The Minnesota native’s “Truth Hurts” has now spent four weeks atop the Billboard 100 chart, which makes it the longest-running single by a solo female rapper to lead that chart. Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” held the record before that with a three-week run in 2017.
On Monday, Lizzo shared the news in what some might call a pretty inventive Instagram post. Because she uploaded a picture of herself at 9 years old holding the latest Billboard results.
“Truth Hurts is officially the longest solo female rap #1 in history,” she wrote next to the photo. “I fell in love with music when I was 9 years old. I know it’s cliche but music was literally my boyfriend. I had no idea our love affair would take me this far.”
“If this lil Lizzo only knew all that she would accomplish when she picked up that flute, or wrote songs in her room, or forced her friends to make girlbands. It’s just so humbling to know it was all worth it,” she added. “Don’t run away from what your heart wants. Follow that b-tch to your destiny.”
“I’m so proud of you Lizzo! You’re such an inspiration!” someone wrote.
“You are the brightest star 👏👏👏,” wrote another.
“You deserve this you are extremely talented and listening to your music makes everyday a bit easier,” a third person stated. “Thank you we love you.💋”
And on the concert front, Lizzo won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Because she’s booked solid at least to the end of the year, with shows coming up at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, on Oct. 18 and 19.
She’ll play in Arizona after that on Oct. 23, then San Diego the following night. From there, Lizzo will appear in Las Vegas on Oct. 25, before she heads overseas to play in London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7.