Singer Demi Lovato blew away the crowd at the Grammys with her tribute to Richie.
Singer Demi Lovato’s performance at the Grammys in tribute to Lionel Richie has people talking on social media.
Lovato sang “Hello” during the tribute to the iconic singer at the Grammy Awards as Richie himself looked on, appearing moved by the performance.
It was Lovato’s first Grammy Awards, which took place February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to an US Magazine report. The 23-year-old singer began her performance midway into a medley that John Legend started with Richie’s song “Easy.” Lovato sang the 1983 hit dressed in a white blazer and black pants during the medley, her voice building before finishing with the final lyric, “I love you.”
Repeatedly throughout the performance, the cameras cut to the 66-year-old Richie who looked thrilled with her performance.
But that wasn’t all the surprises for Richie. Later, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, and Tyrese joined them on tage to sing other Richie classics like “Brick House” and “You Are,” before Richie went on stage himself to sing “All Night Long.”
Lovato has had a meteoric rise to stardom since she entered the business. She began as a child actress on Barney & Friends, before she hit it big with the Disney Channel film “Camp Rock” in 2008. After that, she signed her first recording contract with Hollywood Records and released her debut album, “Don’t Forget,” which debut at No. 2 on the charts and was certified gold with sales topping 530,000 copies. She didn’t stray far from acting, becoming the star of the television series Sonny with a Chance before releasing a second album, this time debuting at No. 1 and selling 650,000 copies.