Lizzo‘s hit Truth Hurts will be eligible for a Grammy Award nomination despite first being released two years ago.
According to editors at Billboard, the Recording Academy has ruled the 31-year-old rapper’s sleeper hit, which climbed to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month (July 2019), is eligible for the 2020 nominations – even though it first debuted in 2017.
Lizzo‘s track caught the public’s ear after it featured in a promo for Netflix film Something Great, as well as being used in multiple films and television soundtracks, such as I Feel Pretty, Grown-ish, Blockers, and The Bold Type.
The singer, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, has previously spoken of her wish to be nominated for the prestigious award and responded to the news on Twitter by reminding fans never to give up on their dreams.
“EVERYBODY GON HAVE SUMN TO SAY BUT I BEEN BUSTIN MY ASS FOR 10 YEARS MAKIN MUSIC.. TOURING-BLOOD SWEAT TEARS.. WHEN I DROPPED TRUTH HURTS I WAS SO DEPRESSED I ALMOST QUIT MUSIC CUZ NO ONE CARED- IDGAF THIS MY TESTIMONY MY HARD WORK PAYIN OFF A REMINDER TO NEVER GIVE UP! THANK U!”, she tweeted sharing a screenshot of website Pop Crave’s post about her Grammy eligibility.
The Detroit native previously released two albums before she attracted mainstream success with her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart.
Lizzo has also snagged a role in movie Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Cardi B.