Katy Perry to perform with domestic abuse survivor at the Grammys

Singer will perform ballad 'By The Grace Of God' with activist Brooke Axtelle

Katy Perry is collaborating with a domestic abuse survivor for her performance at the Grammys on Sunday (February 8).

The singer will perform her ballad ‘By The Grace Of God’ with Brooke Axtelle, an activist for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and sex trafficking. Axtelle, who is a domestic abuse survivor herself, will perform a written-word piece while Perry sings the track.

“It’s an honour to collaborate with Katy in this way. She has been very devoted to various aspects of female empowerment,” Axtell told People. “It’s going to bring a lot of encouragement and freedom to those who hear my story and know that they are not alone in this.”

The singer, who last performed at the Grammys in 2011 with the song ‘Teenage Dream’, is part of a line-up that includes Madonna, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Katy Perry’s Super Bowl half-time show was the most viewed in US history. Perry performed with guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott on Sunday night with an average of 118.5m viewers tuning in to see her 12-minute performance. This was up three million viewers on the 2014 Super Bowl, which saw Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers play live.