Demi Lovato cries during debut of powerful new song at 2020 GRAMMYs

By Zach Harper

Demi Lovato cries during debut of powerful new song at 2020 GRAMMYs


There were plenty of moving moments from the 2020 GRAMMYs, including tributes to Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle. Demi Lovato's emotional performance of brand new song "Anyone" definitely ranks right up there.

The track was recorded just days before Demi was hospitalized for a reported overdose in July 2018. This was also her first time on stage since that event. It must have been a fact that hit Demi pretty hard, since she started crying at the beginning of the song and had to restart it a couple times before getting into a groove.

Demi's new track features heartbreaking lyrics such as, "I've tried to talk to my piano/I've tried to talk to my guitar." Photo: © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

But the audience stayed with her and supported her through the work she was doing on stage, and she powered through it to raucous applause and a standing ovation.

Just before the GRAMMYs, Demi spoke about the song in an interview with Apple Music, saying she didn't realize it at the time, but the lyrics show she needed help that she didn't get.

"I was recording it in a state of mind where I felt I was okay, but clearly I wasn't," she told Zane Lowe. "I even listened back to it and I'm like, 'Gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself.'"

Immediately after her performance, a lyric video for "Anyone" was uploaded to YouTube. You can hear the new track below:

We're happy to see Demi back on stage and making music, sharing her truth. It's incredibly brave and takes hard work every single day. We are sending her our best wishes for her continued recovery.

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