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"Demi (stylized as DEMI)" is the fourth studio album by Demi Lovato. It was released on May 14, 2013. It was available for pre-order in the US and Canada on April 9, 2013.

The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with the first-week sales of 116,000 copies—the highest first-week album sales of Demi's career.[1] The album also reached the top five in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Mexico and Spain.

Background

On April 2012, Demi began writing the songs from her fourth studio album, after the commercial success of her third studio album, "Unbroken". The album was recorded during Lovato's appearance as a mentor on the second season of The X Factor (U.S.).[2]

It was reported that Lovato is working on her fourth studio album with producer Mitch Allan. On April 5, 2012, Lovato confirmed on Twitter that writing for the album had began, saying that she was "so excited to start writing for my fourth album", and that "this time, there's no holding back.."

On April 8, 2012, Demi expressed disappointment stating that she "just wrote a song I will never be able to release". In August 2012 at the Minnesota State Fair, Demi announced that she will work on her fourth album for two months after her 2012 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show performance and the lead single from the album was confirmed to be released in December 2012, but eventually never was.

In the October 2012 issue of Teen Vogue, Demi stated,

Demi: I will say that I'm tired of all the dubstep that's on the radio right now -- I think it's going to be out in two months. I want to make something that people will listen to for a while, rather than something that's just trendy. I feel like I've grown as a person, and I want my music to grow with me.
On December 24, 2012, Lovato released a video of her performing "Angels Among Us" on her YouTube account, which she dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Singles

  • On February 12, 2013, Demi announced that "Heart Attack", the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album would be released for digital download on March 4, 2013. However, the song premiered earlier on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on February 24, 2013 and was digitally released a few hours later. The song was written by Lovato, Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, and Nikki Williams. The music video was released on April 9, 2013.
  • "Made In The USA" was the second single from the album DEMI. The single was released July 16, 2013 for digital download and was written by Lovato, Jason Evigan, Corey Chorus, Blair Perkins and Jonas Jeberg. The music video was released on July 17, 2013.
  • "Neon Lights" was announced as the album's third single on September 20, 2013. On September 29, 2013, Demi later announced the name of her upcoming concert tour, the Neon Lights Tour. "Neon Lights" was officially sent to Top 40/Mainstream radio in the U.S. on November 19, 2013. On November 21, 2013, the music video was released.
  • "Really Don't Care" featuring British recording artist Cher Lloyd, was officially announced as the fourth single on May 10, 2014. It was released as the fourth single from the album on May 20, 2014. The week before it was officially serviced to US radio, it charted at number 40 at Mainstream Top 40. The music video was released on June 26, 2014.

Promotion

On May 6, 2013, Demi asked her Twitter followers to "unlock" the entire album by putting song titles in hashtags. A special website lovaticsspeeduptime.com was launched, displaying all the songs next to a clock that would turn as tweets would be sent. Once a song became a trending topic, its YouTube video was made available on VEVO. All the songs were unlocked within four hours.[3][4] An iBooks-exclusive e-book titled Demi (The Book) was released on June 11, 2013.[5] Lovato also posted three videos on May 13, 14 and May 17, 2013 titled "The Story of DEMI" to talk about her album.

Tour

On September 29, 2013, Lovato announced the first leg of her third headlining tour "The Neon Lights Tour" via her Facebook page. The concert tour, which currently consists of 27 dates across North America and Canada, will kick off on February 9, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia; concluding on March 30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lovato will also promote her album with the DEMI World Tour with the first leg kicking of on September 6, 2014 in Baltimore.

Tracklist

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Heart Attack" Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, Aaron Phillips, Demi Lovato The Suspex 3:30
2. "Made in the USA" Lovato Jonas Jeberg, Evigan, Corey Chorus, Blair Perkins Jeberg, Evigan 3:16
3. "Without the Love" Lovato, Matt Squire, Roy Battle, Freddy Wexler Squire, Battleroy, David "DQ" Quiñones 3:55
4. "Neon Lights" Lovato, Mario Marchetti, Tiffany Vartanyan, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella Tedder, Zancanella 3:53
5. "Two Pieces" Olivia Waithe, Allan, Evigan The Suspex 4:25
6. "Nightingale" Lovato, Anne Preven, Matt Radosevich, Felicia Barton Rad, Preven 3:36
7. "In Case" Emanuel Kiriakou, Priscilla Renea Kiriakou 3:34
8. "Really Don't Care" (featuring Cher Lloyd) Lovato, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Cher Lloyd Falk, Yacoub 3:21
9. "Fire Starter" Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers, Lindy Robbins, Julia Michaels Rogers, Quiñones 3:24
10. "Something That We're Not" Lovato, Andrew Goldstein, Kiriakou, Kotecha Kiriakou, Goldstein 3:17
11. "Never Been Hurt" Lovato, Ali Tamposi, Evigan, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Stefan Johnson Evigan, The Monsters and the Strangerz 3:56
12. "Shouldn't Come Back" Lovato, Yacoub, Falk, Kotecha Yacoub, Falk 3:48
13. "Warrior" Lovato, Goldstein, Kiriakou, Robbins Kiriakou, Goldstein 3:51
Target Edition bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me" Lovato, E. Kidd Bogart, Goldstein, Kiriakou Kiriakou, Goldstein 3:33
Deluxe Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "Up" (with Olly Murs) Wayne Hector, Daniel Davidsen, Maegan Cottone, Peter Wallevik , Mich Hansen Daniel Davidsen, Cutfather, Peter Wallevik 3:44
15. "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me" Lovato, Bogart, Goldstein, Kiriakou Kiriakou, Goldstein 3:33
16. "Let It Go" (single version) Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein 3:47
17. "Give Me Love" (Live at the Capital FM Studios in London, UK / May 30, 2014) (Ed Sheeran cover)
18. "Nightingale" (Live from Honda Center/Anaheim, CA/2014) 3:36
19. "Neon Lights" (Live from Honda Center/Anaheim, CA/2014) 4:22
20. "Really Don't Care" (Live from Honda Center/Anaheim, CA/2014) 3:31

Videos

References

  1. http://www.hollywoodrecords.com/artists/demi-lovato/
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20130129070917/http://www.sawfnews.com/Entertainment/68532.aspx
  3. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/1560713/demi-lovato-unveils-demi-album-with-release-timer-twitter-campaign
  4. http://mashable.com/2013/05/06/demi-lovato-album-twitter-premieres/
  5. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1708811/demi-lovato-e-book-video.jhtml

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