Born in Detroit, Michigan, she later moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing before moving to Minneapolis, where she began her recording career in hip hop music.
Prior to signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records, Lizzo released two studio albums—Lizzobangers (2013) and Big Grrrl Small World (2015).
Lizzo's first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016.
Lizzo attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You (2019), which peaked inside the top five of the US Billboard 200.
In 2019, Time named Lizzo as "Entertainer of the Year" for her meteoric rise and contribution to music.
she has also won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards, three Grammy Awards.