Has Lizzo Won Any Awards?
It’s hard to have been a music fan this past year without knowing about Lizzo. The singer/rapper was practically unheard of years ago, but she has taken the music industry by storm with hit songs like “Truth Hurts” and “Juice.” There is no doubt that Lizzo is becoming a very influential artist in the world.
With her immense popularity, many people might be wondering: Has Lizzo won any awards so far? If so, how many? Read on below to find out the answer.
How Lizzo became popular in 2019
Lizzo’s music career first started in 2013 when she released her first album, Lizzobangers. She was not a well-known name back then, so her music received very little attention. That did not stop Lizzo, however, and she continued to release more music in the coming years.
In 2017, Lizzo released the song “Truth Hurts,” which did not achieve much notability at the time. Nevertheless, she suddenly became an overnight sensation two years later when the song saw a rise in popularity among young people. The opening line in “Truth Hurts” that says “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b****” went viral on the app TikTok, and suddenly Lizzo gained loads of fans.
Later on, “Truth Hurts” also went on to be featured in the Netflix movie Someone Great, which helped it move up the Billboard chart to eventually become a No. 1 single.
When Lizzo released her album, Cuz I Love You, in April 2019, the release charted at No. 4 and was certified gold. Other songs on the album, such as “Juice,” “Boys,” and “Tempo” also racked up a lot of streams and found themselves charting at various positions.
Lizzo has won four awards so far
Given how well Lizzo did in 2019, it is not surprising that she was nominated for many different accolades.
For example, she was nominated for three American Music Awards, three MTV European Music Awards, three Teen Choice Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.
She ended up winning four awards in total: an Apple Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, a Rolling Stone’s International Award for Style, a Soul Train Music Award for Video of the Year, and another Soul Train Music Award for Album/Mixtape of the Year.
Lizzo has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards
Of course, Lizzo could potentially have more awards coming her way since the Grammy Awards have not happened yet.
The Grammy’s are one of music’s biggest annual award shows. The show will be presented on January 26 this year, and Lizzo fans will be excited to know that she has been nominated in eight categories. This makes her the most nominated artist for this year’s Grammy Awards.
Lizzo herself has been nominated for Best New Artist. Meanwhile, her album Cuz I Love You has been nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album. The song “Truth Hurts” has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. She also has a nomination under the Best R&B Performance for the song “Exactly How I Feel” featuring Gucci Mane as well as Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song “Jerome.”
While it is unlikely that Lizzo will win all eight awards, there is a good chance that she could take home at least one or two.
The Grammy Awards will air on January 26 on CBS.