Lizzo is an American rapper, singer, and dancer, famous for her strong and encouraging lyrics for almost every situation. Undeniably talented as a music star, she also has a great personality of self-confidence and positivity. Since the beginning of her career in 2008, she has formed several indie hip hop groups, including The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, and The Clerb.
As a solo act, she has released several albums, eps, and singles, including Tempo, which she co-published with Missy Elliot. Although she has been around for almost a decade, it is her 2019 single “Juice” that became her first commercially successful song.
Lizzo Biography (Age)
The rapper, popular as Lizzo, was born on April 27, 1988, in Houston, Texas, as Melissa Viviane Jefferson. She was raised there until the age of 9 when her family moved to Detroit. She was raised with two older siblings by parents who had their own business.
Lizzo began playing music when she was a very young girl in the sixth grade when she started playing the flute after being asked by the band leader of her school if she would be interested in learning the instrument.
When she was 14 years old, she already wanted to approach music as a rapper, so she and two of her classmates formed the Cornrow Clique, which became her first rap group. Although her talent could not be denied, she was not popular because she was different in many ways.
In 2005 Lizzo went to college, but she couldn’t fit in and felt trapped. Later, she dropped out of college and soon became homeless because she again had no dormitory and her parents had moved to Denver. For this reason, she had to sleep in her 1990s T-Bone Subaru car.
She played flute with Ellypsea, who became her first real band in 2008. Apart from the fact that she had the opportunity to advance her music career, she sometimes used the band’s rehearsal room as a sleeping place. Unfortunately, the band retired in 2010, the same year that she lost her father.
At the urging of her mother, she later joined the family in Denver before moving to Edina, where she continued her music. Later she formed her band The Chalice and then GRRRL PRTY, which was a local favorite.
As she was constantly evolving, she released her first solo studio album Lizzobangers in 2013. Although it was a critical success, it was not a great commercial success. This album was followed by Big Grrrl Small World in 2015. This was also a great success. In 2019 she released her single Juice before her third studio album Cuz I Love You (2019). The single was both commercially and critically successful. The rapper can also show 2 EPs and 3 joint albums.
In 2013, she took home the “Picked to Click” award for the best new Twin Cities artist from City Pages. She was later named by Time as one of 14 artists to be seen in 2014.
Facts About The American Rapper
1. Her first nickname was Lissa: when she started out as a rapper, she chose the name Lissa for herself. However, due to the popularity of Jay-Z’s “Izzo” by Jay-Z at the time, she dropped the name for Lizzo.
2. Lizzo communicates with her father through a psychic medium: After she lost her father in 2010, she was deeply affected by this loss, almost simultaneously with the retirement of her first real band. She was depressed and always went to Los Angeles to communicate with her father through a medium.
3. Relationships: A very beautiful woman with a positive attitude, Lizzo said that she is not attributed to single sexuality. In terms of relationships, the Detroit-born rapper revealed that she belongs in the class of those people who are admired by many in the private sphere. In public, she had not had a relationship, but it was said that she had had a relationship that inspired her title track “Cuz I Love You”. The name of the ex is not known.
4. Net Worth: With a career that is now growing quite fast, Lizzo has an estimated net worth of $2 million. It is expected that in the not too distant future she will reach a fortune that exceeds this. The body-positive rapper has been named by Forbes as one of the 30 under 30 to be seen in music in 2018.