Streams of Demi Lovato’s ‘Sober’ increase by 200%

The confessional track discusses her recent relapse

Demi Lovato’s ballad ‘Sober’ has re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart as fans rush to stream the song following the singer’s hospitalisation.

After being admitted on July 24, Lovato remains recovering in hospital following a suspected overdose.

The track was released on June 21 and has seen a 199% increase in US streams in the past week, reaching no.56 in the Billboard Hot 100. It previously entered the chart for one week before dropping out. 


Clean Bandit’s ‘Solo,’ in which Lovato appears as a featured act, has also reached a new peak at no.61 on the Billboard chart. Coincidentally, her hit single ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ yesterday reached 4x platinum certification in the United States.

The personal lyrics in ’Sober’ appear to reveal that the former Disney Channel star had relapsed after six years of sobriety. 

It contains the lyrics:

“And I’m sorry for the fans I lost
“Who watched me fall again
“I wanna be a role model
“But I’m only human”

The popular You Tube series ‘Teens React’ published a new extended and thoughtful episode yesterday where teenagers expressed their, often tearful, reactions to the song in light of her hospitalisation.


Last week, Lovato’s fans in Atlantic City performed ‘Sober’ as part of a concert in honour of the singer.

Country musician Keith Urban and Frasier star Kelsey Grammar penned messages about their own addiction issues in solidarity with the 25-year-old singer.

A host of female singers have also publically voiced their support for Lovato, including Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Dua Lipa, Lily Allen, Kehlani, Bebe Rexha, and Kelly Rowland, who recreated Lovato’s famous lion tattoo on her hand.

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