Making a Comeback
About an hour ago, Lovato shared a photo on her Instagram page, with the message: "I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing 😇😝#GRAMMYs @recordingacademy @cbstv."
The news was officially announced today, when the Recording Academy revealed their lineup, which includes Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Aerosmith and Ariana Grande. Alicia Keys will host the show.
Fans Anxious To Have Her Back
This is pretty big news, since the last time Lovato performed, it was before her overdose in July 2018.
After Lovato was hospitalized, she took some time on hiatus and canceled the rest of the Tell Me You Love Me Tour. At that time she wrote that she needed to take “time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery.”
She Recognized She Needed Personal Time
The timeline into Lovato's life continued in December 2018, when she tweeted that she was “sober and grateful to be alive,” while attacking media outlets for their coverage of her overdose.
“I love my fans, and hate tabloids. Don’t believe what you read. People will literally make up stuff to sell a story. Sickening. If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF. Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it’s no one’s business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME.”
On the Fast Track
Last May, Lovato signed with manager Scooter Braun, who's well-known for his row with Taylor Swift over tracks from her early catalog.
Things started to move quicker for Lovato after that. In August, 2019, she said she was cast in Netflix' film Eurovision and was also set to appear in NBC's "Will & Grace" in a guest spot. That happened this month.
She Got the Help She Needed
The last time Lovato released new music was in 2017, with the album "Tell Me You Love Me," not counting her June 2018 single "Sober."
"Sober" is about a relapse, with these lyrics:
“Momma I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor / To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober.”
Another part of the song has Lovato apologizing to her fans: “I’m sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”
Soon after the single was released, Lovato announced she was going into rehab.