Lizzo biography

Lizzo is the professional name of Melissa Viviane Jefferson. She is a well-known American singer and rapper with an excellent track record. Lizzo was born on April 27, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan. Later, her parents moved to Houston, Texas where she spent her early days. She showed great interest in rap music as a teenager. When Lizzo was 14, she formed a rap group, Cornrow Clique. This skillful musician collaborated with several indie artists before constituting a female music band, The Chalice.

Lizzo went to Minneapolis, where she started her hip-hop music career. She released her first studio album, Lizzobangers in 2013. Her second album, Big Grrrl Small World was launched in 2015. After the release of her second album, Lizzo signed a contract with Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Records. Coconut Oil is her first major-label EP. It was launched in 2016.

In 2019, she came out with her third studio album, Cuz I Love You. With the release of this album, Lizzo became popular in the mainstream rap music scenario. It reached the number four position on the US Billboard 200. This album contains popular singles like Tempo, Juice, and Truth Hurts. These three songs were super hits two years after the release of the album. The song, Truth Hurts was at the top position of the US Billboard Hot 100in 2019. It holds the distinction of being the longest-leading solo by a female rapper.

Melissa Viviane Jefferson released a single, Good as Hell in 2016. This song featured on the list of top 10 songs of the Billboard Hot 100. It also became one of the top 10 songs on the UK Singles chart. The single, Rumors (2021) was a collaborative work with Cardi B. It featured in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. She released another single About Damn Time in April 2022. This song was on the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It also found a place among the top 10 songs in 12 other countries. Lizzo’s fourth studio album, Special, was released in 2022 by Nice Life and Atlantic Records. This album reached the number 2 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart. It was also selected as one of the top ten songs on the UK, New Zealand, Canadian, Hungary, and Australian album charts.

In 2020, Lizzo received eight Grammy nominations, including the "Big Four" categories. She was the recipient of Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Jerome. Her song Truth Hurts won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Pop Solo Performance. She also worked as an actor in a few movies. Lizzo is also featured in the famous show on Amazon Prime, Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. Her performance as a host won her an Emmy Award.

Musical Style of Lizzo

Generally speaking, Lizzo is a hip-hop rapper. However, she blended a little bit of funk-pop, R&B, and Soul with hip-hop to make her songs unique and appealing. The music style of Beyoncé made a lasting impact on her. She was also deeply influenced by Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott.

An Overview of Awards and Achievements of Lizzo

Lizzo is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations. She won 3 Grammy Awards for Truth Hurts and Jerome in 2020. Two Soul Train Music Awards were bestowed on her in 2019. Other awards include Rolling Stone's International Music Awards, Queerty Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, Apple Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.

Apart from her musical contributions, Lizzo worked as a voice actor in the animated film UglyDolls. She also featured in the crime comedy-drama film Hustlers. Her performance as the host of the reality TV series, Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls on Amazon Prime made her eligible for the Primetime Emmy Award. Time Magazine chose her as Entertainer of the Year in 2019. Her song Truth Hurts has a Guinness World Record for retaining the number one position on the American single charts by a female rap artist.

Albums and Other Contributions of Lizzo

The four albums released by this eminent rap singer are Lizzobangers (2013), Big Grrrl Small World (2015), Cuz I Love You (2019), and Special (2022). Her major concert tours include Good as Hell Tour, Cuz I Love You Tour, Cuz I Love You Too, and The Special Tour. She acted in two films, UglyDolls, and Hustlers. Further, Lizzo participated in the famous TV show Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio, Wonderland, Yeti! Yeti!, and Magic Mushroom.

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