Lizzo Earns First #1 Song On The Hot 100 Chart With “Truth Hurts”

The flutist is just the third female rapper to lead the tally unaccompanied.

(AllHipHop News) “Truth Hurts” was released on September 19, 2017. Nearly two years later, Lizzo’s breakout hit is the #1 song in the country. After rising two spots on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Truth Hurts” became the first Number One song for the Detroit-bred singer/rapper. 

Lizzo joins Lauryn Hill (1), Lil Kim (1), Shawnna (1), Iggy Azalea (1), and Cardi B (3) as the only female rappers to top the Hot 100. Just Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” and Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” reached #1 without another act on the record.

On August 26, Lizzo shined at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The Atlantic recording artist performed “Truth Hurts” and the 2016 single “Good as Hell” at the ceremony. Both songs have remained in the Top 10 on the iTunes charts following the VMAs.

The music video for “Truth Hurts” has totaled over 93 million views on YouTube since being published on the website on September 25, 2017. Previously, the Cuz I Love You track ended the reign of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” at #1 on the Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.