The honor comes towards the end of a banner year for the Houston-born rapper-singer.
Lizzo has added yet another accolade to her collection. On Wednesday morning, Time Magazine named her the 2019 Entertainer of the Year. Two weeks ago, she earned nominations for eight Grammy Awards. That number led all nominees.
“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time,” she told Time reporter Samantha Irby. “Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women, and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing.”
The nominations are from her third album, Cuz I Love You, which was originally released in 2017. Her song “Truth Hurts” appeared in the Netflix original movie Someone Great. Subsequently, her popularity began to take off.
Previously, Lizzo received nominations at Nickelodeon’s Teen Choice Awards, MTV’s Video Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, and American Music Awards.
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— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 11, 2019
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“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time. Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?” – story for @time by Sam Irby
H/T: USA Today
SOURCE: Time Magazine