Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), known professionally as Lizzo, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Houston, Texas.
Her debut album, Lizzobangers, was released in 2013. In 2015, she released her sophomore album, Big Grrrl Small World. After the release of Big Grrrl Small World, she worked with Ricky Reed, who helped her to improve her voice and later signed her to Atlantic Records. Soon after, she released the 2016 major-label EP, Coconut Oil. On April 19, 2019, Lizzo put out Cuz I Love You, her third studio album.