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Ten Must Know Facts About SZA

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SZA_SSENSESZA – no, not the newest member of Wu Tang – the only female artist under Top Dawg Entertainment released her third extended play last week. She’s been signed to TDE for about a year now, who include other artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad and more; SZA’s sound doesn’t compare to her label mates. She has a neo-soul, jazz sound that’s reminiscent to old school R&B artists. For those who don’t know who she is here are ten facts you must know about SZA.


SZA4•SZA, born Solana Rowe, was born on November 8, 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri. After her birth, she moved to Maplewood, New Jersey.

 


Photo by Arango Alejandra

Photo by Arango Alejandra

SZA’s parents were very successful in their own right. Her father was an executive producer for CNN and her mother was an executive at AT&T.


SZA-grungecake-thumbnail•While her parents were from different religious sects, SZA was raised Orthodox Muslim.


SZA3•SZA attended college and majored in marine biology with the intention of even going to grad school. However, that fell through when she began completing odd jobs for money.

 


A hijab is very much in this season

A hijab is very much in this season

Was bullied in school around the September 11 attacks due to her wearing a Hijab.

 


Image by © Mary Ellen

Image by © Mary Ellen

She grew up listening to various artists such as Jamiroquai, Billie Holiday, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bjork.


Djimon Hounsou•She thinks Djimon Hounsou is the sexiest man on the planet.


Moonrise Kingdom•SZA claims her style comes from movies, specifically Wes Anderson films like Moonrise Kingdom.

 


Photo by Ramona Rosales

Photo by Ramona Rosales

SZA, as she told Complex, comes from the Supreme Alphabet, an assigned meaning for every letter for the Roman alphabet. S stands for savior, though she expressed that it could also mean sovereign. Z stands for zig-zag and A for Allah.

 


Photo from NecoleBitchie.com

Photo from NecoleBitchie.com

Started pursuing a music career in 2012.

Jonathan Silva is a graduate and current student at Full Sail University going for his Master's Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing for film blogs like Get The Big Picture or listening to music, he's either watching movies or playing video games. His love for all things entertainment shine through in his writing.