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Solána Imani Rowe, or popularly known as SZA is an American singer and songwriter. Born on November 8, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., she was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. On singing, she sings mostly in R&B genre.
Among her popular albums are “Ctrl” (2017) and “SOS” (2022).
In September 2022, SZA was applauded as one of the rising stars on the TIME100 Next List. At the 2022 Grammy Awards, SZA won with Doja Cat for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit collaboration “Kiss Me More”.
SZA’s debut studio album, Ctrl, was released in 2017 following the signing of a joint recording contract with RCA Records. It was well received by critics and fans alike, garnering four Grammy Award nominations and ranking as the second-longest-charting female artist R&B album on the Billboard 200. The following year, SZA’s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the US and UK top ten single “All the Stars” earned her nominations for Best Original Song at the Golden Globe and Academy Awards. Her prominent role in Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” broke the previous record for the longest-running all-female collaboration in the US top ten and earned her the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
SZA’s second album, SOS (2022), broke the record for the biggest streaming week for an R&B album in the US and spent ten non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200. SZA achieved her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Kill Bill” in 2023, supported by six singles, including the top-ten songs “Good Days,” “I Hate U,” “Nobody Gets Me,” and “Snooze.” Her subsequent guest appearance on Drake’s “Slime You Out” earned her the year’s second number-one single.
SZA has won numerous honors throughout her career, including two Billboard Women in Music Awards (including Woman of the Year), an American Music Award, a Guild of Music Supervisors Award, and a nomination for a Brit Award. She co-wrote the song “Feeling Myself” with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.
SZA’s vocal style has been compared to the “lilt” of a jazz singer, and her songs are constructed over “layers of sliced, delayed, and reversed vocals” and contain “twists and mutates”. SZA gained notoriety in the early stages of her career due to her status as TDE’s first female signee and first singer. SZA’s vocals switch between a “vapory husk and a sky-high falsetto,” claims Marissa G. Muller of Rolling Stone magazine. SZA’s vocals have been described as “chillwave” and “ethereal” by Jordan Sargent of Pitchfork magazine. SZA started writing songs because she was “passionate” about writing and enjoyed poetry; she “freestyles” the lyrics to express whatever is on her “mind,” noting that she doesn’t always understand what she’s writing. SZA’s music has “unravelling lyrics” that explore themes of sexuality, longing, and abandonment.
SZA has consistently expressed disdain for the stereotype that she is an R&B singer-songwriter, which critics frequently attribute to her. She thought the label was careless and disrespectful. Disillusioned with the way Black artists have historically been segregated from White artists by being pigeonholed solely within R&B music, she wanted to demonstrate her versatility on her second studio album, SOS. Other critics have claimed she incorporates R&B with rap or pop music in her works, and SZA has become perplexed by their attempts to categorize her in musical categories other than R&B.
She prefers to be referred to simply as a musician because she listened to a diverse range of pop, rock, jazz, folk, and rap artists growing up. “When you try to label it, you take away the possibility for it to be limitless,” she said. The music suffers as a result. SZA’s musical aesthetic has been characterized as “genre agnosticism” by Consequence’s Michael Madden. SZA has acknowledged Lauryn Hill as one of her personal influences and listens to Ella Fitzgerald for vocal inspiration. SZA has praised singer Ashanti, calling her a major inspiration and someone she has admired since she was a young girl.
Meelah, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, LFO, Macy Gray, Common, Björk, Jamiroquai, and “a lot of Wu, Nas, Mos Def, Hov” are just a few of the musical acts that SZA mentions as influences. When asked about her influences, SZA said: “[My] personal influences came from performing pieces to Björk [music] and dancing with American Ballet Theatre. I really only ever had outside musical influence at that point.
Because of this, the people I fell in love with musically were almost always much older. For me, Jamiroquai is literally the shit. SZA discussed her meeting with Beyoncé for the songwriting process of “Feeling Myself” in an interview for Live Nation Entertainment, claiming that “Beyoncé might be the most perfect, beautiful being I’ve ever met in my whole life.” Next to my mother, she is the most inspirational woman I have ever met. SZA also discussed Rihanna, praising her for having a strong, self-assured attitude and for only making the music she wants to make. She said that if anyone could sing her lyrics, it would be Rihanna.