Lizzo Fun Facts

Jul 18, 2019

Whether you are spending your summer vacation at work, lounging by the pool or blasting songs on a road trip, chances are at least one song from Lizzo has made your summer playlist. The singer and actress has gained worldwide recognition since the release of her third studio album Cuz I Love You earlier this year with catchy singles like “Juice” and “Truth Hurts.” Here is everything you need to know about the multi-hyphenate we love to love: Lizzo!

Fun Facts

  • Lizzo’s full name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson.
  • Lizzo was born on April 27th, 1988. Her zodiac sign is a Taurus. 
  • She was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to Houston, Texas when she was ten years old.
  • She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011 for a fresh start after her father passed away.

Lizzo is classically trained in the flute!Lizzo is classically trained in the flute!Courtesy of Pitchfork

Music

  • Lizzo grew up playing the flute and even majored in Classical Flute at the University of Houston.
  • She has been part of groups called Lizzo & the Larva Ink and The Chalice.
  • She worked with Prince when she was featured along with The Chalice bandmate Sophia Eris on the song “Boy Trouble” off his album Plectrumelectrum.
  • She has founded five different hip hop groups: The Chalice, Grrrl Party, The Clerb, Ellypseas, and Absynthe.
  • She has three solo albums: Lizzobangers (2013), Big Grrrl Small World (2015), and Cuz I Love You (2019). She also has an EP called Coconut Oil (from 2016).
  • She performed at Coachella in 2019.
  • The single “Truth Hurts” was originally released in 2017 but is also included on her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

Lizzo's group The ChaliceLizzo's group The ChaliceCourtesy of Citypages

Acting

  • Lizzo made her voice acting debut in the feature film UglyDolls in 2019 where she voiced the character Lydia.
  • She is in the upcoming movie Hustlers with JLo, Lili Reinhart (from "Riverdale"), Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, Madeline Brewer, and Julia Stiles.
  • She also has an upcoming credit on "Yeti! Yeti!"

Lizzo as Lydia in UglyDollsLizzo as Lydia in UglyDollsCourtesy of STXfilms

Advocacy in Body Image

  • Lizzo has made body image and self-love a major theme in her music, proudly sharing her experience as a plus-sized black woman who dealt with body image issues as a child.
  • Her message of inclusivity is reflected in her performances. Her plus-sized backup dancers are called the Big Grrrls.
  • Many of her songs reflect her message of body-positivity including “Tempo” feat. Missy Elliott, “Good As Hell,” and “My Skin.”

What are your favorite Lizzo songs? Let us know in the comments!What are your favorite Lizzo songs? Let us know in the comments!

Some More Fun Facts!

  • She was the 2019 headliner at the Sacramento and Indianapolis pride festivals.
  • Her music has been featured on many television shows including "Insecure", "The Bold Type", and "Black-ish".
  • Her music is often included in many female-anchored movies like Blockers, I Feel Pretty, and Booksmart.
  • She was nominated for many awards in 2019 including Teen Choice Awards for Summer Music Star, Summer Song (“Truth Hurts”), and Breakout Artist as well as the BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

Lizzo wants us all to feel Good As Hell about ourselves!Lizzo wants us all to feel Good As Hell about ourselves!Courtesy of Essence
Share Your Thoughts

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