An SOS to the Music Industry: SZA’s Record-Breaking Success
Riding the crest of her meteoric rise to fame, R&B sensation SZA redefines the music scene with her critically acclaimed SOS album. SZA recently sat down with ELLE Magazine for a far-reaching interview. Check out the interview here or read our summary below:
- SZA’s SOS album has garnered massive success and spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks as the number-one album on the Billboard charts, making her the first solo female artist to achieve this since Adele in 2015-2016.
- SZA’s concert tickets are in high demand, with fans lining up for hours and celebrities like Adele, Kim Kardashian, and Justin Bieber attending her shows.
- SZA’s first arena tour run was a huge success, with sold-out shows and a visually ambitious performance that received praise from fans and critics.
- Despite her success, SZA is hard on herself and feels pressured to constantly improve and put out better work. She is apprehensive about fame and acknowledges its fickle nature.
- SZA’s vulnerability and raw songwriting make her music extraordinary. She tackles uncomfortable admissions and uses her art to bare herself and empower others.
- SZA’s journey in the music industry wasn’t linear, and she faced challenges along the way. She’s determined to prove herself and has a competitive mindset.
- SZA values the support of her family and friends, including fellow artists like Lizzo, and creates space for herself to be authentic and vulnerable.
- SZA’s ultimate goal is to see herself the way God sees her and trust in her value and purpose. She sees music as a way to prove her value to herself.