We’re all looking for ways to become better, smarter and wiser versions of ourselves. In a spectacularly eclectic Session 7, six speakers share their hard-won wisdom on educating, listening — and even twerking — their way towards a more inclusive world, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. The event: TEDMonterey: Session 7, hosted by […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
"[Lizzo's] sound is relentlessly positive and impossibly catchy: bangers that synthesize pop, rap and R&B, with hooks so sharp it feels like they've been in your brain forever," writes Samantha Irby in TIME, which named the self-described "Bop Star" its Entertainer of the Year in 2019. With the help of anthemic smash hits like the 5x Platinum "Truth Hurts," the 3x Platinum "Good As Hell" and the Platinum "Juice," Lizzo released her debut album, Cuz I Love You, on April 19, 2019, debuting at number six on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and spending 24 consecutive weeks in the chart's Top 10. After spending seven weeks atop the charts, "Truth Hurts" became the longest running number one by a solo female rap artist in history.
Since the release of the meteoric Cuz I Love You, Lizzo has been named Entertainment Weekly's 2019 Entertainer of the Year and has graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Billboard, British Vogue, Elle and many others. She kicked off 2020 with a showstopping opening performance at the 62nd Grammy Awards, took home three big wins and was the most nominated artist of the year. She won awards for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist at the 2020 BET Awards and Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Video at the 2020 NAACP Awards. Her list of high-profile TV performances include the 2019 American Music Awards, MTV VMAs, BET Awards and Saturday Night Live.