Lizzo Sweetrocks Inspiring Woman
Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper, and actress. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she later moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing music locally. Before signing with Atlantic Records, she released two studio albums—Lizzobangers 2013 and Big Grrrl Small World in 2015. She subsequently released her first major-label extended play, Coconut Oil, in 2016.
In 2019, she attracted mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced two successful singles—”Juice” and “Truth Hurts”, the latter of which became a viral sleeper hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart two years after its initial release.
After struggling with body issues at an early age, Lizzo became an advocate for body positivity and self-love as she attracted more mainstream attention, while making diversity the focus of her music, in regards to one’s body, sexuality, race, and more. Her group of back-up dancers, the Big Grrrls, consists of all plus-size dancers. Highlighting body inclusivity and celebrating individuality, Lizzo appeared in ModCloth’s “Say It Louder” campaign, which launched on June 11, 2018. In the same month, she sported the first plus-size outfit made for FIT’s Future of Fashion runway show by Grace Insogna at a Pride Island LGBTQ event. Lizzo was profiled in the June 2018 Teen Vogue Music Issue.
Aside from singing and rapping, Lizzo is also well known for her ability to play the flute. In 2019, she makes her acting debut, with a voice performance in the animated film UglyDolls; and also slated to star in the crime comedy-drama film Hustlers.
On July 23, 2019, Lizzo was nominated for Push Artist of the Year and Best New Artist at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
Thank you Lizzo (#Lizzo) for being an Inspiring Woman!
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