Life Lizzo receives the title “Artist of the Year” from Time Magazine By weekster Posted on December 12, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Lizzo has been named entertainer of the year by the American weekly magazine Time. The magazine unveiled that on Wednesday along with the announcement of the annual Person Of The Year: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. “We needed her” The magazine praises Lizzo for her talent, but also for her fight for ‘body positivity’. “In 2019, Lizzo was a ray of light in the dark. She told us to love ourselves when the world doesn’t always love us. We needed her,” said Time. The singer, who performed in a sold-out AFAS Live last month, experienced her major breakthrough earlier this year with singles such as Juice, Truth Hurts and Good As Hell. Lizzo has a chance to win no less than eight Grammy Awards on January 26 and is the artist with the most nominations. Time also announced that American football players are athletes of the year, officials are seen as protectors of the year and Disney CEO Bob Iger can call himself businessman of the year. Since 1927, the weekly magazine has annually selected the person who has had the most influence in the past year. Until 20 years ago that happened under the title man of the year. The title has been awarded to a group in the last two years. Last year they were ‘the guardians of the truth’, a group of journalists and in 2017 the # Metoo movement as ‘breakers of silence’.