Demi Lovato has spent most of 2014 on the road supporting her fourth studio album, Demi, which was released last year and has spawned three Top 40 hits on the Hot 100 chart. With her latest North American tour wrapping up on Monday night (Oct. 27), the pop singer is expected to release a new album in 2015 on longtime label Hollywood Records.
“She’s finishing up right now on the last leg of her touring for this year, and we finish it up with a couple of radio shows,” Lovato’s manager Phil McIntyre told Billboard last week. “Then the plan is for her to go back into the studio and start the next creative process. She’s already done some songs, but certainly the majority of it will kick off next year.”
Disney Music Group president Ken Bunt adds, “We’re really excited. We’ve got a new album coming from her next year. We’re not talking about release dates yet. And she’s going to continue her world tour throughout next year.”
Demi, released in May 2013, included the hits “Heart Attack,” “Really Don’t Care” featuring Cher Lloyd and “Neon Lights,” and has sold 426,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Following the album’s release, Lovato returned as a judge on the U.S. version of The X Factor, then set off on two arena tours in 2014 — the Neon Lights tour last spring and the Demi World Tour this fall. The 22-year-old’s Neon Lights tour grossed $8.6 million over the 21 dates reported to Billboard Boxscore.
“I think she’s one of the handful of the music stars in the industry right now,” Bunt says of Lovato. “There’s not a lot of people who could go do two arena tours [in one year] anymore, and she’s one of them. There were three hits off of this record, and when she plays, there’s plenty of hits now.”
Following Monday’s performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Lovato will set off on a short European run, beginning in Istanbul on Nov. 16.