Wow.. Top 10 on iTunes within a matter of hour?!? Definitely can't sleep now...Unbelievable.. Never underestimate my #Lovatics! Demi Lovato tweeted early this morning.
Later that day, she was learned that her latest song had jumped higher on the charts: WOW!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!!! she wrote. #1 on iTUNES!!!!!!!! MY #LOVATICS ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!!! the young star tweeted.
And finally, when Lovato's single reach number one of on the iTunes charts, she tweeted her fans once again: WOW.... I'm speechless....
Since then, fans, stars, and critics have been congratulating Lovato on her new single Skyscraper that dropped that Tuesday morning. Skyscraper is the first single released since her highly publicized melt-down last year that sent her to rehab for physical and emotional issues.
The Disney singer was reported to have been battling with her recent break-up with singer Joe Jonas, pressure from the media, and an eating disorder she had been struggling with for approximately six years. When Lovato allegedly punched a back up singer from her Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam tour, friends and family knew it was time to get the singer help.
I was just lying to everyone. My managers, the people I was working with. I was lying about eating, and just being happy, Lovato revealed on On Air With Ryan Seacrest Tuesday morning. It was affecting every area of my life. I was being cranky, I was irritable, not pleasant really to work with. I became a little brat on set, and I just had so much growing up to do, she continued. I just had so much going on in my head. It all just boiled up and I ended up doing things that I regret to this day...There is a lot of pressure these days. I feel like I live in a city where no woman eats.
Lovato could not be more correct. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, (ANAD), Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. 81% of 10 year-olds are afraid of becoming fat. 47% of girls between 5th and 12th grade say that they want to lose weight because of photos they have seen in magazine. 69% of girls in the same group say that images in magazines have affected their idea of what a perfect body is.
And yet: The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females, (ANAD). Pressure is in abundance. Unfortunately, body shape is only one example of perfection girls feel pressured to attain.
Demi Lovato's single Skyscraper has been an encouragement to all people. Selena Gomez even tweeted: SO, SO proud of Demi Lovato, Skyscraper. Incredible, beautiful and so inspiring. The empowering ballad is truly moving.
Beyond the words you can sense a transparent, vulnerable, and fragile Lovato expressing her heart especially during the chorus-- You can take everything I have/ You can break everything I am/ Like I'm made of glass, like I'm made of paper/ Go on and try and tear me down/ I will be rising from the ground like a skyscraper.
This song is so special to me because it's inspired by my journey and the struggles that I've dealt with this past year, Lovato said in a recent interview with seventeen.com. I hope people are able to relate to it and realize that they are able to rise above and overcome any obstacle, no matter the circumstances, and shine like a skyscraper.
Fans are very excited that Lovato has a bright outlook on life and is not allowing anything to hold her down. This motivational tune has enlivened girls everywhere.
I am still on a personal journey dealing with my own issues each and every day, but the best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.
You can catch Demi Lovato's music video for Skyscraper today at 7 PM (EST).