She goes by the name SZA and has been collaborating with many familiar faces in the music industry. Solana Imani Rowe is an American recording artist who began her music career back in 2011. One of her most famous songs is “Love Galore” ft Travis Scott, The Weekend, Broken Clocks and more. With so much success unraveling, SZA is soon to become a huge sensation in the music industry.
Here’s how she has become the “Best New Artist” of 2017.
1. She dropped her new album in the summer.
Her new album Ctrl debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 charts right after she released it on June 9th, 2017. Her album proved to be a big summer hit, with her music video “Love Galore” reaching more than thirty million views in just four months.
2. She collaborated with different artists and got featured on hit songs.
Collaborations are known to be a very important key aspect in a musician’s career because it brings their work before a new audience. SZA collaborated with Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, and other artists on her new album. She was also featured with other artists like Maroon 5 and Lorde.
3. Her song is featured in a TV show.
SZA’s song “Quicksand” was aired on HBO’s Original Series “Insecure” in season two. This can bring more success because you are putting a song in a show with a very different audience, who might find interest in your other music if they like it.
SZA has become the 2017 Best New Artist because she has done a lot in a short period of time. She’s already featured in songs with very popular musicians and has collaborated with some too. Along with that, she has a song featured on a show! This is just the start of an amazing career for SZA.
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Yocelyn Mendoza is majoring in communications and double minoring in graphic design and Spanish. She enjoys drawing, discovering new music and going on hikes.