Demi Lovato's 'Demi' review: Natural next step

Demi Lovato releases "Demi" on May 14, 2013. Demi Lovato releases "Demi" on May 14, 2013. Photo Credit: Handout

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REVIEW

Demi Lovato, who grew out of her Disney princess role on her 2011 breakthrough album "Unbroken," is ready to prove herself as an artist and a worthy "X Factor" mentor with "Demi" (Hollywood).

The new album builds on the successes of "Unbroken," with the inspirational ballads "Nightingale" and "In Case" following the "Skyscraper" pattern and the first single "Heart Attack" and "Made in the USA" bringing the pop catchiness of "Give Your Heart a Break." "Demi" leaps forward, though, with the dramatic dance number "Neon Lights" and the sassy, Icona Pop-ish "Really Don't Care" featuring Cher Lloyd. Duking it out with Simon Cowell apparently has its advantages.

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Demi Lovato

"Demi"

GRADE B

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BOTTOM LINE Building on her "Skyscraper" success

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