Who is Demi Lovato?
Demetria Devonne Lovato was born on 20 August 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and is an actress, singer and songwriter, best known for initially earning popularity through the Disney Channel television movie “Camp Rock”. She later signed to Hollywood Records, and has released numerous high profile albums. Some of her most popular songs include “Skyscraper”, “This Is Me”, and “Sorry Not Sorry”. She’s also tried her hand at acting endeavors, appearing in the TV series “Glee” as a recurring character.
The Net Worth of Demi Lovato
How rich is Demi Lovato? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $33 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry in acting as well as singing. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Demi is of Mexican, English and Irish descent; her mother was a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, while her father was an engineer and a musician. She grew up with an older sister and a younger half-sister. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, after which she was raised in Dallas, Texas.
2002 marked the year for her first foray into acting, in the children’s television series “Barney & Friends”. Shortly after that, she started learning how to play the piano and guitar, and took up acting and dancing classes. She was bullied a lot in school, which led her being homeschooled, eventually gaining her high school diploma. In 2006, she gained more acting roles in projects such as “Just Jordan” and “Prison Break”, and the following year, she was selected for her first Disney project in the miniseries “As the Bell Rings”.
Camp Rock and Music Beginnings
Lovato’s appearance in a Disney Channel project led her to audition for the television movie “Camp Rock”, for which she was successful. She played the lead character Mitchie Torres, an aspiring singer, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of the movie. She then went on a promotional tour, before releasing her own album. The movie was also the beginning of the Jonas Brothers music career, and she appeared on their tour as well. In 2008, she released her debut album “Don’t Forget” which gained generally positive reviews, debuting in second spot of the Billboard 200, with songs co-written by the Jonas Brothers. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and several of its songs charted on the US Billboard Hot 100. She then performed the charity single for Disney’s Friends for Change alongside Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, with proceeds donated to various environmental charities. She also starred in the sitcom “Sony with Chance”, and appeared in the Disney film “Princes Protection Program”, which became the Disney Channel fourth highest-rated original movie.
Further Musical Endeavors
In 2009, Demi released her second album – “Here We Go Again” – which continued her streak of favorable reviews, reaching top spot on the Billboard 200. She toured to promote the album, her first 40 city national concert tour, and then reprised her role for “Camp Rock 2: the Final Jam”. The film received mediocre reviews, but her performance gained some praise. She also announced her departure from “Sony with a Chance”, putting her acting career on hiatus, meantime releasing her third album entitled “Unbroken” which received mixed reviews due to its experimentation of genre, but despite which the album was certified gold.
Her single “Skyscraper” reached 10th spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and her next single “Give Your Heart a Break” reached the top of the Pop Songs chart, being certified three times platinum. She was then signed to become a judge for the second season of “The X Factor”, joining Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears, and returned for the next season with a salary reported at $2 million. In 2013, she released her next album “Demi” which was met with positive reviews thanks to the influence of synthpop. The album was very successful internationally and was also certified gold.
Lovato appeared in several episodes of the fifth season of “Glee”, in which she played a struggling New York-based artist. She then went on tour, and released the studio version of “Let It Go” for the Disney film “Frozen’. In 2015, she released her fifth album “Confident” which again met with positive reviews, but was still certified gold. She released the single “Cool for the Summer” and then signed with Wilhelmina Models. In 2017, she produced a documentary entitled “Beyond Silence” and then started working on her next album – “Tell Me You Love me” – released later in the year, and once again attracted a lot of praise.
She confirmed a world tour which began in 2018, collaborating with Christina Aguilera and Clean Bandit, then announced that she is working on an upcoming seventh album. Aside from the entertainment industry, but no doubt sponsored by it, in 2015 Demi launched her own skincare line called Devonne by Demi.
For her personal life, it is known that Demi was romantically linked to Joe Jonas during their time at Disney, but revealed years later that they only dated for a month or two. She then began a relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama which lasted until 2016, and afterwards dated UFC mixed martial artist Luke Rockhold, and a few months after their breakup, dated Guilherme Vasoncelos until the middle of 2017. She is still single.
Her father passed away from cancer in 2013, and she revealed that he was also suffering from a mental illness. She had an abusive and strained relationship with his father, but despite that she saw his struggle to become good for his children. She has also been open about depression, bullying, self-harm, and eating disorders, and has undergone numerous treatments throughout her life to help her move on from her problems.