Lizzo Biography, Age, Real Name, Rapper, Awards, Body Positivity, and Songs

By | April 23, 2021

Lizzo Biography

Lizzo (Melissa Viviane Jefferson) an American rapper, songwriter and flautist known for her songs like “Truth Hurts” (2017) and “Juice” (2019) as well as her role in movies like “Hustlers”. For her music, she incorporates hip hop and pop genres as well as R&B, soul and funk-pop.

Lizzo Age

Melissa was born in 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Lizzo Career

Melissa is known for being a flautist. She has trained classically and has performed solos in several flute performances. Her passion for playing the flute since she was a child and she has mastered the skill even in her adult life.

Rapper Lizzo

Melissa began rapping at a young age at the age of 14, she was in a musical group she formed with her friends, the “Cornrow Clique”. She got the nickname that is her professional name. It is a variant of “Lissa” inspired by Jay-Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”.

She later relocated to Minneapolis in 2011 and joined indie 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 15th October 2013, she released her hip-hop-focused first album, Lizzobangers, which led to her tour of the UK and US in the fall of 2013.

In 2014, she was a musical guest on David Letterman’s back on 7th October show. On 11 December 2015, she released her second studio album, “Big Grrrl Small World”.

She later released “Coconut Oil”, her first major-label extended play, on October 7, 2016. She is known for, “Good As Hell” as the lead single on the extended play, a part of the soundtrack for the film Barbershop: The Next Cut. Lyrically, the extended play explores themes of body positivity, self-love, and the journey to those ideals. The song led her to begin the Good as Hell Tour in 2017, to promote the whole play.

In 2019, she she got to acting with her first role being in the animated film UglyDolls as the voice of Lydia, a purple-haired perfect doll and a supporting role on Hustlers, an American black crime comedy-drama film. She as well had her third album, with the lead single “Juice”, released by Atlantic Records.

The album named “Cuz I Love You”, was released months later. She got to perform at the Coachella Music Festival soon afterward. She has since been earning nominations for awards and winning as well. On 21st December 2019, Lizzo debuted on Saturday Night Live hosted by Eddie Murphy.

Lizzo Net Worth

Lizzo has an estimated net worth of 3 million

Lizzo’s Songs

  • 2020 – Cuz I Love You
  • 2019 – Tempo (featuring Missy Elliott)
  • 2019 – Juice
  • 2018 – Boys
  • 2018 – Fitness
  • 2017 – Truth Hurts
  • 2017 – Water Me
  • 2016 – Phone
  • 2016 – Good as Hell (solo or featuring Ariana Grande)
  • 2016 – Basement Queens (with Sad13)
  • 2015 – Never Felt Like Christmas
  • 2015 – My Skin
  • 2015 – Ain’t I
  • 2015 – Humanize
  • 2014 – Faded
  • 2014 – Paris
  • 2014 – Let ‘Em Say (with Caroline Smith)
  • 2013 – Night Watch (as Grrrl Prty)
  • 2013 – Wegula (as Grrrl Prty)
  • 2013 – Batches and Cookies (featuring Sophia Eris)

Lizzo’s Awards

2013 – Picked to Click award for best new Twin Cities artist by City Pages
2013 – She was named among 14 music artists to watch in 2014 by the Time magazine
2019 – Apple Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year
2019 – Rolling Stone’s International Music Award for Style
2019 – Soul Train Music Award for Album/Mixtape of the Year “Cuz I Love You”
2019 – Soul Train Music Awards for Video of the Year “Juice”

Lizzo Body Positivity

Lizzo an advocate of body positivity and self-love. She has often shared of her struggles with body issues when she was still young. In her music she addressing matters sexuality, body image, race and other diverse topics. She even has a group of back-up dancers known as the Big Grrrls and they are all plus-size.


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