Lizzo‘s acceptance speech as Best Solo Pop Performance

Lizzo won a Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance for her hit song “Truth Hurts” at the 2020 Grammys. Read the full transcript of her acceptance speech right here on

Lizzo: (00:20)
What the f***. One second. Thank you. Thank you to the Academy, first of all. This is really f***ing sick. Unexpected, really cool. But I want to say, this whole week, I’d be lost in my problems, stressed out, and then in an instant all of that can go away, and your priorities really shift. And today all of my little problems that I thought were big as the world were gone, and I realized that there’s people hurting right now. And you guys create beautiful music. You guys create connectivity. And as I’m speaking to all you all in this room, we need to continue to reach out. This is the beginning of making music that moves people again. Making music that feels f***ing good, that liberates people.

Lizzo: (01:26)
Yes. And if I hadn’t reached out, I wouldn’t have met my best friends, Quinn and Lauren. I don’t know where I would be right now. Sleeping in my car. If I hadn’t reached out, I wouldn’t have met Nice Life and Ricky. If I hadn’t reached out, I wouldn’t have met Kevin and Full Stop. If I hadn’t reached out, I wouldn’t have met Atlantic Records. So thank you so much for lifting me up. Let’s continue to reach out, hold each other down and lift each other up. God bless you. Thank you so much.

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