Lizzo Is 100% That Chick Who Just Made History with Her No. 1 ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 Hit
We know and love Lizzo for her confidence-boosting anthems (“Good as Hell,” anyone?), her penchant for chugging tequila out of rhinestone encrusted bottles and her empowering body positivity. Now, Lizzo is making another major move.
The 31-year-old singer reportedly just became the first black solo female R&B artist to earn the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list with her massive hit “Truth Hurts.” The ditty was flying high at number three until it knocked Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita” off the top spot on Tuesday morning. And even though “Truth Hurts” was definitely the song of the summer, you might be surprised to know its rise to Billboard fame was actually years in the making. In fact, Lizzo released the song two years ago in September 2017.
She reflected on her enormous accomplishment on Instagram and proved that in classic Lizzo form, she’s celebrating by living her life in all caps.
“WE’RE NUMBER 1. THIS IS A W FOR ALL OF US. ANYBODY WHO EVER FELT LIKE THEY VOICE WASN’T HEARD. ANYBODY WHO FELT LIKE THEY WEREN’T GOOD ENOUGH,” she wrote. “YOU ARE. WE ARE. CHAMPIONS. I LOVE YALL 3 MUCH. LIZZBIANS UNITE SCROLL TO SEE MY ANNOYING A** BLOOD SWEAT N TEARS.”
A quick scroll on her slideshow reveals a tweet she wrote two years ago that reads, “Okay…sorry if you follow me. But imma promote Truth Hurts all day cus it’s the best video I’ve ever made & im proud of it.” (We have to agree. The video is incredible.)
Wondering why the song experienced such a resurgence years after its release? Well it appeared in the popular Netflix movie Someone Great this April, which reminded everyone how good (as hell) Lizzo’s beats are.
Now someone give this woman some awards.