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Lizzo performing at Boston Calling, 2016.jpgLizzo performing at Boston Calling, May 2016.
Background information
Birth nameMelissa Jefferson[1]
Born(1988-04-27) April 27, 1988 (age 29)[2]
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
GenresHip hop, alternative hip hop, pop music
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer
Years active2012-present
LabelsTotally Gross National Product, BGSW, Atlantic Records
Associated actsThe Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb, Ellypseas, Absynthe, Sophia Eris, Mike Mictlan, La Manchita, Lazerbeak, Ryan Olson, Prince
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Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip hop groups The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb,[3] Ellypseas,[4] and Absynthe.[5] Her debut album, Lizzobangers, was released in 2013.[6] Two years later, Lizzobangers was followed by Big Grrrl Small World in 2015, which, only one year later, was followed with the 2016 major-label EP Coconut Oil.

Contents

  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
    • 2.2 EPs
    • 2.3 Singles
    • 2.4 Guest appearances
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Life and career

Lizzo grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011. In Minneapolis, she performed with indie groups including the electro soul-pop duo, Lizzo & the Larva Ink.[7] 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.[8]

Lizzobangers, Lizzo's debut album produced by Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson,[9] was released on October 15, 2013 to regional and national success.[10] Lizzo toured the US and UK in the fall of 2013 opening for Har Mar Superstar and additionally sang with his band.[11][12] In October 2013, Lizzo won City Pages' "Picked to Click" award for best new Twin Cities artist.[13] In November of the same year, Time named her one of 14 music artists to watch in 2014.[14]

On June 1, 2014, Lizzo shared the stage with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, performing "A Change Is Gonna Come" together.[15] On October 7, 2014, Lizzo appeared as the musical guest on the Late Show With David Letterman.[16]

Big Grrrl Small World was released on December 11, 2015.[17] Lizzo's first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released on October 7, 2016.[18]

Albums

  • Indescribable Colours (2010)
  • We Are The Chalice (2012)
  • Lizzobangers (2013)
  • Big Grrrl Small World (2015)

EPs

  • Grrrl Prty X Bionik (2015)
  • Coconut Oil (2016)

Singles

  • "Batches and Cookies" (2013)
  • "Wegula" (2013)
  • "Night Watch" (2013)
  • "Good as Hell" (2016) [19]

Guest appearances

  • Mike Mictlan - "Give It to Mikey" from Snaxxx (2012)
  • Greg Grease - "I Still Love H.E.R." from Cornbread, Pearl & G (2012)
  • Crunchy Kids - "Homegirl" (2013)
  • Botzy - "Couldn't Breathe" from Buck Fotzy (2013)
  • Buddakao - "Be a Man", "What We Do", and "Anyway" from Save a Place for Me (2013)
  • Mixed Blood Majority - "Keep Diggin'" (2013)
  • P.O.S - "They Can't Come" and "Piano Hits" from WDELH/MDS/RMX (2013)
  • Sean Anonymous & DJ Name - "Cold Shoulder" (2014)
  • Clean Bandit - "New Eyes" from New Eyes (2014)
  • Prince & 3rdeyegirl - "Boytrouble" from Plectrumelectrum (2014)
  • Bastille - "Torn Apart" from Vs. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) (2014)
  • Sean Anonymous & Dimitry Killstorm - "Big Bang" from Better Days (2015)
  • Astronautalis - "Boiled Peanuts" from Cut the Body Loose (2016)
  • The Griswolds - "YDLM" from High Times for Low Lives (2016)
  • Speedy Ortiz - "Puffer (Lazerbeak Remix)" from Foiled Again (2016)
  • P.O.S - "Sleepdrone/Superposition" from Chill, Dummy (2017)

References

  1. ^ RiemenSchneider, Chris (September 29, 2012). "Raising the Chalice". Star Tribune. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Fischer, Reed (December 27, 2013). "Lizzo: All I knew was mainstream and 'hood". City Pages. 
  3. ^ Tse, Josephine (June 19, 2014). "We Saw LIZZO Perform on a Streetcar". Noisey. Vice. 
  4. ^ Reilly, Dan (March 2, 2015). "Meet Lizzo, the Body-Positive Rapper Opening for Sleater-Kinney". Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ Swensson, Andrea (February 8, 2013). "Friday Five: New Absynthe, Retribution Gospel Choir, Bomba de Luz". 89.3 The Current. 
  6. ^ Howard, Matt (September 12, 2013). "Meet Lizzo, Your New Favorite Hip-Hop Queen". Baeblemusic. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Rietmulder, Michael (October 9, 2013). "Lizzo: Like a boss". Vita.mn. Star Tribune. 
  8. ^ Fischer, Reed (September 26, 2012). "The Chalice take hold of hip hop - Page 1 - Music - Minneapolis". City Pages. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Lester, Paul (October 4, 2013). "Lizzo (New band of the day No 1,611)". The Guardian. 
  10. ^ Keller, Josh (October 15, 2013). "Lizzo: Lizzobangers Review". Reviler. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ Thompson, Ryan Kron (September 10, 2013). "Lizzo, "Batches & Cookies feat. Sophia Eris"". Impose Magazine. 
  12. ^ Noblet, John (November 18, 2013). "Review: Har Mar Superstar @ Hare & Hounds, Thurs 14th Nov". Birmingham Review. 
  13. ^ Fischer, Reed (October 16, 2013). "Picked to Click 2013 - Page 1 - Music - Minneapolis". City Pages. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  14. ^ Locker, Melissa (November 13, 2013). "14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014". Time. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ Bream, Jon (June 2, 2014). "Soul singer St. Paul owns Minneapolis in his Minnesota debut". Star Tribune. 
  16. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (October 6, 2014). "Lizzo to bang one out on Letterman's show Tuesday". Star Tribune. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  17. ^ Weiss, Dan. "Review: Lizzo Is Primed for WRRRLD Domination on 'Big GRRRL Small World'". Spin. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  18. ^ Spanos, Brittany (October 7, 2016). "Lizzo Talks 'Self Care'–Themed Major-Label Debut, New MTV Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ Film music reporter

External links

  • Official website
  • Lizzo on SoundCloud Edit this at Wikidata
  • Lizzo discography at Discogs
   

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