SZA

SZA

 

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Solána Imani Rowe (born November 8, 1990),[3] known professionally by SZA (/ˈsɪzə/; short for either "Sovereign Zig-Zag Allah" or "Savior Zig-Zag Allah"),[1] is an American R&B singer-songwriter. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey.[1][4] In October 2012, SZA self-released her debut EP, See.SZA.Run, which she then followed up with her second EP, titled S, in April 2013. In July 2013, it was revealed that she had signed to the hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z, her third EP and first retail release, in April 2014.[5]

SZA's debut studio album, Ctrl, was released on June 9, 2017, to universal acclaim from music critics.[6] The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard Top 200 and spawned the platinum-certified singles "The Weekend" and "Love Galore", which features rapper Travis Scott.[4][7] Both songs received Grammy nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

SZA is a neo soul singer whose music has been described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, witch house and chillwave.[8] SZA's lyrics are described as "unravelling," that revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment.[9] SZA cites a variety of artists as influences, including Ella Fitzgerald, Meelah, Björk, Jamiroquai, and Lauryn Hill, among others.[10][11] SZA also takes influence from non-musical artists, including filmmaker Spike Lee.[11]

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Highlights7

The Weekend
Song
The Weekend is a song by musical artist SZA, released on December 15, 2017.
Ctrl
 
Ctrl (pronounced "control") is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter SZA. It was released on June 9, 2017, by Top Dawg Entertainment and RCA Records.
Broken Clocks
 
"Broken Clocks" is a song by American singer and songwriter SZA. It was released to digital retailers on June 2, 2017, as the third single from SZA's debut studio album, Ctrl (2017).
Love Galore
Song
Love Galore is a song by musical artist SZA, released on April 26, 2017.

Photos - SZA163

People Recently Photographed with SZA4

Popular Albums3

Album Appearances & References22

Popular Songs4

Song Appearances & References5

Popular Tours1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Other Music-Related Relationships1

Collaborators & Influencers14

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Awards & Nominations3

Videos7

Spotify - Albums & Singles26

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On23

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts50

BUKU Festival Grounds
New Orleans, US
March 9, 2018
Coachella Music and Arts Festival
Indio, United States
April 12, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 13, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 20, 2018
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, Canada
May 4, 2018
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, Canada
May 5, 2018
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, US
May 6, 2018
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Ridgefield, US
May 7, 2018
Oracle Arena
Oakland, United States
May 8, 2018
Oracle Arena
Oakland, US
May 9, 2018
The Forum
Los Angeles, United States
May 10, 2018
The Forum
Inglewood, US
May 11, 2018
The Forum
Inglewood, US
May 12, 2018
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, United States
May 13, 2018
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, US
May 14, 2018
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, US
May 15, 2018
Isleta Amphitheater
Albuquerque, US
May 16, 2018
Starplex Pavilion
Dallas, United States
May 17, 2018
Starplex Pavilion
Dallas, US
May 18, 2018
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores, US
May 18, 2018
Austin360 Amphitheater
Austin, US
May 19, 2018
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, US
May 20, 2018
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores, US
May 20, 2018
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, US
May 22, 2018
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, US
May 23, 2018
Lakewood Amphitheatre
Atlanta, US
May 25, 2018
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Raleigh, US
May 26, 2018
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Virginia Beach, US
May 27, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, US
May 29, 2018
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, US
May 30, 2018
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, US
June 1, 2018
Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, US
June 2, 2018
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Darien Center, US
June 3, 2018
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, US
June 5, 2018
Xfinity Theatre
Hartford, United States
June 7, 2018
Xfinity Theatre
Hartford, US
June 8, 2018
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, US
June 8, 2018
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, US
June 9, 2018
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
June 12, 2018
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, US
June 13, 2018
Dover International Speedway
Dover, US
June 14, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, United States
June 15, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, US
June 16, 2018
First Niagara Pavilion
Burgettstown, US
June 16, 2018
Gunnersbury Park
London, United Kingdom
July 13, 2018
Marlay Park
Dublin, Ireland
July 15, 2018
Randalls Island
New York, US
July 27, 2018
Randalls Island
New York, US
July 28, 2018
Randalls Island
New York, US
July 28, 2018
The Norva
Norfolk, US
December 9, 2018

News Articles11

SZA bounces back after giving up favorite tune
  –  January 12, 2018
It has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and put SZA at the forefront of the alternative R&B movement. She’s earned praise for her vocal delivery and direct lyrics, which resonate with both female and male fans. She plays two shows next week at The ...
SZA seizing the moment with acclaimed album, five Grammy nods
  –  January 4, 2018
The album is at the forefront of the alternative R&B movement, with SZA earning praise for her vocal delivery and direct lyrics that both female and male fans vibe to. "My favorite game to play at her shows is finding the tough guy, the straight dude who ...
The Associated Press names SZA's 'Ctrl' album of the year
  –  December 31, 2017
"The Weekend" is her at the top of the game; "Broken Clocks" is just as addictive; and "Normal Girl" and "20 Something" prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve.
MDT/AP top 10 albums | SZA, Lamar, Swift dominate list
  –  December 29, 2017
“The Weekend” is her at the top of the game; “Broken Clocks” is just as addictive; and “Normal Girl” and “20 Something” prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve. 2. Kendrick ...
Best of 2017: The Associated Press names SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ album of the year
  –  December 28, 2017
“The Weekend” is her at the top of the game; “Broken Clocks” is just as addictive; and “Normal Girl” and “20 Something” prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve. 2. Kendrick Lam ...
SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ tops list of year’s best albums
  –  December 28, 2017
“The Weekend” is her at the top of the game; “Broken Clocks” is just as addictive; and “Normal Girl” and “20 Something” prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve. 2Kendrick Lam ...
The Associated Press names SZA's 'Ctrl' album of the year
  –  December 26, 2017
"The Weekend" is her at the top of the game; "Broken Clocks" is just as addictive; and "Normal Girl" and "20 Something" prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve. 2. Kendrick Lamar, "Damn.": To put out ...
2017 in review: SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ album of the year pick by AP
  –  December 24, 2017
“The Weekend” is her at the top of the game; “Broken Clocks” is just as addictive; and “Normal Girl” and “20 Something” prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve. 2. Kendrick Lam ...
SZA gets 5 Grammy nods for debut album
  –  December 23, 2017
The album is at the forefront of the alternative R&B movement, with SZA earning praise for her vocal delivery and direct lyrics that both female and male fans vibe to. “My favorite game to play at her shows is finding the tough guy, the straight dude who ...
With 5 Grammy nods, SZA emerges as music's breakout star
  –  December 20, 2017
The album is at the forefront of the alternative R&B movement, with SZA earning praise for her vocal delivery and direct lyrics that both female and male fans vibe to. "My favorite game to play at her shows is finding the tough guy, the straight dude who ...
The Associated Press names SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ album of the year
  –  December 13, 2017
“The Weekend” is her at the top of the game; “Broken Clocks” is just as addictive; and “Normal Girl” and “20 Something” prove that SZA is not one of those alternative R&B artists with one or two tricks up her sleeve. 2. Kendrick Lam ...

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