If you've ever wondered where Lizzo is from, Houston may try to claim her, but her true birthplace is right here in the heart of Detroit, Michigan.\nWhen Lizzo was born in Hutzel Women's Hospital in Midtown (which was called Cass Corridor at the time) she was Melissa Jefferson — & no one knew how much of a splash she'd be making in 2019.\nIn fact, as the most Grammy-nominated artist of 2020, I'd say she's doing more than being Detroit's hometown hero — she's a worldwide trendsetter.\nShe only spent the first decade of her life here, but with all of the musical history of Detroit, it's pretty fair to say that it's had some sort of impact on her success.\nView this post on Instagram I was searching @googlephotos for baby pics and found this #TBT gem of me chillin w/ my homies elephant, giraffe, and blue bear! #EasyThrowback #ad #googlephotos A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Sep 24, 2015 at 9:09am PDT\nLizzo has stated that her love for music began during her childhood when her family was listening to & creating gospel music. Her parents were always involved in the gospel and encouraged her to explore her musical talents.\nView this post on Instagram Some things never change smh... A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT\nThe impact of Detroit's Motown scene on music during the 20th century can't be overstated either. Many music historians credit Motown with revolutionizing the industry of pop music & breaking down racial barriers like no one had done before.\nSome of that Detroit poppy meets disco Motown influence can definitely be heard in some of her hits too: like 'Juice'.\nHer strong belting energy and long notes bring in that gospel influence to round out the soulful magic of her music. Just listen to this SOUL.\nView this post on Instagram Boston cream pied my panties tonight, thank you 🙏🏾 A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:51pm PDT\nLizzo even performed at Detroit's summer MoPop Festival showing off her Motown roots, where she also gave a heartfelt tribute to her father onstage.\nView this post on Instagram I think of my daddy every day. I know he proud of me right now. I wanna thank y’all for making my dreams come true. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for joining me on this journey of self love, self acceptance and self actualization. I ain’t in it for the fame, no awards... every smile I can be a part of is my trophy. I hope you smiling when you read this. I love you. A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:44am PDT\nShe referenced seeing a billboard in downtown Detroit with her face on it & hoped that her father would have been so proud. Michael Jefferson, her dad, passed away over a decade ago, but she still thinks of him whenever she visits Detroit.\nShe also remixed her hit "Worship" with a tribute to Aretha Franklin (THE Motown legend) by leading the crowd in a chorus of R-E-S-P-E-C-T.\nThe star is most well known for her hit 'Truth Hurts', which she said was written about a guy from Detroit.\nShe used her history & relationship with the now immortalized bad boy to craft the song that resonates with women everywhere. We've all had a boy be great til' he had to be great, then completely drop the ball after all.\nView this post on Instagram Bitch I don’t even have a caption for this I’m hungover as fuck 🥴 A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Oct 5, 2019 at 10:02am PDT\nThe singer has said that she sees herself as a Detroit musician through and through, even if people don't widely recognize that she's from here.\nLizzo still has a lot of family in the 'Rock City' and says it's always a reunion when she performs in Detroit — that she still has a deep love for.\nNo matter how big of a star she becomes, & she's already well on her way to iconic status, Detroit will always be her home.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.