Multi-platinum Superstar Fresh Off “record Of The Year” Grammy® Win For Worldwide #1 Smash “about Damn Time”
Fresh off a GRAMMY® win for “Record of the Year,” the 4x GRAMMY® Award and Emmy award winning, RIAA multi-platinum certified superstar Lizzo has teamed up with her close friend, the genre-defying multi-PlatinumSZA, for a stunning remix of “Special” available now via DSPs. The fan-favorite duo gave the highly anticipated “Special (feat. SZA)” its live debut during Lizzo’s sold-out LA Kia Forum show - currently available for streaming on HBO’s Lizzo: Live In Concert. An empowering song with sentimental importance to Lizzo herself and named by SZA as her personal favorite song on Lizzo’s SPECIAL album, the remix delivers unabashed positivity.
The official release of “Special (feat. SZA)” follows another monumental GRAMMYs night for Lizzo where she celebrated a “Record of the Year” win for her Billboard Hot 100 #1 worldwide smash “About Damn Time,” after performing a mashup of “About Damn Time” and “Special”. With the win, Lizzo becomes the first black woman to be awarded “Record of the Year” since Whitney Houston’s win for "I Will Always Love You" in 1994. Met with widespread critical applause for her performance, acceptance speech, and fashion alike, USA Today perfectly summarizes “Lizzo continually brings first-rate showmanship to awards show performances, and Sunday's Grammys presentation was no exception.” “The pop star proved that her mic was on with a beautiful rendition of her empowering title track from her chart-topping album ‘Special,’” writes Harper’s Bazaar.
Lizzo closed out 2022 with high-profile appearances on NBC’s SNL, Day Drinking With Seth Meyers, and CBS Sunday Morning. Lizzo is already making for a packed 2023 with further nominations for four NAACP Image Awards, and a GLAAD Media Award nomination for her #1 Amazon Prime competition program Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. After wrapping part 1 of the sold-out The Special Tour at two LA Kia Forum shows, Lizzo will embark on the European leg beginning February 17th in Norway, and the second North American leg beginning April 21st in Knoxville, TN along with headlining festivals including New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
February 17 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
February 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
February 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Barclays Arena
February 23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
February 24 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
February 27 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
February 28 - Berlin, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
March 2 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
March 3 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
March 5 - Paris, France - Accor Arena
March 8 - Glasgow, Scotland - OVO Hydro
March 9 - Birmingham, England - Utilita Arena Birmingham
March 11 - Manchester, England - AO Arena
March 13 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena
March 15 - London, England - The O2
March 16 - London, England - The O2
A 4x 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 by Rolling 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.”
Lizzo has maintained her unstoppable momentum on 2021’s RIAA gold certified “Rumors (Feat. Cardi B)” and a jam-packed 2022 with the release of her biggest, boldest, and brightest revolution thus far: her massively anticipated album SPECIAL, out now via Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records. Met by immediate critical acclaim in high profile outlets, SPECIAL was led by instant hit and #1 Pop radio smash “About Damn Time,” reaching #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” after lighting up TikTok with over 5M creates. “About Damn Time” 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).”
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 People, 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, a double duty hosting and performance on Saturday Night Live, and the two performances at the GRAMMYs, to name just a few. Lizzo can currently be seen in the 6x Emmy Award nominated #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.