SZA is an American-based singer-songwriter best known for her debut studio album ‘Ctrl’ which featured hits like ‘Love Galore’ and ‘The Weekend.’ She is a neo-soul singer, and her music is an alternative R&B with elements of hip hop, soul, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, and chillwave. SZA’s songwriting mostly revolves around the concept of nostalgia, sexuality, and abandonment. Over the years of experience, SZA’s music career can be classified into studio albums, featured artists, promotional singles, extended plays and single hits as a lead artist.
SZA made her first-ever solo experience at Afropunk Fest in London at 25. Many artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Meelah and Björk are influenced by her singing.
The SZA stage name is formed by drawing inspiration from the rapper RZA. The middle letter in her name stands for Zig-Zag, the last one is from the word Allah, and the first letter means savior or sovereign.
SZA has earned 25 awards, including MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Award, American Music Award, Best New Artist in 2018, BET Awards, Rulebreaker Award, London Pop Award Songs, Soul Train Music Award, and more. The latest one is her first Grammy Awards, won on 3rd April 2022 for Doja Cat. She has been nominated 66 times in her career, including 14 Grammy nominations, Academy Awards, and Golden Globe nominations. SZA is among the most nominated female artists at the 60th Grammy Awards.
SZA Early Life:
SZA was born on 8th November 1989. She is 32, and her birthplace is St. Louis, Missouri. She was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. SZA’s father is a Muslim, whereas her mother is a Christian.
SZA describes her childhood as lonely, as her siblings had an age gap. She was bullied a lot for being Muslim, and didnt have any friends.
Initially, she wanted to be an actress. At 13, She got her first tattoo.
SZA’s father is an African American Muslim, and her mother is a Christian. Her father was an executive producer at CNN; on the other hand, her mother was an executive in AT&T named organization.
SZA has two siblings; one is an older half-sister named Tiffany, and the other is an older brother known as Daniel.
SZA completed her High school graduation in 2008 from Columbia High School. She was active in gymnastics and cheerleading.
SZA enrolled at Essex County College for a course in liberal arts. Later, she went to two more separate colleges and settled at Delaware State University to study marine biology. Eventually, SZA dropped out during her last semester at the University.
Besides attending a regular school, SZA attended a Muslim prep school daily. However, after the 11th September attacks, everything changed for her. She was in 7th grade and was bullied a lot because of her religion. The incident led her to stop wearing her hijab.
SZA Physical stats:
SZA stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs approx. 55 kg. Her Shoe is size 6 (US). She is a fitness lover and has maintained her beautiful looks over the years.
SZA’s beautiful black hair enhances her facial looks.
SZA Birth Signs:
SZA’s sun and star are Scorpio, whereas her moon is Leo and her rising sign is Capricorn. Her ruling planet is Pluto, and her birth flower is Chrysanthemum. SZA, the opposite sign is Taurus and Birth Sign Element is Water. In Addition, her Birthstone Topaz and Citrine.
According to the Chinese zodiac, Her zodiac animal is a horse, most compatible with Goat, Tiger, and Dog signs.
SZA Net Worth:
SZA’s primary source of income is singing. She is also a songwriter and has done many tours and promotions, adding to her Networth.
SZA’s estimated Networth is between $4 Million to $8 Million, and a large share of it is from mіllіоnѕ оf соріеѕ sold of hеr аlbum Сtrl.
SZA Relationship Status:
Currently, SZA is single and has no plans to get married. About her past relationships, she was once in relation with a streetwear owner named Scott Sasso. And in the late 2000s, SZA and DJ Drake was dating for a while.
SZA’s brother (the rap singer) made SZA sing hooks for his mixtapes, and gradually her interest in music started. Initially, she shared songs like “Aftermath,” composing her music using SoundCloud, which attracted huge attention.
SZA met Terrence Louis Henderson Jr. (President of Top Dawg Entertainment) in 2011, and he was impressed by her singing. Later on 29th October 2012, she made her debut EP (See.SZA.Run), and on 10th April 2013, SZA released the second EP (S) and the song ‘Ice Moon.’
On 14th July 2013, SZA signed the Top Dawg Entertainment and became the first female artist of TDE. On 17th October 2013, she started on a four-show tour with the Little Dragon (A Swedish band) at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. This tour ended on 24th October at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On 8th April 2014, SZA released her third EP (Z). She promoted this EP by performing in several showcases at SXSW Music Festival in Austin.
Further, SZA got an opportunity to be featured on the song ‘Child’s play’ with rapper Travis Scott, followed by featuring in the Kendrick Lamar music video ‘Babylon.’ SZA got songwriting credit for the song ‘Consideration,’ Later, her song ‘Quicksand’ was released for HBO’s TV series ‘Insecure.’
On 9th June 2017, she released her debut studio album ‘Ctrl’ (her fourth EP-A, later renamed Ctrl). It scored number 3 on the billboard 200 and 1 on the US Rap Chart. Eventually, with the album’s success, SZA was given a certification of platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. ‘Ctrl’ and its songs got nominated for four Grammy Awards. At the 60th annual ceremony, SZA was nominated for Best New Artist.
SZA did the songwriting for female artists like Rihanna and Beyonce. She also co-wrote Rihanna’s jam ‘Consideration’ for her Anti-named album in 2016. The same year, On 24th February, SZA performed with Rihanna live at the Brit Awards.
In January 2018, SZA was featured on ‘All the Stars,’ Kendrick Lamar’s song for the Black Panther soundtrack. This song was viral and reached number 4 on the US R&B chart, Later was nominated for Best Original Song in the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award. The same year she featured in ‘What Lovers Do,’ Maroon 5’s hit single.
On 9th April 2021, the SZA single ‘Good Days’ featured on Doja Cat’s single ‘Kiss Me More’ became popular and became her first solo top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. ‘Kiss Me More’ was number one in New Zealand and other countries like the United States, Canada, Ireland, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, and Australia; it reached the top 40. In late 2021, she also sang “The Anonymous Ones,” a song written for the soundtrack of Dear Evan Hansen’s 2021 film adaptation. On 3rd December, SZA released the song ‘I Hate U,’ which later went viral on TikTok; originally, it was released exclusively on SoundCloud in August 2021.
SZA Social Appearance:
SZA on Instagram has 12.1M plus followers and keeps her profile updated for her fans. In her account bio, she has added a link that takes you to various music apps where you can hear her songs. She has posted many selfies, official pictures, song videos, and travel memories.
On Twitter, SZA has 6.3M plus followers; she tweets regularly and created the account long back in 2011.
SZA’s Youtube channel has 2.75M plus subscribers. When you compare it with other famous singers’ channels, it’s a large number. She has posted all her songs, videos and audio on her channel.
Last but not least, SZA has 3M plus followers on her Facebook account. Her timeline photos consist of pictures of her. Her profile also has her past events data.
Many musicians come into the industry, but some successfully managed to stay under the spotlight for years, and SZA is one of them. She has consistently given her fans good songs and has maintained a positive attitude. Her biography itself is a testimony of her success. We wish her more success in the future.