SZA Biography

SZA, the critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter, rose to fame with her debut studio album ‘Ctrl’, which featured chart-topping hits like “Love Galore” and “The Weekend”. With three EPs under her belt, including ‘See.SZA.Run’, ‘S’, and ‘Z’, SZA has proven herself as a versatile artist. Known for her unique blend of alternative R&B, hip hop, soul, and minimalist R&B, SZA’s music has captivated audiences with its nostalgic and introspective themes. Influenced by artists like Meelah, Ella Fitzgerald, and Björk, SZA’s talent has been recognized with awards such as the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for ‘Outstanding New Artist’ and two Soul Train Music Awards.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Solána Imani Rowe
  • Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Females
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Karla Valera, Odell Webb; siblings: Tiffany Daniels (older half-sister)
  • Born Country: United States
  • Musicians
  • Rhythm & Blues Singers
  • Height: 5’4″ (163 cm), 5’4″ Females
  • Notable Alumni: Delaware State University
  • U.S. State: Missouri
  • City: St. Louis, Missouri
  • More Facts
  • Education: Delaware State University


SZA began her career by releasing her first EP titled ‘See.SZA.Run’ on October 29, 2012. The following year, she released her second EP titled ‘S’. In 2013, she toured with the Swedish band Little Dragon and also released a song titled “Teen Spirit”. In 2014, she was featured on various album songs by different artists and released the single “Child’s Play”. She then released her EP titled ‘Z’ in March of that year, which was preceded by the lead single “Babylon”. On November 18, 2014, she released the song “Sobriety” and announced that her initially planned third EP ‘A’ would be released as a studio album instead. During this time, SZA also wrote songs for artists like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé.

In June 2017, SZA’s debut album, renamed ‘Ctrl’, was released. The album included hit singles like “Love Galore”. In August, she collaborated with the rock band Maroon 5 on their single “What Lovers Do”. SZA also released the song “Quicksand” for HBO’s TV series ‘Insecure’. In January 2018, she was featured on the song “All the Stars” which was the lead track of the soundtrack album for the film ‘Black Panther’. In December 2022, SZA released her second studio album ‘SOS’, which received critical acclaim and reached number one on the Billboard 200. The album maintained its top spot for ten non-consecutive weeks, making it the first R&B album to do so since Whitney Houston’s 1987 album ‘Whitney’. It also became the longest-running female album of the decade to maintain a top spot on the Billboard 200.

Personal Life

SZA, born Solána Imani Rowe on November 8, 1990, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, has an African American Muslim father who worked as an executive producer at CNN, and a Christian mother who served as an executive at AT&T. She has an older half-sister named Tiffany Daniels. SZA attended a “regular school” as a young girl and also attended a “Muslim Prep-School” every day. She later studied at Columbia High School and pursued a course in liberal arts at Essex County College. Details about SZA’s love and dating life are not known to the media, but it is rumored that she was once in a relationship with Scott Sasso.

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