Though it didn’t chart at the time of its release in 2017, Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” reached massive popularity this year and now is the number 1 song on Billboard! The viral hit took off following the release of Lizzo’s third album titled Cuz I Love You, and has consistently stayed in Billboard’s top 10 following the boost. Now, the song is pretty much everywhere you look: Instagram captions, tweets, the radio. This is her first #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for Lizzo, so congrats to her!
Though “Truth Hurts” initially didn’t get as much attention upon release, the official music video (released in September 2017) now has over 9,000,000 views on Youtube.
“Truth Hurts” also saw an increase in streams after being featured in the Netflix film Someone Great. The film helped to nearly double listens just two days after the movie was released. A clip of the movie also made its rounds on Twitter with the snippet from the song itself.
She released the song “Truth Hurts” in September of last year. Then it was (perfectly) featured in Netflix’s “Someone Great” earlier this year… pic.twitter.com/ksF3us1uaI
— Naima Cochrane (@naima) July 1, 2019
This bop is undoubtedly the song of the summer. Though the journey has been quite long for Lizzo, this success should be celebrated!
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