Artist of the Week: Demi Lovato

Her powerful return to the music industry has been garnering praises from fellow musicians and critics, while her new song 'Anyone' has been doing well in charts.

AceShowbiz - Not only Demi Lovato is a very talented singer who is blessed with a beautiful singing voice, but she is also one who embraces her personal struggles and turns it into an art. Her powerful return at the 62nd annual Recording Academy Awards is a proof of that, as she touched many people's hearts with her emotional rendition of her new song "Anyone".

Her raw performance at the award-giving event earned praises from fans and fellow celebrities. Pink, for example, admitted to being torn down by Demi's set. "I'm so glad you're here to sing those words, to sing like that. You just gave the whole world a gift straight from the heart." Selena Gomez, on the other hand, said, "I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational and DESERVED this moment was. Demi I'm so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery."

Following the performance of "Anyone", which she described as a "cry for help," Demi released the song and it soon topped iTunes on the all-genre U.S. song sales chart for four days straight. It also garnered one million streams worldwide in no time and became the most downloaded song in the U.S. on Grammy day with over 11,500 sales on the day of the show and more than 27,000 sales within 24 hours of her performance. Meanwhile, a video of the performance accumulated more than 9 million views in less than a week.

Given its performance in the daily music charts as well as the positive responses the song got, it was no brainer that "Anyone" started off pretty good in the weekly chart. The song debuted at No. 34 on Billboard's Hot 100 and arrived atop Digital Song Sales chart. It marked Demi's first No. 1 single on the chart.

Seeing all the loves she received over the song, Demi admitted in an interview that she is "grateful that the response has been so awesome" and thought that "people are able to hear that song for what it is, which is a very emotional plea for anyone listening."

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