Lizzo leads the Grammy nominations this years with eight nods for categories including Record and Song of the Year, three noms alone are for Truth Hurts (but it’s from 2017?!)
Chalk it up to streaming services like Spotify. According to Rolling Stone,
Truth Hurts did not chart upon its release; it did bubble up in early 2019, though, when a series of TikTok videos riffing off the song’s lyric
‘I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch…’
catapulted the track into a cross-platform social-media meme. Lizzo hopped on the trend herself in a video on iHeartRadio’s TikTok account, and the song enjoyed yet another wave of attention when it was featured in Netflix’s popular rom-com Someone Great. The song hit Number One on the Billboard and Rolling Stone music charts around September 2019, two entire years after its release.
But Truth Hurts was also added as a bonus track Cuz I Love You, Lizzo’s third studio album, which does fall inside the eligibility timeframe with its release date of April 19th, 2019.
But who CARES?! Our girl got the noms and will (hopefully) be snatching Grammys come January 26, 2020. For a full list of nominees, go here.
(Photo, Avalon; via Rolling Stone)