2019 has been a weird year for music. Whether it is everyone talking about Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and arguing whether Old Town Road is a country song or not (which it totally is), 2019 has brought us a lot of talking points and put the spotlight on some new and fresh faces. With that being said, this week’s WZIS Artist of the Week is Lizzo!
Lizzo has been on top of the world for months now. When her breakout single “Truth Hurts” was featured in the Netflix original film “Someone Great”, the song immediately found a home in many people’s Spotify playlists. The song was released in 2017(!!) and recently made its way to the number one slot on Billboard’s Hot 100 list! With other singles like “Juice” and “Good as Hell” making their way to millions of streams, Lizzo made her impact and she is not going anywhere!
With “Truth Hurts” being number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Lizzo also appeared in the film “Hustlers”, that was released this past weekend. The movie grossed over $33 million dollars in its opening weekend and I am willing to bet that Lizzo was a big reason why the anticipation was so high. With her rapidly growing music career and her apparent career in film taking off, it seems like Lizzo will be a mainstay in pop music going forward.