From 'Camp Rock' to Luis Fonsi Collaborations, Here Are 7 Times Demi Lovato Sang in Spanish

Demi Lovato
Austin Hargrave

Lovato photographed Feb. 20 at The Flamingo House in Sacramento, Calif. Styling by Jonny Lichtenstein. Lovato wears a Rodarte top and Wixson Paris socks. 

Pop superstar Demi Lovato is making her long-awaited return to music at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26).

Her comeback performance is shrouded in mystery, so there's no telling what she might sing live. Before her hospitalization in July 2018, Lovato was on a Latin music kick, embracing her Mexican roots.   

"I told you the next time you'd hear from me I'd be singing," Lovato wrote in an Instagram post announcing her comeback.


I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing ----#GRAMMYs @recordingacademy @cbstv

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Like her old best friend and fellow Latina on Disney, Selena Gomez, Lovato has had moments in her career where she recorded and performed music in Spanish. More of this was happening recently with her post, a"Despacito" duet with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi.

Lovato has recently been on a path to recovery while preparing her return to the public eye. Along with the Grammy news, Lovato will be a part of a very Latin Super Bowl in Miami next month where she will sing the National Anthem before the Shakira-Jennifer Lopez halftime show.

While we wait for Demi's comeback, here's all the times she lived up to her Lovato last name in music.

"Lo Que Soy" (2008)

The Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock served as the vehicle that launched Lovato's music career in 2008. The empowering theme, "This is Me," that she sang with the Jonas Brothers' Joe Jonas became a big hit. To help translate the song's success to Latin America, Lovato recorded a stripped-down version of it as "Lo Que Soy." It was even more emotional as a ballad en español.

"Rascacielo" (2011)

Lovato didn't return to recording music in Spanish until the release of her third studio album, Unbroken, in 2011. Lead single "Skyscraper" was another empowering anthem that connected with her fans. In a bid for the song to reach new heights of success, Lovato recorded it as "Rascacielo" on Latin American editions of the album. She beautifully translated that heartfelt message into Spanish.

"Besame Mucho" (2011)

"Besame Mucho" was a song recorded for Unbroken that ultimately didn't make the album. It's not a cover of the classic bolero but actually a story of Lovato finding a fling in Colombia. The Latin pop-influenced song is recorded in English and Spanish. She sings in Spanish when recounting the flirty lines the guy would try to use on her. Like all summer romances, this one results in an adiós at the end.

"Solamente Tú" (2011)

Before Rosalía, Spanish singer-songwriter Pablo Alborán was blending elements of flamenco and pop music. At the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards where he was up for Best New Artist, Alborán performed his debut single "Solamente Tú" in a live duet with Lovato. Not having the comfort of a recording studio, she held her own on stage alongside Alborán. It's a shame this version was never commercially released.

"Dime Que Me Amas" (2017)

Lovato didn't return to recording music in Spanish until years later with 2017's Tell Me You Love Me, her sixth studio album. The soulful title track was also recorded in Spanish as "Dime Que Me Amas." Lovato tries to work things out with her lover while unloading her issues. None of that tough love is lost in translation with Lovato still being a vocal powerhouse en español.

"Échame La Culpa" (2017)

Fonsi followed up his global smash "Despacito" with "Échame La Culpa" featuring Lovato. Their tropical collaboration faced similar success, peaking at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart and No. 47 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart. The two playfully trade verses in English and Spanish about taking the fall for the mistakes in their relationship. The breezy bop is on Fonsi's Grammy-nominated Vida album.

"Solo" (2018)

Lovato teamed up with British trio Clean Bandit for the song "Solo" on their 2018 album What is Love?. Before recording the hit EDM-Latin music collaboration "Baby" with Fonsi, Clean Bandit first dipped into the market with their Latin remix of "Solo" where Lovato sings the hot and heartbreaking lyrics in Spanglish. "Solo" is a derived from the Spanish word, so naturally it more amazing en español.


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