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 long-time 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 “2B Loved (Am I Ready),” and the uplifting title track “Special,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. This morning sees Lizzo introduces 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 and an unforgettable installment of Carpool Karaoke 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.
(Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records)
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, as well as an official music video now boasting over 57M views via YouTube.
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 . “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.
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