Lizzo‘s ‘Truth Hurts’ is not only a breakthrough record but also a record breaker.
The 31-year-old’s slow but steady rise to the top was proven worth the wait when the song – released in 2017 – topped the Billboard Hot 100 at the top of the month (as we reported here). Besting the likes of Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and a number of other heavy hitters in music to get there, the bop’s buoyancy atop the tally has been supported by a slew of promotional efforts including the latest leg of the rapper/singer’s nationwide ‘Cuz I Love You’ tour.
Adding her name to an exclusive club of female emcees to have topped the charts at least once (see: Cardi B, Lil Kim, Shawnna, Remy Ma, Iggy Azalea, Lauryn Hill), ‘Hurts’ reign waxes unique as Lizzo (born Melissa Jefferson) is the only rapstress of the lot to have accomplished the feat in her 30s.
Now, in addition to being the oldest female rapper with a #1 hit to her name, Billboard’s announced her inaugural chart-topper is laying claim to yet another record:
“With its latest frame on top, the song boasts the longest reign for a rap No. 1 by a female artist unaccompanied by another act in the chart’s history, surpassing Cardi B’s three-week reign with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in October 2017…”
Overall, Iggy Azalea’s 7-week run with the Charli XCX-assisted ‘Fancy’ is the longest running female rap #1 . While we wait to see if Lizzo will surpass that record, we certainly extend congratulations to the burgeoning diva!
Check back later this week to see who joins her in the top 25 on the newest edition of ‘TGJ Chart Check.’