Lizzo is a American rapper, songwriter, and flute player. Besides her professional name, the rapper’s full name is Melissa Vivienne Jefferson. She is best known for her songs like Truth Hurts (2017) and Juice (2019) as well as for her role in movies like Hustlers. For her music, she has amalgamated hip-hop and pop genres as well as R&B, Soul, and Funk-pop.
Melissa Vivian, better known as Lizzo, is 32 years old as of April 27, 2020. She was born in 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Truth Hurts singer is of US nationality.
Aside from rap and singing, Lizzo is also famous for being a flute player. She is classically trained and performed solo in several flute shows. Her passion for playing the flute began when she was a child and she mastered this skill even in her adult life.
The “Hustlers” actress started rapping at a young age. At the age of 14, she was in a music group she formed with her friends, “Cornrow Click”. With the group she won the title, which is her professional name. It is a variation of “Lisa” based on Jay-Z “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”.
She later moved to Minneapolis in 2011 and joined independent groups like Lizzo & the Larva Ink and co-formed the all-female group, The Chalice. They released their first album in 2012, titled “We Are the Chalice”. On October 15, 2013, Lizzo released her first hip-hop-focused album, Lizzobangers, which led to her tour of the United Kingdom and the United States in the fall of 2013. She continued her work and in 2014, she was a guest speaker on David Letterman’s seventh October show. On December 11, 2015, she released her second album “Big Grrrl Small World”.
“Coconut Oil,” released its first extended play, on October 7, 2016. One of the songs she is most famous for, “Good As Hell” was the lead single in the extended play, and is part of the soundtrack for Barbershop: The Next Cut. Lyrically, the extended play explores the themes of body positivity, self-love, and the journey to those ideals. The song led her to start the Good as Hell Tour in 2017 to promote the entire play.
In 2019, she ventured into acting with her first role in the cartoon UglyDolls in the voice of Lydia, a perfect doll with purple hair and a supporting role in Hustlers, a black American comedy-drama movie. In the same year, she received her third album, with the lead single “Juice”, released by Atlantic Records. The album name “Cuz I Love You” was released the following month. She got to perform at the Coachella Music Festival soon after. Since then, she’s been receiving award nominations and wins as well. On December 21, 2019, Lizzo made her debut on Saturday Night Live hosted by Eddie Murphy.
2020 – Cuz I Love You
2019 – Tempo (featuring Missy Elliott)
2019 – Juice
2018 – Boys
2018 – Fitness
2017 – The truth hurts
2017 – Water Me
2016 – Telephone
2016 – Good as Hell (solo or featuring Ariana Grande)
2016 – Crypt Queens (with Sad13)
2015 – Never felt like Christmas
2015 – My Skin
2015 – isn’t it
2015 – Humanization
2014 – Faded
2014 – Paris
2014 – Let ‘Em Say (with Caroline Smith)
2013 – Night Watch (as Grrrl Prty)
2013 – Legola (as Grrrl Prty)
2013 – Payments and cookies (includes Sophia Iris)
2013 – Chosen for Best New Artist in the Twin Cities by City Pages 2013 – Chosen out of 14 music artists to watch in 2014 by Time magazine
2019 – Apple Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award
2019 – Rolling Stone International Music Award for Elegance
2019 – Soul Train Music Award for Album / Bar of the Year “Cuz I Love You”
2019 – Soul Train Music Awards for Best Video of the Year “Juice”
The Juice singer is considered an advocate of body positivity and self-love. She often talked about her struggles with body problems when she was little. As a result, she aims to be diverse in her music while tackling sexuality, body image, race, and other diverse topics. She even has a bunch of backup dancers known as Big Grrrls and all of them are plus-sized.
According to several publications, the rapper has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million USD as of 2019. This figure may be higher than her increasing mainstream appearances with massive album sales as well as out of concerts.