What an incredible person.
What an incredible story.
At the age of 10, Demi made an acting debut when she played Angela in PBS’ children television show “Barney and Friends”.
In 2006, she tried to make her way into bigger television series by joining the cast of several television shows, including “Prison Break”, “Split Ends (Pilot)”, and “Just Jordan”. As time went by, Demi accepted Disney Channel’s offer to be a regular in first season of their short show, “As the Bell Rings”.
Still, she didn’t claim her fame until 2008 when she landed the part of Mitchie Torres in Disney’s musical smash made-for-TV movie, “Camp Rock”, alongside teen band sensation Jonas Brothers. Demi joined the Jonas boys in their 2008 Tour, entitled “Burning Up Tour”.
In between her tight schedule, she took another project, once again signing a deal with Disney Channel. This time, it’s for their next original movie entitled “Princess Protection Program”. On top of that, the actress, who plays drum, guitar, and piano, was slated to star in her own TV series, “Welcome to Mollywood” where she portrayed Molly, an aspiring actress who gets a role on a television show.
Before starring in “Mollywood”, Demi entered the recording room and cooked new materials for her upcoming debut album, “Don’t Forget”, with the help from the three Jonas brothers. While waiting for the record’s release date, she released lead single, “Get Back” on August 12. It peaked at number 43 in Billboard Hot 200 and reached number 16 in Hot Digital Songs.
In 2009, Demi proceeded with her second studio album “Here We Go Again”. It sent her to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200, marking her best charting album so far. The title track even climbed to No. 15 on Hot 100.
However: In 2010 Demi went into the hospital for a nervous breakdown.
It was later revealed that she battled eating disorder, self-harming issue, diagnosed bi-polar and addiction with subscription pills.
After being released from the rehab facility a year later, she wasted no time to return to work and pour her heart out in her third studio album “Unbroken”, which became her most emotional work to date.
One of the most notable singles in the album was “Skyscraper” which chronicles her struggle to battle her demons. Demi has since actively campaigned to raise awareness against bulimia, body image and self-cutting issues. She received a lot of recognitions including from the U.S. Department of Health for her tireless works to help her peers who are battling the same problems as her.
Her triumphant comeback coupled with her inspiring story and work landed her a judging gig on “The X Factor (US)” that put her on the same panel as Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell. In 2013, she returned with another album, a self-titled one called “Demi”, which was released on May 14. It reached No. 3 on the album chart.
Demi Lovato, who was hospitalized in late July following an almost fatal drug overdose, has issued a statement addressing her ongoing struggles with addiction.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,”
Lovato wrote in a statement posted to Instagram on Aug. 5. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.
In late June, Lovato released a new single, “Sober,” in which she admitted to breaking the six years of sobriety she marked on March 15. “Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore,” the chorus of “Sober” begins. Later in the song, she apologizes to letting down her fans: “I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”
Recently Demi was baptized in the Jordan River and shared that she felt her spirituality come to life on the trip, experiencing a “connection to God and faith in Jesus Christ” — something she said she had “been missing for a few years now.”
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now,” she wrote. “Spirituality is so important to me…to be baptized in the Jordan river…I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”
“My God is with Me 24/7” she is quoted as saying before she led the recent incredible performance of the Star-Spangled Banner Super Bowl 2020.
Amazingly one week later Demi performs for the Grammys with one of the most heart-wrenching performances ever to come to the Grammy stage.
With that said: Katie and I were incredibly inspired to perform the song.
We hope you like it as much as we were moved to do it.
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