Facts about Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato Biography
Demi Lovato is the former teen star whose successful singing career has also been tangled up with her personal struggles with fame, eating disorders and drug use.
Demi Lovato began acting at age six, when she landed a role as one of the friendly moppets on the TV show Barney and Friends. She then starred alongside the Jonas Brothers in the 2008 Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. Lovato played Mitchie Torres, the shy underdog who blossoms at music camp while singing the signature tune “This is Me.” (The duet with Joe Jonas was released as a single in 2008.)
Disney used Camp Rock to launch Lovato into its standard orbit of stardom: she toured with the Jonas Brothers in the summer of 2008, and was given her own Disney Channel TV series, Welcome to Mollywood (due in late 2008), and movie, Princess Protection Program (due in 2009, and co-starring her real-life friend Selena Gomez). Lovato was often compared to another Disney teen star, Miley Cyrus.
Lovato sings and plays guitar and piano, and as an adult she toured the world in support of successful albums like Unbroken (2011), Demi (2013), Confident (2015) and Tell Me You Love Me (2017).
She has also been open about her personal troubles, including eating disorders, depression, and addictions to alcohol and cocaine. In 2011 she announced that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In June of 2018 she released the single “Sober,” in which she said she had relapsed after six years of sobriety. The next month she was hospitalized in Los Angeles after a reported drug overdose.