Lizzo is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and host who was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson. Lizzo, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Texas, began rapping when she was a teenager. She founded a rap group called the 'Cornrow Clique' when she was 14 years old, and over the next few years, she collaborated with several independent artists before forming an all-female music trio called 'The Chalice.'
The group released their debut album, 'We Are the Chalice,' in 2012. Locally, the indie album was a sleeper success.
Locally, the indie album was a sleeper success. The record label 'Totally Gross National Product' finally signed Lizzo, and her first solo album, 'Lizzobangers,' was released in 2013. The album was well-received both critically and commercially.
She was signed by ‘Atlantic Records' after the release of her second album, ‘Big Grrrl Small World,' in 2015. With ‘Atlantic,' she released her third studio album, ‘Cuz I Love You.'
She has been a founding member of many hip-hop groups throughout her career, including ‘Grrrl Prty,' ‘The Chalice,' ‘The Clerb,' and ‘Absynthe.'
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