Born: April 27, 1988 (age 34 years), Detroit, Michigan, United States
Full name: Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance
Record labels: Nice Life Recording Company, Atlantic Records, Warner Music
Australia, Totally Gross National Product
Genre: Pop music, Hip hop music, Soul music, Contemporary
R&B, Funk, R&B/Soul, Alternative hip hop, Pop
Lizzo is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, presenter, and renowned for playing flute in a classical style. Most of Lizzo’s music is hip-hop, but there are also soul, R&B, and funk-pop elements. Her songs mostly discuss race, sexuality, and being happy with your body.
She is a significant factor contributing as a rapper, soul singer, and T.V. personality, and she is stoppable on records. She is 34 years old and was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Texas. When she was a teenager, she started rapping. She launched a rap group called “Cornrow Clique” when she was just 14 years old. Lizzo is one of the most well-known female artists in the World. She has won three Grammys, made a top-selling album, and now has won an Emmy for her reality T.V. show.
Melissa Viviane Jefferson was born in Michigan, in the city of Detroit. When she was 10, she moved to Houston, Texas, with her family. At the age of ten, she began playing the flute and got classical training from renowned music teacher Claudia Momen. When she was only 14 years old, she and her friends formed a band called Cornrow Clique. She graduated from Alief Elsik High School in Alief, Houston, in 2006.
At this time, she got the nickname “Lizzo,” which is a version of “Lissa” that was inspired by Jay-song Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).” After high school, she went to the University of Houston to study classical music, focusing on the flute. At the age of 21 her father died, she quit college, moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and tried to get into the music business.
After she moved to Minneapolis, she joined several hip-hop groups and did shows in the area. She made a rap/R&B group with two other women called “The Chalice.” This was her first step into the music business. She made her first Album, called “The Chalice.” The group’s first Album, “We Are the Chalice,” was released in 2012 by itself. Because it didn’t have a record label, the Album only did well in its area. It was also played in bars and clubs.
She was gradually getting attention, and soon musicians like Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson got in contact with her. “Lizzobangers,” Lizzo’s first studio album, was made with their help. The Album came out in October 2013 with the name “Totally Gross National Product” on the cover. The Album had 14 songs and was a big hit with critics and fans. The Album got high marks from many well-known newspapers, such as “The Guardian” and “Drowned in Sound.” The Album’s music videos got a good number of YouTube views.
Today, Lizzo has fans and friends in every part of the music industry: Sleater-Kinney asked her to open for them on their reunion tour. Lizzo and her bandmate Sophia Eris were on Prince’s PLECTRUMELECTRUM from last year, and her debut album, LIZZOBANGERS, was mostly produced by Ryan Olson.
She started playing as a child and has kept getting better at it as an adult. She had played her flute, which she called “Sasha Flute,” during her several musical performances, including when she sang “Truth Hurts” at the 2019 B.E.T. Awards.
So far, Lizzo has released four albums of music. Videos for 19 of the songs have also been made. There is a total of 23 singles, and 3 are Mixtapes.
Lizzobangers was her debut studio album. On October 15, 2013, Gross National Product released this Album. Later, it was again released by Virgin Records in 2014. The Album had 14 songs and was a big hit with critics and fans. The Album was praised by many well-known newspapers, such as “The Guardian” and “Drowned in Sound.” The Album’s music videos also got a good number of YouTube views.
Dylan Kilby of Music OMH rated it 4 out of 5 and said it was “a legendary album by an extraordinary artist and woman, whose woman empowering lyrics and social awareness placed her at the top of the underground and substitute hip-hop community.” The Guardian’s Killian Fox rated the Album 4 out of 5 and said, “Lizzo’s flow rhythms can be both fun and deadly.” Star Tribune’s “Twin Cities Critics Tally 2013” list put the Album at the top place.
Big Grrrl Small World
This is the second studio album of this multi-talented singer. It was released on its own on December 11, 2015, through her record label, B.G.S.W. “Generally this album got positive reviews” by music critics.
The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis rated the Album 4 out of 5. This is facilitated by the fact that Lizzo is a strong singer and rapper.” Paste’s Hilary Saunders rated the Album 8.2 out of 10 and said that Lizzo could “rap and sing with the same strength of character.”
Big GRRRL comes from a line in the small state LIZZOBANGERS, and B.G.S.W. is the name of Lizzo’s record label. On it, she talks about how quickly she became famous and the problems that came with it, such as white culture vultures, bad guys (“Ride” on “Support Group for Men Without Lizzo”), needy People, and men who don’t like women. It’s some of the craziest fun we saw in 2015.
Coconut Oil is Lizzo’s first E.P. as a solo artist. It was released on October 7, 2016, through Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Records. It was Lizzo’s first release on a major label. Lizzo co-wrote each song on the Album, and Ricky Reed, Christian Rich, Dubbel Dutch, and Jesse Shatkin helped produce the Album. The result differed from the hip-hop music Lizzo had put out. Lyrically, the extended play talks about body positivity, self-love, and the journey to these ideals. Music critics liked what they heard from Coconut Oil.
Cuz I Love You
Cuz I Love You is her third studio album and her first studio album on a major record label. It was released on April 19, 2019, through Nice Life and Atlantic Records. American rappers Missy Elliott and Gucci Mane appear on the Album as guests. It gave rise to the singles “Juice” and “Tempo.” “Tempo” is a song that was made with Missy Elliott. The Album’s deluxe version was released later, and it has the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Truth Hurts.”
At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the deluxe edition was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Urban Contemporary Album. In its first week of release, Cuz I Love You sold 41,000 album-equivalent units, with album sales accounting for 24,000. This Album was Lizzo’s first to enter the Billboard 200.
Cuz I Love You, her first full-length Album on Atlantic, is like a thesis on confidence that comes from within and from the outside. Sometimes the music seems like a way to get to something bigger. There were a lot of magazine covers and appearances on late-night talk shows on this Album. It has been about her body positivity and self-love, which is great, as well as the high notes in the middle of her song “Juice” and the fact that she can play the flute while twerking.
Special is Lizzo’s fourth studio album. It was released on July 15, 2022, and was put out by Nice Life and Atlantic Records. It was initiated by the lead single “About Damn Time,” which came out on April 14, 2022, and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten in twelve other countries.
Critics have said that Special is a mix of pop, funk, disco, synth-pop, and R&B. It got good reviews from people who know about music. The Album went to number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. At the time, it was the top Album by a female artist in 2022 and had the biggest week in terms of units sold. It was in the top ten on the album charts in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Hungary, and New Zealand.
The 12 songs that made it onto Special prove this is true. Like “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo’s first big hit, “About Damn Time,” has become a cultural staple that few artists could hope to reach. Maybe “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready),” produced by Max Martin, has a Hall & Oates-like groove, and an upbeat call-and-response chorus will reach the same point.
The key to the Album is that it feels a little like home: Lizzo uses Lauryn Hill’s voice over a soulful horn section on “Break Up Twice,” a song she made with Mark Ronson. The song is about a back-and-forth lover, and Lizzo uses Lauryn Hill’s voice to get real with her. Lizzo’s specialty combines voice-cracking vulnerability with meme-of-the-moment pull quotes like “Who’s going to put up with your Gemini sh*t as I do?”. Hearing her in her element is a great reminder of why so many people have turned to her music for relief and joy.
Famous Single Songs
“Boys” is a song that sounds like a mix of retro funk, pop, and electropop. It has a heavy bassline and a pop chorus. It’s about the singer’s dating pool in the song’s lyrics. This song was released on June 22, 2018, as a digital download from Atlantic Records. It was written by Lizzo, Nate Mercereau, Aaron Puckett, Ricky Reed, and Ricky Reed, who also produced the song.
Music critics liked “Boys,” and one of them said it was similar to Charli X.C.X.’s 2017 song with the same name. The song was number 10 on Time magazine’s list of the best ten songs of 2018. The song was Lizzo’s first single to make it into a commercial chart. In Belgium, it reached the top forty.
“Rumors” is a song by Lizzo and Cardi B, another American rapper. The song was released on Nice Life Recording and Atlantic Records on August 13, 2021, as well as a music video. Lizzo’s album Cuz I Love You came out more than two years before the single (2019). The song was written by Nate Mercereau, Steven Cheung, Theron Thomas, Torae Carr, and Ricky Reed, who also produced it.
“The Truth,” the Biggest Hit of Lizzo
“Truth Hurts” has been called trap, hip-hop, and pop by people who write about music. Lizzo, Jesse Saint John, and producers Steven “Tele” Cheung and Ricky Reed wrote it together. It was first released on September 19, 2017, by Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Records. In March 2019, it was released again as a radio single.
Lizzo’s Work in the Movies
Lizzo has not only sung and rapped. She was a voice actor in the 2019 animated film UglyDolls and the crime comedy-drama Hustlers (2019). She also hosts the reality show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls on Amazon Prime Video. For this, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program. Time named Lizzo “Entertainer of the Year” for 2019 because she became famous quickly and did so much for music.
Lizzo’s Awards and Accomplishments
Lizzo has won several awards, including three Grammys, a Primetime Emmy, two Soul Train Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a B.E.T. Award, and a Guinness World Record. At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, she got eight nominations, which was the most of any artist that year. These included Album of the Year for the deluxe version of ”Cuz I Love You”, Song of the Year for “Truth Hurts.” She won Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome,” and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Lizzo was the first to be nominated for both R&B/pop artist and hip-hop artist at the 2020 B.E.T. Awards. In 2021, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. gave Lizzo an honorary membership.
American Music Awards
In 2019, she was nominated for American music awards in the categories of:
Favorite Song — Soul/R&B for her song “Juice.” She was just nominated but didn’t win any awards.
In 2022, she was again nominated in the category of:
Apple Music Awards
In 2019, she was again nominated and won the award in the category of Breakthrough Artist of the Year for her song “Herself”
ARIA Music Awards
In 2019, she was again nominated in the category of Best International Artist for her song “Cuz I Love You.”
In 2019, she was nominated in the category of Best Female Hip Hop Artist for her song “Herself.”
B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards
In 2019, she was nominated in the category of Album of the year for her song “Cuz I Love You” and the category of Impact Track for her song “Tempo.”
Billboard Music Awards
In 2020, she was nominated for Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Female R&B Artist for her song “Herself.” She won the award in the category of Top Song Sales Artist. Her song “Truth Hurts” was nominated for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Rap Song, Top Selling Song, and Top Radio Song. The same year, her song “Good as Hell” was also nominated in the category of Top R&B Song.
B.M.I. Pop Awards
In 2020, she was nominated and won the award in the category of Award Winning Songs for her song “Truth Hurts.”
BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
In 2020, she was nominated and won the award in the category of Award Winning Songs for her song “Good as Hell” and “Truth Hurts.”
In 2019, she was nominated in the category of Newcomer for her song “Herself.”
In 2020, she was nominated in the category of International Female Solo Artist for her song “Herself.”
In 2019, she was nominated for and won the Music Video (Silver) award for her song “Juice.”
European Festival Awards
In 2019, she was nominated for Newcomer of the Year for her song “Herself.”
In 2020, she was nominated for the category of Rising Star Award and Best Female for her song “Herself.”
In 2020, she was nominated for Album of the Year, and Best Urban Contemporary Album, for her song Cuz I Love You (Deluxe). Among these categories, Lizzo won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Her song “Truth Hurts” was also nominated in various categories such as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. She won the award for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Her song “Exactly How I Feel” was nominated for Best R&B Performance. Her song “Jerome” won the award in the category of Best Traditional R&B Performance.
In 2023, her two songs are nominated in different categories. “Special” is nominated for the Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album category. Her song “About Damn Time” has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Guinness World Records
In 2019 her song “Truth Hurts” was nominated in the category of Most weeks at No.1 on the U.S. singles charts for a rap single by a female artist. She won this award.
iHeartRadio Music Awards
In 2020, her song “Herself” was nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Best New Pop Artist, and Best New Hip-Hop Artist. She won the award in the category of Best New Pop Artist.
Her song “Truth Hurts” was also nominated and won the Song of the Year award. Her songs “Juice” and “Good as Hell (Remix) (featuring Ariana Grande)” was also nominated in the categories of Best Lyrics and Best Remix, respectively.
LOS40 Music Awards
In 2022 her song “About Damn Time” was nominated in Best International Song and Best International Video categories.
MTV Europe Music Awards
In 2019 her famous song “Herself” was nominated for Best New Act, Best Push Act, and Best U.S. Act.
MTV Video Music Awards
In 2019 her song “Herself” was nominated for Best New Artist and Push Artist of the Year. Her song “Tempo” was Nominated in the category of Best Power Anthem, and her song “Truth Hurts” was Nominated for Song of Summer.
In 2020, her song “Cuz I Love You” was Nominated in the category of Best R&B. in the same year, her song “Good as Hell” was also Nominated in the category of Best Editing.
In 2021, her song “Rumors” (featuring Cardi B) was Nominated in the category of Song of Summer, and “Herself” was nominated in the category of Artist of the Year.
In 2022, her song “About Damn Time” was nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop, Video for Good, and Song of Summer. Her song won the award in the category of Video for Good.
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
In 2022 her song “Rumors” (with Cardi B) was nominated in the category of Favorite Collaboration.
In 2020, her song “Herself” was Nominated for Best Live Act and Best Solo Act in the World. In the same year, her song “Juice” was also nominated in the category of Best Song in the World.
People’s Choice Awards
In 2019 her song “Cuz I Love You” was Nominated in the category of Album of 2019.
In 2022, her song “Herself” was nominated for Female Artist of 2022 and Social Celebrity of 2022. In the same year, her song “About Damn Time” was nominated in the category of Song of 2022, “Special” was nominated in the category of Album of 2022, and “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” was nominated in the category of Competition Show of 2022. The results of 2022 are still pending.
Pop justice £20 Music Prize
In 2019, her song “Blame It on Your Love” (with Charli CXX) was nominated for Best British Pop Single.
Primetime Emmy Awards
In 2022, “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” was nominated in the category of Outstanding Competition. She won this award.
In 2019, her song “Juice” was nominated in the category of Best Track.
In 2020, her song “Herself” was nominated in the category of Badass. She was Runner-up in this competition. But her song “Juice” won the award in the category of Anthem.
Rolling Stone’s International Music Awards
In 2019, her song “Herself” won an award in the Style category.
Soul Train Music Awards
In 2019 her song “Juice” was nominated for Song of the Year, Video of the Year, The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, and Best Dance Performance. Her song won the award in the category of Video of the Year.
In the same year, her song “Herself” was Nominated in the category of Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and her song “Cuz I Love You” won the award in the category of Album/Mixtape of the Year.
In 2020, her song “Good as Hell” was nominated in the category of Video of the Year.
In 2019, her song “Herself” was nominated for the Breakthrough Artist category.
Teen Choice Awards
In 2019 her song “Herself” was nominated in the category of Choice Breakout Artist and Choice Summer Female Artist. Her song “Truth Hurts” was also nominated for Choice Summer Song.
U.K. Music Video Awards
In 2019 her song “Herself” was nominated for Best Artist.
Lizzo About Body Positivity Movement
In the past few years, “body positivity” has been discussed more. It’s a movement that tries to get people to accept all bodies, regardless of size, shape, skin color, gender, or physical abilities. People in favor care less about how people look and more about how healthy their bodies are.
Lizzo tells Vogue, “I think it’s lazy of me to just say I’m body positive at this point.” “It’s simple. I want to be in good shape. I want my body to go back to how it was.” She says that “body positivity” has been marketed and taken over to the point where it’s cool and complacent, which doesn’t help people change.
When you look at the “body positive” hashtag now, you can see a group of white girls with smaller frames and more curves. And I don’t care because my message is always to be open to everyone. Lizzo says, “I’m glad this conversation is becoming a mainstream story.” “I don’t like this word because it’s not for people who don’t use it.
Girls with fat on their backs, girls with droopy bellies, and girls whose thighs don’t touch and don’t separate from each other. Girls get stretch marks. Girls who are at least 18 years old.” In sum? Since Lizzo made the statement more seductive, it isn’t as honest or open as it used to be.
Since Cuz I Love You was released in 2019, she has started a shapewear line for women of all sizes, an investment made in the at-home fitness startup Hydrow, and signed a T.V. production deal with Amazon. Her first project, a reality dance show called Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, came out.
Last year, Lizzo was in a bit of trouble because she let Weight Watchers use one of her songs in a commercial. Fans didn’t like the decision because, even though WHO recently changed its name to focus on health and wellness, it still promotes the diet culture, which goes against Lizzo’s fat-positive ideas. She did say sorry in the end.
Lizzo Social Media Fan Following
Lizzo has a great fan following on other social media sites like Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. Currently, she has 1.4 million followers on her verified Facebook account, 13 million followers on her Instagram account, 2.1 million followers on Twitter, and 26 million followers on her TikTok account. Having such a huge social media fan following is quite an achievement.
Lizzo’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth’s highly specialized website, Lizzo has a net worth of about $12 million. This is due to her singing work and other business ventures she has carried on. She has been in a few movies and T.V. shows, and her voice has been used for animated characters, such as in the musical comedy “UglyDolls.”
Lizzo is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, presenter, and renowned for playing flute in a classical style. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Texas. Most of Lizzo’s music is hip-hop, but there are soul, R&B, and funk-pop elements. Lizzo started playing the flute when she was a child. She has released four albums of music. She is just 34 years old and has a successful career in the entertainment industry. Hopefully, we will see more entertaining content from Lizzo.
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