In doing so, it tied a record for the longest spell at number one by a female-performed rap song. Lizzo has authenticity and charisma, and has also become a style icon for many Credit: Getty Images. The Detroit-born artist, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, studied classical flute performance at the University of Houston, where her family moved when she was Now, Lizzo has become a byword for body positivity and female empowerment. In November, Lizzo also underlined her growing reputation as a norm-shattering, plus-size style icon by appearing on the cover of British Vogue. When I interviewed her for music magazine NME in August , I was seriously impressed by her charisma, candour and somewhat salty sense of humour. She released her debut album Lizzobangers on a Minneapolis indie label in October , earning critical acclaim but only cult success. It would be another three years before she charted for the first time with Coconut Oil, a six-track EP which was her first release on a major label.
Melissa Viviane Jefferson born April 27, , known professionally as Lizzo , is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist. Lizzo's first major-label EP , Coconut Oil , was released in She attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You , which peaked inside the top five of the US Billboard The album spawned two singles: " Juice " and " Tempo ". The deluxe version of the album included Lizzo's single " Truth Hurts ", which became a viral sleeper hit , topping the US Billboard Hot two years after its initial release. Around this time, her single " Good as Hell " also climbed the charts, reaching the top ten of the UK Singles Chart and the Hot Aside from singing and rapping, Lizzo is also an actress; she served as a voice performer in the animated film UglyDolls and appeared in the crime comedy-drama film Hustlers In , Time named Lizzo as "Entertainer of the Year" for her meteoric rise and contribution to music. Melissa Viviane Jefferson was born in Detroit , Michigan. In , the Chalice released their first album, We Are the Chalice , which was locally successful.
Even flutes. At the end of the day, I want my music to make people feel good, I want it to help people love themselves. This song is about looking in the mirror, loving what you see, and letting everyone know. First of all, Missy Elliott is featured on this one. That story needed to be told. Aka the song you should listen to every time you want to feel good as hell about life. I wanted to do a song that celebrated that and also celebrated myself. Help save lives. United States.
You may notice a lot of talk around an artist called Lizzo recently, but while she certainly feels fresh and new, she's been around a while, so if her latest single Juice has got you desperate for more, you're in luck — there is more! Ahead of the release of her next album Cuz I Love You — her third album in total but her first for a major label — we comb through Lizzo's bangers and present the tracks you really need to know before Lizzo goes stratospheric. If you want to attract someone's attention, whistle, and Lizzo's first single certainly manages both.