American rapper and singer, Melissa Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is a founding member of indie hip-hop groups The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb, Ellypseas, and Absynthe.
Born into a musical family, she listened to a diverse range of musical genres whilst growing up from Björk to Radiohead, Elton John to Queen as well as a lot of gospel music.
Her own style is described as a mix of pop, R’n’B and neosoul.
She’s currently celebrating a whirlwind 12 months for the success of her single, Juice, and upcoming album, Cuz I Love You, due out on 19 April 2019.
She will be playing two headline shows this May in Manchester and London before returning for Lovebox festival in July.
Last updated: February, 2019