Best Live Artist
As Lizzo’s career has skyrocketed, she’s rocked the biggest stages all over the world. The hip-hop powerhouse — and recent signee to Atlantic Records — brings her self-assured, body-positive raps to receptive crowds that identify with both her music and her message. Lizzo has an undeniable charisma, an electric stage presence, and a catalog full of flat-out bangers. That potent combination afforded her a series of high-profile gigs opening for Sleater-Kinney’s reunion tour, prime-time festival slots throughout the world, as well as prominent hosting gigs for MTV. No matter where Lizzo’s career goes, her true talents come vibrantly to life onstage, and her live performances remain a sight to behold. Whether she’s getting down with her curvy back-up dancers or joining forces with her trusty DJ Sophia Eris, Lizzo knows how to work a crowd — she can even get notoriously reluctant Minnesotans dancing.