Demi Lovato is feeling healthy and happy and ready to reclaim her rightful place at the front of the stage. The singer announced on Tuesday that she’ll be performing at the 2020 Grammy Awards, marking her first major performance since her 2018 overdose that almost claimed the 27-year-old’s life.
Lovato announced her upcoming performance on social media, teasing fans with the caption “I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing.” Lovato’s announcement received an outpouring of love on social media from her fans and friends, including fellow singer Luis Fonsi, model Ashley Graham, and The Bachelor stars Hannah Brown and Nick Viall.
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In July 2018, paramedics were called to Lovato’s house in Los Angeles where she was suffering a possible heroin overdose. The singer was rushed to the hospital and regained consciousness along the way. Lovato’s friends were the ones to save the singer thanks to their access to Narcan, which they reportedly had on hand in case of a possible overdose.
Following Lovato’s hospital stay, the singer went directly to a rehab facility in early August and remained there for much of 2018. Lovato shared her first picture since her overdose in November 2018 when she performed her civic duty and voted in the US midterm election. In 2019, Lovato focused on her health and took some big steps in her career, including signing with manager Scooter Braun. Lovato also filmed a guest role on the final season of Will & Grace, where she plays Jenny, a character who may be the surrogate for Eric McCormack’s Will. Lovato has been teasing the role on Instagram, saying she’s “honored to be part of the team.”
In November, Lovato was part of the Teen Vogue Summit and said that she’s taking her time with her next album. “It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I’ve really decided to take my time with things, so when the time is right to release new music, I will put it out there,” said Lovato via Entertainment Weekly. “Genuinely I just want people to remember that I’m a singer. I think that a lot of the things I’ve been through kind of outshined my successes in the music industry or acting now. I just want people to remember that that’s what I want to give to the world so please focus on that and not the other things.”
In addition to Lovato, the 62nd Grammy Awards will include performances by Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Aerosmith, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Alicia Keys, who is returning for the second year to host the annual award show. Lizzo is this year’s most nominated artist, earning an incredible eight nods, with Billie Eilish close behind with six nominations. Both women are represented in major categories, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Lil Nas X is tied with Eilish with six nominations thanks to his massive crossover hit “Old Town Road,” which is up for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Dup/Group Performance. Canadian artists also made a splash at this year’s Grammys, with nominations for Shawn Mendes, Michael Buble, Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez.
The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET.