Singer, actress. Demi Lovato was born on August 20, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. Lovato’s mother, Dianna Lovato, was a former country music recording artist and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Lovato is the middle child of three sisters. Her older sister, Dallas, is also a singer and actress, and her younger sister, Madison, was born in 2002.
Growing up, Lovato won several talent contests and performed in famous venues, including the Eismann Center and the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day Half Time Show with LeAnn Rimes. She started her show business career in earnest at the age of 10 when she became a series regular on the children’s television show Barney — Friends. After her stint on Barney — Friends, Lovato also guest starred on television dramas Just Jordan (2007) and Prison Break (2006).
In 2007, Demi Lovato began working with the Disney Channel. First she got a part on a short television show called As The Bell Rings. Her role on that ended, however, when Lovato was cast as Mitchie Torres in the starring role of the Disney Channel movieCamp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began also recording three songs with the pop group the Jonas Brothers for the film’s soundtrack.
On September 23, 2008, Lovato released her debut album, Don’t Forget. Several of the songs on the album were co-written by the Jonas Brothers. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. In promotion of this album, Lovato went on tour with the Jonas Brothers on their 2008 Burning Up Tour as the opening act.
In 2008, Lovato covered the Academy Award-nominated song, “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted on the DisneyMania 6 album. Later on in 2008, Demi began filming her second Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program. The filming is happening in Puerto Rico and Lovato is starring with her good friend Selena Gomez.
Outside of music, film and television, Lovato is also the national Hasbro “Hit Clips” spokesgirl. She has also done several successful voiceovers for radio and television for companies like Denny’s, Radica and Hasbro.
Currently, Demi Lovato is the star of her own Disney Channel television show called Sonny with a Chance. She started this show in 2009, filming 16 episodes for the first season. On July 21, 2009, Demi Lovato released her second studio album, Here We Go Again. She joined American Idol reality star David Archuleta’s tour in the summer of 2009.