Speaking about the deal, Lizzo, real name Melissa Jefferson, said: “I’m so excited to partner with the amazing team at Amazon.
“Thank you to Jen Salke and the rest of the team for making this dream come true. I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world.”
Describing the singer as “one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry”, Amazon Studios head Salke said: “[Lizzo] has such a unique perspective and we’re so excited to hear her ideas for new content that our Prime Video customers are sure to love.”
In 2019, the singer and rapper released her third solo album Cuz I Love You, earning her three Grammy Awards and a Brit Award nomination.
During coronavirus lockdown, Lizzo has used social media to discuss her new vegan diet and show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
In the wake of protests in her hometown of Minneapolis, she wrote: “I wonder what would happen if all the big companies and celebrities who have showed support on social media came out and used their platform to let activists and protesters speak and be seen?
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“I wonder what would happen if we allowed the outrage to have positive influence in our local government? What would happen if those in power defunded the police & dismantled their racist culture and corrupt power structures? Cities are burning, are you watching? I stand with Minneapolis. I believe in us. Change is gonna come.”
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