Demi Lovato to perform national anthem at 2020 Super Bowl

Her performance will precede this year's halftime show that will feature headliners Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
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Demi Lovato performs live on stage at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2018 in London, England.Simone Joyner / Getty Images

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By Scott Stump

Demi Lovato's return to music will include singing the national anthem at next month's Super Bowl in Miami.

The "Skyscraper" singer announced on Instagram Thursday that she will be following in the footsteps of performers like Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" ahead of Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Her performance will precede this year's halftime show that will feature headliners Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

Lovato's announcement follows one on Tuesday in which she said she will be singing at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 in her first live performance since she was hospitalized for a drug overdose in 2018.

Lovato, 27, spoke at the Teen Vogue Summit in November in her first public comments since the incident.

“What I see in the mirror (is) someone that’s overcome a lot. I’ve been through a lot and I genuinely see a fighter,” Lovato said. “I don’t see a championship winner, but I see a fighter and someone who is going to continue to fight no matter what is thrown their way.”

The Grammy-nominated singer also got a neck tattoo of the word "survivor" in December to mark everything she has been through.