Lizzo, the internationally renowned superstar, has become a household name with an impressive record of over 5 billion global streams and a platinum-selling debut album. Now, fans in the United Kingdom can look forward to an exciting lineup of Lizzo’s performances and a revealing documentary, all set to air on BBC Three and be available on BBC iPlayer.
First up is “Lizzo Live in Concert,” a breathtaking spectacle that will leave viewers in awe. This special event features Lizzo, accompanied by her band The Lizzbians and The Little Bigs, and The Big Grrrls. The concert promises to be an unforgettable night filled with positivity, laughter, and love. Adding to the excitement, Lizzo will be joined by special guests Cardi B, SZA, and Missy Elliott, making it a star-studded affair.
Directed by Sam Wrench and produced by Kevin Beisler, “Lizzo Live in Concert” is executive produced by Lizzo herself, along with Lizzobangers, Ian Stewart, Leah Lane, and Hamish Hamilton for Done+Dusted. Emma Hindley serves as the Lead Commissioning Editor for BBC Storyville. Fans can catch the concert on BBC iPlayer starting from 6 am on Saturday, June 3, 2023. It will also be broadcast on BBC Three at 10:00 pm on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Continuing the Lizzo extravaganza, viewers will also have the opportunity to delve into the life of this multi-platinum Grammy- and Emmy®-winning artist through the documentary titled “Love, Lizzo.” This intimate film takes audiences behind the scenes during the recording of Lizzo’s latest album, “Special.”
From her upbringing in Detroit to her dedicated practice of the flute in Houston and her eventual move to Minneapolis to pursue a career in hip-hop, Lizzo’s journey to stardom was far from easy. For ten years, she tirelessly worked as a solo artist, hustling to achieve international fame before her breakthrough hit single, “Truth Hurts,” propelled her into superstardom. “Love, Lizzo” captures the artist’s story over three years, including her “‘Cuz I Love You” world tour, the challenges faced during the pandemic, and the creative process behind her latest album. Throughout the documentary, Lizzo speaks candidly about important topics such as body positivity, self-love, and the recognition of Black women’s contributions.
Directed by Doug Pray and written by Mark Monroe, “Love, Lizzo” is produced by Kevin Beisler, Ryan Kroft, Stephanie Meurer, Doug Pray, Nicole Rocklin, Kevin Weaver, and Sarah Astaire. Lizzo also serves as an executive producer, alongside Michael Rapino, Omar Al-Jouani, Lesley Olenik, Chad Wasser, Len Blavatnik, Julie Greenwald, Craig Kallman, and Charlie Cohen. Alana Balden and Damian Vaca are the co-executive producers, and for HBO Max, Jennifer O’Connell and Lizzie Fox serve as executive producers. Once again, Emma Hindley holds the position of Lead Commissioning Editor for BBC Storyville.
“Love, Lizzo” will be available on BBC iPlayer starting from 6 am on Saturday, June 3, 2023. The documentary will also be broadcast on BBC Three at 9:45 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Lizzo’s fans and music enthusiasts alike are eagerly anticipating these upcoming releases, which promise to provide a deeper understanding of the artist’s journey, as well as an incredible live concert experience that showcases her undeniable talent and charisma.