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Lizzo

About

Melissa Viviane Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she later moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing before moving to Minneapolis, where she began her recording career in hip hop music. Prior to signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records, Lizzo released two studio albums—Lizzobangers (2013) and Big Grrrl Small World (2015). Lizzo's first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016.

Lizzo attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You (2019), which peaked inside the top five of the US Billboard 200. The album spawned the singles "Juice" and "Tempo". The deluxe version of the album included Lizzo's 2017 single "Truth Hurts", which became a viral sleeper hit, two years after its initial release. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100, and became the longest-leading solo song by a female rapper. Around this time, her 2016 single "Good as Hell" also climbed the charts, reaching the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. Lizzo received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the most for any artist that year, including nominations for each of the "Big Four" categories; and eventually won the awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Pop Solo Performance for "Truth Hurts", and Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song "Jerome".

In 2021, Lizzo released the single "Rumors" featuring Cardi B, which debuted in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. Her fourth studio album Special (2022), was preceded by its lead single "About Damn Time", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Aside from singing and rapping, Lizzo has also worked as an actor: she served as a voice performer in the animated film UglyDolls (2019) and appeared in the crime comedy-drama film Hustlers (2019). Furthermore, she is the host of the Amazon Prime Video reality television series Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. In 2019, Time named Lizzo as "Entertainer of the Year" for her meteoric rise and contribution to music. In addition to her three Grammy Awards, she has also won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards.

Articles

August 10, 2022

Lizzo Gets Cheeky in the ‘Middle of the Ocean’ While on Vacation

The "About Damn Time" singer also shared a clip making waves -- literally -- as she twerked in the ocean in a blue bikini.

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August 7, 2022

Lizzo gushes over J-hope’s spin on ‘About Damn Time’

The BTS star sat down for a chat with NME at Lollapalooza where he offered up his take on Lizzo's hit The post Lizzo gushes over J-hope’s spin on ‘About Damn Time’ appeared first on NME.

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August 5, 2022

Selena Takes Over Malibu In ‘Selena + Chef’ Season 4, Vecna From ‘Stranger Things’ Recites Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’ Lyrics & More | Billboard News

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting another baby, Selena Gomez takes over the ‘Hannnah Montana’ beach house in ‘Selena + Chef’ season 4 trailer, ‘Stranger Things’ Jamie Campbell Bower recites Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’, and more!

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August 4, 2022

‘Stranger Things’ Star Jamie Campbell Bower Recites Lyrics From Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’ In Vecna Voice | Billboard News

“I’m a singer, so I kind of just relaxed myself, relaxed my larynx,” the actor said, explaining how he perfected his sub-bass Vecna voice.

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August 4, 2022

64 Fun Facts From the Billboard Hot 100’s First 64 Years: From Ricky Nelson to Lizzo & More

Tracing the Hot 100's history from the first No. 1 through the latest.

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August 4, 2022

Watch ‘Stranger Things’ star Jamie Campbell Bower recite Lizzo lyrics with his Vecna voice

Bower also quoted classic 'Titanic' and 'Notting Hill' lines using the terrifying, deep voice The post Watch ‘Stranger Things’ star Jamie Campbell Bower recite Lizzo lyrics with his Vecna voice appeared first on NME.

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August 3, 2022

Watch ‘Stranger Things’ Star Jamie Campbell Bower Recite Lizzo Lyrics With His Terrifying Vecna Voice

"I'm a singer, so I kind of just relaxed myself, relaxed my larynx," the actor said, explaining how he perfected his sub-bass Vecna voice.

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August 3, 2022

Lizzo responds to viral video of young fan dancing to ‘About Damn Time’: “That is my Grammy right there”

The track featured on the rapper's recent album 'Special' The post Lizzo responds to viral video of young fan dancing to ‘About Damn Time’: “That is my Grammy right there” appeared first on NME.

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August 2, 2022

Beyoncé To Change Offensive Lyric & Is Called Out By Diane Warren Over Song Credits | Billboard News

Queen Bey faced criticism for using the same ableist term that Lizzo removed from “Grrrls” and Diane Warren is feeling the heat from the BeyHive.

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August 2, 2022

Lizzo Celebrates Trending Alongside Beyoncé on Twitter

Some fans pointed out that the two stars were both trending for removing an offensive lyric from their new albums.

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August 1, 2022

Lizzo Praises J-Hope Ahead of Lollapalooza: ‘I’m So Proud of Him!!!!’

The K-pop star also named "About Damn Time" as his favorite song of the moment.

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August 1, 2022

Beyoncé Updating Renaissance Track “Heated” After Criticism of Ableist Lyrics

Weeks after Lizzo changed the lyrics of a song featuring the same slur, Beyoncé will rewrite a line that appeared on her new album

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August 1, 2022

Beyoncé to Remove Ableist Slur From Song ‘Heated’ After Backlash

Just like Lizzo did, Beyoncé faced an uproar over her use of the word "spaz" in a new song

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August 1, 2022

Beyoncé faces backlash over ableist slur on new ‘Renaissance’ track ‘Heated’

It comes just weeks after Lizzo was also criticised for a derogatory term in her lyrics The post Beyoncé faces backlash over ableist slur on new ‘Renaissance’ track ‘Heated’ appeared first on NME.

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August 1, 2022

YK Osiris Flirts With Lizzo in Instagram Video: 'Check Your DM'

Despite a 10-year age difference, YK Osiris didn't shy away from publicly shooting his shot with Lizzo, telling the pop star to check her DMs.

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July 29, 2022

This Week In Music News: BTS’ House Is On AirBnb, BLACKPINK’s New Music Video, Lizzo Go to No.1 & More | Billboard News

This week in music news: the mansion BTS stayed in for ‘In the Soop’ is on AirBnb, BLACKPINK release their music video for ‘Ready to Love’, Posh Spice belts out this Spice Girls classic, Lizzo goes to No.1 on the Hot 100 and Olivia Rodrigo reunites and gets friendly with Joshua Bassett and more!

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July 27, 2022

Lizzo Gets A Special Gift From Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran Breaks This Spotify Record & More | Billboard News

Lizzo gets a special gift from Harry Styles for her hit song ‘About Damn Time’ reaching No.1 on our Hot 100 chart, Ed Sheeran breaks a Spotify record and more!

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July 27, 2022

Lizzo Smells the Roses & Pops Champagne While Celebrating Going to No.1 On the Hot 100 | Billboard News

On Tuesday (July 26), the singer showed off a massive, colorful bouquet of flower sent to her by fellow pop star Harry Styles in celebration of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “About Damn Time.”

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July 27, 2022

Lizzo Stops to Smell the Roses in the Giant Congratulatory Bouquet Harry Styles Sent Her

The gift was a celebration of her "About Damn Time" single hitting No. 1.

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July 27, 2022

Find Out How to Stay At this BTS House, BLACKPINK Tease ‘Ready to Love Music Video & More | Billboard News

Find out how to stay at this BTS house, Blackpink tease their music video for their new song ‘Ready to Love’, Lizzo reacts to hitting the top of the Hot 100, and more!

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July 26, 2022

Lizzo Recorded ’50 Versions’ of ‘About Damn Time’ Before Nailing the Chorus: ‘BUT IT WAS WORTH IT’

Lizzo's determination to get the song's hook just right clearly paid off, considering "About Damn Time" ascends to the top of the Hot 100 this week.

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July 26, 2022

Five Burning Questions: Lizzo Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 With ‘Special’ & Tops Hot 100 With ‘About Damn Time’

Lizzo's new album scores her best first-week numbers, while she also notches her second Hot 100 No. 1.

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July 26, 2022

Lizzo Rules Artist 100 Chart for First Time, Thanks to ‘Special’ Debut

BTS' J-Hope re-enters the chart at No. 9 thanks to his solo album 'Jack in the Box.'

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July 25, 2022

Lizzo Tops the Hot 100, Kid Cudi Storms Off At Rolling Loud, Adele Reschedules Vegas Residency Dates | Billboard News

Lizzo tops the Hot 100 with her hit ‘About Damn Time’, Kid Cudi gets angry and storms off the stage at Rolling Loud Miami, Adele reschedules the Las Vegas residency dates, Posh Spice sings a Spice Girls classic and more!

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July 25, 2022

Lizzo Lands First No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart With ‘Special’

Plus: ITZY, J-Hope, Black Midi and Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp debut in top 10.

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July 25, 2022

Lizzo Tops the Hot 100, Celebrates ‘About Damn Time’ Being ‘The #1 Song in the Country YALL’

"About Damn Time" is the singer's second No. 1 single on the Hot 100.

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July 25, 2022

What’s Your Favorite Lizzo Hot 100 Hit? Vote!

Let us know your favorite of Lizzo's Hot 100 hits by voting in our poll.

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July 25, 2022

Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 | Billboard News

Lizzo‘s “About Damn Time” clocks in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, rising from No. 2. The track becomes Lizzo’s second Hot 100 leader, after “Truth Hurts” dominated for seven weeks beginning in September 2019.

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Discs

Special

July 15, 2022

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Grrrls

June 10, 2022

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About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix)

May 18, 2022

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About Damn Time

April 14, 2022

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Rumors (feat. Cardi B)

August 13, 2021

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Truth Hurts (DaBaby Remix)

August 23, 2019

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Truth Hurts (CID Remix)

August 22, 2019

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Blame It on Your Love

May 15, 2019

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Juice (Breakbot Mix)

May 10, 2019

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Cuz I Love You

April 19, 2019

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Cuz I Love You (Super Deluxe)

April 19, 2019

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Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott)

March 20, 2019

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Stayin' Alive (from Happy Death Day 2U)

January 2, 2019

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Boys (Remixes)

January 1, 2019

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Fitness

March 30, 2018

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Coconut Oil

October 7, 2016

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Phone

September 16, 2016

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Good as Hell (Remixes)

June 17, 2016

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Good as Hell

March 9, 2016

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Basement Queens

January 20, 2016

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Good as Hell (feat. Ariana Grande) [Remix]

January 1, 2016

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Let 'em Say

August 13, 2014

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Lizzobangers

May 20, 2014

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