Lizzo , the 8 time Grammy nominee has been named Entertainer of the year by Time magazine! She posted her TIME cover photo with the caption “Thankyou @time for naming me Entertainer of the year”.
Lizzo broke through in 2019 with her singles “Good as Hell” and “Truth Hurts”, that came of the Netflix movie called “Someone Great”. “Truth Hurts” tied the record at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It topped the charts for 7 weeks which was equivalent to the 2014 “Fancy” by Iggy Azelea and Charli XCX! This is Lizzo’s year!!
Her years of struggle , including living in her car , have resonated well with crowds. When Time asked her why she thought this was her year, Lizzo replied: “I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time,” she says. “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!”
The star has also played a pivotal role in the recognition of women of color in the industry and challenging societal norms of beauty. She fought for body positivity and normalization of various bodies in the mainstream media! “Being a black woman is popping but like right now, in mainstream culture, like we’re finally getting a little more respect and getting our due,” Lizzo said.
Lizzo represents change and empowerment to a lot of us . And it’s high time that she got her spotlight!