Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll have noticed the massive impact that Lizzo is having on the music industry. From her incredible lyrics and her infectious beats to her message of self-love, she's the breath of fresh air that we've all been waiting for. And Lizzo's live performances at the BET Awards and the VMAs made fans of A-listers like Rihanna and Queen Latifah. Even Beyonce can't resist her charms! And to top it all off, Lizzo was even crowned as TIME's Entertainer of the Year.
And now the star is using her platform to get political - in one powerful speech.
Lizzo was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson in Detroit in 1988.She's been making music for a long time (her debut album came out in 2013) but she's only hit the mainstream fairly recently.
Her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, is a total masterpiece.But it's not just the brilliant music that she makes that has garnered Lizzo such a legion of fans. There's so much more to the star.
For one thing, she's totally unique.Which other plus-size, dance-trained, hip-hop artist plays the flute in almost all of her songs? Truly, Lizzo is one of a kind.
But what's even more important than her talent?It's gotta be Lizzo's incredible message. Her lyrics are all designed to inspire self-love and confidence - particularly in young women. In a world of problematic messages, she's a real force for good.
And the internet has responded.
via: TumblrSocial media is rife with jokes about how we are all now trying to love ourselves - if only to make Lizzo proud. Hey, any motivator makes for a good start!
Last June, Lizzo stormed the stage at the BET Awards.
via: Getty ImagesShe performed her hit single "Truth Hurts," wearing a leotard-wedding-dress - and blew the collective minds of the entire audience.
She started the performance atop a giant wedding cake.Lizzo then proceeded to remove her veil and gown, dance like no one was watching, and even include an impressively intricate flue solo. We have to stan.
And eagle-eyed fans noticed one thing.
That’s it... that’s the tweet 🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/ZgbPMcXwJw— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1561353358.0
And that hasn't been the end of Lizzo's stage domination.
Things Lizzo did: THAT #MTVVMAs https://t.co/ayALRtJRrC— British GLAMOUR (@British GLAMOUR)1566883461.0
Lizzo performed a medley of her greatest hits.And, to finish, also managed to preach a message of self-love to the eagerly awaiting audience.
And yet again, Lizzo was making famous fans.
p.s. Queen Latifah cheering with her whole body for @lizzo through that #VMAs2019 performance is such a MOOD! https://t.co/sAyPyk95H5— Bridget Liszewski (@Bridget Liszewski)1566906745.0
And, again, Rihanna offered her support to Lizzo.
via: Getty ImagesIn one NSFW Instagram message, Lizzo claims that Rihanna "said I f**ked the stage like it was my side b***h. Don't get mad, Rihanna. I am not trying to blow up your spot, but that was a hard a** line! I might take that line."
And that's not Lizzo's only famous fan.
With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, som… https://t.co/f41MILYSBr— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1566660956.0
And, understandably, Lizzo was blown away.
I TWEETED THIS AT 10:26AM AND ONE HOUR LATER PRESIDENT @BarackObama TWEETED ABOUT ME!!! WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DONT… https://t.co/PsXT5XFaHc— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1566661614.0
And it seems that there's no end in sight to Lizzo's reign.Because another incredible performance garnered her yet another high-profile fan - the Queen herself, Beyonce.
Everyone loves her!
via: Getty ImagesLizzo also took to the stage at the Philadelphia Music Festival in September a typically amazing array of stagewear. Her set included all of her hit songs, including "Juice" and "Good as Hell," plus signature exceptional dance moves.
And it seemed like Lizzo also gained a particularly high-profile fan.
via: Getty ImagesAs you'd probably expect, Jay-Z's wife and sometime-collaborator. Beyonce was in attendance at the festival. She also performed - but her biggest moment took place backstage.
She showed the close up on Twitter.
A story in two parts: https://t.co/mmOfgA9wOK— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1567385309.0
At it gets even better.
BEYONCÉ DANCING TO LIZZO https://t.co/gnKUFi3y4N— s (@s)1567387922.0
Late last year, Lizzo was cemented as a tue icon.The star was named as TIME's Entertainer of the Year.
Her win was so important...
.@lizzo is TIME's 2019 Entertainer of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/ILo2CDwuQZ https://t.co/5tnfRTXpiJ— TIME (@TIME)1576069201.0
It's a truly impressive achievement.
Lizzo opened up to the magazine about being an advocate for body positivity:
People can't get enough of the songstress.
y’all picked the wrong week to be annoyed with lizzo. she has her foot on y’all necks now. literally it’s not even… https://t.co/BaFKXBikOS— josh edwards (@josh edwards)1576069851.0
Another reason the world loves Lizzo?
via: InstagramHer undeniable self-love.
And this week, Lizzo has hit headlines for another reason.
via: Getty ImagesOne impassioned speech in support of Joe Biden.
"I have not been on a plane since March. I have been in my own little bubble all summer because of this pandemic."
via: Getty Images"But when I heard about what you guys are doing out here in Detroit, working so hard... Getting on a plane was the least I can do to say 'thank you' in person."
"Michigan is going to be so crucial and how Michigan votes is going to be so crucial between trying to make America great again or finally bringing America together."
via: Getty Images"They're out there trying to make America again - but we need to finally bring America together because I don't want to go back to the way it was."
"Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help us finally bring America together. So thank you for going door to door in the face of a pandemic, risking everything on the front lines, trying to save our democracy."
via: Getty Images"So go get your packets, go knock on some doors and be on the right side of history. Let's go y'all."
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