Houston News : Mayor Turner invites pop phenom Lizzo back home to Houston to be honored for her success

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Pop phenom Lizzo, who grew up in Houston, is being invited home in January 2020 by Mayor Sylvester Turner to honor her success.

Pop phenom Lizzo, who grew up in Houston, is being invited home in January 2020 by Mayor Sylvester Turner to honor her success.

Photo: Kate Munsch, Freelance / Special To The Chronicle

Photo: Kate Munsch, Freelance / Special To The Chronicle

Pop phenom Lizzo, who grew up in Houston, is being invited home in January 2020 by Mayor Sylvester Turner to honor her success.

Pop phenom Lizzo, who grew up in Houston, is being invited home in January 2020 by Mayor Sylvester Turner to honor her success.

Photo: Kate Munsch, Freelance / Special To The Chronicle

Mayor Turner invites pop phenom Lizzo back home to Houston to be honored for her success

No matter how much fame and fortune a person earns, there’re few satisfactions as sweet as being recognized for your success in your hometown. That day may not be too far in the future for one of Houston’s favorite daughters, Lizzo.

This weekend, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted, “From her humble beginnings at @UHouston to now singing in front of millions, @lizzo continues to be a rising star. She represented #HTown on @nbcsnl last night. I would like to extend an invite for our city to recognize her in January.”

From her humble beginnings at @UHouston to now singing in front of millions, @lizzo continues to be a rising star.

She represented #HTown on @nbcsnl last night.

I would like to extend an invite for our city to recognize her in January. pic.twitter.com/nuFjCTWfGs

— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) December 22, 2019

Turner’s tweet referred to Lizzo’s knock-out performance on “Saturday Night Live,” hosted by Eddie Murphy, which was the most-watched episode of the live comedy show since May 2017. Even a review by CNN noted, “Musical guest Lizzo was the icing on the cake.”

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It’s just the latest jewel in the crown of Lizzo’s rocketing career.  She was recently named TIME magazine’s Entertainer of the Year. Her third album, “Cuz I Love You,” earned eight Grammy nominations. And she even made it to the big screen in this year’s hit movie “Hustlers.”

Lizzo may have been born in Detroit, but she made Houston her home when she was 10. The classically-trained flautist played with the University of Houston band.

After her courtside twerking at a recent Lakers game stole the show, the Houston Rockets invited Lizzo to show off her moves with the Clutch City dancers. Lizzo has reportedly agreed to it. So keep an eye out for this shooting star in 2020. As Lizzo would say, “If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine.”

Danny Hermosillo is the Digital News Editor for Chron.com | Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @Dannyherm1| Email him at [email protected]





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