Lizzo is, and always has been, 100% that pop superstar. You need only look at her whopping eight Grammy nominations to see that. From Best Album to Best New Artist awards, she could very likely pull off one of the biggest Grammy sweeps since Taylor Swift nabbing Album of the Year in 2010 and 2016. But for the “Juice” singer, her rise to fame wasn’t an overnight process. Lizzo’s been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it happen, and now that she’s gone from thinking about leaving the music industry to Grammy nominee, it’s time to take a look back at her journey to reach her storied position in the pop world now.

Lizzo may be up for the Best New Artist in 2020, but she released her first album, Lizzobangers, seven years ago, in 2013. Originally, it was released via indie label Totally Gross National Product, and then on Virgin Records the next year. She followed it up with Big Grrrl Small World in 2015, which was filled with many of the tracks that didn’t make it onto Lizzobangers, originally.