Demi Lovato’s fourth album, “Demi,” has debuted at No. 3 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart. Billboard made the announcement on May 22, 2013.
“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 is 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.
In the first week that “Demi” went gone on sale in the U.S., five songs from the album are on the iTunes (U.S.) Top 100 Songs chart: “Heart Attack,” “Really Don’t Care,” “Warrior,” “Neon Lights” and “Something That We’re Not.”
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.
Lovato will also perform on the 2013 semi-finals of ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent” on a date to be announced.