Lizzo’s star has steadily been on the rise since the breakout commercial success of her major-label EP Coconut Oil and its infectious lead single “Good As Hell” in 2016. By 2019, the Detroit-born, Houston-bred artist firmly asserted herself as a multitalented R&B /rap superstar.
That same year, Lizzo released her critically-acclaimed Billboard 200 Top 5 album Cuz I Love You. The record spawned the hit singles “Juice” and “Tempo” feat. Missy Elliott.
The deluxe version of the album featured the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Truth Hurts” and earned a coveted Album of the Year Grammy nomination at the 2020 Grammy Awards and won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album. She also scored two more Grammy wins for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts” and Best Traditional R & B Performance for “Jerome.”
The bold R&B songstress, actress, and flutist is arguably a musical tour de force and her songs send out empowering, self-love messages to love the skin you’re in and don’t settle for less in a relationship. On stage, she’s sassy, sultry, and packs a ton of vocal power. She’s simply sensational – and she has a bright musical future.
Lizzo is slated to hit the RODEOHOUSTON stage at Houston’s NRG Stadium on March 13 (Tickets). Here are five songs we are hoping to hear her sing.
Lizzo knocked her live performance of this Grammy-winning track out of the park at the 2019 American Music Awards. While some viewers may have felt a little sorry for the song’s seemingly naïve namesake, Lizzo displayed her vocal prowess with the perfect blend of emotional conviction, range, and power. We already know Lizzo belongs under a spotlight singing to the masses at center stage. This song, particularly, shows off her right to be lauded as an R&B Diva.
4. “My Skin”
This empowering track hails from Lizzo’s 2015 album Big Grrrl Small World. Lizzo is very candid about self-love. This ballad addresses body shaming and racism and overcoming these issues and loving the skin you were born in. It remains one of the brightest examples of the musical message she’s trying to send, and it would be nice to hear her share it with the RODEOHOUSTON crowd.
“Juice” is a fun fan-favorite song partly because of its retro funk-pop vibe. It’s also another empowering song that projects Lizzo’s self-confidence. One of the best lyric lines is “If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine…” and it just feels like the perfect song to get the audience pumped at the rodeo.
Lizzo’s sassy onstage performance can arguably light up any venue. At RODEOHOUSTON, she’s in her hometown and she’ll undoubtedly draw many of her local fans to her rodeo set. “Truth Hurts” is another one of her Grammy-winning singles and it’s also her first Hot 100 chart-topper. Therefore, it seems like a no-brainer that she should perform it for her hometown fans, as it is arguably one of her most infectious songs.
“Good As Hell” is a fantastic party song. We hope Lizzo sings it at RODEOHOUSTON because the exciting annual event gives fans a perfect opportunity to get dressed up, go out, and have a great time. After doing a quick “hair toss,” and nail check, fans can kick up their cowboy boots, toss their Stetsons and enjoy Lizzo’s electric live set – which simply must include this song, in our opinion.