Lizzo is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. Time Magazine named Lizzo as Entertainer of the Year for her meteoric rise and contribution to music. In addition to her 3 Grammy Awards, she has also won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award & 2 Soul Train Music Awards. To celebrate the release of her new album, Lizzo performed for a live audience in New York City. The "About Damn Time" songstress has released her newest album, "Special,", inviting fans to experience the "Lizzoverse'' in an intimate gathering.
Lizzo’s fall arena tour doesn’t begin until September 23, but she wasn’t going to let Friday’s release of her new “Special” album go by without greeting at least a few of them in the flesh— and many more via a livestream. Over the full three-day weekend, New York City’s Cipriani 25 was transformed into a LED dance house for “Lizzoverse,” the first night of which was devoted to an intimate listening party and live concert, with the singer performing all 12 tracks from the new album in a show that streamed via Amazon Music’s Twitch channel. According to Billboard, Lizzo is the first and only artist to date with the word “damn” in its title to go No 1. Lizzo’s brand was ever-present as dancers from her six-time Emmy-nominated “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” next joined her to perform the hit “About Damn Time.” The lead single from the album — currently the No. 2 song on the Billboard Hot 100 — has clearly resonated with fans, as those on hand chanted every lyric and hummed every melody. The dancers’ energy further amped up the crowd in their playful moments with Lizzo.
Another musical highlight arrived as Lizzo began serenading a group of fans with “Break Up Twice,” a throwback R&B song that features a Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” interpolation— as constellations mirroring women filled the space. About a hundred American Express cardholders were able to join the opening night hangout. Fans who couldn’t catch the listening party were still able to join in on some of the fun on the subsequent two days of the installation, which had several encores throughout the weekend for which fans were able to reserve spots and listen to the album together.
Lizzoverse was the perfect spot to celebrate the release of 'Special' by Lizzo. Guests enjoyed a completely immersive lightshow and pop-up experience including intergalactic imagery, photo ops, and exclusive merch. Wearing a bright pink sequined jumpsuit, Lizzo delighted the small live audience by jumping and throwing leg kicks, while belting ad libs. The performance was held at Cipriani 25, where Lizzo donned a vibrant pink outfit for the event— complemented with Genevive Jewelry’s Dangle Earrings. Dramatic and sophisticated, these dazzling diamond drop earrings showcase a cascading sparkle of marquise, pear, princess and round diamonds claw set in shining sterling silver. In love with Lizzo’s look for her special opening night? Shop her look and many more on Genevive’s website— no matter what your personal style is, you’ll be sure to find your next favorite piece.