Demi Lovato is set to deliver a very personal and emotional performance at the 2020 Grammys this weekend.
It was just days ago that the “Skyscraper” singer announced that she’ll be taking the stage at the Grammys, sharing the news with her fans on social media. This will mark Lovato’s first major performance since her overdose in July 2018. And it sounds as though Lovato will be singing a track that was written shortly before her sobriety setback.
According to TMZ, the song that Lovato will perform at the Grammys was written and recorded just days before her overdose in 2018, meaning this will be a deeply moving moment for the artist. A source also confirms these song details to E! News, adding that the tracks on Lovato’s upcoming album were written before her overdose.
“As painful as it is to be reminded and to relive, she doesn’t want to forget,” the insider shares. “The songs are extremely raw and emotional for her. It’s going to be a big moment for her to share with the world and open herself up like this.”
“She’s overcome so much and is such a fighter. These songs are a reminder of where she was and what she doesn’t ever want to go back to,” the source continues. “She’s so grateful to be alive and here to share her music again.”
It was just last week that a separate source told E! News about Lovato’s album plans, sharing that the 27-year-old star “has been working very hard on news music since last year.”
“She has spent several months of 2019 in the studio and is still finalizing her album to this day,” the insider shared with E! News. “She has put so much effort into it, and it is going to be the most vulnerable album she has put out.”
According to the source, Lovato “hopes” to have the album out this summer of in the fall.
“She had a very trying year and has a lot she wants to share with her fans through her music,” the insider went on to tell E! News. “Demi will be expressing her struggles through sobriety, rehab and will address the overdose in her own creative way.”
The source added, “Writing the music has been very therapeutic for Demi and has helped her a lot in her sobriety. She is excited to share her story with her fans and wants to be able to go on tour and reconnect.”
This will be a very exciting few weeks for Lovato. In addition to her performance at the Grammys on Sunday, she’ll also be singing the the National Anthem at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 2.
We can’t wait to watch! Best of luck, Demi!
Watch E!’s Live From the Red Carpet 2020 Grammy Awards coverage Sunday, Jan. 26 starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT followed by the Grammys telecast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. And for a recap of music’s biggest night immediately following the show, don’t miss the E! After Party special at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT, only on E!
Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2, the NFL and FOX announced Thursday.
Lovato’s performance will be part of the Super Bowl pregame show on FOX. The multi-platinum singer and songwriter is known for hits like “Cool for the Summer,” “Confident,” “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Tell Me You Love Me.”
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 16, 2020
Lovato joins an impressive lineup of singers who have previously performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, including Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Neil Diamond.
Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to last year’s Super Bowl.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform during the big game’s halftime show this year.
Super Bowl LIV will take place at Hard Rock Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
The Recording Academy announced on Tuesday (Jan 14) that Demi Lovato will be joining the lineup as a performer during the 62nd Grammy Awards.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 14, 2020
The pop star will join previously announced performers including Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Aerosmith, along with host Alicia Keys, for music’s biggest night.
The 2020 Grammy Awards are set to air Jan. 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
I’ve just added a bunch of high quality photos from last night’s Billboard Music Awards in the gallery.
I’ve just updated the gallery with photos from the Met Gala, the AOL NextCast event, as well as outtakes from the June/July issue of Latina Magazine. Enjoy!
I’ve just updated the gallery with a bunch of photos from the past week where Demi attended and performed at the GLAAD Media Awards, the iHeartRadio Music Awards and WE Day California. Enjoy!