If the name Demetria Devonne Lovato does not ring any bells for you, then maybe her stage name, Demi Lovato, will. The well-known pop and R&B music artist actually got her rise to fame as a child actress in “Barney and Friends” as Angela. She is also known for her acting career in the movie series “Camp Rock” as Mitchie Torres and Disney’s “Sonny With a Chance” as the title character Sonny Monroe.
In between the years of 2008 and 2009, Demi had released two albums: “Don’t Forget” (2008) and “Here We Go Again” (2009).
In 2011, Lovato released a third album titled “Unbroken,” an account of what she had been through at the time. Any college student could relate to all these late night parties and yet a sense of having to mature for their own sake. The songs “Skyscraper” and “Let Me Give Your Heart a Break” both went platinum, which relates to the number of singles sold.
Aside from acting, singing, and songwriting , Lovato is also an author, an entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed philanthropist. According to an article on looktothestars.org, this artist has supported numerous charities and foundations; such as, STOMP Out Bullying, Save the Music Foundation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and more. Demi Lovato is one of few artists that keeps their heart on their sleeves.
With only six albums at the age of 26-years-old and a collection of awards, Lovato’s overdose near the end of summer came as a shock to fans. Nearly a month before this terrifying news, Lovato made a song called “Sober,” reflecting on her addictions. The song is an acoustic piano, which is played melodically and sounds almost hopeful as she sings apologies to herself, her parents, her lover and even to her friends. Her life was in jeopardy, but fortunately she was revived and paramedics were able to get her to a hospital where she recovered.
For someone who is so inspirational and open, Lovato did not shy away from speaking about her issues like friends, substance abuse and even personal issues in her family. She had posted on her Instagram saying, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery.”
She is as human as the rest of us. Through and through, Lovato wants to continue to support humanity as well as the future that it holds.