HOUSTON — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. 

Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and rap charts in 2019 with songs like “Truth Hurts" and “Good As Hell." 

Though she released her first album in 2013, Lizzo dropped her major-label debut, “Cuz I Love You,” this year and the success has made her the leading nominee at the 2020 Grammy Awards, where she is up for eight honors. 

Lizzo has also won over fans for promoting body positivity and denouncing fat shaming.  

She was also named Time Magazine's Entertainer of the Year.

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