Lizzo + Ariana Grande = “Good As Hell (Remix)”
Happy Friday, guys!
Lizzo + Ariana Grande = “Good As Hell (Remix)”
Happy Friday, guys!
There’s no stopping Lizzo and we’re more than elated about that.
On Friday (July 26), the musician unleashed the music video for her latest single, and boppy as hell track, “Tempo.” The barely-three-minute clip features the singer and a slew of people hanging out in the parking lot of a diner named Lizzo’s Diner (because why the heck not).
Decked out in a blue sequins bikini, blue fur cape, bright red cowboy hat, and white boots, Lizzo gets down with the dancers surrounding her as they twerk and float their way through the clip.
Halfway through the song, Missy Elliot somehow emerges from under the hood of one of the cars stationed in the lot. As always, Missy is decked out in her iconic athletic wear jumpsuit with the world TEMPO scrawled across the jacket in red sequins.
All in all, the music video looks like the type of block party we want to attend. Check out the Andy Hines-directed clip above.
“Tempo” is featured on Lizzo’s massively successful Nice Life and Atlantic Records debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU. While this album is her mainstream breakthrough, it’s actually the singer’s overall third studio effort.
“Tempo” joins hit songs “Juice,” “Like a Girl,” “Jerome,” and “Truth Hurts” on CUZ I LOVE YOU. The full-length was released in mid-April and peaked at the number six spot on the Billboard 200 charts and the top spot on the newly-launched Rolling Stone 200 chart.
This fall, Lizzo will hit the North American touring circuit once more for her CUZ I LOVE YOU TOO tour.
All tour dates have been classified as sold out resulting in two venues changes (Sept. 10 in Tampa and Sept. 19 in Toronto) and the addition of a second show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
The new set of shows begin with a two-night engagement at the Fillmore in New Orleans (Sept. 7 and 8) and conclude with her newly added two-night stop at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco (Oct. 27 and 28). The full tour itinerary can be found here.
Lizzo’s already busy schedule keeps on getting busier. Earlier this month, she joined forces with Charli XCX for the latter’s new banger “Blame It on Your Love.” The song will appear on Charl XCX’s upcoming new album, Charli.
Because taking over the music world isn’t enough for a BAMF like Lizzo, she will make her acting debut in Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming film “Hustlers.” “Hustlers” hits theaters in September.
Charli XCX is by far one of the most hardworking people in pop music, and it looks like she’s about to keep that title with her slew of good news. On Friday (June 14), the musician announced the upcoming release of her third studio album. Titled Charli, the record will feature guest appearances by Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, HAIM, Troye Sivan, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, and many more.
Previously released tracks “1999” featuring Troye Sivan and “Blame it on Your Love” featuring Lizzo will be included on the 15-track record. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.
Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.
To celebrate the new announcement, Charli has released the official music video for one of the album’s collaborations, “Blame it on Your Love” with Lizzo. Watch the three-and-a-half-minute music video for the summer jam above.
As if the new album announcement and music video weren’t enough, the pop star has unveiled plans to embark on a fall time outing later this year to coincide with her album’s release.
The North American leg of the Charli LIVE World Tour will find the singer performing at venues across the continent throughout September and October. The 21-stop tour includes shows in Nashville, Houston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Denver, Boston, and more.
The forthcoming excursion begins on Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York. Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m. local time.
Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra & Allie X will support Charli on select dates.
The full list of tour dates can be found below.
CHARLI LIVE WORLD TOUR DATES:
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre +
Sept. 21 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works +
Sept. 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall +
Sept. 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s +
Sept. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues +
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee #
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern # *
Oct. 2 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre #
Oct. 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market #
Oct. 5 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore #
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom #
Oct. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union *
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Oct. 15 – Montreal, QB – Corona Theatre %
Oct. 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues %
Oct. 18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
Oct. 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 %
+ Tommy Genesis
# Brooke Candy
* Dorian Electra
% Allie X
What happens when two of pop’s biggest stars get together for a collaboration? You get a tune that you will definitely be blasting from your car’s stereo all summer long.
On Wednesday (May 15), Charli XCX and Lizzo finally unleashed their much-publicized joint track. Titled “Blame it on Your Love,” the new record finds Charli XCX proving that she’s one of pop music’s biggest powerhouses while Lizzo kills it with her rapping during the last minute of the tune.
“I hope this becomes your new party anthem,” Charli XCX writes about the new jam.
“This song has been in my life for around three years now, and I’m so happy to be releasing it. I love you all. Let the new era begin.”
The song was written in Los Angeles and produced by Stargate, with additional production by A. G. Cook and Finn Keane.
For those keeping a close ear to the song, they may notice a little Easter egg courtesy of Charli XCX. The main song sampled on the new track is from “Track 10” off the musician’s album Pop 2.
Listen to “Blame it on Your Love” above. The track is available for purchase here.
The joint song is just the beginning for the two artists.
Charli XCX is going to have a busy summer this year with a slew of performances already scheduled. The musician will perform at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival (June 2), co-headline Los Angeles’ Go West Fest with Troye Sivan (June 6), and hit the stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago (July 21). After that, she’ll head across the pond for Radio 1 Big Weekend in Newcastle and Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
As for Lizzo, the singer is showing no signs of stopping. The singer’s recently announced North American “Cuz I Love You” tour is completely sold out. Due to the high demand, additional dates have been added including a second night at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, a third night at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, and an additional night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Lizzo’s debut album Cuz I Love You debuted at the number six spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also earned the number one spot on the Pop Album, Digital Album, and New Release Debut Album charts while also earning the number two spot on the Billboard Top Albums chart.