Ariana Grande Wrote ‘Met Him Last Night’ for Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato released her album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over on April 2, and Ariana Grande collaborated with Lovato on the track “Met Him Last Night.”

The album reflects on Lovato’s experience after a drug overdose in 2018 and has received acclaim from critics. While promoting Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over, Lovato revealed that Grande wrote “Met Him Last Night” specifically for her.

Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande pose together during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January 2020
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Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande are close friends

To promote the album, Lovato took part in an interview with SiriusXM. During the interview, Lovato was asked how she managed to get Grande to participate on the record.

“So honestly, we weren’t in the studio together and I didn’t approach her with that,” Lovato said. “I’d actually played her my album, or what had been done of it in 2019. And one of those songs was ‘Dancing With the Devil.'”

Lovato continued, “So she knew about the story behind it and everything, and she’s a close friend of mine so she knew my story pretty well.”

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How the collaboration between Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato happened

Lovato went on to explain that Grande ended up writing “Met Him Last Night” to be on Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over.

“She started writing this song. She actually thought about me,” said Lovato. “And she started, she wrote the song with me in mind and then she played it for me.”

After Grande played the song for her, Lovato asked Grande to sing it with her.

“I was like ‘I love it like you should just stay on the track.’ And she was like ‘No, no I’ll be like mystery harmony lady.’ And I was like ‘The world would love to hear us together like we should do that,'” Lovato said on SiriusXM.

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With Lovato’s insistence, Grande recorded her vocals for “Met Him Last Night” to be featured on the track with Lovato. Now that the song is out, Lovato has nothing but good things to say.

“She’s so talented, so great, and I’m so grateful to have a friend like hers,” Lovato said of Grande.

In addition to Grande, “Met Him Last Night” was written by Albert Stanaj, Thomas Lee Brown, and Courageous Xavier Herrera.

Demi Lovato is managed by Scooter Braun

When it comes to their careers, both Lovato and Grande are managed by Scooter Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber. It just so happens that Grande helped convince Braun to sign Lovato.

“I saw that she was scared, like, no one’s going to take me on,” Braun told The New York Times. “I asked Ariana’s opinion and she said, let me go to coffee with her… And by the time she got home, she texted me: You have to take her on, this is my friend. I want to know she’s safe.”