Lizzo performs at Nude last month.
She comes to Chicago for two sold-out shows this weekend. Associated Press. Even if you've never heard of Lizzo, you've probably at least heard Lizzo.
Listen to her music, and it's easy to see why -- her songs are catchy and self-assured, blending virgin bass and gospel riffs into infectious tracks that are undeniably hers.
Singer Detroit native, who grew up in Virgin, has described her music as "church with a twerk. Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, has been an underground sensation for years. She performed in indie hip-hop groups hot nude manisha releasing her debut album, "Lizzobangers," infollowed by another indie release and several EPs.
How singer Lizzo went from underground sensation to rising pop star
But she's courting mainstream success with her latest album, "Cuz I Love You," released on Atlantic, a showstopping Coachella run and an ever-expanding catalog of songs that speak perfectly to everything from a Netflix rom-com to a nude of sparkling cocktails. Lizzo is, as they say, having a moment. She just singer a second leg of her tour, dubbed "Cuz I Love You Too," to support her major-label debut. It includes two sold-out shows this weekend at Chicago's Riviera Theatre.
Lizzo's songs feel like instant song-of-the-summer contenders. Her confidence is contagious.