3x GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA multi-platinum certified superstar Lizzo has officially announced today’s release of her highly-anticipated new album, SPECIAL, available everywhere now via Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records HERE.
Produced by such award-winning hitmakers as Lizzo’s longtime collaborator Ricky Reed, Mark Ronson (Adele, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus), Max Martin (The Weeknd, Coldplay, Britney Spears) and Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5), SPECIAL includes new tracks “2 B Loved (Am I Ready),” and the uplifting title track “Special,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. This morning sees Lizzo introducing both songs with a celebratory live performance as part of NBC’s 2022 “Citi Concert Series on TODAY.” “Special” has already proven a worldwide fan favorite after Lizzo’s recent performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (streaming HERE) and an unforgettable installment of Carpool Karaoke (streaming HERE) on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, the latter of which amassed 1M views in the first 24 hours following its premiere last month and soon rose to #4 on YouTube’s “Trending” chart. Upcoming TV appearances also include a re-airing of her Saturday Night Live double duty on NBC tomorrow night (July 16th), and an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen airing Monday, July 18th on Bravo.
SPECIAL also includes instant hit, the worldwide smash “About Damn Time,” currently #2 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” after lighting up TikTok with over 5M creates, hitting TikTok’s #1 overall sound in the US. With over 1 million units sold, “About Damn Time” is #1 at Top 40 radio and building #1 on Hot AC. On track to become Lizzo’s highest streaming song thus far, “About Damn Time” – which marks Lizzo’s fourth top 10 “Hot 100” hit, following “Truth Hurts” (which spent seven weeks at #1), “Good As Hell,” and “Rumors (Feat. Cardi B) – is joined by a dancefloor-inspired remix by German producer/DJ Purple Disco Machine, (streaming HERE) as well as an official music video now boasting over 57M views via YouTube HERE.
(Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records)
About Damn Time
2 B Loved (Am I Ready)
I Love You Bitch
Break Up Twice
If You Love Me
Along with the eagerly-awaited release of SPECIAL, Lizzo is celebrating a whopping six Emmy Award nominations for her #1 Amazon Prime Video Reality TV series Watch Out For The Big Grrrls, streaming now via Prime Video. Nods include nominations in the Outstanding Competition Program, Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program, and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program categories. “We didn’t do this for awards, we did this for ourselves,” Lizzo writes in an Instagram post. “For the lives we touched making this… To shake up the industry… and show the world how BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED WE AREEEEE!”
Lizzo also recently earned worldwide applause for her dazzling live performance of “About Damn Time” kicking off last month’s 2022 BET Awards (streaming HERE). “It’s always a party when Lizzo is onstage,” raved Entertainment Tonight, “and she proved that once again on Sunday night. The singer brought the house down with an electrifying performance of her smash hit, ‘About Damn Time.’” “Kicking off the awards ceremony with an unbridled celebration…Lizzo did it all,” declared Billboard. “She rocked a disco-ball pantsuit, played her flute, showed off some flawless vocals, and participated in some top-notch choreography.” “It was Lizzo who truly stole the show,” wrote Vogue. “The singer brought over-the-top glamour to the event in a way that only she can.”
SPECIAL will be further celebrated by Lizzo’s biggest North American headline tour to date. The Special Tour gets underway September 23 at Sunrise, FL’s FLA Live Arena and then travels through mid-November. Support on all dates comes from special guest Latto. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.lizzomusic.com/tour.
A 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and so much more, Lizzo has shifted the sound, soul, and spirit of popular music and culture. 2019’s now-classic, RIAA platinum certified debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU, bowed at #4 on the Billboard 200, fueled in part by such history-making hits as the platinum certified “Tempo (Feat. Missy Elliott),” the 2x platinum “Juice,” the 4x platinum “Good As Hell,” and the 7x platinum “Truth Hurts.” The latter of which ascended to #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” affirming Lizzo as only the third female rapper to top the chart without a featured artist, as well as the first black solo female R&B singer to claim the top spot since 2012. “Truth Hurts” dominated the chart for seven weeks, further making history as the longest running #1 by a solo female rap artist ever. Named byRolling Stone as one of the ”500 Greatest Songs Of All Time,” “Truth Hurts” went on to earn a 2020 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Pop Solo Performance,” with CUZ I LOVE YOU (DELUXE) receiving that year’s GRAMMY® for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” and “Jerome” earning “Best Traditional R&B Performance.”
Crowned 2019’s “Entertainer of the Year” by both TIME and Entertainment Weekly, Lizzo has adorned the covers of countless publications around the globe, spanning Rolling Stone, Billboard, Elle, British Vogue, and many more. Among her many unforgettable TV appearances, Lizzo has lit up the stage at the American Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the BET Awards, Saturday Night Live, and an epic opening performance at the GRAMMYs, to name just a few. Expanding her imprint and influence across media, Lizzo lent her voice to the 2019 animated film, UglyDolls, and joined Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Cardi B in the all-star cast of that same year’s critically acclaimed Hustlers.
Lizzo maintained this unstoppable momentum on 2021’s RIAA gold certified “Rumors (Feat. Cardi B)” and what has already proven a jam-packed 2022, including a double duty hosting and performance on Saturday Night Live and additional visits to NBC’s TODAY and CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. Lizzo can currently be seen in the #1 hit reality show, Amazon Prime Video’s Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls, streaming now exclusively via Prime Video. Lizzo also recently added fashion entrepreneur to her multi-hyphenate career by joining forces with parent company Fabletics, Inc. for the launch of her revolutionary new shapewear brand, YITTY, with sizes ranging from size 6X to XS.
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