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. Featuring her best pal, her tour DJ Sophia Eris, Lizzo's debut sets out her stall with urgency and clarity. Her entire first album Lizzobangers what a title!
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.
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.
The singer, rapper, and songwriter released her breakthrough full-length album, Cuz I Love You , last February, and by September, her smash single " Truth Hurts " became the longest-running Billboard Hot number one song by a solo female rapper. Lizzo's messages of self-love, confidence, and body positivity resonate with folks across the globe, not to mention celebrities and leaders like Coldplay's Chris Martin and President Barack Obama. The Rolling Stone cover girl will become the first woman to headline the Bonnaroo music festival this June, performing alongside Tool and Tame Impala. Whether you're a day-one fan or just discovered her work, here are 17 of Lizzo's greatest hits. This song defines Lizzo in a nutshell: It's about self-love, and features wordplay galore.