Demi Lovato Sings Rock Medley of Hit Songs at 2023 VMAs

Demi Lovato introduced down the home when she carried out a rock medley of her largest songs on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday, September 12.

Lovato, 31, began her set with another model of her track “Coronary heart Assault” then transitioned to “Sorry Not Sorry” earlier than closing with “Cool for the Summer season.” She channeled her inside rock goddess in a skin-tight black vinyl robe and head banged alongside her band.

The show-stopping second marked the primary time Lovato has carried out on the VMAs in six years. She final sang on the awards present in 2017, when an animated model of herself belted out “Sorry Not Sorry.”

Along with taking the stage on the ceremony, Lovato’s track “Swine” — which she surprise-released in June in response to the one-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned — is nominated in two classes: Greatest Pop Video and Video for Good. Over the course of a yr, income from the charity single will probably be donated to the Demi Lovato Basis’s Reproductive Justice Fund, benefitting NARAL Professional-Selection America, Plan C and the Nationwide Community of Abortion Funds.

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Later this week, Lovato will launch her album Revamped, which reimagines a few of her best hits — together with “Assured,” “Sorry Not Sorry,” “Cool for the Summer season” and “Give Your Coronary heart a Break”  — as rock songs. She obtained the concept to remix the tracks after making an attempt to include them into her setlist alongside songs from her extra punk-rock-centric 2022 album, Holy Fvck.

Demi Lovato Rocks Out With Alternative Medley of Her Hit Songs at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

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“The followers beloved it,” she advised Rolling Stone in July. “After I obtained dwelling from tour, I used to be like, ‘Why don’t I simply file these variations and launch them?’”

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Lovato added that she beloved “revisiting these previous moments in my profession” and he or she was “actually completely satisfied” with the best way the reimagined tracks turned out.

As for the way she thinks her followers will reply to the brand new mission, Lovato is optimistic that they are going to join with the music simply as a lot as they initially did. “I believe what’s vital is that you simply simply hearken to it with an open thoughts and be receptive to the brand new style of music that it’s in,” she stated. “I believe my followers will know and love these songs nonetheless.”

The album launch comes amid a headline-making skilled change for Lovato. Information broke in August that she had break up from her supervisor Scooter Braun after 4 years, with Selection reporting that the choice was mutual and amicable and Lovato was looking for new administration.

Braun’s different high-profile purchasers Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande subsequently parted methods with him. A supply advised Us Weekly that Bieber’s spouse, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin), “led the cost that led Justin to depart him,” whereas a second insider stated Grande has “outgrown [Braun] and is happy to go in a distinct course.”