on Phil McIntyre, C.E.O. of music talent-management firm Philymack, who has launched careers of pop stars including Nick Jonas and Lovato, who Ecclesine had shot once before.

Lovato’s great-grandfather Buddy Moore had died the day before and when she showed up they discussed her sadness. From there, it was Lovato’s idea to do the shoot right then and there at 12:30 a.m. in a New York hotel room.

It’s no coincidence, however, Lovato has a new album coming out on October 16 called Confident.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short,” Ecclesine recalled Lovato telling him. “I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a fuck and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.”

Click here to see the full Vanity Fair shoot.

Lovato to Appear as a Musical Guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”

It’s a special first for Demi Lovato

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American actress will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s third episode this upcoming season.

Demi Lovato

It’ll be Lovato’s first time performing on NBC’s long-running sketch show, and she’s pretty excited about it.

“HOLY SHIT I’M PLAYING ‪@nbcsnl ON OCT 17TH!!!!!!!,” tweeted the “Cool for the Summer” singer.

Lovato will be joined by host Tracy Morgan, who will be making his highly anticipated return to the show following a horrific car accident in June 2014.

Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

Demi Lovato has plenty of reason to dance…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress leaps to the top of Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 12), as her single “Cool for the Summer” blasts 5-1.

Demi Lovato

The track reaches the summit in only its fifth week, completing the quickest climb to No. 1 in nearly two years: Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” last needed just five frames to reach the summit in October 2013.

“Cool for the Summer” sports a bevy of dance remixes, including those from Dave Aude, Jump Smokers and Todd Terry.

Lovato has now taken all four of her Dance Club Songs entries to No. 1, beginning two years ago with “Heart Attack.”

Last year, she led with “Neon Lights” and “Really Don’t Care.”

Lovato, who performed her latest hit with assistance from Iggy Azalea on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, also enjoys a top 20 placement with the single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (No. 17, after reaching No. 16). On the Nielsen Music-based Pop Songs airplay chart, “Cool for the Summer” ascends to the top five (7-5).