I think it's a cop-out when writers and bloggers call me a throwback artist because I'm not. We're very forward-thinking and I want to be a person creating trends.

– LIZ[1]

Elizabeth Nicole Abrams, known under her stage name LIZ (or LIZ Y2K), is an American singer.

Early lifeEdit

Abrams was born and raised in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, and was singing from a young age. When she was in her early teenage years, she auditioned for a girl group, though she stated in an interview later on that she knew she wasn't a good fit.[1] She began working with producers and songwriters when she was thirteen.[2]


In 2012, LIZ collaborated with Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd on "Hourglass", the first track from his debut studio album, Clarity.[3]

LIZ released her debut single, "XTC"—along with "Underdogs", its B-side—in January 2013.[4] Her second single, "Hush", was released the following May. During 2013, she also toured with Charli XCX[1] and collaborated with Ryan Hemsworth on "Day n' Nite".[5][6].

In February 2014, LIZ released her debut EP, Just Like You.[7] She also collaborated with Pharrell on "That's My Man", which is featured on the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.[8]

LIZ's fourth single, "When I Rule the World", was produced by SOPHIE and released in July 2015.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 NOISEY - Crushing on LIZ: Here's Her Video for "All Them Boys"
  2. MTV - Bow Down, Glitches: Meet Liz, Mad Decent's Queen of 'Sailor Moon R&B'
  3. Idolator - Jessica Sanchez Lends Her Vocals To Zedd's "Hourglass": Listen To The 'iTunes Sessions' EP Cut
  4. Pitchfork Media - LIZ - "XTC"
  5. SPIN - Ryan Hemsworth and LIZ Bask in '90s R&B Bliss on 'Day N' Nite'
  6. Soundcloud - LIZ x Ryan Hemsworth - Day N' Nite
  7. The FADER - Download LIZ's "Just Like You" EP
  8. TIME - LIZ Teams Up With Pharrell Williams For "That's My Man"
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.