WEEK IN WOMEN: Lizzo’s First Look Deal with Amazon – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Lizzo, the multi-hyphenate musical powerhouse – whose real name is real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson – will work with Amazon Studios under the deal to create TV projects to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Earlier this year, Lizzo won three Grammy Awards, for best pop solo performance for Truth Hurts, for best traditional R&B performance for Jerome and for best urban contemporary album for Cuz I Love You. Her music has exceeded 4 billion global streams to date, and she has quickly become a household name.

Lizzo’s Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records debut album Cuz I Love You was released in April 2019, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and spent 24 consecutive weeks in the chart’s Top 10. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.