Demi told MTV: ‘The first thing I do is put on sweatpants and take my heels off and get rid of the makeup and just chill. I’m so honored to be a performer for the VMAs. I watched them when I was growing up and I still do. They’re awesome. It’s crazy.’ On X-Factor: ‘Well, you know, I try to be positive as much as I can. But sometimes you’ve just got to tell people that singing is not for them. When I hear a good singer, sometimes I critique them so that they can be better. And it’s not that they’re bad.’ Demi told reporters backstage (E! Online):
‘Well, you know, I think he’s a bit of an asshole. I am joking. We have so much fun together. He is amazing. He has given me an amazing opportunity. We like to tease each other and go back and forth, but behind stage, we actually love each other. Working with someone that I idolize is absolutely a dream come true. I can’t give any advice to Mariah Carey. That would just be silly. I am still new at judging myself, so I really can’t give anyone advice. Who I would like to see on American Idol would be Nick Jonas. I heard he was in the running.’
Billboard: ‘Give Your Heart a Break’, at 25 weeks, completes the longest ascent to No. 1 by a woman in the chart’s nearly 20-year history and ties for the longest climb to the top among all artists with Cee Lo Green’s ‘F**k You! (Forget You)’ (2010-11). On the Hot 100, ‘Heart’ rises 17-16, reaching a new peak in its 22nd week. ‘Heart’ is Hollywood Records’ third Mainstream Top 40 No. 1, following Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ (2009) and Jesse McCartney’s ‘Leavin’ (2008).