Lizzo Is TIME Magazine's 2019 Entertainer of the YearGuardian Life

Brenda Watkins
December 14, 2019

Lizzo has made a big splash over the year, with her 2017 song "Truth Hurts" finally breaking onto the Billboard charts and reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Lizzo reacted to the news on Twitter.

Lizzo's wireless microphone went silent and she didn't know it, and for some reason ... nobody alerted her until she'd powered through the rest of the track unaware nobody could hear her. I don't know why, but my anxiety sometimes fuels who I am as a performer and who I am as an artist - and I know that is not the case for everyone. 'I became no longer pleased with the model I felt to my physique.

The "Cuz I Love You" singer and rapper was recognised in Time for her "relentlessly positive and impossibly catchy" sound, her body positivity and her advocacy for self-love, the magazine announced Wednesday.

Lizzo, a 31-year-old classically trained flutist, had a monumental year in the spotlight. "Then the culture changed", she said in the Time interview.

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Lizzo told the publication about her odd rise to fame years after she started making music - in case you weren't aware, her hit tunes "Good As Hell" and "Truth Hurts" were released years ago, and have only hit the big time this year. "There were many things that were not popular, but that existed, such as body positivity, which at the beginning was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become something commercial and fashionable ".

'I judge it's healthy to include a relationship with your bare physique, even though no one ever sees it, ' she added. "I have to bite my tongue on certain things".

She addressed the controversy on Instagram live earlier this week telling her fans, "This is who I've always been, now everyone's looking".

While many celebrate Lizzo and her music, the singer said her fame has also given rise to critics and detractors. "I need to fall back in love with my body". She is nominated for eight awards at the 2020 Grammys.

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