Lizzo is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and presenter born Melissa Viviane Jefferson. Lizzo, born in Detroit, Michigan and reared in Texas, began rapping when she was a teenager. She created the ‘Cornrow Clique,’ a rap group, when she was 14. For the next few years, she collaborated with several indie artists and founded ‘The Chalice,’ an all-female music trio. ‘We Are the Chalice,’ the group’s debut album, was released in 2012. Locally, the indie CD was a sleeper hit. The record label ‘Totally Gross National Product’ eventually signed Lizzo. ‘Lizzobangers,’ her first solo album, was published in 2013. The album was well-received both critically and commercially.
Facts about Lizzo:
|Full Name||Melissa Viviane Jefferson|
|Birth Date||April 27, 1988|
|Birth Place||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Father’s Name||Michael Jefferson|
|Mother’s Name||Shari Johnson-Jefferson|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Profession||singer, songwriter, and rapper|
|Wife/Husband/Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Name)||Not found|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
The musician, who weighs a little more than 300 pounds, has adopted a body-positive perspective and is pursuing a healthy lifestyle. “It doesn’t bother me. I like being fat, and I’m beautiful, and I’m healthy.” During her cover story interview, the “Truth Hurts” singer added that she like being overweight, and she is attractive and also healthy. Later she said, “So, can we move on?”
Lizzo Early Life
Melissa Viviane Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, was born on April 27, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan. She came to Houston, Texas, with her family when she was ten years old. A renowned music teacher, Claudia Momen, gave her classical flute training there. Lizzo began rapping as a teenager and, at the age of 14, created the Cornrow Clique with her buddies. She graduated from Alief Elsik High School and went on to study classical music at the University of Houston. Lizzo spent a year living out of her car after her father died, attempting to get into the music industry. She relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011. Lizzo formed the electro soul-pop duet Lizzo & the Larva Ink in Minneapolis. She also aided in the formation of the Chalice, a three-piece female rap group whose debut album, “We Are the Chalice,” was published in 2012.
Lizzo’s debut studio album, “Lizzobangers,” was released in October 2013 and featured the songs “Faded,” “Batches & Cookies,” and “Paris.” Following that, she was featured alongside her former Chalice comrades on Prince’s album “Plectrumelectrum” in the song “BoyTrouble.” Lizzo’s second studio album, “Big Grrrl Small World,” was released on December 11, 2015. The songs “Humanize” and “My Skin” were made into music videos.
Lizzo’s debut major-label EP, “Coconut Oil,” was released in 2016 after she signed with Atlantic Records. The EP deviated from her prior hip hop releases in that it addressed subjects such as body positivity and self-love. It also featured the hit track “Good as Hell” and was Lizzo’s first charting album, peaking at number 44 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Lizzo released “Juice,” the lead single from her third album, in early 2019; the album “Cuz I Love You” was released a few months later. Lizzo’s album was a commercial success, opening at number six on the Billboard 200 and eventually reaching number four. Around the same time, her 2017 single “Truth Hurts” gained traction and was finally included in the deluxe edition of “Cuz I Love You.” The song quickly became Lizzo’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for seven weeks. “Good as Hell,” her other hit, also charted in the top three.
Lizzo opened for singer-songwriter Har Mar Superstar and sang in his band early in her career. She then joined St. Paul and the Broken Bones on stage to play “A Change is Gonna Come.” Lizzo appeared as a musical guest on David Letterman’s “Late Show” in October of 2014. Later, as she grew in popularity, she made her debut appearance at the Coachella Music Festival. She performed at the 2019 BET Awards, the Glastonbury Festival, and the Pride Festivals in Indianapolis and Sacramento. Lizzo made her debut as a musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” in 2019. She headlined FOMO Festival the following year and played a sold-out gig at the Sydney Opera House. Lizzo then performed a combination of “Truth Hurts” and “Cuz I Love You” to kick off the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Lizzo’s Family Background
Melissa Viviane Jefferson was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 27, 1988. She grew up with two elder siblings and lived in her hometown for the first few years of her life.
Even though no one in her family worked in the entertainment industry, they were huge music fans. Everyone in the family had different musical preferences, and Lizzo benefited from growing up in this atmosphere.
Her family was highly devout, and they were Pentecostal Christians. She was a member of church choirs and sang gospel music, which impacted her music. In 2010, she lost her father, which was a traumatic ordeal. After the incident, she was depressed for an extended period. She was also having difficulties in her professional life.
Lizzo’s Boyfriend Rumours
Lizzo has kept her personal life a well-guarded secret. Regarding her previous partnerships, there has been no formal confirmation.
Lizzo’s Background in Education
Her family moved to Houston, Texas, when she was ten years old. From the age of ten until she graduated from Alief Elsik High School in Alief, Houston, she was formally taught as a flautist by renowned music teacher Claudia Momen.
She afterwards enrolled at the University of Houston.
Achievements & Awards
Lizzo was nominated for Push Artist of the Year and Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2019 due to her fantastic popularity. Lizzo gained even more accolades at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, where she received eight nominations, making her the year’s most-nominated artist. Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome,” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts” were among the three awards she received on the night. Lizzo has won Billboard Music, BET, and Soul Train Music Awards in addition to her Grammys.
What made Lizzo famous?
Lizzo’s 2017 single “Truth Hurts,” featured in the 2019 Netflix film Someone Great and inspired an internet meme, began to gain popularity and was included in the deluxe version of Cuz I Love You.
Lizzo’s net worth is?
Lizzo has a net worth of 12 million dollars.
Is Lizzo a vegetarian?
The three-time Grammy Award winner has been a vegetarian for more than a decade. Lizzo then went vegan in June 2020.
Lizzo’s major break came from where?
She came to Minneapolis in 2011 and got her big break from Prince, who “co-signed” her music and invited her to participate in his song “Boy Trouble” in 2014.