Singer, songwriter, and flutist, Lizzo was born in Detroit but raised in Houston, Texas, where she began performing and at the age of 14 started a music group called Cornrow Clique with her friends. In 2006, she enrolled at the University of Houston and studied classical music focusing on the flute.
In 2011, she made the move to Minneapolis, where she started performing in musical groups including Lizzo & the Larva Ink and Chalice, a three-piece all-female rap group. In 2013, Lizzo released her debut "Lizzobangers" and her second studio album "Big Grrl Small World" dropped in 2015.
Lizzo got her big musical break after signing with Atlantic Records in 2016, and releasing her extended play "Coconut Oil," which featured her hit single "Good As Hell." Her third studio album, "Cuz I Love You," went on to feature her song "Juice." Her 2017 song "Truth Hurts" also gained popularity in 2019 after going viral on TikTok and appearing in the Netflix movie Someone Great, earning her her first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lizzo won three Grammy Awards in 2020 and recently signed a production deal with Amazon Studios.
Full Name: Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Birthday: April 27, 1988
Relationship Status: Single
Net Worth: $10 million
Fun Fact: Lizzo is a vegan.
Latest Lizzo News and Updates
These Memes of Lizzo Holding a Teeny Tiny Purse Are Way Too RelatableLizzo was photographed at the AMA's toting a tiny bedazzled purse. And these subsequent Lizzo purse memes are seriously hilarious.
Lizzo Faces Claims That She Stole Another Singer’s Content Amid Her Ongoing Legal WoesAs Lizzo faces allegations from her former “Big Grrrls” dancers, one woman who auditioned for the singer claims she stole several of her concepts.
As a Plus-Size Woman, I’ve Certainly Dealt With Someone Who Looks Like Lizzo Fat-Shaming MeAmid Lizzo’s ongoing allegations, see why I’m not surprised the singer possibly fat-shamed one of her former dancers, Arianna Davis.
The Allegations Against Lizzo Have Some Wondering Whether She Could Go to JailLizzo is facing serious allegations about her treatment of her dancers, leading some to wonder whether the singer could go to jail.
Lizzo's Religion Is in the Spotlight Amid Accusations of DiscriminationFollowing a lawsuit in which Lizzo was accused of religious discrimination, many want to know more about her own religion and beliefs.
Lizzo Just Facilitated the Ultimate Fan Moment by Giving Her AMA Dress Away to a Fan, Poet Aurielle MarieLizzo decided to give away her AMA dress to a TikTok follower, the poet Aurielle Marie, and the internet is buzzing over the selfless gesture.
Lizzo Is Praised For Her Flute-Playing Skills, So Where Did She Train?Where did Lizzo receive flute training? After being the person to play former President James Madison's crystal flute, fans want the scoop.
Why the Disabled Community Wants to Cancel LizzoWhat word did Lizzo change in her song "Grrrls"? The singer was accused of using ableist language in her lyrics. What we know about the controversy.
Lizzo Just Showed Off Her New Boyfriend — Here's Everything We Know About HimLizzo's music gives a nod to love and past relationships, but is she dating anyone now? She was spotted with a mystery man recently.
Lizzo's Net Worth Will Likely Increase With Her New Shapewear Line, YittyMulti-talented musician Lizzo has her own shape wear line and recently hosted 'SNL,' but what is her net worth? Here's the scoop on Lizzo's finances.
Tanisha Scott From ‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’ Got Her Big Break With a Sean Paul VideoTanisha Scott is one of Lizzo's choreographers in 'Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.' Find out who she is and how she got her start.
Why Did Lizzo Break Down Crying on Instagram Live?Lizzo is known worldwide for her larger-than-life persona and contagious charisma, but what is it that made her cry on Instagram Live? Details.
Lizzo Once Surprised Her Mom With a New Car for ChristmasLizzo is a household name these days, but here’s what we know about her and her parents in the days before she hit it big. Keep reading for more.
Lizzo Responds to Backlash After Sharing Her 10-Day Juice Cleanse Results on TikTokLizzo posted a TikTok video of her 10-day juice cleanse results, which received backlash from fans. Find out what the singer had to say.
Lizzo Is Being Cancelled on Twitter Thanks to Misogyny and RacismYou may have noticed that there's a #LizzoIsOverParty hashtag currently trending on Twitter. What does it mean? Why is Lizzo getting cancelled?
Lizzo Shares Her Favorite Vegan Recipes on Her TikTok"Juice" singer Lizzo recently revealed on her TikTok account that she follows a plant-based diet, sharing some of her favorite vegan recipes.
Lizzo Shuts Down Haters in Video Proving She Probably Works out More Than They DoLizzo went viral for a TikTok in which she showed herself working out and explained that she does it for one person and one person only: herself.
Jillian Michaels on Blast for Making Fatphobic Comments About LizzoIn a recent interview, Jillian Michaels made extremely tone-deaf, fatphobic comments about Lizzo's body. The internet exploded with criticism.
Is Lizzo Banned From the Staples Center After That Twerking Controversy?After Lizzo twerked in a thong at a Lakers game, some people decided to call for her to be banned from the Staples Center. Is Lizzo banned?
Who Is Jerome and Did He Thank Lizzo Later? Here's What We Know About the Mysterious ManWho is Jerome, Lizzo's ex-lover? What's the meaning behind Lizzo's "Jerome"? And what's the singer's current take on dating and casual relationships?
On Top of "Truth Hurts" Legal Drama, Lizzo Is Now Getting Sued by a Postmates EmployeeThe singer isn't the one filing a lawsuit this time. News of Lizzo getting sued recently got out and we're all curious to know why. Details inside.
Lizzo Auditioned for 'The Glee Project' Long Before She Got FamousWas Lizzo on 'The Glee Project'? It turns out the "Good As Hell" singer actually auditioned for the reality show that discovered talent for 'Glee.'
Is Lizzo Really Dating an NFL Player? An Update on the Singer's Love LifeDoes Lizzo have a boyfriend? Is she still dating someone from the Minnesota Vikings in 2019? Here's what we know about her love life.
Thank You, Music Gods! The Lizzo and Justin Timberlake Collaboration Is One We Needed in Our LivesAfter almost quitting music two years ago, rapper Lizzo is collaborating on a new track with singer Justin Timberlake. Everything you need to know.