SZA is an American singer and songwriter who has gained a lot of fame because of her unique style that comprises the Rap, R&B/Soul, and Wave genres. In this post, I will unveil SZA real name, its meaning and pronunciation plus personal stuff such as her age, height, weight, net worth, career, and a lot of other details of her life. So let’s begin!
SZA’s real name is Solana Imani Rowe, who is better known by her stage name SZA which is pronounced as Sizza. Many people believe that she is related to RZA, but that is not true. She has only taken the inspiration of her stage name from RZA. The S in her name means “Savior,” the Z in her means “Zig-Zag,” and the A in her name means “Allah.”
Solana Imani Rowe was born on November 8, 1989, in St. Louis, Missouri. As of today, she is 32 years old, and she has a lot of greatr years ahead, full of success and fame.
Rowe is 5 feet and 4 inches tall, which is exactly the average American female height. This information was once mentioned by herself on her Twitter account. Her height is equal to 1.62 in meters or 162 in centimeters.
She has followed a strict diet plan and consistent exercise routine to shed that much extra weight, and now she looks perfect and healthy.
SZA was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Her father was associated with CNN as he was an executive producer there, and her mother was also a successful businesswoman as she was an executive at AT&T.
She attended her school at Columbia high school and then moved to Delaware State University, where she studied marine biology.
According to her interview with The Breakfast Club radio show, she grew up without much exposure to music in general and went through phases of not having much interest in it. She was always passionate about writing, though; even when she couldn’t write, she still tried to jog down her ideas with pen and paper.
In her early teenage years, Solana got into writing poetry and drawing comics which led her to major in fine arts at college. After college, she started working for an internet marketing company while trying to pursue music on the side.
In 2012 she landed a music publishing deal at T. Rowe Price, an American investment firm that has been in business for almost 90 years. Her time there lasted just six months before she was dropped due to slow progress on her part.
This led her to meet Terrence Henderson, aka Punch, the president of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), through a mutual friend. Punch was so impressed with SZA’s work ethic and showed a lot of interest in signing her to TDE, but initially, she didn’t commit because she wanted to focus on making music instead of being tied down by a label.
In 2013, SZA and TDE came to an agreement, and she got signed on. With the label backing her up, she managed to gain some exposure through working with other artists in TDE, such as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, even though they weren’t officially her label mates yet.
Towards the end of 2013, SZA dropped a mixtape titled ‘See.SZA.Run’ with the help of her fans via a Kickstarter campaign which reached its goal after just one day and ended up raising $16,000 out of $5000 needed for its production.
Soon after, she moved to New York, where she would work on her album while taking care of family matters at home in St. Louis.
Lastly, she released a video titled ‘Teen Spirit’ on January 16th, 2014, which was directed by Solange Knowles, who is also a close friend of hers.
Fans were excited about this project as it contained a preview of a new song that many didn’t know about yet.
In the video for ‘Teen Spirit,’ SZA told fans to expect her album in 2014. However, it wasn’t until February of 2015 when she announced on Twitter the release of her debut album ‘A.’ Later, it got delayed, and she changed its name too. She renamed it “Ctrl.”
Her debut album Ctrl was released on June 9th, 2017, through her label TDE along with RCA Records. The album featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar for the superhit movie “Black Panther,” Travis Scott, and James Fauntleroy. Ctrl has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
This album also scored 86 out of 100 on Metacritic. That was the time when SZA real name was of interest to the public and fans.
She also wrote songs for famous singers like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Niki Minaj. She has appeared in the videos of these singers as well.
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Her recent single was released in 2020. It was “Hit Different” and is performing really well. She will be announcing new projects very soon.
She has a net worth of $3 million as of today, and it is expected to increase with her upcoming singles and albums.
She has kept her personal life private and hasn’t spoken about it much. However, she once said that she wasn’t underage when she dated Drake, which confirms that she dated Drake back in 2009.
She has also been seen holding hands in hands with fellow singer Kehlani, but it is not confirmed yet if they are dating or not.
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