Who Is Lizzo And What Songs Does She Have? Get To Know The Pop Sensation
17 April 2020, 15:58 | Updated: 17 April 2020, 16:04
Lizzo has established herself as one of the most iconic pop stars of this generation – get to know the ‘Juice’ singer.
Lizzo’s song ‘Juice’ went viral when it was released in January 2019 and since then the pop star has had a number of bangers just as huge and will be taking part in Global Citizen's One World: Together at Home on 18 April.
Earlier this year she scooped three Grammys and has become good friends with One Direction star Harry Styles.
For those who don’t know much about the social media sensation and pop icon, here are a few facts...
Who is Lizzo and what is her real name?
Lizzo, real name Melissa Jefferson, is a singer and rapper. She is a founding member of multiple indie hip-hop groups and has been in the music scene for around a decade.
Lizzo, aged 31, played the flute for a Detroit Indie band before branching solo.
Where does Lizzo live?
Lizzo grew up in Detroit, Michigan for the first 10 years of her life before moving to Houston, Texas.
She spends a lot of time in LA, which is where she made her debut album ‘Cuz I Love You’ but described her base there as “obligatory.”
Before that, Lizzo lived in Minneapolis and has a touching story about her time there, which she shared with Rolling Stone in 2018.
“Out of nowhere, this guy was like ‘Do you want to come to Minneapolis and be in my band?’ And I was like ‘Whatever!’ I went to Minneapolis and I played a show at the Varsity, and this girl came over to me crying and said, ‘I don’t know if you live here but you need to be here and we need to see people like you here.’ That was the most love I had seen from any show in one person. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. It changed my life."
What songs does Lizzo have?
Lizzo has a number of hit songs you’ll have definitely heard ever since her single ‘Juice’ in 2019 soared to the top of the charts.
'Truth Hurts’ is a single Lizzo released in 2017 but remains a firm fan favourite, while ‘Good as Hell’ was dropped in 2016 but grew in popularity last year, so much so that she released a version featuring Ariana Grande in October 2019.
‘Like A Girl’, ‘Jerome’, and ‘Tempo’ have all been massive songs for the star.
Why Lizzo is an Instagram sensation
Lizzo has over 8.6million Instagram followers at the time of writing, thanks to her body confident attitude, flute playing talents, and daring selfies.
Lizzo doesn’t hold back or let anyone tell her how to dress or look and her Instagram page is full of just that.