Why Demi Lovato Chose “Skyscraper” as First Single

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Demi Lovato, whose legion of fans have proven to be zealous supporters during the young starlet’s turbulent year, opened up about her music to MTV. “My whole journey has been about telling my story and hoping that when I share my story, it inspires somebody,” she said. “When I decided to come out with a single that was honest and about my journey and about standing strong and tall like a skyscraper, I hope that it inspired people.”

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The half-Mexican singer/actress spoke in reference to her first single, the emotional ballad “Skyscraper. The song, off her upcoming album Unbroken (set to release on Sept. 20), soured to the number one spot on iTunes after its release last month. Deep thought went into choosing the song as Lovato’s first single. “I thought that there was a bigger opportunity for me to come out with a song that would inspire people,” the star told MTV, “rather than it be just another dance song on the radio.”

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At a recent fan meet-and-greet in Los Angeles, Lovato said she was surprised about the tremendous success of “Skyscraper,” which she will be performing in both Spanish and English at this year’s National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards (Sept. 16 at 8/7c on NBC). “I wasn't expecting that at all,” the singer said of the success of “Skyscraper.” “It's been such a whirlwind, and I've been so blessed and so thankful for it.” A whirlwind is exactly right – Lovato was admitted into rehab last year for her history of eating disorders and cutting behavior. She was released this spring and we’re happy to see the teenage star is back with such ferocity.

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