Lizzo’s summer turned up a notch with the poster child of self-love dropping her long-awaited album “Special” fresh off an Emmy nomination and ahead of a forthcoming tour.
The 12-track record brings back the soulful pop-rap blends that made the effervescent performer a household name with her messages of body positivity, feminist empowerment, and sexual freedom.
The hitmaker, whose 2017 song “Truth Hurts” became a viral sleeper smash and boosted her to global fame two years later, promoted the release of her fourth album with a “Today” show performance in Manhattan outside of NBC’s studios.
“I’m so proud of this album,” she told the show Friday. “It was three years in the making. It’s literally a classic, no-skips album. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Lizzo’s week had already kicked off to a banner start after she scored an Emmy Awards nomination for her show “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls,” a reality show where she searches for her tour’s back-up dancers.
“We didn’t do this for awards, we did this for ourselves. For the lives we touched making this… To shake up the industry.. and show the world how BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED WE AREEEEE!” she posted on Instagram after learning of the nomination. (AFP)