Demi Lovato has been in London to promote her fourth album, “Demi,” which was released in the U.K. and Ireland on May 20, 2013. The album debuted at No. 10 in the U.K. and No. 5 in Ireland.
On May 28, 2013, she was at HMV’s Oxford Street location for an autograph session. She also announced on her official website on that she is doing a free concert at Porchester Hall on May 31, 2013.
Here is the announcement:
Demi – Live In London
Demi is playing a very intimate show this Friday in London.
The show is happening on 31 May 2013 at Porchester Hall (please note new venue).
Baywater, London W2 5HS
The show is free and wristbands for the event will be given away at the Palladium box office in SoHo on the morning of 31 May at 10:00 AM sharp. The wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please no overnight line ups.
8 Argyll St
Soho, London W1F 7TF
Doors for the show will be at 5:00 PM on Friday at Porchester Hall. The show will begin promptly at 7:30 PM. Anyone under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
The show is also being filmed for a later airing on VEVO, so we will be checking phones on upon entry. Thanks for your understanding. Good luck and hope to see you there!
As previously reported, “Demi” was released in the U.S. on may 14, 2013, and the album debuted at No. 3 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart.
“Demi” is Lovato’s biggest-first-week sales for an album so far. According to Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music sales for Billboard, “Demi” sold 110,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week. “Demi” is also Lovato’s fourth consecutive Top 5 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
The success of the “Demi” album isn’t limited to the U.S., since the album was a Top 20 debut hit in several countries: No. 3 in Spain; No. 5 in Norway; No. 7 in New Zealand; No. 14 in Australia; No. 17 in the Netherlands; and No. 20 in Belgium.
As previously reported, “Demi” is a big hit with music fans but the album has gotten mixed reviews from critics. The album (which was released in the U.S. and Canada on May 14, 2013) debuted in the Top 10 on iTunes in several countries.
Lovato said in a recent Billboard interview that she thinks her “Demi” album will be her biggest-selling album so far.
On May 6, 2013, the entire “Demi” album was streamed on Vevo and Lovato’s official YouTube channel.
“Heart Attack,” the first single from the “Demi” album, is Lovato’s fastest-selling single so far. The song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified gold (500,000 copies shipped) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
“Heart Attack” debuted at No. 3 in the U.K.
To promote the album, Lovato made several personal appearances at U.S. radio festivals and on TV shows in the weeks leading up to the release. She was on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” the nationally syndicated “Live! With Kelly and Michael,” NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the nationally syndicated “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and ABC’s “Nightline.”
Lovato became a judge on “The X Factor” U.S. in 2012. The other judges are “X Factor” executive producer Simon Cowell, former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and Latin music star Paulina Rubio.
“The X Factor” U.S. Season 3 auditions in front of the judges began on May 21, 2013, in Charleston, S.C.
Lovato has more upcoming appearances lined up to promote her “Demi” album, including:
June 16, 2013: MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic headquarters in Toronto.
June 28, 2013: “Good Morning America” Concert Series at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield in New York City. (This is a free concert that is open to the public.)
Lovato will also perform on the 2013 semi-finals of ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent” on a date to be announced.
June 20, 2013 update: Vevo has now premiered songs from Lovato’s concert at Porchester Hall in London. Here are links to the songs:
“Really Don’t Care”
“Give Your Heart a Break”
“Made in the U.S.A.”