Demi Lovato, who was checked into a treatment center last year for issues involving bulimia and self-cutting, has opened up about her recovery process in a open letter to fans posted on her YouTube page. Rather than embracing the general pop-star tactic of publicly blaming everything on “exhaustion” or “bad tuna,” Lovato has been surprisingly open about her struggles, and her upcoming album, Unbroken, also addresses these issues, as well as the issue of partying all night long. Watch the emotional clip below. READ FULL STORY »
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Dreams do come true! After a bit of a Youtube campaign, hit-making producer Timbaland can now say he’s worked with pop stars as varied as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, and now… Demi Lovato.
At the top of the year, a tired Timbo posted a video praising the 19-year-old singer’s vocals and even played a song he crafted especially for her. Though it’s not the ballad he cued back then, his cut with her does sound like a winner.
Featuring hip-hop femme-C Missy Elliott, “All Night Long” is a lustful upbeat banger. In true Timbaland fashion, it’s a busy track with knocking bass, bouncing keys and synths stepping all over the hook.
“Don’t make plans/ Come on with me/ Let’s stay up all night long,” Lovato orders over it. You can listen to the track here.
What do you think of the Lovato-Missy-Timbo collab? Looking forward to her album, Unbroken (out Sept. 20)? Let us know.
I remember seeing Lovato sing “Here We Go Again” on The View two years ago, and it was clear she was having some vocal issues. We all know why now. But I’m happy to say that, except for a slightly shaky start, her pipes were in fine form during her spirit and stage-lifting performance of “Skyscraper.”
Check out the belty performance below: READ FULL STORY »
Demi Lovato’s new single “Skyscraper,” which has been number one on iTunes since she released it on Tuesday, now has a video to go along with it.
The clip features Lovato, clad in a white dress, standing in the desert and emotionally belting out the track, while subtle pulses depict blood rising from the ground, a black shroud drifting in the breeze, and bare feet stepping on broken glass.
There are no electric guitars or goofy story lines here—just simple, raw passion. Gaga, take note: READ FULL STORY »
Demi Lovato releases first post-rehab single 'Skyscraper,' opens up about her struggles: 'I just was lying to everyone.'
Demi Lovato released her new single, “Skyscraper,” on On Air with Ryan Seacrest yesterday, and if the ballad’s current No. 1 placement on iTunes is any indication, fans are glad to have her back.
“Skyscraper” marks a return for the Disney star, who has had an especially tumultuous year, checking into a rehab center after revealing her battle with an eating disorder and quitting her hit Disney Channel show, Sonny with a Chance.
Now, Lovato is ready to get back to the music, and she’s not shying away from addressing her inner demons. “Skyscraper” is all about wrestling with life’s struggles and standing tall in the face of adversity. Check it out after the jump: READ FULL STORY »
Demi Lovato speaks about treatment for eating disorder: 'It was an intervention. I wanted freedom from the inner demons.'
Disney star Demi Lovato is speaking out for the first time since she released a statement on video last month, following her admission to a treatment facility in November.
Talking to Seventeen, Lovato explained to fans: “I basically had a nervous breakdown. I was really bad off. My parents and manager pulled me aside and said, ‘You need to get some help.’ It was an intervention. I wanted freedom from the inner demons. I wanted to start my life over.”
Lovato’s interview with the magazine seemed aimed at helping young girls avoid similar problems. “If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends,” Lovato urged her fans. “Don’t put yourself in danger. It’s very crucial that you get your feelings out—but don’t ever inflict harm on you body because your body is so sacred. I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she’s worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.”
Last November, Disney starlet Demi Lovato, 18, canceled her tour dates with the Jonas Brothers to seek professional help for undisclosed “emotional and physical issues.” Today, Lovato posted a short video message to fans — her first since leaving treatment in January. (Check out the clip below.) “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support you guys have given me along the way,” says Lovato, sitting in her own living room. READ FULL STORY »
Well, here we go again! That’s the name of the No. 1 album on Billboard‘s flagship Billboard 200 albums chart: Demi Lovato’s Here We Go Again, which sold 107,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Not bad for a quiet mid-summer week. But that’s not actually why I exclaimed that particular phrase at the beginning of this post. I said that because the Disney Channel starlet’s sophomore effort was not, in fact, the highest-selling album in the U.S. last week. Instead that honor goes once more to Michael Jackson’s Number Ones, which sold another 151,000 copies but — say it with me, now — doesn’t count for the Billboard 200 because it’s too old. You’ll have to consult Billboard‘s Top Comprehensive Albums chart, which includes catalog releases like Number Ones alongside new releases like Here We Go Again, if you want a reliable indicator of which albums were really doing big business last week. And so, after a brief Daughtry-related break, Michael Jackson is back to making a mockery of that Billboard 200 rule, which worked perfectly fine until his posthumous sales boom.
Speaking of Daughtry, the rockers’ week-old album sold 100,000 to hang tight at No. 2. I guess a 63-percent second-week drop-off doesn’t hurt so much when you have an opening number like they did.
Meanwhile, if lead singer Chris Daughtry is a poster boy for how to find success after American Idol even if you don’t win, season 6 winner Jordin Sparks might be proving the exact opposite. Two years ago, her debut album earned the dubious distinction of the lowest first-week sales of any Idol champ’s first album. Her follow-up, Battlefield, just did even worse despite solid reviews, landing at No. 7 after selling a mediocre 48,000 copies. At least 19-year-old Sparks has plenty of time to get her career back on track.
And that was it for top-20 debuts this week. What do you think of these numbers? Are you surprised to see Jordin Sparks’ disappointing performance?
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