Facts of Lizzo
|Full Name||Melissa Viviane Jefferson|
|Birth Name||Melissa Viviane Jefferson|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
|Birth City||Detroit, Michigan|
|Education||University of Houston|
|Date of Birth||April 27,1988|
Professionally known as Lizzo, Melissa Viviane Jefferson is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter who gained mainstream success with her third album, Cuz I Love You released in 2019.
The Detroit based rapper began rapping as a teenager in a southwest part of Houston known as Alief. She released her debut album titled Lizzobangers in 2013 which was a commercial success. Her second album Big Grrrl Small World was released in 2015. As of 2019, Lizzo is estimated to own net worth at around $10 million.
Lizzo was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson on 27th April 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America. She comes from Afro-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Melissa moved to Houston, Texas at the age of ten along with her family. She went to Alief Elsik High School and later went to the University of Houston.
Journey To Fame & Fortune
Following her father’s death, Lizzo moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011 and began performing with indie groups. During this time, Lizzo formed a three-piece all-female rap/R&B group called the Chalice. They released their debut album called We Are the Chalice in 2012.
Jefferson released her debut studio album entitled Lizzobangers on 15th October 2013 with songs like Batches & Cookies, Paris, and Faded. The album was listed at no.1 on the Twin Cities Critics Tally 2013 by Star Tribune. The album was later re-released through Virgin Records.
The 31-year-old released her second studio album titled Big Grrrl Small World on 11th December 2015 on BGSW. The album includes songs like Humanize, Ain’t I, and My Skin.
In 2016, Lizzo signed with Atlantic Records and released her first major-label extended play Coconut Oil. The lead single Good As Hell from the Coconut Oil was released on 11th May 2016. The EP received positive feedback from both fans and critics.
Did You Know? Lizzo removed both of her albums from all streaming services as she wanted her career to start with Coconut Oil.
She released her third studio album entitled Cuz I Love You on 19th April 2019 with lead single Juice. The album includes songs like Truth Hurts and Tempo. The album peaked at no.6 on the Billboard 200 and eventually climbed to no.4 on the chart.
The album was a commercial success and received numerous nominations for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Some of the nominations are Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.
What Is Lizzo's Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lizzo is currently worth $10 million as of November 2019. She accumulated her fortune from her successful career as a singer, songwriter, and rapper.
Besides this, Lizzo also pockets a decent sum of cash from her merchandise, sponsorship, and endorsements. In the United States, a rapper is reported to make $62,142 annually.
She is considered one of the richest female rappers of 2019.
Is She Dating Anyone?
The 5 feet 9 inches tall rapper is currently single. Despite the name and fame, Melissa is very low-key when it comes to her personal life.
When asked about her sexuality, in an interview.
Lizzo said, “I personally don’t ascribe to just one thing… That’s why the colors for LGBTQ+ are a rainbow! Because there’s a spectrum and right now we try to keep it black and white. That’s just not working for me.”
Apart from her career in music, Lizzo is also involved in various kinds of charitable work. She will be performing in Nashville, Tennessee for a benefit concert in support of people battling addiction, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
She also launched a Christmas jumper featuring her iconic opening line of Truth Hurts. The jumper comes from a London-based social enterprise that has raised over $38,602 since 2017.
While purchasing a Dat Christmas B*tch item for $51.46, the buyer can donate 10% of the purchase to the charity of their choice.