American singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality, born August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She began her career in 2002 appearing on the children's television series [I]Barney & Friends[/i], before rising to prominence in the Disney Channel musical television film [I]Camp Rock[/i] and its sequel [I]Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam[/i].
Lovato has released six studio albums all of which debuted in the top five of the Billboard 200. She has earned nine top-20 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "[m=1408107]", "[m=1394056]", "[m=529281]", "[m=900758]", "[m=560684]", "[m=867136]", "[m=1215612]", and "[m=1694449]". In total, she has sold over two million albums and 20 million singles in the United States. On television, Lovato has starred as the titular character on [I]Sonny with a Chance[/i], served as a judge and mentor on [I]The X Factor USA[/i] in its second and third seasons, and appeared as a recurring character on [i]Glee[/i]. Her struggles with several personal issues received significant media attention in the 2010s; in response to which she published the book [i]Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year[/i] and released a YouTube documentary about her life and career, titled [i]Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated[/i].
Lovato is a pop, pop-rock, and R&B artist. She has earned numerous awards and nominations, including an MTV Video Music Award, 14 Teen Choice Awards, five People's Choice Awards, and two Latin American Music Awards. She also holds one Guinness World Record and was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2017. Outside the entertainment industry, Lovato is an activist for several social causes.