Lizzo is Named TIME’s Entertainer of the Year

Even though she has been hard at work for much of the past decade, 2019 was definitely Lizzo’s year to shine. And the fine folks at TIME agree, because they just named her “Entertainer of the Year”—a decision we’d call, ahem, good as hell. We’ve been fans of Lizzo and her powerful self-care anthems for years. But it wasn’t until 2019 when her constant stream of self-empowerment and body positivity truly propelled her into the spotlight—something she thinks happened because of a shift in culture. As she told TIME in her feature interview, prior to this year, \”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!\”