Lizzo has been making the rounds this month, performing several times during Grammy Week â€” and of course opening the big show itself. Last night, she brought the party to a headlining Super Bowl Week concert at the Miami Beach Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, rocking the crowd with a 90-minute performance of her greatest hits that saw her joined for the finale by Harry Styles.
â€œI just want to say that this is my first show since the Grammys, so I feel that I have not quite processed [all of this]!â€ said the singer, who brought home three awards on Sunday night (for Pop Solo Performance, Urban Contemporary Album and Traditional R&B Performance). The invite-only concert, hosted by SiriusXM and Pandora, was part of their Super Bowl Opening Drive Super Concert Series, which also included a performance by The Chainsmokers on Wednesday evening.
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â€œIâ€™m so blessed to be here for the Super Bowl. This is really cool,â€ she said. She told a story about watching Janet Jacksonâ€™s performance during Super Bowl halftime at home in 2004 and saying how excited she was for it (without mentioning the controversial â€œwardrobe malfunctionâ€). â€œNow Janet Jackson likes my songs,â€ she concluded, to cheers.
For the entire show, which included hits like â€œCuz I Love Youâ€ and â€œJerome,â€ Lizzo delivered empowering quotes and affirmations from the stage.
â€œI want you to say â€˜I love you, Lizzo!,â€™â€ she shouted. â€œAnd now I want you to say â€˜I love you, me!â€™â€
Still, the eveningâ€™s most moving moment was a bittersweet one. Lizzo took a minute to remember Kobe Bryant and the other victims of Sundayâ€™s helicopter accident and their families. With a bedazzled tequila bottle at hand, she raised a toast to Bryant and all involved in the tragedy.
â€œI canâ€™t be at the Super Bowl and not acknowledge the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna,â€ she said. â€œI didnâ€™t know him, and you guys probably didnâ€™t know him either, but you felt it. Thatâ€™s because we are all connected. We have an effect on each other. We donâ€™t know what tomorrow holds,â€ she said, and then dedicated â€œGood as Hellâ€ to Bryant and his daughter. As the performance ended, she held back tears and shouted â€œWe love you Kobe!â€
After one more drink, she put on her trademark white veil and plunged into â€œTruth Hurts.â€
For the grand finale, the house erupted when Lizzo welcomed Harry Styles to the stage. Together they performed â€œJuiceâ€ in a lively duet filled with synchronized dancing.
Styles is performing in Miami tonight â€”Â will there be a repeat duet?
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