Lizzo is a singer, songwriter, and rapper who has a net worth of $12 million. She was born in Los Angeles, California. After releasing her debut album “Cuz I Love You” in 2019, Lizzo shot to fame with the popular singles “Juice,” “Tempo,” and “Truth Hurts,” among other songs.
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 27, 1988 (33 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Profession:||Singer, rapper, songwriter, flutist, actress|
The albums “Lizzobangers” and “Big Grrrl Small World,” as well as the hit single “Good as Hell,” are some of her other accomplishments. She has also starred in films such as “Hustlers” and the upcoming “UglyDolls” in addition to her singing career.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Lizzo's true name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, and she was born on April 27, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan, to a family of musicians. When she was ten years old, she and her family relocated to Houston, Texas. Claudia Momen, a renowned music teacher, provided her with classical flute instruction while she was there.
Lizzo began rapping while she was a teenager, and she and her buddies created a music group called Cornrow Clique when they were 14 years old. Following high school, she attended Alief Elsik College Preparatory School before enrolling at the University of Houston to study classical music.
As a result of her father's death, Lizzo moved into her car and lived there for a year while attempting to break into the music industry. In 2011, she relocated to the city of Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.
When Lizzo moved to Minneapolis, she became a member of the electro-soul-pop combo Lizzo & the Larva Ink. Aside from that, she was instrumental in the formation of the three-piece female rap trio the Chalice, who released its debut album “We Are the Chalice” in 2012.
Studio Albums and Mainstream Breakthrough
‘Lizzobangers,' her debut studio album, was released in October of that year. The album featured the songs “Faded,” “Batches & Cookies,” and “Paris,” among other songs. Later, she appeared with her former Chalice comrades on the song “BoyTrouble” from Prince's album “Plectrumelectrum,” which was released the following year.
Lizzo's second studio album, “Big Grrrl Small World,” was released on December 11, 2015, and is her second studio album overall. The music videos for the songs “Humanize” and “My Skin” were developed as part of the project.
In 2016, Lizzo released her first major-label EP, “Coconut Oil,” after securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records. The EP, which differed from her previous hip hop-focused albums, covered subjects like body acceptance and self-love, among others.
Furthermore, it had the hit track “Good as Hell,” and it was Lizzo's first album to chart, reaching number 44 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list. Lizzo released the lead single from her third studio album, “Cuz I Love You,” in early 2019.
A few months later, she released the full album, which was also titled “Cuz I Love You.” Lizzo's commercial breakthrough occurred with the release of this album, which debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and ultimately rose to number four.
Around the same time, her 2017 single “Truth Hurts” began to gain popularity, and it was finally included in the deluxe version of “Cuz I Love You” as a bonus track. The song quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for seven weeks, becoming Lizzo's first number-one success. One of her previous singles, “Good as Hell,” also made it into the top three of the charts.
Early in her career, Lizzo performed as an opening act for singer-songwriter Har Mar Superstar, with whom she also sang in his band. She then joined St. Paul and the Broken Bones for a performance of “A Change is Gonna Come.”
On the “Late Show with David Letterman” in October of 2014, Lizzo performed as a special musical guest. Later, as her fame grew, she was invited to perform at the Coachella Music Festival, where she made her debut appearance.
In the following months, she performed at the 2019 BET Awards, the Glastonbury Festival, and the Indianapolis and Sacramento Pride Festivals, among other venues. She made her television debut as a musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” in December of this year.
The following year, she was the featured performer at the FOMO Festival and played at the Sydney Opera House to a sold-out crowd. Lizzo then performed a mashup of her songs “Truth Hurts” and “Cuz I Love You” to kick off the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.
In recognition of her tremendous achievement, Lizzo was nominated for Push Artist of the Year and Best New Artist at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where she received nominations for both categories.
An even larger level of acclaim came in the form of eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, making Lizzo the most nominated artist of the year. Her three awards on the night were for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome,” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts.”
She was also nominated for three other awards. In addition to her Grammy nominations, Lizzo has received awards from Billboard Music, BET, and Soul Train Music.
Lizzo made her acting debut in the 2019 animated musical comedy “UglyDolls,” in which she voiced the character of Lydia for the first time. Later in the year, she made her on-screen debut in the crime comedy “Hustlers,” in which she played a stripper by the name of Liz. Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Mercedes Ruehl, and fellow rapper Cardi B were among the stars who appeared in the film.
Personal Life and Activism
Because she was subjected to body shaming throughout her childhood and early professional life, Lizzo has grown into an outspoken advocate for body positivity, self-confidence, and self-love.
To increase their visibility, her backup dancers (known as the Big Grrrls) are entirely plus-size women. As a bonus, Lizzo is an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ community, having amassed a large following of admirers whom she has termed “Lizzbians.”
During the Stonewall 50th anniversary celebrations in June of this year, the online magazine Queerty recognized Lizzo as a “trailblazing figure who actively ensures society continues to move towards equality, acceptance, and dignity for all LGBT people.” When asked about her sexuality, Lizzo responded that she “doesn't subscribe to any particular ideology.”