2018 was yet another extraordinary year for Lizzo, highlighted by a stellar live performance at Lollapalooza – named #1 on Time Out’s “The Five Best Things We Saw At Lollapalooza on Friday” – as well as a remarkable show at New York City’s MoMa PS1 Warm Up 2018 and multiple high profile appearances during New York Fashion Week.
The year also saw a stunning range of media attention, spanning cover appearances on Galore and Teen Vogue’s “Pass The Mic Music Issue” to feature interviews including Rolling Stone, the New York Times, V, Glamour, and Allure, which named Lizzo among its “Beauty Disruptors: 12 People Changing the Beauty Industry for the Better.” Lizzo was also featured on several “Best Of” lists for her hit track “Boys,” including Time’s “10 Best Songs of 2018,” Pitchfork’s “100 Best Songs of 2018,” and Paste’s “50 Best Songs of 2018” and more. “Fitness” was also included in Paper Magazine’s “Top 100 Songs of 2018.”
Coconut Oil, Lizzo’s hugely acclaimed Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records debut EP, was released in October 2016 to unanimous critical acclaim and popular success. Coconut Oil is highlighted by the hit single, “Good As Hell,” also featured on 2016’s Barbershop: The Next Cut OST. Rolling Stone singled out the track in its “Best Pop Albums of 2016 So Far,” explaining that, “Despite these albums, pop still remains a genre for singles. Lizzo's boisterous ‘Good As Hell,’ produced by omnipresent 2016 producer Ricky ‘Wallpaper" Reed,’ is a straight-no-chaser shot of self-confidence with a call-and-response chorus.”