There is no predictability of success and failure when it comes to the music industry- a universal fact that is further reinforced by singer Lizzo’s meteoric rise and popularity in 2019. She was nominated for numerous awards in 2019, including eight nominations in the upcoming 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. But when the year started, Lizzo was a name the world was hardly aware of, even when she has been in the industry for the past eight years. 

2019 started off with a bang for the once unknown singer, as she not only released her new album “Cuz I Love You” but also her previous songs were used in movies like “Booksmart” and “Someone Great”. She even made her film debut with Jennifer Lopez in “Hustlers”. 

This year not only marked her first Grammy nomination but also made her the artist with the highest number of nominations this year. Her 2016 single “Good As Hell” is topping the Billboard Charts and she is acing top prizes at awards shows. She is on a roll and there is no stopping her!

Recently, she was nominated for three American Music Awards, namely New Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, and Favorite Song Soul/R&B for her single “Juice.”  But even though she couldn’t take any of the awards home, her stunning performance on stage during the event left its unforgettable mark. 

Following her mesmerising show at the AMAs, her fans took to Twitter to congratulate her, with one particular message that motivated Lizzo to share the struggles of her life in a short yet heartfelt post. One Twitter user, Wendolee Ayala, thanked her for “not giving up and becoming a true inspiration to women with big size and big dreams.” 

In response to the message, the artist wrote: “8 years of touring, giving out free tix to my undersold shows, sleepless nights in my car, losing my dad & giving up on music, playing shows for free beer & food with -32$ in my bank account, constantly writing songs, hearing 'no' but always saying 'yes'. Glad I never gave up.”