Demi Lovato Releases New Single “Substance”

Demi Lovato is embracing the substance

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has released their new song “Substance,” as well as the music video for the track.

Demi LovatoIt’s the second single off Lovato’s eighth studio album, Holy Fvck. The single was released on Friday (July 15) alongside with the video that feels just as angry as the song sounds — perfectly paving the way for Lovato’s fresh new era as a bona fide punk rocker. 

As she wails over full-throttle drums and guitars lifted straight from late ’90s/early 2000s emo rock hits, the video finds Lovato smashing a glass gold record plaque with a baseball bat, falling purposefully out the window of a skyscraper conference room and spray painting “Holy Fvck” onto a wall.

“So I ask myself: Am I the only one looking for substance?” they sing. “Got high, it only left me lonely and loveless/ Don’t wanna end up in a casket/ head full of maggots, body full of jack s–t/ I get an abundance/ Am I the only one looking for substance?”

The new single arrives just one day after the Grammy nominee unveiled the full tracklist for Holy Fvck.

In addition to “Substance” and lead single “Skin of My Teeth,” which Lovato released in June, the August 19-slated album includes 14 other tracks featuring collaborations with YungBlud, Royal & The Serpent, and Dead Sara.

Lovato has been in the process of launching an edgy new musical style since January, when she held a metaphorical funeral for the seven albums worth of pop music the “Cool For The Summer” singer made leading up to Holy Fvck. They’ve been steadily teasing bits and pieces of songs on the upcoming album on social media, and recently said in a statement: “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself.”

“To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you,” they continued. “This record is for you.”

Demi Lovato to Release Eighth Studio Album “Holy Fvck” in August

Demi Lovato is embracing the holy

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer has announced plans to release their eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, on August 19, 2022 via Island Records.

Demi LovatoThe upcoming 16-track album will revisit Lovato’s rock and pop-punk roots and deliver a retrospective of their life experiences, according to a press release.

“The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” they said in a press statement. “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself. To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”

Lovato also shared a clip on Instagram of the album’s lead single, “Skin of My Teeth,” which will be released this Friday, June 10.

The star is set to perform the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 9.

“I’m alive by the skin of my teeth / I survived but it got harder to breathe / Asking ‘why’ doesn’t make it easier / Go easier on me / Goddamnit I just want to be free,” they sing on the rock-infused chorus in the social media teaser.

Holy Fvck follows Lovato’s 2021 album, Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 17, 2021.

Pre-order the album here. 

Demi Lovato Releases the Anti-Donald Trump Anthem “Commander in Chief”

Demi Lovato isn’t hiding her feelings about Donald Trump

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer and actress has released the official music video for her politically-charged anthem “Commander in Chief.”

Demi Lovato

The singer didn’t mince words while sharing her feelings about the president through song.

“Commander in Chief, honestly / If I did the things you do / I couldn’t sleep, seriously,” she sings. “Do you even know the truth? / We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’ / While you line your pockets deep.”

In the music video, Lovato features a diverse group of people lip-syncing or using sign language to perform the lyrics.

Lovato released some backlash from her followers on social media following the song’s release. She even shared a screenshot on her Instagram stories of a comment she received after releasing the music video. The comment read in part “I hope you realize this makes people that don’t have the same political views feel like they can’t listen to you anymore.”

“I’m personally ashamed to be a Lovatic right now but no matter how hard it is I’m not letting this song change my feelings about you especially after everything you have helped me with,” the person also said. “I really hope this doesn’t ruin your career Demetria.”

Lovato then shared her response to the comment, in which she stated that she had a right to her own political views, and that celebrities “aren’t just around to entertain people for our entire lives.”

“I literally don’t care if this ruins my career,” Lovato said. “This isn’t about that. My career isn’t about that.”

“As much as I would like to be sad that I disappointed you, I’m too busy being bummed that you expect me, a queer Hispanic woman, to silence my views/beliefs in order to please my audience,” the singer said.

Demi Lovato Encouraging People to Send Birthday Cards for Breonna Taylor to Kentucky’s Attorney General

Demi Lovato is calling for people to honor the memory of Breonna Taylor

The 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has taken to social media to ask her fans to honor Taylor’s memory with a different kind of social action on what would’ve been the slain African-American woman’s 27th birthday.

Demi Lovato

“It’s Breonna Taylor’s birthday this Friday (June 5). Her favorite colors were blue and purple @iamkevingates was one of her favorite artists. She was an EMT on the frontlines during corona(virus),” Lovato wrote of the Louisville woman who was killed when a squad of police used a battering ram to enter her apartment using a “no-knock” warrant and opened fire. “Around midnight on March 13th police broke down her door and shot her 8 times, no evidence of a crime was uncovered. The sole crime was the murder of Breonna Taylor. Her crime being asleep in her own home.”

Taylor’s name is among those most frequently mentioned these days by protesters marching to demand justice for George Floyd, who was killed when a now-fired white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

During a week in which she’s been sharing resources for Lovatics interested in donating to or showing solidarity for groups seeking racial justice and police reform – as well as participating in Black Out Tuesday – Demi Lovato offered up a new way to make a statement.

Drawing inspiration from writer/feminist Cate Young‘s suggestion, Lovato encouraged fans to honor Taylor’s memory by sending cards to Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron

“The most underserved demographic in America is black women, we cannot allow them to forget Breonna,” she wrote.

Demi Lovato Breonna Taylor

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To date, a GoFundMe effort to support Taylor’s family has collected more than three times the initial $500,000 goal.

The three officers in the case have been placed on administrative reassignment and the attempted murder of a police officer charges against Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker— who reportedly fired on police when they burst through the door — were dropped last month; the FBIis investigating Taylor’s shooting.

Lovato Returns to Social Media “More Honest Than Ever”

Demi Lovato is back and more outspoken than ever…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has returned to Twitter and Instagram after a 24-hour hiatus.

Demi Lovato

Lovato tweeted Tuesday (June 21) that she’s back online after her short-lived departure from social media (excluding Snapchat).

Lovato originally took to Twitter on Monday to say goodbye to the Twitterverse.

“Damn I gotta quit saying sh–. Bye Twitter,” she wrote Monday afternoon, adding “and Insta.”

Now, it seems as if Lovato is not going to let haters stop her from tweeting whatever she feels like writing. “F— this.. I’m back bitches. And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”

And, Lovato’s fanbase, the Lovatics, are happy to see her back online and speaking her mind. The tweet has been retweeted more than 30,000 times and liked more than 50,000 times.

Lovato Releases “Nightingale” Music Video, Featuring Wilmer Valderrama

It’s an extra special Christmas for Demi Lovato fans…

The 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer released her new music video for “Nightingale” on Wednesday (December 24).

Demi Lovato

The official clip features shots of Lovato kissing her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, as well as scenes with her adoring “Lovatics.”

“Thank you all so much for the most amazing year yet! My Lovatics are truly the best,” she tweeted.

The “Nightingale” video has already garnered more than 1.07 million views on Vevo/YouTube.

Lovato Partners with Shazam to Let Fans Dictate Her European Tour Dates

Demi Lovato’s fans may soon be dictating her tour stops in Europe…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American pop star has joined forces with Shazam for a first-of-its-kind partnership that will put her fans in the driver’s seat of her tour van.

Demi Lovato

The partnership will yield a European tour schedule for Lovato generated by the tags she receives on the audio identification platform until the end of May.

“This is a fantastic way for Shazam to help Demi Lovato fans across Europe easily cast their vote to have her play in a city near them,” said Peter Szabo, Shazam’s head of music, in a statement.

The deal is similar in intention to Shazam’s recent deal with Warner, which allows the label to plumb the depths of Shazam’s data for insights into its current — or soon-to-be — artists. It’s likely that Warner would use that data in a similar fashion to the Lovato deal, tailoring tour schedules and outreach to specific regions.

“I am thrilled to collaborate with Shazam on such a unique promotion which puts my future in my Lovatics’ hands by allowing them to pick which cities I visit!” says Lovato, who announced the deal in a video posted to Facebook.

Lovato Wins Two People’s Choice Awards

Demi Lovato is the People’s Latina princess…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress, who starred in the Disney Channel’s original movie Princess Protection Program, earned two trophies at Wednesday’s People’s Choice Awards.

Demi Lovato

Lovato took home the awards for Favorite Female Artist in the music category, beating out Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and P!nk.

The former The X Factor judge also won the award for Favorite Music Fan Following. Lovato’s Lovatics beat out Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, Katy Perry’s KatyCats, One Direction’s Directioners and Britney SpearsBritney Army.

Lovato’s double put her in great company. The “Heart Attack” singer, Sandra Bullock, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake were the only artists to garner more than one award.

Meanwhile, Glee’s Latina stars Naya Rivera and Lea Michele’s charcaters Rachel and Santana were declared Favorite TV Gal Pals.

Fans cast more than 700 million votes to pick the winners.

Two Broke Girls actresses Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs hosted the show, and Sara Bareilles, OneRepublic and Brad Paisley performed.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Album: The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
Daytime TV host: Ellen DeGeneres
New talk-show host: Queen Latifah
Competition TV show: The Voice
Comedic movie actor: Adam Sandler
Network TV drama: The Good Wife
Comedic movie: The Heat
On-screen chemistry: Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Nina Dobrev (Elena), The Vampire Diaries
Pop artist: Britney Spears
Comedic TV actress: Kaley Cuoco
Comedic TV actor: Chris Colfer
Dramatic TV actor: Josh Charles
Cable TV drama: The Walking Dead
Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.
Comedic movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Actor in a new TV series: Joseph Morgan
Late-night talk show host: Stephen Colbert
Humanitarian: Jennifer Hudson
Actress in a new TV series: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Network TV comedy: The Big Bang Theory
Sci-fi/fantasy TV actor: Ian Somerhalder
Cable TV actress: Lucy Hale
Streaming series: Orange Is the New Black
Movie: Iron Man 3
Movie actor: Johnny Depp
Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (Gravity)
Action movie: Iron Man 3
Dramatic movie: Gravity
Dramatic movie actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Dramatic movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Family movie: Despicable Me 2
Horror movie: Carrie
Thriller movie: Now You See Me
Favorite year end movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Dramatic TV actress: Stana Katic
TV crime drama: Castle
Cable TV comedy: Psych
Premium cable TV show: Homeland
TV anti-hero: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), The Walking Dead
Sci-fi/fantasy TV show: Beauty and the Beast
Sci-fi/fantasy TV actress: Kristin Kreuk
New TV comedy: Super Fun Night
New TV drama: Reign
TV bromance: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins (Sam, Dean and Castiel), Supernatural
TV gal pals: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele (Santana and Rachel), Glee
TV movie/mini-series: American Horror Story
Series we miss most: Breaking Bad
Male artist: Justin Timberlake
Female artist: Demi Lovato
Breakout artist: Ariana Grande
Country artist: Taylor Swift
Country music icon: Tim McGraw
Hip-hop artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
R&B artist: Justin Timberlake
Band: One Direction
Alternative band: Fall Out Boy
Song: Roar, Katy Perry
Music fan following: Lovatics (Demi Lovato fans)
Music video: Roar, Katy Perry

Lovato to Release New Single “Heart Attack” in March

Selena Gomez isn’t the only former Disney Channel star releasing new music in March… Her Princess Protection Program co-star Demi Lovato plans to unleash a new single on her Lovatics early in the same month.

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer, actress and The X Factor judge has released artwork and a teaser clip to promote “Heart Attack,” the first track off her upcoming album.

Demi Lovato's Heart Attack Artwork

Lovato’s fourth studio album, set to be released later this year, is the follow-up to Lovato’s successful 2011 album, Unbroken, which featured her first Billboard No. 1 single “Give Your Heart a Break.”

“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!!!”

Lovato Leads the Pack of Latino People’s Choice Award Nominees

Multi-hyphenate Demi Lovato is the people’s Latina pop princess…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer, actress and The X Factor judge has picked up three People’s Choice Awards nominations, the most of any Hispanic artist.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, who picked up her first MTV Video Music Award earlier this year, is nominated for Favorite Pop Artist. She’ll face off against Adele, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and P!nk.

The former Disney Channel star has also been nominated for Favorite Celebrity Judge for her new role on Fox’s singing competition, along with The Voice’s Christina Aguilera and American Idol’s Jennifer Lopez, as well as The X Factor’s Britney Spears and The Voice’s Adam Levine.

In addition, Lovato will face off against her former Disney Channel co-star Selena Gomez in the Favorite Music Fan Following category. Lovato’s Lovatics and Gomez’s Selenators will compete against Bieber’s Beliebers, One Direction’s Directioners and Katy Perry’s KatyCats.

Other Hispanic nominees include Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Today’s Natalie Morales, Pitbull and Bruno Mars.

Voting is currently underway in all 48 categories and will end on December 13.

The show, hosted by The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco for the second year in a row, will be broadcast live by CBS on January 9, 2013.

Here’s a look at the Latinos in the running for this year’s People’s Choice Awards:

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Emily Blunt
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Mila Kunis
  • Reese Witherspoon

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS

  • Jane Lynch
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Lea Michele
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Zooey Deschanel

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen DeGeneres
  • Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion
  • Live with Kelly & Michael, Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
  • The Today Show, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales,
  • The View, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg

FAVORITE CELEBRITY JUDGE

  • Adam Levine
  • Britney Spears
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Demi Lovato
  • Jennifer Lopez

FAVORITE POP ARTIST

  • Adele
  • Demi Lovato
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • P!nk

FAVORITE HIP HOP ARTIST

  • Drake
  • Flo Rida
  • Jay-Z
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST

  • Alicia Keys
  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars
  • Rihanna
  • Usher

FAVORITE MUSIC FAN FOLLOWING

  • Beliebers, Justin Bieber
  • Directioners, One Direction
  • KatyCats, Katy Perry
  • Lovatics, Demi Lovato
  • Selenators, Selena Gomez

Click here for the complete list of nominees and to vote for your favorites.