Demi Lovato Shares How Christina Aguilera Inspired New Album

Demi Lovato explained Saturday how influential Christina Aguilera's blockbuster album Stripped was to her during the making of her new album, Tell Me You Love Me.

"She did a lot of growing up on that album" the 25-year-old chart-topper told iHeartRadio's Ellie Lee. "And I feel like she really made herself, like, an icon with that album. That's what I hope to do someday and that I wanted to accomplish my vocal capabilities the way that she did with that album."

In iHeartRadio's previous interview with Lovato, the star explained just how JAY-Z helped out with the rollout of the album. "With the [first] single, everybody was telling me to go with [the title track] 'Tell Me You Love Me,' but I felt something was really pulling me towards 'Sorry Not Sorry,'" she explained. "When I played both of the songs for JAY-Z, he was like, "Go with 'Sorry Not Sorry'" because it's more lighthearted – and that's all I needed was one [moment of] reassurance."

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Original article at iHeartRadio