In 2013, Lo was signed to Universal Music, Island and Polydor. The following year, Lo rose to fame with her debut album, Queen of the Clouds, which opened at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart in October 2014. It spawned the sleeper hit single "Habits (Stay High)", which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her second album, Lady Wood, was released in October 2016 and debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200; "Cool Girl" was its lead single. Her third album, Blue Lips, was released in November 2017, peaking at number 138 on the Billboard 200.