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Surprise! Demi Lovato Just Made Her Album Available For Free

Lovatics, rejoice: The singer's self-titled album is available for free download via Google Play for the next week.

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In celebration of kicking off the U.S. leg of her world tour Demi Lovato is offering a FREE download of her May 2013 album for one week, starting Sept. 9, in the Google Play store.

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Lovato joins a slew of artists who've partnered with Google Play to release their albums for free, including Kanye West, Katy Perry, and DJ Mustard.

Perry recently made her 2013 album, Prism, available for free download via Google Play, while a limited number of copies of DJ Mustard's new album, 10 Summers, was available free of charge in August. Meanwhile Bob Marley's greatest hits album Legend, which was released in 1984, is finally hitting the top 10 of Billboard's 200 chart, thanks to a deal with Google Play selling the album discounted to just 99 cents. Late last year, the store also released Kanye West's Yeezus and Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe for free for a week.

These promotions indicate that Google harbors ambitions to be a big player in music, also evidenced by its recent acquisition of Songza. Meanwhile, record labels are also looking to reach new fans with promotions, striking deals with coupon sites like Groupon and Living Social to boost album sales and sell concert tickets.

The free edition of the album will include a new studio version of Lovato's cover of Ed Sheeran's "Give Me Love," which she's been performing live in 2014.

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"It's one of my favorite songs of all time," Lovato said of Sheeran's original. "It has a lot of meaning to me because when I was in Africa [for my birthday], I listened to it over and over, so that's when I really fell in love with it. Whenever I hear that song it reminds me of my experience [there]. I just love it so much.""

Since February, Lovato's been on tour. She's also taken time off the road to campaign for mental health reform. In early September, she visited Capitol Hill:

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Lovato was in Washington D.C. for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) convention when she spoke with BuzzFeed News.

"To be completely frank, it's actually kind of ridiculous that there's been no changes in 40 years for mental health care," she said. "And now more than ever people are becoming more aware of it because of the recent tragedy [with Robin Williams' death], and I think it's something people need to stand up and speak out against so that things can change. It typically takes about seven years for a bill to be enforced by law and here we are 40 years later and we still are not granted the treatment, the resources and everything that we deserve to have by our government here in the United States."

"I will be continuing to do this hopefully for the rest of my life," Lovato said.

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