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Lizzo has absolutely killed it this year! Just days after she stirred controversy on the internet over her outfit at the Laker game, she was crowned as Entertainer Of The Year from TIME Magazine and Entertainment Weekly! At the beginning of the decade, Lizzo was living in her car and giving free tickets away to her shows just to get a crowd. Now the “Truth Hurts” artist is ending 2019 with a total of eight grammy nominations, which is more than any other artist. The Detroit born singer is not only known for the positive messages portrayed in her catchy songs, but also advocating for body positivity. In an interview with TIME, Lizzo explains why after a decade of hustling, she is finally heard,
“Being a black woman is poppin’ but right now in mainstream culture we are finally getting a little bit more respect and getting our due. I’ve always been singing about the same shit, I just think that people are ready to hear it and ready to receive it from someone like me.”
Lizzo goes on to say “Every year has been an incredible year for me, y’alls just wasn’t paying attention!” she told Entertainment Weekly. The Flautist playing star thanks her creative director and DJ for 10 whole years of hard work. Lizzo believes her greatest success is maintaining authenticity. She has carried the same values, beliefs and goals throughout the year and that’s what she is most proud of.
Congratulations to Lizzo on being named Entertainer Of The Year!