Demi Lovato will return next month with her fourth studio album, as “Demi” has been slated to hit stores on May 14 through Hollywood Records. On Monday (Apr. 1), the album’s release date and cover art — which shows a dead-serious Lovato covered in silver body paint — were officially unveiled.
The official music video for the album’s first single, “Heart Attack,” will premiere next Tuesday night (Apr. 9) on E! News. After the song scored Lovato’s biggest sales week for a single upon its debut in February, “Heart Attack” sits at No. 21 on the current Hot 100 chart.
“Demi” is the follow-up to 2011’s “Unbroken,” which has sold 448,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That album was led by the ballad “Skyscraper,” which gave Lovato her first Top 10 single, and also spawned the hit “Give Your Heart a Break,” which spent 32 weeks on the Hot 100 in 2012.
The Suspex, Ryan Tedder, Carl Falk, Jonas Jeberg, Matt Rad and Rami Yacoub are among the producers and writers with credits on “Demi.” Of the new album, Lovato says in a press statement, “It’s better than anything I have ever done! I experimented with a variety of different sounds and poured my heart into writing these songs. I’m so excited for everyone to finally get the chance to hear them!”
This week, Lovato kicks off an ambitious press run, stopping by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night, “Dancing With The Stars” on Tuesday, “Good Morning America” next Wednesday (Apr. 10) and “Kelly & Michael” next Thursday (Apr. 11). The 20-year-old pop star will also return as a judge on the U.S. version of “The X Factor” this fall.
Pre-orders for “Demi” begin on Tuesday in North America, and next Tuesday (Apr. 9) for the rest of the world.