Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing, before moving to Minneapolis, where she began her recording career. Before signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records, Lizzo released two studio albums—Lizzobangers, and Big Grrrl Small World. Lizzo's first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016. She attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which peaked inside the top five of the US Billboard 200. The album spawned two singles: "Juice" and "Tempo". The deluxe version of the album included Lizzo's 2017 single "Truth Hurts", which became a viral sleeper hit, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 two years after its initial release. Around this time, her 2016 single "Good as Hell" also climbed the charts, reaching the top three on the Hot 100 and top ten of the UK Singles Chart.
|Born||Melissa Viviane Jefferson, April 27, 1988, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Education||Alief Elsik High School, University of Houston|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, rapper, flutist, actress|
Alt and indie singer and rapper known for founding several hip hop groups, including The Chalice and Grrrl Prty. She later garnered significant fame from her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured the singles "Juice" and "Truth Hurts," the latter of which became a #1 hit.
She started performing as part of groups in 2011 and released her first album, Lizzobangers, in 2013.
In 2014, she was named as an artist to watch by Time magazine. She is also known for her flute playing abilities. In 2019, she starred in the drama Hustlers with Cardi B.
Born Melissa Jefferson in Michigan, she grew up in Texas before moving to Minnesota, where her music career first got started.
She's appeared on Late Show With David Letterman.
- Rappers from Minneapolis
- Rappers from Detroit
- American flautists
- Sex-positive feminists
- American funk singers
- African-American female rappers
- American hip hop musicians
- Midwest hip hop musicians
- American female rappers
- University of Houston alumni
- American hip hop singers
- Feminist musicians
Latest information about Lizzo updated on June 19 2021.