Melissa Viviane Jefferson is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist. She attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You. Lizzo received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the most for any artist that year.
About Lizzo in brief
Melissa Viviane Jefferson is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist. She attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You. Lizzo received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the most for any artist that year. She has also won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award and two Soul Train Music Awards. In 2019, Time named LizzO as \”Entertainer of the Year\” for her meteoric rise and contribution to music. She also takes up acting roles: she served as a voice performer in the animated film UglyDolls and appeared in the crime comedy-drama film Hustlers. She is currently working on her second album, which she described as ‘the thesis’ of her body image project, Underneath the Underneath project, where she removed her clothes as she talked about her relationships with her boyfriend and ex-boyfriend. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Houston, Texas, at the age of ten. She studied classical music focusing on flute at the University of Houston. She started rapping as a teenager in a southwest part of Houston known as Alief. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011, and began performing with indie groups including the electro soul-pop duo,Lizzo & the Larva Ink. In 2012, she released her debut album, Lizzobangers, produced by Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson, which was released on October 15, 2013.
In 2014, she toured the US and UK in the fall of 2013 opening for Har Mar Superstar, and additionally sang with his band. Later that year, she shared the stage with St. Paul and the Broken Bones, performing together, A Change Is Gonna Come together together. Her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016. In 2018, she participated in Vice’s What’s Underneath Underneath U’s What You Can Can Do? series, in which she spoke about her relationship with her body and how it has affected her music and her career. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and two children. She lives with her mother in Houston and has a boyfriend in San Diego, California. She and her husband have two children, a son, a daughter, and a stepson. She recently released two studio albums: Big Grrrl Small World and Coconut Oil. In 2017, she also released her first EP, which spawned two singles: \”Juice\” and \”Tempo\”. The deluxe version of the album included her 2017 single \”Truth Hurts\”, which became a viral sleeper hit, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 two years after its initial release. She eventually won the awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song \”Jerome\”. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.