Demi Lovato brought down the house when she performed a rock medley of her biggest songs at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday, September 12.
Lovato, 31, started her set with an alternative version of her song “Heart Attack” then transitioned to “Sorry Not Sorry” before closing with “Cool for the Summer.” She channeled her inner rock goddess in a skin-tight black vinyl gown and head banged alongside her band.
The show-stopping moment marked the first time Lovato has performed at the VMAs in six years. She last sang at the awards show in 2017, when an animated version of herself belted out “Sorry Not Sorry.”
In addition to taking the stage at the ceremony, Lovato’s song “Swine” — which she surprise-released in June in response to the one-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned — is nominated in two categories: Best Pop Video and Video for Good.
Over the course of a year, profits from the charity single will be donated to the Demi Lovato Foundation’s Reproductive Justice Fund, benefitting NARAL Pro-Choice America, Plan C and the National Network of Abortion Funds.