SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Lizzo performs at Sydney Opera House on January 06, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)

Lizzo had a chat with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” about how she got her name, being a band nerd and more!

So my name would be Deirdre-o?!  I think Lizzo works much better!  Gayle King is doing a “Grammy Special” this Thursday night at 10pm on CBS leading up to the big show on Sunday.  I’m excited that Alicia Keys will be hosting the Grammys again for the second time.

Lizzo's ride to the top, from "band nerd" to Grammy-nominated artist

While it may seem that Lizzo came out of nowhere, the Grammy-nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and classically trained flautist has actually been perfecting her craft for almost a decade. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King met up with her at her favorite Caribbean restaurant in Brooklyn to talk about her long ride to the top, as part of our Road to the Grammys series.


First look: "The Gayle King Grammy Special"

Music's biggest night deserves music's biggest interviews: Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Watch "The Gayle King Grammy Special" on Thursday, January 23 at 10/9c on CBS.