Demi Lovato

The Cardinal celebrates Hispanic History and LGBTQ+ History Months with this artist.


Eric Sanchez, Senior Editor

Demi Lovato is a American pop singer, songwriter, and actress. Lovato has been active in their career of singing since 2002 and has been in films since they were a child. They were born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their father is Mexican and their mother is Irish.

Lovato describes their sexuality as fluid, and has said they are open to finding love with someone of any gender.  n July 2020, they labeled themself queer in a social media statement mourning the death of their Glee co-star Naya Rivera.  In March 2021, Lovato came out as pansexual and sexually fluid. On May 19, 2021, Lovato publicly came out as nonbinary and announced the decision to change their gender pronouns to “they/them”, stating that “this has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself; I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.”

Demi began playing the piano at age seven and guitar at tens. They were so talented, their parents had them take acting classes. However, because of this, they were bullied almost everyday to where they had to be homeschooled. After that, they had been taking theatre classes and was in the movie, Camp Rock. With the popularity of the movie, Lovato began writing their own songs. Their debut album, Don’t Forget, made it to number two on the Billboard 200 chart.  Lovato has frequently cited “power vocalists” such as Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin as major musical and vocal influences.

In September 2021, Lovato performed from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to raise awareness of the different crises that the world is going through and promoting global unity, as part of the Global Citizen Live organization.