“I’m out here getting loose, gotta blame it on my juice!” If you have heard these lyrics in the past few months, then you must already be familiar with this American Popstar Lizzo. If not, then we are here to give you all the information on this singer, keep reading!
The nickname Lizzo was formed through her real name which is Melissa Viviane Jefferson She was born on 27th April 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, and stands 178 cm (5 ft 10 inches) tall. She is a Taurus and currently is 33 years old. Her family moved to Houston, Texas when she was only 10. From the age of 10 till her high school graduation, she was trained as a flutist by a famous teacher named Claudia Momen.
In her teenage years, she started rapping and formed a musical group named Cornrow Clique with her friends at the age of 14. In 2006, she graduated from Alief Elsik High School and joined the University of Houston to study classical music and pay more attention to the flute.
Not long after, her father sadly passed away which worsened her financial conditions as she was trying to get into the music industry. In 2011, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and that is where her real career started as she has a net worth of approximately $10 Million.
While residing in Minneapolis, Lizzo started performing with small musicians and started focusing on other genres like R&B and Hip-Hop. Finally, in 2013 she released her first-ever album titled ‘Lizzobangers’ and after two years followed the release of her second album named ‘Big Grrrl Small World’.
But the albums which gained her recognition were her third and fourth albums – ‘Coconut Oil’ and ‘Cuz I Love You’ respectively. Songs like ‘Juice’ and ‘Truth Hurts’ charted on Billboard Top 100 charts and she was named the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist in 2019. She went on a World Tour soon after.
It was no doubt that 2019 was Lizzo’s year, as she accomplished so much in one year after struggling for the past few years. Her songs were played everywhere, from radio stations to TikTok sensations.
Lizzo marked the history when she became the first black female solo R&B singer to claim the first rank on the Top 100 after Rihanna. In 2019, she won the Best New Artist Award in MTV Video Music Awards, Top Song Sales Artist in 2020 Billboard Awards, and has also performed in Coachella.
Moreover, she became a proud 8 times nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards of which she took 3 of them home with her. The fans went wild when Harry Styles did a cover of ‘Juice’ on BBC Radio and both of the singers eventually became really good friends.
Apart from music, she has been a huge supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and focuses on the motto of people loving other people regardless of their gender. That is one of the reasons her fandom name is ‘Lizzbians’.
Lizzo has a huge fan base. Her music videos receive 100 million views on average and they are also positively received by the media and the critics. She has over 11.2 Million followers on her Instagram which is @lizzobeeating.
She has a special connection with her fans and always supports body positivity. She has struggled with body image issues in the past as she weighs approximately 140 Kg and continues to pass the message of self-confidence and self-love through her music.
In the past few months, she has released a few singles collaborating with other artists that you must look at! She has also received a huge amount of support for her hilarious TikTok videos.
Recently she went viral when she jokingly “revealed” her pregnancy and announced Chris Evans to be the father. The marvel actor played along and the fans extremely enjoyed how things played out.
But during her recent single’s promotion, she broke down in a Livestream and talked about the hate she was receiving from fatphobic and racist people. They called her fat-shaming slurs and called her mammy.
Her fans were quick to defend the singer and called them out for being racist and mean. It is surely not easy paving your career with unrealistic expectations from society but we are proud of where she has come to and look forward to more of her music.
Lizzo is a singer, rapper, flutist, and actress. Classically trained in the flute, she began rapping in her teens and rose in popularity throughout the 2010s. She achieved her first number one in 2019 with “Truth Hurts”, which had been released two years earlier after the song became a viral sleeper hit.
Justin and Jeremiah say they helped write the chords and melody to the song, and have been denied any sort of credit from Lizzo's team. Oddly enough, while helping continue writing “Truth Hurts,” producer Ricky Reed borrowed a melody from one of his own songs.
Lizzo caught Evans' attention earlier this month when she released a clip on TikTok joking that they were expecting a baby together. She later shared a direct message she'd received from Evans, which said: "Hi! Just heard about our little bundle of joy. My mother will be so happy lol.
Lizzo's song Juice is an anthem about self-confidence
The word juice became synonymous with the word respect following the 1992 movie "Juice," in which four inner-city teens struggle to obtain "the juice," also known as "power and respect," per our web.
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