Lizzo signs first-look TV deal with Amazon Studios

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Lizzo [Luke Gilford photo]

Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, rapper and flutist Lizzo has inked a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios.

According to Variety, 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.

“I’m so excited to partner with the amazing team at Amazon,” said Lizzo, per Variety. “Thank you to Jen Salke and the rest of the team for making this dream come true. I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world.”

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.

Her dominating hit “Truth Hurts” has been certified five-times platinum and became the longest running No. 1 song by a solo female rap artist in history, spending seven weeks at the top of the charts. Her infectious single “Good as Hell” has been affirmed three-times platinum, and the catchy “Juice” has reached platinum certification.

Along with her irresistible jams and sharp lyrics, Lizzo has become known for her cinematic music videos and dynamic performances.

“Lizzo is one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry, and it is such a pleasure to announce this new deal with her,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, per Variety. “She has such a unique perspective and we’re so excited to hear her ideas for new content that our Prime Video customers are sure to love.”





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