The 27-year-old singer made her grand return to the spotlight on Sunday, taking the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 2020 GRAMMYs. The performance marked her first since completing treatment for substance abuse issues in November 2018, and Lovatics couldn't have been more excited to see what surprises she had up her sleeve.
For her special night, Lovato wore a stunning white Christian Siriano gown with diamond chandelier earrings and matching jewels by Gismondi. She completed the ensemble with a glam beauty look, created by MUA Mario Dedivanovic with hair by Paul Norton.
Lovato's younger sister, Madison De La Garza, was also in attendance, along with their mother, Dianna De La Garza.
Lovato's last appearance at the GRAMMYs was in 2017 when she rocked the red carpet in a dazzling Julien Macdonald knit cutout gown with gold hardware detailing. Her shiny gold pout, metallic Giuseppe Zanottiheels and David Yurman jewelrypulled the head-turning look together perfectly.
At the time, she brought her father, Eddie de la Garza, as her date. (Lovato's biological dad, Patrick Lovato, died in 2013, and Lovato has called Eddie, who married her mom in 1995, "the greatest dad a girl could ever hope for.")
"I'm very proud. Very proud and excited," de la Garza gushed to ET, referencing Lovato's first-ever GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for her album, Confident. "I'm just trying to hold back tears, but I'm doing all right."
Lovato upped the glamour even more inside the show, sporting a sparkly silver, disco-inspired jumpsuit as she led an all-star tribute to the Bee Gees. She was joined by Andra Day, Tori Kelly and Little Big Town. "I feel amazing. I feel really excited," she told ET ahead of the performance. "I'm here to pay tribute to the Bee Gees, and I'm singing 'Stayin' Alive,' so that'll be really exciting!"
Bold and beautiful! Back in 2016, Lovato accessorized her black Norisol Ferrari blazer and skirt with an edgy body chain. She completed the look with Loree Rodkin jewels, black platform heels, and a freshly painted charcoal manicure.
"I'm just excited to be here," Lovato raved to ET on the carpet. "I've always wanted to make it here and I always wanted to wait [for] my first time until I was either performing or presenting. I'm here and I'm excited!"
Lovato later took the stage with stars like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Bryan to perform a tribute to Lionel Richie. The Albuquerque, New Mexico, native absolutely nailed her cover of Richie's 1980s hit, "Hello."
In February 2012 (ahead of her summer world tour in support of her Unbroken album), Lovato showed off her edgy-meets-boho ensemble while posing backstage at the Staples Center. The former Disney star kept it casual in a black motorcycle jacket, lace crop top and flowy patterned skirt, keeping her dyed red locks loosely down for the occasion.
"Right now, I'm just focusing on myself and my music," Lovato told reporters at the time, during the GRAMMYs Dial Global Radio Remotes. "Then I'm getting ready for a world tour! I'm really excited."
Sunday's awards show comes just hours after ET confirmed legendary basketball star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. He was 41. ET also confirmed that Kobe's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter and died alongside her father. Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Lakers, where Bryant played from 1996-2016. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and their three other children -- Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.
Lovato paid tribute to Bryant and his daughter on Instagram. "This makes me so sad. Kobe you were always so sweet to me. Known you over 10 years.. not super well but we always joked about you coming over and playing that game of horse! You will he so missed by so many. You’re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe ??? *update* I just heard his daughter Gigi was also in the accident and it breaks my heart. This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy. RIP Gigi beautiful girl. ???," she wrote.