Just another lame, bubble gum, Disney pop star? Think again. Demi Lovato is the farthest thing from a typical Disney clone.

Unlike her peers, she can actually sing, no offense Selena Gomez, Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso. This 16-year-old co-wrote her album and harnessed her relationship frustrations, like continually breaking and making up, to create a powerful, energetic and commanding second album, full of female empowerment. There are a few corny moments consisting of cheesy back-up vocals and cliché subject matters, take “Gift of a Friend” for instance, but overall, Lovato has truly grown as an artist.

With her more mature sound, one that’s similar to Adele (without the accent, of course) and powerhouse vocals, she could give high profile artists like Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé and maybe even Mariah Carey a run for their money. Lovato is definitely capable of successfully bursting out of the Disney bubble.

Grade: B

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