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Her real name is Melissa Jefferson, but she’s known by her childhood nickname, Lizzo, and you might say this has been her year. She’s still riding the wave of an acclaimed new album, “Cuz I Love You”; and this summer she had the #1 song AND the cover of Elle magazine, plus she stole the show on MTV’s biggest night. Yet, the 31-year-old described her career as “the slowest build of all time.” Lizzo sat down with Tracy Smith to discuss overcoming bouts of poverty, homelessness, and crippling self-doubt, and how her high school band teacher gave her the focus she needed to make her mark.

Source: CBS Entertainment

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