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

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

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


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 Houston, Texas at a later stage. She lost her father at the age of 21. She is a graduate of Alief Elsik High School and studied classical music at the University of Houston, with a specialization in playing the flute.

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Height and Weight

Age35 years
Date of Birth27 April 1988
Place of BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height (centimeters)178 cm, 1.78 m
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight142 kg, 309 Pounds
Zodiac signTaurus
Net WorthUSD 25 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 “Lizzo” after getting inspired by the 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.”


In 2014, she appeared in the album “Plectrumelectrum” in collaboration with Prince & 3rdEyeGirl. She also appeared as a 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” was 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 performances in “UglyDolls” and “Hustlers”. In 2017, her single “Water me” was released which was more than 7 million views.

In 2019, her third album was 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 the top charts on Billboard. Her song “Minnesota Vikings” from her album “Truth Hurts” was among the top 100 songs on Billboard for more than 7 weeks. She performed this song while playing flute at “the 2019 BET Awards”.

In the summer of 2019, she regularly performed at many programs including Glastonbury Festival and the 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 the Sydney Opera House.

On Magazine Covers

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

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

Social Media Instagram

Lizzo has a huge fan following on her Instagram profile with more than 20 million followers.

Studio Albums released

Album NameRelease Date
Lizzobangers15 October 2013
Big Grrrl Small World11 December 2015
Cuz I Love You19 April 2019
Special15 July 2022

Guest Appearance with other Artists

She has also appeared as a 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
 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
 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 Come2020One World: Together at Home
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
Yeti! Yeti!2018
Watch Out for the big grrrls2022

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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
2020The Eric Andre Show
2020My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
2022RuPaul’s Drag Race
2022The Proud Family : Louder and Prouder

Appearance in Music Videos

Lizzo has been featured in many music videos as a lead artist.

Song TitleYear of ReleaseRemarks
 Batches & Cookies2013Featuring Sophia Eris
 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– 
 Cuz I Love You2020– 
 Tempo2019Featuring Missy Elliot
Rumors2021Featuring Cardi B
About Damn Time2022

Concert Tours

Lizzo has led the following concerts and tours to date

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


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

Name of AwardAward CategoryYear
Apple Music AwardsBreakthrough Artist of the Year2019
BET AwardsBest Female R&B/Pop Artist2020
Billboard Music AwardsTop Song Sales Artist2020
Grammy AwardsBest Urban Contemporary Album2020
iHeartRadio Music AwardsSong of the Year2020
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Artist2020
Grammy AwardsBest Pop Solo Performance2020
Grammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Performance2020
Rober Awards Music PrizeAnthem2019
Rober Awards Music PrizeSong of the Year2019
Clio AwardsMusic Video (Silver)2019
Rober Awards Music PrizeBest R&B2019
Apple Music AwardsBreakthrough Artist of the Year2019
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 the COVID-19 epidemic.

Some Other Facts

  • All the members of her group of backup dancers were “Plus-size” dancers.
  • She has got a big LGBTQ+ following and she calls her fans “Lizzibians”.
  • named “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.
  • In 2019, writer Leonie Cooper credited her as “the flute’s brightest champion” in his article in “The Guardian”.
  • Collaborated with global eyewear company “Quay Australia” in 2020 for charitable collections.
  • Supported in the fight against COVID-19 by sending lunch to many hospital staff in the U.S. in April 2020.
  • Turned vegan in April 2020.
  • Her official website : lizzomusic(dot)com.