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*The copyright for the cover art for “Special” by the artist Lizzo is believed to belong to the labels Atlantic and Nice Life, or the graphic artist(s).



Album Special

“Special” is the sixth track as well as the name sake of Lizzo’s fourth studio album of the same name, which was released in July 2022 via Nice Life and Atlantic Records.

The R&B track sees Lizzo remind listeners of their worth and their uniqueness, and follows Lizzo’s signature sound of an uplifting melody alongside inspiring and vulnerable lyrics.

Lizzo first teased the song on her TikTok in January 2022, revealing that it was her mother’s first time hearing her new music, as well as alluding to the “Special” track:

“I’ve always wanted to make my momma proud. Today was her first time hearing my new music. She told me she has ALWAYS been proud of me. (Even in my crazy rock star sleeping in my car days). She always made me feel special. In case nobody told you yet… you’re special. Keep going. I’m proud of you.” 

The music video for the song was released on the 1st February 2023 via Lizzo’s YouTube channel, and had a total of 5.4 million views as of the 20th February 2023.

Read the lyrics to “Special” here. 

*All information accurate at the time of publishing.

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Release Date

15th July 2022


Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo), Theron Thomas, Max Martin, Andrew Wansel, Ian Kirkpatrick & Daoud Anthony


Max Martin, Pop Wansel, Ian Kirkpatrick & Daoud Anthony


Nice Life & Atlantic

Chart Rankings

- #67 in Ireland - #20 in the Netherlands - #12 in New Zealand - #159 in South Korea - #3 in Sweden - #66 in the UK - #39 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 - #22 on the US Billboard Hot R&B Songs - #8 on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing.

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