Rising star Lizzo is breaking records with her breakthrough single “Truth Hurts”, which has reached the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Hot Rap Songs chart.
The US singer, rapper and actress Lizzo is making fans feel ‘good as hell’ with her music, as her 2017 international banger “Truth Hurts” has defeated “Old Town Road” on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Lil Nas X’s track featuring Billy Ray Cyrus had been number 1 for 20 weeks, breaking the record of the longest stay since the chart was created back in 1958.
Now, Lizzo is holding the crown. “Truth Hurts” has become No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Sales chart too, achieving over 26 thousand downloads last week. Lizzo’s track has also been climbing positions on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and has topped on the Hot Rap Songs chart, taking over the 2019 VMA ‘Song of the Year’ there too.
Lizzo started rapping when she was only 14, when she formed a band with her friends called Cornrow Clique. She studied classical flute performance at the University of Houston and began performing with different groups in 2011. Lizzo dropped her debut album Lizzobangers on September 2013, two years before she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.
Her ‘body-positive’ image and her empowering lyrics have made her into an international feminist role model. During her performance at the 2019 VMAs, Lizzo stopped singing and took a moment to give a self-acceptance speech that got a standing ovation.
“It’s so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back, am I right? So I want to take this opportunity to just feel good as hell. Because you deserve to feel good as hell. We deserve to feel good as hell,” she said.