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Lizzo performing in 2022
Lizzo performing in 2022
Background information
Birth nameMelissa Viviane Jefferson
Born (1988-04-27) April 27, 1988 (age 34)[1]
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota[2]
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • Vocals
  • flute
Years active2010–present

Melissa Viviane Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist.[3]

Lizzo released two studio albums:Lizzobangers (2013), and Big Grrrl Small World (2015). In 2014, Time named her one of fourteen music artists to watch. Lizzo's first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016.

In 2019, she became popular after her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which peaked inside the top five of the Billboard 200. The album spawned two singles: "Juice" and "Tempo". Lizzo's 2017 single "Truth Hurts" became a viral hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 two years after its release.

Lizzo has been nominated for Best New Artist and received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for the deluxe version of Cuz I Love You and Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Truth Hurts".

References[change | change source]

  1. Fischer, Reed (December 27, 2013). "Lizzo: All I knew was mainstream and 'hood". City Pages. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  2. "About Lizzo". Apple Music. Retrieved September 21, 2019.