How Did Lizzo Get Famous?

By Tiara

As discussed earlier, music is a form of expression that allows us to explore different themes, emotions, and narratives. It also offers a platform for other people to show off their creativity in composing new songs inspired by others’ work.

Many musicians begin writing or experimenting with their craft in their early teens, but it takes years before some artists get really famous. This is why there are always new singers coming into the spotlight!

For every Taylor Swift, there are a thousand Carries launching an app-based singing career online. The difference between someone who makes it and someone who does not comes down to how much effort they put into developing their talent as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Fortunately, anyone can learn the basics of being a musician if they want to pursue this path. In fact, you don’t even need any equipment to start. All you need to do is pick up the guitar!

In this article, we will be looking at one artist who got very popular very quickly due to his/her unique musical style and knack for publicity. These features helped him/her reach beyond his/her initial goal of becoming well known within his/her community.

His/Her style has been described as “chaotic energy,” which describes his/her stage performance quite well. Let’s take a look at what made this artist successful and what you can take away from his/her story.

Released a song called “Bounce”

how did lizzo get famous

As we all know, musicians are constantly putting out new music to try and get people into their circle or onto their side. For some, it works and they get famous, while others fall by the wayside.

For me, I will always remember my first encounter with Ariana Grande. She released her album Dangerous in 2017 and included my favorite song of hers, "Break Up With Your Boyfriend". It is such an incredible track that I can't help but love it!

With that said, there's one artist who got famous more quickly than most- KSI (real name Olajide William Aremu). He is known for his YouTube channel where he reviews movies and games.

He also does movie parodies which have garnered him quite a fan base. One of these songs was titled 'LMAO(laughing My Ass Off) - The Evolution Of Dance'. This video has over 1 million views at the time of writing this article.

It features popular dance moves like the Moonwalk, The Bash, And Then Some, etc. At around 2 minutes and 30 seconds in, KSI includes one of the most iconic dances of our generation- the robot.

This brings us to the topic of this article: how did lizzo get famous?

She heard the song on TV and wanted to include the same dancing move as the parody.

Released another song called “Good as Hell”

how did lizzo get famous

As we know, in 2018, there are very few songs that can be described as totally average. For every Taylor Swift track about loving yourself (or at least trying to) or Drake boasting about his money and success, there is an Ariana Grande song telling her followers to check herself before someone else does.

And then of course, there is always one Katy Perry song followed immediately by one more about leaving you. It is almost like music has a theme and this one seems to be ‘things go too far’!

Lizzo made her debut back in April 2017 with the song and video "Truth" which features some rather explicit lyrics. The song quickly became popular and gathered attention for its sex appeal, but it also garnered praise for how candid it was.

You may have heard her hit single “Boom Boom Pow” or her latest release “Good as Hell.” Both of those songs contain references to oral, vaginal, anal, and clitoral penetration.

Went on tour

how did lizzo get famous

You may have heard of singer/songwriter Lizzo before, but how she got here is definitely interesting! She started her career as a dancer at a very young age before deciding to pursue music.

Lizzo’s first song was actually not for public consumption — it was only shared with one person. Her early songs mostly focused on relationships, which made sense since she herself has been through quite a few.

Her first album didn’t receive much attention either, but that all changed in 2017 when she released her breakout hit “Boom Boom Pow.” The song quickly became popular and landed Lizzo several music award nominations, including Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Since then, she hasn’t looked back! Since its release in March of last year, her third studio album has gone platinum twice, making over a million dollars each time.

Released a music video

how did lizzo get famous

Dance musician Lizzo made her debut in 2017 with the song “Boys,” which features the lyrics, “I got a boy that loves me like he supposed to/ He treat me good when I’m at home.” The song is about how she likes having a boyfriend who treats her well but sometimes wants more than just his house-hold companion.

Her next track was even more popular, though. It’s called “Truth Hurts,” and it includes the lyric, “Cause I lie awake nights thinking bout my man,” referring to her current romantic situation.

The music video for this hit song was released in May 2018, and has over 2 million views as of the writing of this article. It features some very steamy scenes between Lizzo and her significant other!

It also features lots of dancing, flirting, and overall sex appeal. Many people praise Lizzo for being able to make them dance along with her music, and the sexy vibe she gives off makes many women want to have a look at herself.

Was nominated for a Grammy

how did lizzo get famous

In early February, Lizzo won Best Dance Recording at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards! She is also only the second artist to win this award twice (the other being The Prodigy with their track Wonderwonder in 2017).

After her song of the year prize was announced, she made her way onto the stage where she performed her hit song “Truth” alongside some incredible choreography.

The performance received lots of praise from music critics and fans, including us here at Healthier You!.

Collaborated with Cardi B

As we know, Cardi B is just like any other person when it comes to supporting of others’ success. She has supported her friends and family members who have succeeded before, and now she supports another friend as they climb their ladder to superstardom.

In June 2019, Cardi announced that her close friend was going to drop an album soon. Her name? No, not Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande — instead, it was called Invasion!

It seems clear from media interviews and videos that this new artist is inspired by some pretty famous songs. One in particular clearly influenced both artists’ music, so let’s take a look at them together.

We can see how both musicians use similar lyrics and melodies in their songs, so why not compare the two? Let’t get into details about what similarities there are though, you can read that for yourself here!

After reading that article, do anything else seem familiar to you? If so, then make sure to check out more articles related to this topic here!

This article will talk about one of those similarities… but first, watch this video below.

Had a sold out show at the Rosemont Theater

how did lizzo get famous

Many music listeners have heard of artist Lizzo, but few know how she made her way to top status. She began performing in Chicago venues over five years ago as “The Queen”.

It was not until 2018 when her stage performance really took off. That is when she dropped her new song, both surprise hit and classic - “Truth Hurts”. The song quickly gathered momentum and has since been certified platinum six times!

Her next big break came later that year when Ariana Grande asked her to perform at the MTV Music Awards. Since then, Lizzo has performed at many major events including Glastonbury Festival, Radio 1's Ibiza Night, BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, and more.

She also won Best Dance/Electronic Album for Invasion! at this past year's Grammy Awards. It seems like her success will never stop coming!.

Became a meme

how did lizzo get famous

People have done some crazy things to get famous. Some of these include throwing themselves off a building or into a lake, but those are definitely not for the faint of heart. Thankfully, this isn’t one of those cases!

In April 2019, Ayoley was driving down the highway in her car with her friend when she noticed something strange going on outside. At first, she thought it was someone doing yard work, until they spotted her vehicle.

At that moment, she made the decision to do what many people can’t seem to help doing every time there is a car accident - take as many photos as possible.

But here’s where things got weird. As she walked back towards her car, she heard music coming from inside the vehicle. She opened the door to find out why.

What she found wasn’t quite what she expected – it was none other than The Power, by Rihanna!, mixed in with some very dry jokes being made. And then the strangest thing happened…

The song suddenly became infectious, spreading like wildfire across social media. It quickly went viral, garnering over 100 million views within just two weeks and inspiring countless parodies and remixes.

It also inspired several humorous reactions and comments directed at Ayoley herself. Many referred to her as “Car Chantella,” a play on the word chantelle, which means fashionable or stylish.