Lizzo has a new Amazon show debuting Friday and will serve as host and musical guest next month on ‘Saturday Night Live’ – Twin Cities

It’s a big week for the Grammy-winning R&B star and former Lizzo of Minnesota. His new reality series “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” will debut Friday on Amazon Prime Video. And on Monday, the producers of “Saturday Night Live” announced that she would play the dual role of host and musical guest on the venerable April 16 sketch comedy show.

Born Melissa Viviane Jefferson in Detroit, Lizzo had already adopted her stage name when she spent the first half of her 10s living in Minneapolis and trying to launch her career. After her 2016 single “Good as Hell” went quadruple platinum, Lizzo moved to Los Angeles to start working on her first major label, “Cuz I Love You.” It went platinum and earned Lizzo eight Grammy nominations and three wins at the January 2020 ceremony.

“Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” is a competitive reality show that sees Lizzo scout for plus-size dancers to join her backup dance crew, Big Grrrls, for an upcoming world tour. “Girls who look like me are not shown,” she said in the show’s trailer. “It’s time to roll up my sleeves and find them myself.”

All eight episodes of the show – some of which were filmed in and around the Twin Cities – will be available to stream on Friday. Lizzo, who is also an executive producer, signed a deal with Amazon in 2020 to develop a series of new projects.

Lizzo made her “Saturday Night Live” debut as a musical guest in the final episode of 2019. When she takes on a dual role on the show next month, she will join an elite group of musicians who have does the same on “SNL”. including Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger, Garth Brooks, Sting, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Drake and Harry Styles.

Last August, Lizzo released the single “Rumors,” her first new music in over two years. She should announce an album and a tour in the coming weeks.

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