About Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour


Melissa Viviane Jefferson , known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Houston, Texas where she began performing, before moving again to Minneapolis, where she began her career as a recording artist. Before signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records, she released two studio albums—Lizzobangers , and Big Grrrl Small World . In 2014, Time named her one of fourteen music artists to watch. Her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016.


In 2019, she attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which peaked inside the top five of the Billboard 200. The album spawned two singles: "Juice" and "Tempo". The deluxe version of the album included her 2017 single "Truth Hurts", which became a viral sleeper hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 two years after its initial release. Around this time, her 2016 single "Good as Hell" also climbed the charts, reaching the top ten of the UK Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100. She has been nominated for Best New Artist and received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for the deluxe version of Cuz I Love You and Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Truth Hurts".


Aside from singing and rapping, Lizzo is also an actress; she served as a voice performer in the animated film UglyDolls and starred in the crime comedy-drama film Hustlers .


Lizzo was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of ten, her family relocated to Houston, Texas. Lizzo started rapping as a teenager in a southwest part of Houston known as Alief. At the age of 14, she formed a musical group called Cornrow Clique with her friends. At this time she acquired the nickname "Lizzo", a variant of "Lissa" inspired by Jay-Z's "Izzo ". After graduating from Alief Elsik High School, she studied classical music focusing on flute at the University of Houston. At 21, after the death of her father, she lived out of her car for a year as she tried to break into the music industry. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011.


On October 15, 2019 Lizzo revealed at her concert in Denver, Colorado that she lived in Aurora, Colorado for 1 year, and worked at King Soopers.


While living in Minneapolis, Lizzo performed with indie groups including the electro soul-pop duo, Lizzo & the Larva Ink. During this time she helped form a three-piece all-female rap/R&B group: the Chalice. In 2012, the Chalice released their first album, We Are the Chalice, which was locally successful.


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