2019 was officially the Year of Lizzo.
On Wednesday, Time magazine revealed the singer-rapper as its Entertainer of the Year.
“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-a** time,” Lizzo told the magazine. “Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream!”
She added, “How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?”
Lizzo reacted to the news on Twitter.
Lizzo has made a big splash over the year, with her 2017 song “Truth Hurts” finally breaking onto the Billboard charts and reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100.
The 31-year-old appeared in the hit film “Hustlers” this fall.
Time also announced Wednesday that Greta Thunberg is its Person of the Year.