Chart Check: Lizzo Scores Her First No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Truth Hurts’

Posted September 3, 2019

image via Lizzo Facebook

Lizzo is taking the music world by storm, and after having a breakout summer, the singer/rapper has just scored her first No.1 single of her career.

The news comes just a week after her show stopping performance at the MTV VMAs, where she wowed the crowd with a live showing of her hit single ‘Truth Hurts‘–and now the track has gone to the top of Billboard.

Lizzo lifts to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as “Truth Hurts” rises from No. 3. The song reigns after Lizzo performed it on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Aug. 26.

“Truth Hurts,” released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records, becomes the 1,089th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 61-year history.

No. 1 in sales, Top five in streams & airplay: The track likewise becomes Lizzo’s first No. 1, rising from No. 2, on the Digital Song Sales chart, more than doubling from 26,000 to 53,000 sold in the week ending Aug. 29, according to Nielsen Music. It also pushes 6-4 on Streaming Songs, up 21% to 34.4 million U.S. streams in the same span.

Helping spark the gains were Lizzo’s buzzy VMAs performance (in which she sang “Truth Hurts” in a medley with her song “Good as Hell”), her four-song set on NBC’s Today on Aug. 23 and two newly released versions: a DaBaby remix and a CID remix.

On Radio Songs, “Truth Hurts” holds at No. 4, down 1% to 98.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 1.

Leading at last: “Truth Hurts” completes a lengthy journey to the top of the Hot 100, beyond its 17 total chart weeks, dating to its No. 50 debut on the May 18 ranking.

Lizzo (born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, in Detroit) originally released the song in September 2017. However, it received renewed attention after being featured in the Netflix film Someone Great, which premiered this April. The song was subsequently added to Lizzo’s 2019 LP Cuz I Love You, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in May.

Lizzo took to social media to celebrate the exciting news on Tuesday (Sep.3).

WE’RE NUMBER 1. THIS IS A W FOR ALL OF US. ANYBODY WHO EVER FELT LIKE THEY VOICE WASN’T HEARD. ANYBODY WHO FELT LIKE THEY WEREN’T GOOD ENOUGH. YOU ARE. WE ARE. CHAMPIONS. I LOVE YALL 3 MUCH. LIZZBIANS UNITE 🌈☔️ SCROLL TO SEE MY ANNOYING ASS BLOOD SWEAT N TEARS ⛄️

Congrats to Lizzo!

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