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"Confident" is the fifth studio album by recording artist Demi Lovato which was released on October 16, 2015.

Demi, along with some of her celebrity friends, including Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas and Jennifer Lopez revealed the official tracklist on Twitter. It is also Lovato's first album with a "Parental Advisory" label.[1]

"Confident" was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.[2] This earned Demi her first Grammy nomination.

Background

On December 18, 2013, Lovato confirmed that she would not return to the The X Factor for a fourth season to focus on touring and recording her fifth album.

Demi: I've already started recording for my new album, and I have plans to record during the tour. The sound just evolves into everything that I've been and everything that I want to become.
I've never been so sure of myself as an artist when it comes down to confidence, but not only personal things, but exactly what I want my sound to be and what I know I'm capable of and this album will give me the opportunity to show people what I can really do.[3]
For "Confident", Lovato worked with music producers such as Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami, Jason Evigan, Johan Carlsson Steve Mac, Stargate, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Babydaddy and Peter Carlsson.

On September 29, 2015, Demi sent her fans on a scavenger hunt. Demi announced that she was hiding special boxes, each on a different location. Each box contained a preview of a song from the album. The first two boxes were found that same day in New York City, the first box contained a snippet of "Stone Cold" while the second contained a snippet of "Old Ways". Demi performed "Stone Cold" in its entirety later that same day at the Highland Ballroom in New York.[4]

In terms of music, "Confident" departs from the bubblegum pop and and synthpop sound of her previous album, DEMI.[5] The album features a range of music genres: dance-pop, urban/R&B, pop rock, soul and gospel.

The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 98,000 units (77,000 in pure album sales).[6] In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number six on the UK Albums Chart, becoming her highest-charting album there to date.[7] In July 2016, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, and has sold 211,000 copies in the United States.[8]

Tour

She went on a co-headlining tour with Nick Jonas entitled "The Future Now Tour".[9] This is Demi's fifth headlining tour, and Nick's third concert tour, promoting his third studio album "Last Year Was Complicated".[10][11]

The co-headlining tour started on June 29, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia and ended on September 17, 2016, in Inglewood, California.[12] Lovato continued the tour as a sole headlining act on September 24, 2016 in New York City,[13] and the tour concluded in Monterrey on October 19, 2016.

Singles

  • Cool for the Summer was announced as the lead single from the album on June 25, 2015. It was released on July 1, 2015.
  • Confident was announced as the second single from the album and was released on September 18, 2015. 
  • Stone Cold was released as promotional single from the album on October 9, 2015. On February 6, 2016 the song was sent to contemporary hit radio as the third and final single off the album.


Tracklist

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Confident" Demi Lovato, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh Martin, Ilya 3:25
2. "Cool for the Summer" Lovato, Kotecha, Martin, Alexander Kronlund, Ali Payami Martin, Payami 3:34
3. "Old Ways" Olivia Waithe, Jason Evigan, Scott Hoffman Evigan, Babydaddy, Mitch Allan 3:24
4. "For You" Johan Carlsson, Dalton Grant, Susan Catanzaro Johan Carlsson, Payami, Peter Carlsson 3:41
5. "Stone Cold" Lovato, Laleh Pourkarim, Gustaf Thörn Laleh 3:11
6. "Kingdom Come" (featuring Iggy Azalea) Lovato, Julia Michaels, Steve Mac, Amethyst Amelia Kelly Mac 4:04
7. "Waitin' for You" (featuring Sirah) Lovato, Michaels, Evigan, Mac, Sara Mitchell Evigan, Allan, Mac 3:12
8. "Wildfire" Ryan Tedder, Nicole Morier, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Stargate, Allan 3:19
9. "Lionheart" Mac, Ina Wroldsen Mac 4:04
10. "Yes" Lovato, Pourkarim Laleh, Gustaf Thörn 3:10
11. "Father" Lovato, Pourkarim Laleh 3:55
Deluxe Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "Stars" Lovato, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Kotecha, Kronlund Falk, Rami 3:08
13. "Mr. Hughes" Lovato, J. Carlsson J. Carlsson, Ilya, P. Carlsson 3:41
14. "Cool for the Summer (Jump Smokers Remix)" Lovato, Kotecha, Martin, Kronlund, Payami Payami, Martin, Jump Smokers 4:25
15. "Cool for the Summer (Suraci Remix)" Lovato, Kotecha, Martin, Kronlund, Payami Payami, Martin, Suraci 4:25

References

  1. http://www.eonline.com/news/690282/demi-lovato-reveals-confident-album-cover-track-list-with-the-help-of-wilmer-valderrama-nick-jonas-kim-kardashian-more
  2. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7597556/grammys-nominees-complete-list-2017
  3. http://www.mtv.com/news/1722010/demi-lovato-neon-lights-tour-amazing-2014/
  4. http://radio.com/2015/09/29/demi-lovato-teases-tracks-from-confident-via-scavenger-hunt/
  5. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/69207/Demi-Lovato-Confident/
  6. http://www.billboard.com/artist/300744/Demi+Lovato/chart?f=305
  7. http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/jamie-lawson-tops-official-albums-chart-i-m-really-over-the-moon-__11118/
  8. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/podcasts/7423955/hozier-ask-pop-shop-podcast
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20160403182224/http://demilovato.com/events/
  10. http://uk.eonline.com/news/710024/demi-lovato-and-nick-jonas-are-going-on-tour-together
  11. http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a788031/nick-jonas-reveals-new-album-title-last-year-was-complicated-along-with-release-date-and-tracklist/
  12. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/demi-lovato-nick-jonas-invite-131400497.html
  13. http://www.people.com/article/demi-lovato-headlines-global-citizen-tour-selena-gomez-break
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Sept 29, 2017 • 42:59 • Island • Safehouse • Hollywood
Songs
Released ConfidentCool for the SummerOld WaysFor YouStone ColdKingdom ComeWaitin' for YouWildfireLionheartYesFatherStarsMr. Hughes

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