Here’s everything you need to know about SZA, the amazingly talented singer and songwriter from New Jersey who will take the ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage on Dec. 9.
1. Her real name is Solána Imani Rowe.
Her birth name may be Solána but the 28-year-old with the beautiful voice goes by her stage name, SZA. The proper pronunciation of SZA is something like “siz-ah.” So get used to saying this name, because she’s going to be around for a while!
2. The name of her debut album is Ctrl.
The record — her first full-length — came out on June 9 this year, and features hit tracks “Drew Barrymore,” “Love Galore” and “Broken Clocks.” If you love R&B/indie rock/neo-soul, you’ll definitely dig it!
3. SZA is nominated for a whopping 5 Grammy nominations.
She’s up for Best R&B Song, Best New Artist, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 ceremony, and we wish her the best of luck!
4. Travis Scott got real close with SZA in a video.
Kylie Jenner, 20, had better watch out, because SZA is also gorgeous and had a chance to get super cozy with Kylie’s boyfriend Travis Scott, 25, in a music video. Travis and SZA had their hands all over each other for her video for ‘Love Galore’ and it was super sexy!
5. Wu-Tang inspired her name change.
While she is not in the group of veteran rappers known as Wu-Tang Clan, SZA was influenced enough by Wu member RZA to change her name to the current version. So cool!
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of SZA? Tell us if you’re excited to see her perform on SNL!