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Lizzo Documentary Announced for HBO Max

Lizzo will be the subject of an upcoming documentary being produced by HBO Max. Although the currently-untitled project doesn't have a specific release date yet, it is set to premiere in the fall: after Lizzo's next studio album, Special, drops this summer.

The documentary will be directed by Doug Pray, executive producer of HBO’s Dr. Dre/Jimmy Iovine documentary The Defiant Ones. According to a press release, the doc will share "the inspirational story behind her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise with an intimate look into the moments that shaped her hard-earned rise to fame, success, love and international stardom.”

“Growing up I never dreamed I’d get to experience all of the things I’ve accomplished in my life, and I’m just getting started,” Lizzo said in a statement. “I’m so excited I get to share and relive my journey with my fans and HBO Max. From ‘Cuz I Love You’ to my dramatic world tour, losing and gaining love, and creating my new album ‘Special,’ y’all get to see the amount of time, patience, blood, sweat and tears that went into this process. It takes ten years to become an ‘overnight success,’ and hopefully I can inspire other young creatives to keep going.”

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, added, “To get the chance to work with someone we have admired and adored for so long is a dream come true. Lizzo’s formidable talent has entertained and inspired millions, and we are ecstatic to help share her incredible journey.”

Besides Doug Pray on directing duties, the doc will be produced by Kevin Beisler, Kevin Weaver, Ryan Kroft, and Nicole Rocklin. Lizzo is executive producing through her production company Lizzobangers.

In other Lizzo news, she released the first known single off Special, “About Damn Time,” in April. Lizzo premiered the title track on Saturday Night Live the same week, where she was also hosting. Last summer, Lizzo released the Cardi B-featuring single “Rumors” – Lizzo hasn’t said whether the track will appear on Special. Following the album's release in July, she’ll head out on tour in the fall.

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Article Image: Lizzo puts a hand on her heart while holding a microphone and closing her eyes – all while performing at Rock Werchter Festival in 2019. (benhoudijk via DepositPhotos.)

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