SZA, whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 8, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in a musical family. Her father was a jazz musician, and she began singing and playing the piano at a young age.
SZA began her music career in 2012, releasing a number of self-released projects including her EP ‘See.SZA.Run’ and her debut mixtape ‘S’. In 2013, she signed with the record label Top Dawg Entertainment and released her debut EP ‘Z’ in 2014, which was met with critical acclaim.
Her first full-length album, ‘Ctrl’, was released in 2017 and received widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. The album included hit singles such as ‘Love Galore’ and ‘The Weekend’, and earned SZA five Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist. Her follow-up album, 2022’s ‘SOS‘ was a 23-track opus, featuring collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Don Tolliver and Travis Scott.
In addition to her successful music career, SZA has also made appearances on television and in film. She had a small role in the film ‘The Week Of’ and has made appearances on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
SZA’s unique style, vocal talent and confessional lyrics have earned her a dedicated fanbase and made her one of the most promising young artists in the industry today. She continues to push the boundaries of contemporary R&B and is highly regarded for her emotional and relatable songwriting.