Lizzo's fourth studio album Special the earworm About Damn Time has most likely been reviewed by fans and critics. Reese Witherspoon, Never Have I Evers Lee Rodriguez, and Bretman Rock have all tried the dance trend. On July 15, the Truth Hurts singer released the rest of the album.
Special is the most unabashedly joyous, sonically diverse, and emotionally profound album produced by a major label since Beyonce's Lemonade, according to Sarah Grant in a Rolling Stone review of the album, referring to the Formation singers' critically acclaimed 2016 project.
The former Destinys Child singer was not the only outlet to mention her in their review. Beyonce is set to release her seventh studio album, Renaissance, on July 29, just two weeks after Lizzo released Special, and some outlets are claiming that she may have some competition. In a review, Variety stated, "Lets just say that Beyonce has her work cut out for her."
Lizzo is no surprise that the comparisons made her cry. She has been a self-described Beyonce stan. Lizzo credited Beyonce and her now-defunct trio as her inspiration for starting her career in music since the fifth grade.
Lizzo said she would listen to Beyonce in her bedroom whenever she was shy or when she didn't think I was cool or when I was being picked on. She said her 2006 album BDay helped her through a difficult time.