Two Years After Its Release, Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Reaches the No. 1 Spot on Billboard’s Hot 100

The truth doesn’t always hurt — especially when you’re Lizzo. Two years passed since Lizzo premiered, “Truth Hurts.” Since then, it was featured in the Netflix movie, Something Great, and became a power anthem for women everywhere. Now, this song reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. Here’s what Lizzo and her fans had to say about the song on social media.

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Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala | Theo Wargo/WireImage

Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Reached the No. 1 Spot on Billboard’s Hot 100

She helped herself with her career, just a little. Chances are, you’ve heard someone blasting “Truth Hurts” this summer. Whether they’re angry about a non-existent ex-boyfriend, watching Someone Great on Netflix, or jamming with friends in the car, Lizzo’s song became an anthem for women everywhere. Some fans even called the song empowering and inspirational.

It’s been about two years since the premiere of “Truth Hurts.” Finally, the anthem reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 music chart, dethroning “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. This isn’t the first time her song earned recognition from fans and award shows, especially since Lizzo’s performance at the VMA Video Music Awards.

Lizzo performed ‘Truth Hurts’ at multiple award shows

At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Lizzo earned nominations in categories like Best New Artist, Best Power Anthem, Best Song of the Summer, and Push Artist of the Year. Additionally, Lizzo has been nominated for awards alongside artists like Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, and Cardi B. What makes Lizzo stand out to fans, however, is her message of body positivity. Whether she’s playing the jazz flute or twerking at a music festival, Lizzo encourages her listeners to love themselves.

“About 10 years ago, I made the decision that I just wanted to be happy with my body and I just wanted to be happy with who I am,” the artist said during an interview with NPR. “That was the beginning of my journey with learning how to love my body… You have to find that love for yourself deep down inside, underneath all of that questioning and ickiness.”

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Lizzo tweeted her excitement at the news

Of course, fans of Lizzo congratulated the artist. Some took to Twitter, sharing how inspirational she is. Once the news broke that Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” reached the No. 1 spot, the artist shared the news with her fans on social media.

“We’re number one. This is a [win] for all of us. Anybody who ever felt like they voice wasn’t heard. Anybody who felt like they weren’t good enough. You are. We are. Champions. I love y’all three much. Lizzbians unite,” Lizzo tweeted.

“Yas! For any artist that ever feels like their work will always be unnoticed. ‘Why am I doing this?’ Keep pushing, keep striving, keep dreaming. Let Lizzo be your example! She pushed right… on,” replied one Twitter user.

Lizzo’s latest album, Cuz I Love You, and her song “Truth Hurts” is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major music platforms.