Lizzo’s hit song “Truth Hurts” will be eligible for a Grammy Award nomination despite first being released two years ago, WENN.com reports.
According to editors at Billboard magazine, in the name of diversity and inclusion, the Recording Academy ruled the 31-year-old rapper’s sleeper hit, “Truth Hurts”, which entered the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month, is eligible for the 2020 nominations – despite first debuting in 2017.
Lizzo’s track caught the public’s ear after it was featured in a promo for the Netflix film Something Great, as well as being featured in multiple film and television soundtracks, such as I Feel Pretty, Grown-ish, Blockers, and The Bold Type.
The singer, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, has previously spoken of her wish to be nominated for the prestigious award, and responded to the news on Twitter by reminding fans she worked her azz off.
“EVERYBODY GON HAVE SUMN TO SAY BUT I BEEN BUSTIN MY ASS FOR 10 YEARS MAKIN MUSIC.. TOURING-BLOOD SWEAT TEARS.. WHEN I DROPPED TRUTH HURTS I WAS SO DEPRESSED I ALMOST QUIT MUSIC CUZ NO ONE CARED- IDGAF THIS MY TESTIMONY MY HARD WORK PAYIN OFF A REMINDER TO NEVER GIVE UP! THANK U!”, she tweeted.
The Detroit native, who fans dubbed the plus-sized Janelle Monaé, previously released two albums before hitting the big time with her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Lizzo has also snagged a role in the movie Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Cardi B. Hustlers is about a group of strippers who drug and rob their wealthy Wall Street clients.
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