Lizzo Becomes First-Ever Female Rapper To Break This Major Chart Record
By Paris Close
September 24, 2019
Lizzo just broke another incredible chart record, and she has no one to thank but herself.
According to Billboard, the musician is now the first female rapper with the longest-running No. 1 single without a featured artist, besting the likes of her contemporaries Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and Megan Thee Stallion. The music publication broke the news this week as the 31-year-old's smash hit record "Truth Hurts" remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 for its fourth consecutive week. "@Lizzo rewrites the record for the longest-leading rap No. 1 by a female unaccompanied by any other artist," Billboard tweeted Monday (September 23).
"Truth Hurts is officially the longest solo female rap #1 in history. I fell in love with music when I was 9 years old... I had no idea our love affair would go this far," Lizzo tweeted in reaction. "Good to know it was all worth it. Don’t run away from what your heart wants. Follow that b---h to ur destiny."
Truth Hurts is officially the longest solo female rap #1 in history. I fell in love with music when I was 9 years old... I had no idea our love affair would go this far. Good to know it was all worth it. Don’t run away from what your heart wants. Follow that bitch to ur destiny pic.twitter.com/dZsHaFJd9F— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) September 23, 2019
This is a major career boost for Lizzo, whose deep cut from 2017 earned the Memphis-bred emcee her first-ever No. 1 single earlier this month. "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. YOU ARE. WE ARE. CHAMPIONS. I LOVE YALL 3 MUCH. LIZZBIANS UNITE," the "Tempo" lyricist tweeted at the time.
"Truth Hurts" holds a lot of bittersweet yet sentimental memories for Lizzo, who once revealed she almost considered giving up on a music career completely after dropping the record.
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