Will 2013 belong to Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez?

By April Chieffo,
Demi, Selena and Miley are set to release new albums this year, so who will conquer the charts?

Smilers, Selenators, and Lovatics have a lot to look forward to this year. Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, who have all put their Disney days behind them, will release highly-anticipated albums. Although it is not a competition, who will have a bigger album? Will it be Selena’s Miley’s or Demi’s album?

Lovato, Gomez, and Cyrus have much in common. They all starred on the Disney Channel at one point. They all used to be close, and they are all 20 years old. That’s not the point, though. They all have different styles of music. They do, however, fit the pop genre, and have a similar, dedicated fanbase.

Demi, Selena and Miley all released new songs recently, so who will ultimately conquer the charts? It’s hard to tell, but here is what Demi, Selena and Miley have in store when their albums are released:

Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato released Unbroken in 2011. Her follow-up album, Demi, is set to be released May 14. The 20-year-old singer says that Demi will get deeply personal at times, and at other times, will be really fun. Overall, she describes it as being bigger and better than what she has released in the past.

"I think this album is just all-around better than anything I've ever done. I think it's been a trial-and-error process with my music and just trying to figure out who I am…I think I got a pretty good idea of where I'm at today and things I want to talk about,” she told Parade in March. "The sound is going to be different. There are differences between each song. Some kind of have a rock vibe to them, some are just really raw, they don't have any background vocals and it's just me and guitar and strings. And there are some that are dance songs. Everything is different, but ultimately I just wanted it to be good pop music."

She has already given her fans a taste of what to expect. She released “Heart Attack,” which is not only “good pop music,” but it also shows off her impressive vocal skills.

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez released her last album, When the Sun Goes Down, in 2011. With a new album expected by this summer, Gomez, 20, who took a small musical hiatus to focus on acting, is ready to give her fans what they’ve been craving.

Gomez has said her new album, which has no title or release date as of yet, is going to show a more mature, personal side of her. At the same time she wanted it to be a really fun record.

"It is so much fun. I made a huge, fun dance record that I'm so proud of. I got to record 20 or so great songs and work with a bunch of different producers, and they're all really fun pop songs; a little Ellie Goulding-ish, a little island-y feel,” she told Teen Vogue. “It's a really fun pop record. I'm super stoked for it. It's kind of been hush-hush about it, and I'm excited for the single to come out and for my fans to hear it."

Gomez released her first single off the album, “Come & Get it” early over the weekend. Her fans were so eager to hear Selena’s new song they crashed Ryan Seacrest’s website, where the song officially premiered.

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus may have the most anticipated album of the three girls, since it’s been over two years since she released Can’t Be Tamed. The 20-year-old, who has been known more for gossip about her personal life recently, is bringing the focus back to the music. Miley hasn’t announced a title or possible release date for her new album, but she has promised countless times that it is coming very soon. With that said, there is a very good chance it'll be released this year. When the album does finally get released, fans can expect “dirty south hip-hop.” She has worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Tyler, The Creator, among many, many others, and added her own country flavor. Her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus, after all.

"I really didn't want to make a hip-hop record, and I'm not trying at all to be a Rihanna or a Nicki [Minaj]....That's not my vibe,” she told the March issue of Cosmopolitan. “When I was growing up, my older brother would sneak me Nelly CDs, my dad had me listening to Dolly [Parton] and Johnny [Cash], and my mom is a complete metal head. So this record is a weird mixture of all that.”

While Miley has yet to release a new song that is completely her own, she does lend her vocals to “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” which is technically Snoop Lion’s (Snoop Dogg) song.



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