Melissa Vivian Jefferson was born April 27, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan.
She also lived in Houston, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In addition to being a singer, a rapper and a flutist, she is also an actress.
Her nickname, Lizzo, is actually a variation of Lissa inspired by Jay-Z’s “Izzy (H.O.V.A.)” (aka H to the Izzy), the first single from his sixth album, “The Blueprint”.
She lived out of her car for a year.
She worked with Prince.
In 2019 Time magazine named her “Entertainer of the Year”.
She calls her fans Lizzbians.
She left Twitter because of “too many trolls”.
She includes Missy Elliott, Cher, and Diana Ross as her influencers.
She has merch and Lizzimoji’s on her website.