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In doing so, it tied a record for the longest spell at number one by a female-performed rap song. Lizzo has authenticity and charisma, and has also become a style icon for many Credit: Getty Images. The Detroit-born artist, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, studied classical flute performance at the University of Houston, where her family moved when she was
Billboard's latest chart-topper is a sleeper hit that almost never was — but thanks to Lizzo's grit and a supportive producer , it's reached everyone from pop stars to former presidents and the rest of us in between. In a recent interview with Elle , the magazine's October cover star shares that the day she released her now No. I was crying in my room all day. She texted her producer to admit how demoralized she felt by her career as a solo artist and the music industry in general, believing that if she stopped making music, no one would care. In response, her producer came to her apartment to give the artist a pep talk. Lizzo recalls her producer consoling her: Even if her music didn't feel important to the world, it was important to the two of them. Lizzo's decision to keep pursuing music that day in would pay dividends just two years later. She attended the Met Gala, toured the U.
Executive produced by Coleen Haynes at Maavven. Produced by Daniel Brink at Maavven. Makeup by Alexx Mayo. Hair by Shelby Swain. Nails by Eri Ishizu. Makeup provided by MAC Cosmetics. Prop styling by Josh Thomas. Scenic painting by Tom Hall. Styling by Brett Alan Nelson.