Lizzo Takes Home Two People’s Choice Awards
Lizzo received two People’s Choice awards at the ceremony, held on 6 December in Santa Monica, California. She picked up the Song Of 2022 trophy for her Special single About Damn Time and was honoured as this year’s People’s Champion.
Lizzo’s mother, Shari Johnson-Jefferson, presented her with the latter award. “She’s a champion of others, she builds you up and she’s always in your corner,” she said of her daughter.
The singer’s gave a powerful acceptance speech claiming, “Because if I’m the people’s champ, I don’t need a trophy for championing people. Ever since the beginning of my career, I’ve used my platform to amplify marginalised voices.”
Lizzo then welcomed a group of 17 “activists and people that I think deserve this spotlight” to the stage. She introduced each of them by name and offered a brief explanation of how they’re working to bring about change in their communities.
Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks was among those praising Lizzo on social media, posting a heartfelt message. “In my opinion your presentation last night on the People’s Choice Awards was not only so beautiful and so needed that you get the award for being a great woman of our time,” Nicks wrote.
“I was so impressed and so touched that you put that together and pulled it off. It was stunning~ and everyone heard you. You have given all women soundbites forever – flute player, singer, songwriter, future politician…?”
Selected People’s Choice Award Winners:
THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION OF 2022
THE MALE ARTIST OF 2022
THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2022
THE GROUP OF 2022
THE SONG OF 2022
About Damn Time – Lizzo
THE ALBUM OF 2022
Midnights – Taylor Swift
THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2022
THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2022
THE NEW ARTIST OF 2022
THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2022
Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift
THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2022
THE COLLABORATION SONG OF 2022
Left and Right – Charlie Puth and BTS