It's been a huge year for Lizzo.
Considering that 'Cuz I Love You' was her third album, some would argue that her success has been a long time coming. Then again, perhaps it took until now for all the stars to align to make such a fantastic album (it made our Top 10 of 2019, too).
Then there was that astounding Tiny Desk Concert that blew us all away, while her Irish debut proved extremely popular with fans (and even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar) in November. She's clocked up eight Grammy nominations.
Now, she's capping off a successful 2019 by being named TIME magazine's Entertainer of the Year.
In the accolade's accompanying interview, she spoke about why she thinks that things clicked for her in 2019.
"I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time - then the culture changed," she said. 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 also said that she still struggles to be happy with her body at times, and never had aspirations for fame and glory. "I didn’t want to be famous,” she said “I wanted to be like Brandon Boyd from Incubus! I just want to go to the farmers’ market."
Her fellow celebs have been congratulating her on Instagram, including Janelle Monae and Jonathan Van Ness. The latter gushed "Yes, you are!"
Read the full interview here.