Lizzo

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Singer • Songwriter • Musician • Personality • Rapper

Birth Name: Melissa Viviane Jefferson

Birth Date: April 27, 1988

Age: 36 years old

Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan

Hailed as her generation's answer to Missy Elliott, singer, rapper and flutist Lizzo became a critical favorite with a powerhouse blend of R&B, hip-hop and soul which fully embraced the concept of body positivity. Born Melissa Jefferson in Detroit, MI in 1988, Lizzo spent her teenage years in Houston, TX where she first began showcasing her rhyming skills in a group called Cornrow Clique and briefly studied Classical Flute at the city's main university. She became a fixture on Minneapolis' indie scene after moving to the city in her early twenties, performing in electronic soul duo Lizzo & the Larva Ink and R&B all-female trio The Chalice. In 2013 she worked with Lazerbeak and Polica's Ryan Olson on her debut album, Lizzobangers, an aptly-titled collection of empowering anthems which placed her at the forefront of the alternative hip-hop scene. After touring with Har Mar Superstar and briefly reuniting with her Chalice bandmates on Prince and 3rdEyeGirl's 2014 LP, Plectrumelectrum, Lizzo once again wowed the critics with her 2015 sophomore, Big Grrrl Small World, a typically ambitious fusion of urban sounds and body positive messages which attracted the attention of Atlantic Records.

Lizzo released her first major label work, the Coconut Oil EP, in 2016, and went on to host live music series "Wonderland" (MTV, 2016), launch her first major headlining tour, "Good as Hell," and open for Florence + the Machine and Haim before going viral with a live performance in which she played the flute and twerked at the same time. She enjoyed her first taste of commercial success in 2019 when infectious lead single, "Juice," and a collaboration with her most obvious influence, Missy Elliott, helped third studio effort Cuz I Love You to peak at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. That same year she voiced perfect doll Lydia in CGI animated feature "UglyDolls" (2019) and joined fellow R&B stars Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Usher in the cast of crime comedy "Hustlers" (2019).

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The BRIT Awards 2023

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The 65th Annual Grammy Awards

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Lizzo Concert Special

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Lizzo: Live in ConcertStream

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Lizzo: Live in ConcertStream

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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2022

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Love, LizzoStream

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Love, LizzoStream

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2022 MTV Video Music Awards

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2022 MTV VMA Performer Spotlight: Lizzo

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TODAY: Lizzo Summer Concert

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Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big GrrrlsStream

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Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big GrrrlsStream

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Voices: Women Innovating Hollywood

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Lizzo: Live From Miami Beach

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Pass the Mic: A Movement Generations in the Making

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Hits!: Party Mix

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Hits!: Best of 2022 (So Far)

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Lizzo: About Damn Time

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Vibe: Best of 2022 (So Far)

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Vibe: Summer Jam

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Hit List: Fall '22

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Hit List: Winter '22

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Hits!: Best Of 2022

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Vibe: Best Of 2022

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All Good Vibes

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Hit List: Spring '23

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Global Citizen Live

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2021

BBMAs: All-Time Top Songs

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10's Summer Hits

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Stay Fly Fest

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Lizzo Feat. Cardi B: Rumors

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Hit List: October 2021

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New HBCU

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HBCU Band Brawl

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Turkey Training

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Thankful4Pop

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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments

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2020

iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Summer Hits: Top 10

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One World: Together at Home

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FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America

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The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

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The Gayle King Grammy Special

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History of House

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Niall Horan's Picks

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Hit List: March 2020

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Next Women of Hip-Hop/R&B

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Self Love

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Black Music Month: Next Generation

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Genre Bests

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BBMAs 2020 Nominees to Watch

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Best of 2020: Hit List

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2019 American Music Awards

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Glastonbury

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TRL Top Ten

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The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle

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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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Lizzo: Juice

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Lizzo: Juice

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Capt. Marvel

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Lizzo: Cuz I Love You

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Women Up Next

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Lizzo Takeover

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Chella Women

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Met Best Dressed

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2k19 Watchlist

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Black Pride

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Support Pride

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YAAAS!

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Best of 2019 So Far

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Black Music Month: Next Generation

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Cause I'm Happy

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Feelin' Good

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Motivate ME!

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Hip-Hop Summer

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Pool Party Anthems

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Songs of the Year

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Best Summer Songs 2019

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Charli XCX Feat. Lizzo: Blame it on Your Love

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Euphoria

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NOLA's Very Own

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Hustlers

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Top Female Artists

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Lizzo Feat. Missy Elliott: Tempo

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Summer Hits

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New Gen R&B

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Hit List: October 2019

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Hip Hip Honorees

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Hit List: November 2019

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2019 AMAs: Nominees to Watch

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2019 AMAs: Songs You Need to Hear

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Americas Fav Hip-Hop

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Soul Nominees II

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AMAs Performers

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Best of 2019: Hip-Hop/R&B

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Best of 2019: Hit List

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A Decade of Hits Vol.II

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Hit List: January 2020

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New Year New U

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Camila Cabello's Picks

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2020 GRAMMY Awards: Nominees to Watch

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Hit List: February 2020

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TOVE LO-VE

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UglyDolls

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Lydia
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HustlersStream

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Today 3rd Hour

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Busy Tonight

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My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David LettermanStream

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Lizzo: Fitness

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Lizzo: Boys

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Trans Pride

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Big Freedia Feat. Lizzo: Karaoke

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Access

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Trivial Takedown

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The Live Lounge Show

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Lizzo: Water Me

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Lizzo: Truth Hurts

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Desus & MeroStream

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Wonderland

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Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio

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Party Legends

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Hollywood Medium With Tyler HenryStream

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Lizzo: Scuse Me

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Lizzo: Phone

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Lizzo: Good As Hell

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The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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The Late Late Show With James Corden

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Hot OnesStream

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Articulate With Jim Cotter

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Glastonbury

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Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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The Real

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Entertainment Studios.TV

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CBS This Morning

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The Jonathan Ross ShowStream

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The Project

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Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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The One Show

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Entertainment Tonight Canada

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ET Canada

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Access Hollywood

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Late Show With David Letterman

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News aboutLizzo

Alicia Keys, Adele, and Miley Cyrus

Who Will Replace Katy Perry on ‘Idol’? See the Odds for Potential New Judges

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Lizzo Sued by Former Dancers Who Allege Singer of Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environment

2023 Grammy performers Bad Buddy (L), Lizzo (C), and Bradi Carlile (R)

2023 Grammys: Everything to Know About Performers, Host & More

Quinta Brunson on ‘Kimmel,’ Amber Riley on ‘Ziwe’ & 9 More of the Best Late Night Interviews of 2022

Lizzo and Seth Meyers on Day Drinking

Seth Meyers and Lizzo Take Shots & Share Secrets in New ‘Day Drinking’ (VIDEO)

Ellen Pompeo, Noah Schnapp, Mariska Hargitay at People's Choice Awards 2022

People’s Choice Awards 2022: Complete List of Winners

Beyoncé at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards

2023 Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Ties Jay-Z’s Nominations Record

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Critic’s Notebook: Big Grrls and Empowered Women Triumph at 2022 Emmys

Emmys 2022 Jean Smart, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Michael Keaton

Emmys 2022: Who Had the Best Acceptance Speech of the Night? (POLL)

Eminem and Snoopy Dogg at the 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Eminem & More Must-See MTV VMAs Performances (VIDEO)

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2022 VMAs Adds BLACKPINK, Jack Harlow, Lizzo & Måneskin as Performers

James Corden and Joe Biden on The Late Late Show

James Corden Reveals Star-Studded ‘Late Late Show’ London Lineup

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Lizzo Documentary Is Coming to HBO Max This Fall

Guest Stars in The Proud Family Louder and Prouder

‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’: Meet Star-Studded Guest Cast (PHOTOS)

Tubi, Black History Month 2022 Lineup

Tubi Celebrates Black History Month With ‘Howard High,’ ‘Pass the Mic’ & More

'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,' Paula Jai Parker as Trudy, Kyla Pratt as Penny, Tommy Davidson as Oscar

‘The Proud Family’ Revival ‘Louder and Prouder’ Gets Premiere Date — Watch the Trailer (VIDEO)

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 14 Cast, Season Trailer

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: J.Lo, Lizzo & More to Join Season 14 (VIDEO)

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‘The Voice’ Knockouts Begin: Watch 12 Must-See Performances (VIDEO)

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Grammy Awards 2021: Record-Breaking Women, Unusual Acceptance Speeches, and More Buzzy Moments (VIDEO)

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2020 Billboard Music Awards: 6 Must-See Moments (VIDEOS)

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Grammys 2020: Lizzo, Billie Eilish & Lil Nas X Top List of Nominees