With a Chance for Sonny Lovato was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1992. She was reared there with her two sisters, the youngest of whom began her acting career in 2008, and their mother, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Prior to making their way into the Disney Channel with a recurring part in As the Bell Rings, Lovato made their acting debut as a cast member on Barney & Friends. A few months after the appearance of Camp Rock, a 2008 Disney Channel film starring Lovato and the Jonas Brothers, their debut album, Don’t Forget, with songs co-written by the Jonas Brothers, was published by Hollywood Records. Don’t Forget debuted at number two, establishing Lovato as a star in their own right. Here We Go Again, which peaked at number one in 2009, came after Don’t Forget. They kept acting throughout this time, featuring in the well-liked Camp Rock sequel from 2010 and starring in their own Disney sitcom, Sonny with a Chance, which ran for two seasons.
Unbroken Unbroken, Lovato’s studio album from that year, included the Toby Gad-produced single “Skyscraper.” The song went platinum and became their biggest hit since the days of Camp Rock, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. The second song, “Give Your Heart a Break,” had a slightly lower peak position at number 16, but it sold more copies and eventually earned three-times platinum certification in the United States alone. Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Jason Derulo each had co-starring roles in Unbroken’s songs “All Night Long” and “Together.”
2012 saw the continuation of Demi Lovato’s comeback as they joined Britney Spears as one of the four judges for the second season of the American edition of The X Factor. Due to the popularity of Lovato’s performance when it made its fall 2012 debut, the show was renewed for the 2013 season. They released their fourth album, Demi, at the start of the season in May 2013, which was preceded by the single “Heart Attack,” which climbed in the Top Ten. The next singles “Neon Lights” and “Really Don’t Care” both entered the Top 40. Once again, Lovato contributed to a Disney film, this time with a cover of Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go,” which served as the first single for the blockbuster movie Frozen. With Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, which is a compilation of their thoughts and quotes from people who inspired them throughout their struggles with addiction and despair, Lovato also made an appearance on the list of best-selling books. They headlined two global tours and had a recurring part on the television program Glee in 2014.
The lead single for Lovato’s fifth studio album, Confident, “Cool for the Summer,” which was produced by Max Martin and Wolf Cousins, was made available in July of the following year. A few weeks before to the album’s release in October 2015, the brassy title tune was also made available as a single. Iggy Azalea and Savan Kotecha, who also contributed to “Cool for the Summer,” were among the album’s other contributors. Confident reached its highest position on the Billboard 200 at number two and received a Grammy nomination. Before releasing their own single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” Lovato provided vocals for Cheat Codes’ “No Promises” and Jax Jones’ “Instruction” in 2017. It was the first taste of Tell Me You Love Me, their sixth full-length album, which debuted in September 2017 and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. They collaborated with Luis Fonsi on the non-album single “Échame la Culpa” in November. In 2018, Lovato collaborated with Christina Aguilera on the song “Fall in Line” and released their own single, “Sober,” which dealt with addiction. In 2020, more hits, including “I’m Ready” with Sam Smith, propelled them into the Top 40. They released the anti-presidential song “Commander in Chief” right before the 2020 election.
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil is a documentary series that Lovato debuted in 2021. The band’s seventh studio album, Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over, which was marketed as “the non-official soundtrack to the documentary,” was released to coincide with the movie. It was preceded by the duet “What Other People Say” with Sam Fischer. At number two on the Billboard 200, the album.
The incisive pop-punk single “Skin of My Teeth,” taken from their eighth studio album HOLY FVCK, was their first release of 2022. With the assistance of Yungblud (“Freak”), Royal & the Serpent (“Eat Me”), and Dead Sara (“Eat Me”), that set, which debuted in August, brought the singer back to the rock-based roots of their early albums.