This track, which currently sits at #6 on the Hot 100, was included on the soundtrack of the 2016 film Barbershop: The Next Cut and failed to find a wider audience at the time. But the mega-success of ‘Truth Hurts’ put a spotlight on Lizzo’s earlier singles and this song found new life.
Back in April, I predicted that Lizzo was about to blow up, although I thought her single ‘Juice’ would be the one to dominate airwaves.
Instead, it was the two-year-old track ‘Truth Hurts’ that showed up everywhere and gave Lizzo the coming-out she deserves. After not charting when it was dropped in 2017, ‘Truth Hurts’ returned with a vengeance, spending 27 weeks and counting on the Hot 100 and hitting #1. This week it’s at #4, up a spot from the prior week.
If you haven’t heard of Lizzo yet, that’s about to change. The Houston-based rapper/singer/flautist just released her third album, Cuz I Love You, and pop culture has finally caught up with her unique brand of sass, humor and positivity. And once you’re exposed to her infectious personality, it’s hard to look away.
I first heard about Lizzo late last year when my daughter started working her songs into her ‘family drive’ playlists. The opening line of one song, ‘Truth Hurts,’ sums up the funny, frank style that makes Lizzo so refreshing: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.”