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The special performance, from the Grammy House presented by Mastercard, features SZA descending from a vine into an enchanted forest while singing “Saturn,” which will reportedly appear on her forthcoming SOS deluxe album dubbed LANA.
“We’re a force of nature when we come together. That’s why I’m supporting Mastercard on their mission to restore forests around the globe. Join me,” she says at the end of the ad.
Through its Priceless Planet Coalition, Mastercard is on a mission to restore 100 million trees around the world — with help from Lyft and SiriusXM.
From Feb. 4-29, a tree will be planted for the first 500,000 Lyft riders who use U.S. World or World Elite Mastercard to pay for a Lyft ride.
Starting Feb. 7 until March 31, eligible customers who subscribe to SiriusXM’s All Access (app only) plan on siriusxm.com/mastercard will get four months free, plus 10 trees will be planted – and there’s an opportunity for two more trees to be planted for each hour that you listen to the app.
The SiriusXM free trial includes ad-free music curated by genre, podcasts, news coverage, live NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL games and more app-only access. The subscription will renew at $9.99/month after the free trial unless you cancel.
Mastercard also launched an Instagram sweepstakes where cardholders can enter for the chance to win their very own tree seed incorporated in SZA’s performance outfit.
“It takes more than one person or one company to create scaled impact for the planet,” Rustom Dastoor, EVP of Marketing and Communications, Mastercard North America said in a news release sent to Billboard. “Music does more than unite us, it inspires us to take action. Through our GRAMMY Awards campaign, we are merging passion and purpose in a way that, through a major cultural event, rallies people to come together through the power of music to create collective action for the planet.”
SZA, who performed her hit songs “Kill Bill” and Snooze” at the Grammys, was the most nominated artist at the 66th annual Grammy Awards with nine nods. She took home three Grammys, including best pop duo/group performance, best progressive R&B album and best R&B song, which was presented to her by Lizzo on the telecast.
“Lizzo and I have been friends since 2013 when we were both on a tiny Red Bull tour together opening up in small rooms for like 100 people, and to be on the stage with her is so amazing. I’m so grateful,” she said during her emotional speech. SZA went on to thank her family and record label TDE before admitting to being overwhelmed by the moment. “I came really, really far and I can’t believe this is happening.”
Watch SZA’s Mastercard commercial below.
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