Lizzo covered Harry Styles’ 2019 single ‘Adore You’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. It’s the latest chapter in a back-and-forth love-fest between the two artists.
Styles visited the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in December. He’d just released his hotly anticipated second album Fine Line, but the British pop star’s new music wasn’t what got people talking. Styles performed a cover of Lizzo’s self-love anthem ‘Juice’ and just about caused the internet to breakdown.
Watch: Harry Styles – Juice (Lizzo cover)
Lizzo’s original is immense; inspiring, sexy and powerful. Styles was always going struggle to match this vitality, but Lizzo was quick to express her approval. She tweeted a clip of Styles calling her “exactly what you want an artist to be,” while also offering a one word summary of her reaction to his cover – *melts*.
*melts* ?? https://t.co/d9YwKMMxzI
— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 18, 2019
The two artists subsequently performed ‘Juice’ live together when Styles showed up at a Lizzo show in Miami during Super Bowl weekend. As you can imagine, the screams from the crowd were Beatlemania levels of ear-piercing.
So perhaps it was a foregone conclusion, but when Lizzo showed up to the Live Lounge she delivered in turn with a cover of Styles’ ‘Adore You’. She also played ‘Good As Hell’ and ‘Coz I Love You’. So essentially everything that dominated pop radio and curated playlists throughout 2019.
Watch: Lizzo – Adore You (Harry Styles cover)
Lizzo recently picked up a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary for last year’s Coz I Love You. ‘Truth Hurts’ won Best Pop Solo Performance and she won a third Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song ‘Jerome’.