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Lizzo

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American hip-hop singer and rapper known as Lizzo was born Melissa Jefferson in 1988 and brought up in Houston, Texas. While still residing in Texas she began her rap career forming a group called the Cornrow Clique. After relocating to Minneapolis in 2011 she began performing with indie rap and hip-hop groups and even flirted briefly with an electro-soul duo she called Lizzo and the Larva Link.

She released her critically-acclaimed debut album in 2013 tiled 'Lizzobangers', a collection of 14 widely diverse tracks. The album was released on the label Gross National Product but was soon picked up by Virgin who re-released it the following year.

Lizzo has continued to build on this early success and has now become an established hip-hop artist with a number of successful projects to her credit. After struggling with her weight from a young age, Lizzo turned what she initially perceived as a problem into what is now one of her major assets, appearing nude on the cover of her 2019 album 'Cuz I Luv You'.

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