Sway SXSW Takeover 2016: Lizzo Brings Incredible Energy and Performs “Ain’t I” and First Single Under Atlantic Records “Good As Hell”

If you haven’t heard of Lizzo yet you need to get familiar. Representing Minneapolis the recently signed Atlantic Records artist just put out her first single under the label titled “Good As Hell” which is also featured in the forthcoming “Barbershop 3” movie.

Doing things her own way and finding success with her latest album “Big Grrrl Small World,” Lizzo took the stage at our SXSW showcase with style and energy. Performing “Ain’t I” complete with a melodic bridge, it was great to see Lizzo showcase her full range of skills. After announcing her singing to Atlantic to the crowd she broke into “Good As Hell,” doubling as a celebration of her signing and her positive outlook on the future.

Check out the full performance above as well as Lizzo’s first trip to Sway in the Morning back in 2013.


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