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Houston's Lizzo named AP Entertainer of the Year

Honors keep piling up for the former Alief ISD and University of Houston standout
Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019 file photo, rapper-singer Lizzo performs at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Lizzo earned eight Grammy Award nominations, Wednesday, Nov. 20, making her the show’s top-nominated act. The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

HOUSTON — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. 

Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and rap charts in 2019 with songs like “Truth Hurts" and “Good As Hell." 

Though she released her first album in 2013, Lizzo dropped her major-label debut, “Cuz I Love You,” this year and the success has made her the leading nominee at the 2020 Grammy Awards, where she is up for eight honors. 

Lizzo has also won over fans for promoting body positivity and denouncing fat shaming.  

She was also named Time Magazine's Entertainer of the Year.

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