SZA

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Solána Imani Rowe (born November 8, 1990),[3] known professionally by SZA, is an American R&B singer-songwriter. SZA was born in Saint 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] It debuted at number three on the US Billboard Top 200 and was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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.[7] SZA's lyrics are described as "unravelling," that revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment.[8] SZA cites a variety of artists as influences, including Ella Fitzgerald, Meelah, Björk, Jamiroquai, and Lauryn Hill, among others.[9][10] SZA also takes influence from non-musical artists, including filmmaker Spike Lee.[10]

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The Weekend
 
"The Weekend" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter SZA for her debut studio album, Ctrl (2017).
Ctrl
 
Ctrl (pronounced "control") is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter SZA. It was released on June 9, 2017, on Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records.
Broken Clocks
 
"Broken Clocks" is a song by American singer-songwriter SZA. It was released as a promotional single on June 2, 2017, 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.

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Popular Albums4

Album Appearances & References26

Popular Songs4

Song Appearances & References6

TV Shows2

Popular Tours1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Other Music-Related Relationships4

Collaborators & Influencers17

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Awards & Nominations21

Videos7

Spotify - Albums & Singles30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On25

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts51

Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 20, 2018
Carrier Dome
Syracuse, United States
April 27, 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
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Oakland, US
May 12, 2018
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Oakland, US
May 12, 2018
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Oakland, US
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
KeyBank Pavilion
Burgettstown, US
June 16, 2018
STAPLES Center
Los Angeles, United States
June 22, 2018
Gunnersbury Park
London, United Kingdom
July 13, 2018
GRANDE HALLE DE LA VILLETTE
Paris, France
July 14, 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

News Articles5

With 5 Grammy nods, SZA is music’s breakout star SHE’S IN CONTROL
  –  January 18, 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 ...
SZA is the reluctant superstar you need to have on your playlist
  –  April 12, 2018
From the nearly-too-cool-to-exist album CTRL. A heart of neo-soul, R&B and pop (with touches of emo), it’s a record about 20-somethings’ insecurities, stunningly rendered in SZA’s four-octave range. Her problems are specific (wanting to meet a BF’s ...
SZA on Being ‘Mad as Hell’ After Not Winning a Grammy
  –  February 28, 2018
Last June @SZA dropped her first major-label album ‘Ctrl’. It’s all twentysomething angst and insecurities with a heart of neo-soul and pop—part Erykah Badu, a dash of Björk. If the charts didn’t prove SZA was a star, the five Grammy nominations ...
Who is SZA? Introducing the most exciting N.J. songstress to emerge in years
  –  January 27, 2018
And now we welcome SZA (pronounced "Sizzah"), a sultry R&B ingenue from Maplewood ... everyday," Rowe said in a 2014 interview -- neo-soul and even brushes of indie-rock. To that end, Rowe doesn't rap like Hill, or at all. She's a gifted singer, whose ...
Kendrick Lamar, SZA to perform at Hershey, Pittsburgh and Philly this summer: how to get tickets
  –  January 22, 2018
The latter earned Lamar seven nominations at the upcoming Grammy Awards. The tour will also feature fellow Grammy nominee SZA. The neo-soul singer's latest album, "Ctrl," was nominated for five awards this year. Other artists from the Top Dawg ...

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