Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper' Receives High Marks From Hollywood
Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Pete Wentz and more sing their praises for her first post-rehab single.
Demi Lovato debuted the lead single off her upcoming fourth album late Monday evening, quickly shooting to the top of iTunes. Lovato’s fans, whom she affectionately calls “Lovatics,” have been generous with their Twitter praise for the heartfelt ballad “Skyscraper,” responding to the singer in droves.
Joining in the chorus of support are quite a few notable names, including pal Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian.
Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale was one of the first to tweet, “just heard Skyscraper…at a loss…so inspiring”
Perry gushed, “The new song Skyscraper by @ddlovato is pure perfection. Her voice is one of the BEST undiscovered beauties. Can’t wait for the full record.”
Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz chimed in, “amazing when people put themselves into their art completely #np skyscraper by @ddlovato”
Fellow Disney doll Gomez offered her congratulations with, “SO, SO proud of @ddlovato #skyscraper Incredible, beautiful and so inspiring..”
High School Musical alum Ashley Tisdale wrote, “Loving @ddlovato new song #skyscraper. Her voice is absolutely amazing.”
American Idol’s Season 1 victor, Kelly Clarkson, said, “Ooh while on iTunes I bought Demi Lovato’s new song ‘Skyscraper’ …..cool song and her voice sounds rad!”
Jordin Sparks, another Idol alum, tweeted, “Go grab #Skyscraper by @ddlovato…GIRL you KILLED that! Thanks for keeping my bgvs on it! You’re gonna change hearts w/ this song! <3”
Though the track debuted with very little fanfare or promotion, Kardashian reminded her followers to keep an eye out for it on Monday.
“I am so excited to download @ddlovato new song #SKYSCRAPER! It’s out tonight! EVERYONE MUST DOWNLOAD IT!!! So proud of u Dem!” she wrote.
The single is Lovato’s first since entering a rehab facility in late 2010. She sought treatment for undisclosed mental and physical issues, later revealing a struggle with anorexia, bulimia and bipolar disorder.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Lovato detailed her emotional journey while recording the track.
“I was doubled over, just in pain. I remember thinking, ‘This is kind of my cry for help’ back then, because I hadn’t spoken to anyone about these issues,” she said. “And I hadn’t gotten the help that I needed.”
The Skyscraper music video will premiere on E! News and E! Online Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT.