- Name: SZA
- Age: 27 years old
- Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $300 Thousand
- Status: Alive
SZA, real name Solana Imani Rowe, is an American RnB singer and songwriter. She derived her stage name from the supreme alphabet, taking influences from Wu Tang Clan’s RZA. The first letter represents Savior or Sovereign, the second Zig Zag, and the third Allah. She was originally born in St. Louis, Missouri but would later relocate to Maplewood, New Jersey. She was born on November 8, 1990 to a Christian mother and a Muslim father. She identifies herself as an Orthodox Muslim. Both her mother and father were executive personnel at AT&T and CNN respectively. SZA grew up in somewhat of a strict household within an affluent community. She attended Columbia High School and was heavily active in sports. She was a talented gymnastic, who at one point, ranked 5th in the nation and an aspiring cheerleader. Due to her strict and religious upbringing, SZA had to constantly keep her body covered. Even throughout her gym routines, her father made sure she wore leggings and long sleeve with respect to Islam. SZA life would take a turn for the worst after the September 11th attack. She was constantly mocked, shamed and bullied because she wore a hijab to school. To fit in, she would stop wearing it. She didn’t make it through college as she dropped out and bounced around from job to job.
At First, SZA had very minimal exposure to mainstream music. She didn’t watch TV and didn’t listen to the radio. She basically listened to anything her father plays which included the likes of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis. She credited her half sister for introducing her to mainstream music. Songs from artists such as Wu Tang Clan, Lil Jon and Cash Money would inspire her musical desire. Other influential artists include Nas, Common, and Mos Def. She grew up listening to mostly classical jazz type music. SZA believed her desire to pursue musical simply fell into place on its own. She began making music with her brother and friend without her parents knowing. SZA Music reached the ear of Top Dawg Entertainment during the CMJ in 2011. With the help of her then boyfriend, she got introduce to Kendrick Lamar and TDE president Terrence “Punch” Henderson. They would remain in touch and later signed her.
Her career really begun in October 2012 when she self released her debut EP titled “See.SZA.Run.” An EP, extended play record, has more tracks than a single, but not enough tracks to be considered an album. Few months later in April 2013, she released her second EP titled “S.” Soon after, she was reportedly sign by Top Dawg and her career took off. SZA soon began touring, promoting her music and collaborating with big name artists. Throughout 2013 and 2014, she released notable singles such as “Teen Spirit,” “Child’s Play,” and “Babylon” to name a few. She collaborated with the likes of 50 Cents, Chance the Rapper, Jill Scott, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj. She also released her third EP “Z” in 2014. SZA made her RnB charts debut in April 2014 as her EP finished at #32. Z would also hit the US billboards finishing out at #39. She soon began working on a final EP “A.” She eventually changed her mind and decided to create an album. In 2017, she signed her first major record deal with RCA Records. Soon after, SZA released her debut album “Ctrl.” Originally supposed to be called “A,” she changed it to “Ctrl.” “Ctrl” hit #3 on the US Billboard and went platinum. It is considered by some to be the best album of 2017. PERSONAL
SZA height is around 5ft 4in. Her estimated network is $300 Thousand. She credited her half sister with introducing her to mainstream music. Her musical style derives from Jazz, Soul, Classic, Hip Hop and Alternate RnB to name a few. She is often described as a neo soul singer. She has been nominated for an astonishing 5 Grammy awards at the upcoming 2018 venue.
SZA Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Solana Imani Rowe
- Birthday: November 8, 1990
- How Old : Age: 27 years old
- Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
- Years Active: 2012-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $300 Thousand
- Death-O-Meter: Alive