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Demi Lovato’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Photo Shoot Is Totally Nude, Totally Natural, And Totally Woah

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demi, FTW

Demi Lovato's confidence movement has officially reached its nadir. In a surprise shoot for Vanity FairLovato and photographer Patrick Ecclesine have teamed up for a set of of nude photos that make her latest Complex spread look like a Sears catalogue. 

But Lovato's state of disrobe isn't what makes the VF shoot so eye-popping. The pop star—who has been preaching the virtues of self-confidence in every aspect of her personal and professional life—appears as few celebrities dare to do: completely makeup-free. 

According to Ecclesine, it was all Lovato's idea, which she gladly expands upon in the accompanying behind-the-scenes video. 

“When I think of confident, I think of many things, but one feeling in particular is feeling comfortable in your own skin," the singer says. "There was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes, and no retouching. You know, that says—I never would’ve thought I’d get to a point in my life where I’d feel comfortable doing that.”

We'll try and keep that in mind the next time we go to the beach. Watch the video below, and head on over to Vanity Fair for the exclusive shoot. 

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."