Volume 1, Issue 2
Lizzo (Photo credit: AB+DM)
September 12th, 2022
By Curtis Newart
Lizzo (Photo credit: Warner Music Group)
Lizzo kicks off her 'Special' Tour on September 23rd
The 25-city tour is scheduled to run from September 23rd through November 19th, including stops in 19 US states and two Canadian provinces. Buy Tickets
Lizzo is a three-time Grammy™ Award-winning singer/songwriter who has also won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards.
Lizzo - About Damn Time (Live from the BET Awards ’22)
The classically-trained flautist also shares a Guinness World Record for most weeks (7) at number one on the US singles chart (Billboard Hot 100) for a rap single by a female artist for “Truth Hurts”.
Oh, and she collaborated with Prince for the song “Boytrouble” from his 2014 album ‘Plectrumelectrum’.
TIME magazine's Entertainer of the Year 2019 (Photo credit: Paola Kudacki)
One of Entertainment Weekly’s 2019 Entertainers of the Year (Photo credit: James Macari)
Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
Her reality television series follows the journey of 13 women competing to be Lizzo's dancers. The show won two EMMYS earlier this month and is nominated for Outstanding Competition Program on Monday, September 12th, 2022 at 8 PM (EST) / 5 PM (PST) on NBC and streaming service Peacock.
UPDATE: Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls WON the Emmy® for Outstanding Competition Program! Watch her acceptance speech below.
Competition Program: 74th Emmy Awards
Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls - Official Trailer | Prime Video
Self-described bop star Lizzo was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson in Detroit, Michigan. She's a vocal supporter of body positivity, feminism, black culture and the LGBTQ+ community.
“For the past few years, I’ve been working on myself and learning how to love who I am,” said Lizzo.
“There were moments that would’ve completely defeated me when I was younger. Instead, I was able to not just survive, but thrive. This is the person who I truly want to be.”
Lizzo - Truth Hurts (Official Video)
Lizzo - Good As Hell (Official Music Video)
Since signing with Atlantic Records in 2015, Lizzo’s music has had over 6 billion global streams. Her Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold-certified single “Boys” was on TIME magazine’s Top Ten Best Songs of 2018, and her RIAA Platinum singles include “Truth Hurts” (7x), “Good As Hell” (4x), "Juice” (2x), and “Tempo (Feat. Missy Elliott)” (1x).
She won Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Music Video (for “Juice”) at the 2020 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
Lizzo - Juice (Official Video)
Lizzo released her major label debut studio album Cuz I Love You on Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records on April 19th, 2019. It debuted at number six and became her first album on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 albums chart. It spent 24 consecutive weeks in the chart’s Top 10, and was certified Platinum by RIAA.
Lizzo: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
The Special Tour
North America 2022
September 23 - Sunrise, FL - FLA Live Arena
September 24 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
September 27 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
September 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
September 30 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
October 2 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
October 6 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
October 7 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
October 11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
October 14 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile Center
October 16 - Chicago, IL - United Center
October 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Gainbridge Fieldhouse
October 20 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
October 22 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
October 23 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
October 25 - Austin, TX - Moody Center
October 26 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
October 28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
October 31 - Denver, CO - Ball Arena
November 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Arena
November 4 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
November 7 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
November 9 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena
November 12 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center
November 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Kia Forum
Lizzo Monologue - SNL
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Lizzo as guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14
Lizzo Carpool Karaoke - The Late Late Show with James Corden