Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” Heats Up the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

There’s plenty of summer lovin’ for Demi Lovato

The 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress heats up the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated July 18) as her latest single “Cool for the Summer” debuts at No. 3.

Demi Lovato

The seasonal anthem was released through Hollywood Records and Safehouse Records, the label Lovato launched in part with Nick Jonas.

“Cool for the Summer” bows with 834,000 U.S. streams for the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music, which helps spark its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 36.

The song possibly picked up extra attention thanks to Lovato’s performances of the track at several events.

“Cool for the Summer” is the lead single from Lovato’s upcoming fifth album, the follow up to 2013’s Demi, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).

Lovato to Replace Ariana Grande as the Headline Act at the MLB All-Star Game Concert

Demi Lovato is ready for an all-star affair…

The 22-year-old part-Mexican American actress has come aboard as the new headline act for the MLB All-Star Game concert on Saturday night (July 11), replacing previously announced headliner Ariana Grande at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park.

Demi Lovato

The MLB has yet to issue a statement on the change, and neither Lovato nor Grande have posted about it on social media. A rep for Lovato confirmed to Billboard that she’s indeed performing at the star-studded baseball game on Saturday night.

Grande is currently facing backlash for a bizarre video in which she declares “I hate America” in a donut shop. No word on whether her removal from her the All-Star Game concert was the result of that controversy.

Meanwhile, Lovato recently returned to music with new single “Cool For The Summer,” which she performed for the first time last week in New York. The track precedes Lovato’s forthcoming fifth album, the follow up to her popular album Demi.

This isn’t Lovato’s first MLB stint…

She previously performed the National Anthem at the World Series in 2012.

Lovato Releasing New Single “Cool for the Summer” on July 1

Demi Lovato’s cooling things off for the summer with a sizzling new single…

The 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has released a sneak peek for her upcoming single, “Cool For The Summer” before next Wednesday’s official release.

Demi Lovato Cool for the Summer

“My new single is called ‪#CoolForTheSummer and will be out July 1!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH,” tweeted Lovato to her 29 million followers, along with sharing the sexy artwork for the single.

Later, she shared an even sexier :10 second teaser video for the highly anticipated single, with the final words, “Shhh! Don’t tell your mother.”

“Cool For The Summer” marks Lovato’s first new music since her Demi album and tour.

Lovato to Release New Album in 2015

Demi Lovato will be returning with new music in the coming year…

The 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer, actress and former The X Factor judge singer is expected to release a new album in 2015 via her longtime label Hollywood Records.

Demi Lovato

Lovato has spent most of this year on the road in support of her fourth studio album, Demi, which was released in 2013 and has registered three Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. But now that her latest North American tour is wrapping up, she’s ready to return to the studio.

“She’s finishing up right now on the last leg of her touring for this year, and we finish it up with a couple of radio shows,” Lovato’s manager Phil McIntyre told Billboard last week. “Then the plan is for her to go back into the studio and start the next creative process. She’s already done some songs, but certainly the majority of it will kick off next year.”

Disney Music Group president Ken Bunt adds, “We’re really excited. We’ve got a new album coming from her next year. We’re not talking about release dates yet. And she’s going to continue her world tour throughout next year.”

Demi, released in May 2013, an featured the hits “Heart Attack,” “Really Don’t Care” with Cher Lloyd and “Neon Lights.” It has sold 426,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Following the album’s release, Lovato returned as a judge on the U.S. version of The X Factor, then set off on two arena tours in 2014 — the Neon Lights tour last spring and the Demi World Tour this fall. Lovato’s Neon Lights tour grossed $8.6 million over the 21 dates reported to Billboard Boxscore.

“I think she’s one of the handful of the music stars in the industry right now,” Bunt says of Lovato. “There’s not a lot of people who could go do two arena tours [in one year] anymore, and she’s one of them. There were three hits off of this record, and when she plays, there’s plenty of hits now.”

Following Monday’s performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Lovato will set off on a short European run, beginning in Istanbul on Nov. 16.

Lovato Shows Support for the LGBT Community in Her “Really Don’t Care” Music Video

Demi Lovato is having a gay old time in Los Angeles…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has released the official music video for her latest single, “Really Don’t Care.”

Demi Lovato

In the high-energy clip, Lovato shows her support for the LGBT community in the music video.

Premiering on VEVO on Thursday, it was shot at the annual L.A. Pride parade in West Hollywood earlier this month.

Channeling her inner rock star, the former Disney Channel star performs the song smack dab in the middle of the parade. In another scene, she joins a number of fans who dance while lip-syncing to the track. Also making appearances are collaborator Cher Lloyd, Perez Hilton and “special guest” Wilmer Valderrama.

“Really Don’t Care” is the fourth single from Lovato’s 2013 self-titled album Demi. It was originally a break-up song, but the singer has turned into a song with a purpose.

“One of my good friends who is gay, we were talking about this and he said, ‘You know what? I would really like to see someone stand up for us.’ So when I heard that idea I said, ‘Absaf**kinglutley that’s amazing.’ And I love that we were able to turn this song into an empowering anthem rather than just another negative break-up song,” she explained in an interview with MTV. “It goes for not just people in the LGBT community, but for anyone that’s been bullied.”

Lovato Announces to Tour North American Once Again This Fall

Demi Lovato is ready to hit the road again…

The 21-year-old singer/actress and former The X Factor judge, who recently wrapped her Neon Lights North American tour earlier this spring, has revealed plans to tour the continent once again.

Demi Lovato

Lovato’s North American trek — part of a world tour — begins September 6 in Baltimore, and continues through late October.

In her previous tour, the “Made in the U.S.A.” singer was joined by Little Mix and Fifth Harmony. This time around, Christina Perri and MKTO will serve as support on the new dates.

Tickets for the 25-date tour, which is produced and promoted by Live Nation, go on pre-sale to Citi cardmembers on June 3.

Lovato has been celebrating the one-year anniversary of her Demi album with her #DEMIVERSARY social media campaign; the album returns to No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart this week thanks to discount pricing, as it was recently listed at $4.99 at digital retailers like iTunes and Amazon MP3.

The singer recently released “Really Don’t Care,” featuring Cher Lloyd, as the latest single from the album.

Here’s a look at Lovato’s upcoming North American tour dates:

Sept. 6: Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena†)
Sept. 7: Albany, NY (Times Union Center†)
Sept. 9: Pittsburgh, PA (Petersen Events Center†)
Sept. 12: Raleigh, NC (PNC Arena*)
Sept. 14: Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena†)
Sept. 15: Orlando, FL (Amway Center†)
Sept. 17: New Orleans, LA (Lakefront Arena*)
Sept. 19: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center*)
Sept. 21: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center*)
Sept. 23: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center†)
Sept. 25: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center†)
Sept. 28: San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena†)
Oct. 2: Seattle, WA (Comcast Arena†)
Oct. 4: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place†)
Oct. 5: Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome†)
Oct. 7: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center†)
Oct. 11: Moline, IL (iWireless Center†)
Oct. 14: Chicago, IL (United Center†)
Oct. 15: Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center†)
Oct. 17: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena†)
Oct. 19: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre†**)
Oct. 20: Hamilton, ON (FirstOntario Centre†)
Oct. 22: Manchester, NH (Verizon Wireless Arena†)
Oct. 24: Hershey, PA (GIANT Center†)
Oct. 25: Newark, NJ (Prudential Center†)

† – Date with Christina Perri and MKTO

* – Date with MKTO only

Lovato’s “Neon Lights” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

Demi Lovato has plenty of reason to do a happy dance 

The 21-year-old part Mexican American singer, actress and former The X Factor judge’s latest single “Neon Lights” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

Demi Lovato

It’s Lovato’s first chart-topper on the dance charts and her second Billboard No. 1 overall. She previously scored a No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart with “Give Your Heart a Break.”

Lovato, a two-time People’s Choice Award winner earlier this month, wrote “Neon Lights” – the third single from her fourth album Demi – with Mario Marchetti, Tiffany Vartanyan, Noel Zancanella and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, who produced the song.

The track, which features elements of electropop and dance-pop and prominent EDM influences has been described by one critic as a “rave-tastic synth anthem.”

Lovato Not Returning as a Judge on “The X Factor” Next Season

Demi Lovato is going from X to ex…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American actress has decided to vacate her seat at the judges table on Fox’s The X Factor at the end of the third season.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, who has served as a judge and mentor on the singing competition for two seasons, plans to focus the next year on her music. Lovato released a new album, Demi, in March and is headlining her first arena tour beginning in February.

“I think ultimately my main thing is singing,” she told People magazine last month. “Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along.”

Speaking on the red carpet after Wednesday’s performance finale, X Factor boss Simon Cowell confirmed Lovato’s exit, but indicated the door will be left open for her in the future.

Lovato to Present and Perform at This Weekend’s Teen Choice Awards

It will be quite a busy night for Demi Lovato at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards

Not only is the 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress nominated for six awards, The X Factor judge is also set to take the stage as a performer and presenter.

Demi Lovato

Lovato will perform her latest single “Made in the USA,” a patriotic love song that appears on her fourth studio album Demi.

Lovato took to Twitter to share the exciting news to her fans. “It’s truuue!! I’m performing #MadeInTheUSA on the Teen Choice Awards!! Tune in to Fox on Sun. and get it on iTunes!!” she wrote.

It’ll mark her first live appearance after taking a brief break to get her tonsils removed last month. She’ll join previously-announced performers One Direction, Paramore and Florida Georgia Line.

In addition, Lovato and X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony, will present the Acuvue Inspire Award, which will be given to an inspirational celebrity who has used his or her fame over the past year to make a difference in teens’ lives.

Lovato is nominated in several key categories, including Choice Female Artist, Choice Single: Female, Choice Female Hottie and Choice Smile.

Hosted by Darren Criss and Lucy Hale, this year’s Teen Choice Awards will have stars like Bella ThorneNina Dobrev, Ashton Kutcher, Ashley Benson, Liam Hemsworth, Lily Collins and Chloe Moretz presenting the awards.

The 2013 Teen Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, August 11 at 8:00 pm on Fox.

Lovato Releases the Official Music Video for “Made in the USA”

Demi Lovato is proving to be an all-American girl in her latest music video…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer has released the official clip for her new single “Made in the USA.”

Demi Lovato

The nearly-five-minute-long video follows a young man and woman who meet at a carnival and falls in love. But both have to separate when he’s sent off to war.

Meanwhile, Lovato is shown rocking at the carnival with her guitar.

“If you fall I’ll fall with you baby/ No matter how far we go I want the whole world to know/ I want you bad/ And I won’t have it any other way/ No matter what the people say/ I know that we’ll never break/ Cause our love was made, made in the USA,” sings the judge on The X Factor.

The video, co-directed by Lovato and Ryan Pallota, stars 90210 heartthrob Dustin Milligan and Friday Night Lights star Aimee Teegarden.

“I’m SO happy you guys love my video!!!! This was such an incredible experience co-directing.. Glad you guys are happy with it!!!” tweeted Lovato.

“I dedicate my video to all of the troops, anyone who has passed away over seas and to this INCREDIBLE country that I’m so thankful 4..,” she continued.

“Made in the USA” is the second single off her self-titled fourth studio album, Demi. It’s the follow-up to “Heart Attack,” which peaked at No. 10 on Billboard Hot 100.