Lizzo Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Career & More

Lizzo-biography

This post talks about the success story of Melissa Viviane Jefferson, popularly known as “Lizzo”, who is a famous american singer, songwriter, rapper and an actress too. TIME magazine listed her in top 14 music artists worth watching. Last year in 2019, she was named as “Entertainer of the Year” by TIME magazine for her success and contributions she made to the music industry.

She is famous for her amazing talent of playing flute. She has performed many times since her childhood playing flute. Her flute name is “SASHA FLUTE”.

Family

Lizzo was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has kept details of her parents secret from the outer world. Although it is known that she has two sisters and their family moved to the Houston, Texas at the later stage. She lost her father at the age of 21. She is a graduate from Alief Elsik High School and studied classical music from University of Houston, with specialization in playing flute.

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Height and Weight

Age32 years
Date of Birth27 April 1988
Place of BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height (centimeters)178 cm, 1.78 m
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight140 kg
Zodiac signTaurus
InstrumentsFlute
Net WorthUSD 10 million

Early Life

Lizzo has interest in singing and rapping from her early childhood days. She started rapping as a teenager and formed a musical group “Cornrow Clique” at the age of 14. This was the time in her life when she renamed herself to “Lizzo” after getting inspired from a song “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” by Jay-Z.

Later in 2011, she moved to Minneapolis and started performing with various groups. Her debut album “Lizzobangers” was a hip hop and was released in 2013. That album was a huge success. Then she toured with “Har Mar Superstar” in the fall of 2013. In 2014, she shared the stage with St. Paul and the Broken Bones and performed “A Change Is Gonna Come”.

Later, she was seen in StyleLikeU’s “What’s Underneath” project where she shared her views about her body and wrote “My Skin”, describing it as “The Thesis Statement” for her next album.

One of her famous about her body was :

” You can wake up and change many things about your appearance, but the inevitability of waking up in your skin is what unifies us.”

Career

In 2014, she was appeared in album “Plectrumelectrum” in collaboration with Prince & 3rdEyeGirl. She also appeared as guest in the musical show “Late Show with David Letterman”.

Her second album “Big Grrrl Small World” was released in 2015. She hosted the live music performance show “Wonderland” in 2016. Her first extended play “Coconut Oil” also released in the same year. Her lead single from the same album “Good as Hell” was released in the film “Barbershop: The Next Cut”. That extended play received huge applause from all over the world. She started 2018 with a tour with Haim and Florence and the Machine.

In addition to that, she also gave voice performance in “UglyDolls” and “Hustlers”. In 2017, her singles “Water me” was released which was a more than 7 million views.

In 2019, her third album released with the release of “Juice” singles and later her next album “Cuz I Love You” was released. She was also seen performing at Coachella Music Festival. All this brought her mainstream attention, and she was ranked among top charts on Billboard. Her song “Minnesota Vikings” from album “Truth Hurts” was among the top 100 songs on Billboard for more than 7 weeks. She has performed this song while playing flute at “2019 BET Awards”.

In summer 2019, she has regularly performed at many programs including Glastonbury Festival and Sacramento pride festival. Her 2016 single “Good as Hell” was also again featured in the Billboard charts again this year.

She was a musical guest at “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Eddie Murphy, and also performed at Sydney Opera House.

On Magazine Covers

Lizzo has been featured on the cover page of many magazines, few of them are :

  • Rolling Stone
  • VOGUE
  • TIME
  • LOVE
  • CUT
  • ESSENCE
  • Pacific
  • Glamour
  • Galore
  • Entertainment

Social Media Instagram

Lizzo has huge fan following on her Instagram profile with more than 8.5 million followers

Studio Albums released

Album NameRelease Date
Lizzobangers15 October 2013
Big Grrrl Small World11 December 2015
Cuz I Love You19 April 2019

Guest Appearance with other Artists

She has also appeared as guest in songs / albums of other artists as well.

Song TitleYear of ReleaseArtist Name
 Give It to Mikey2012Mike Mictlan
 I Still Love H.E.R.2012Greg Grease
 Eight2012Big Cats!
 Homegirl2013Crunchy Kids
 Couldn’t Breathe2013Botzy
 What We Do2013Buddakao
 Anyway2013Buddakao
 Keep Diggin’2013Mixed Blood Majority
 They Can’t Come2013P.O.S
 Piano Hits2013P.O.S
 Cold Shoulder2014Sean Anonymous & DJ Name
 New Eyes2014Clean Bandit
 Boytrouble2014Prince and 3rdeyegirl
 Torn Apart2014Bastille, GRADES
 Big Bang2015Sean Anonymous & Dimitry Killstorm
 Boiled Peanuts2016Astronautalis
 YDLM2016The Griswolds
 Puffer  (Lazerbeak Remix)2016Speedy Ortiz
 Sleepdrone/Superposition2017P.O.S
 Karaoke2018Big Freedia
 Errybody Say Love2018RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 cast
 Don’t Funk It Up2018RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 cast
 A Change Is Gonna Come2020
Iko2015N.A.S.A.
Hands Up Don’t Shoot!2015N.A.S.A.
Blame It on Your Love2019Charli XCX

TV appearance

Lizzo has appeared on TV in the following shows.

TV Show TitleYear of Telecast
Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio2016
Wonderland2016
Yeti! Yeti!2018

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TV shows Appearance as Guest

Year of ReleaseTV shows as Guest Appearance
2014Made in Chelsea: NYC
2014Late Show with David Letterman
2015Access Hollywood
2015The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
2016Sooo Many White Guys
2016The Real
2016Party Legends
2016Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
2017, 2018Trivial Takedown
2018Articulate with Jim Cotter
2018Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler
2018RuPaul’s Drag Race
2019The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2019The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2019The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
20192 Dope Queens
2019C à vous
2019Neo Magazin Royale
2019The Jonathan Ross Show
2019Saturday Night Live

Appearance in Music Videos

Lizzo has been featured in many music videos as lead artist

Song TitleYear of ReleaseRemarks
 Batches & Cookies2013Featuring Sophia Eris
 Faded2014
 Bus Passes And Happy Meals2014
 Let ‘Em Say2014Caroline Smith
 Paris2014 –
 My Skin2015 –
 Humanize2016 –
 Good As Hell  2016Version 1
 Phone2016 –
 Scuse Me2017 –
 Water Me2017 –
 Truth Hurts2017– 
 Fitness2018– 
 Boys2018– 
 Juice2019– 
 Cuz I Love You2019– 
 Tempo2019Featuring Missy Elliot
 Good As Hell2019Version 2

Concert Tours

Lizzo has lead following concerts and tours till date

Name of TourYear
MAHA Music Festival2019
Good as Hell Tour2017
Cuz I Love You Tour2019
Cuz I Love You Too Tour2019

Upcoming 2020 Tour details

DatesDaysLocation
31 July – 2 AugFri-SunParc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Canada
24 Sep – 27 SepThu-SunGreat Stage Park, Manchester, TN

Awards

While lizzo has been nominated for numerous awards, she has won following of them

Name of AwardAward CategoryYear
Apple Music AwardsBreakthrough Artist of the Year2019
Grammy AwardsBest Urban Contemporary Album2020
Grammy AwardsBest Pop Solo Performance2020
Grammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Performance2020
Rober Awards Music PrizeAnthem2019
Rober Awards Music PrizeSong of the Year2019
Rober Awards Music PrizeBest R&B2019
Rolling Stone’s International Music AwardsStyle2019
Soul Train Music AwardsVideo of the Year2019
Soul Train Music AwardsAlbum/Mixtape of the Year2019

Lizzo, along with many international celebrities, was seen together at a campaign “One World : Together at Home”, intended to promote social distancing as a preventive measure against COVID-19 epidemic.

Some Other Facts

  • All the members of her group of back-up dancers were “Plus-size” dancers.
  • She has got a big LGBTQ+ following and she call her fans “Lizzibians”.
  • named as “Entertainer of the year” at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.
  • She quit Twitter this year due to too many people trolling her for her body size.
  • Collaborated with global eyewear company “Quay Australia” in 2020 for charitable collections.
  • Supported in the fight against COVID-19 by sending lunch to many hospitals staff in U.S. in April 2020.

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