Billboard Names SZA Its 2023 Woman Of The Year

SZA has been named Billboard’s 2023 Woman of the Year.

The publication introduced the artist’s new title in an article Friday that celebrated her contribution to music through the years.

Hannah Karp, Billboard’s editorial director, mentioned that SZA’s newest album, titled “SOS,” “solidified her as a distinct force in contemporary R&B, and catapulted her into superstardom.”

“We can’t wait to honor her as Woman of the Year,” Karp mentioned.

SZA launched her long-awaited sophomore album in December. Her first album, “Ctrl,” got here out in 2017 to widespread essential acclaim.

Prior to the discharge of “SOS,” followers celebrated when the singer made the total monitor and video for a single on the album, “Shirt,” out there in October. In the video, SZA embarks on against the law spree with actor LaKeith Stanfield.

The “Kill Bill” singer has earned 13 Grammy nominations. She received her first Grammy final yr for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her tune with Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More.”

She celebrated that Grammy in a submit on Instagram on the time, writing, “Thank you to God my ancestors my team and my Family!!”

SZA on the sixty fourth Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas, the place she received for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More,” a collaboration with Doja Cat.

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SZA’s first album has made waves on the Billboard charts.

Billboard will have a good time SZA’s Woman of the Year honor at its Billboard Women in Music Awards ceremony, hosted by Quinta Brunson, on March 1.