About Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour
Melissa Viviane Jefferson , known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper, and actress. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she later moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing music locally. Before signing with Atlantic Records, she released two studio albums—Lizzobangers 2013 and Big Grrrl Small World in 2015. She subsequently released her first major-label extended play, Coconut Oil, in 2016.
In 2019, she attracted mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced two successful singles—"Juice" and "Truth Hurts", the latter of which became a viral sleeper hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart two years after its initial release.
Aside from singing and rapping, Lizzo is also an actress and is well known for her ability to play the flute.
Lizzo was born in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10 her family relocated to Houston, Texas. She began her career in rapping while living in Texas. Lizzo started rapping as a teenager in a Southwest part of Houston known as Alief. At the age of 14 she formed a group called Cornrow Clique with her best friends. She graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Classical Flute. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011.
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 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.
Lizzo's hip-hop-focused debut album, Lizzobangers, produced by Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson, was released on October 15, 2013 to critical acclaim. Killian Fox of The Guardian gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying: "At times joyfully nonsensical, Lizzo's stream-of-consciousness rhymes can also be lethally pointed." The album topped Star Tribune's "Twin Cities Critics Tally 2013" list. Music videos were created for the songs "Batches & Cookies", "Faded", "Bus Passes and Happy Meals", and "Paris".
Lizzo toured the US and UK in the fall of 2013 opening for Har Mar Superstar, and additionally sang with his band. In October 2013, Lizzo won City Pages' "Picked to Click" award for best new Twin Cities artist. The following month Time named her one of 14 music artists to watch in 2014. The album was subsequently re-released through Virgin Records. Later that year, Lizzo shared the stage with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, performing "A Change Is Gonna Come" together.
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