SZA Talks Grammy Snubs, Upcoming Sophomore Album & Her Legacy

With “Good Days” and “Hit Different” racking up plays, the TDE singer seems to be on the road to releasing a new project.

It looks like SZA has a hit record on her hands. “Good Days” entered the Top 5 on Spotify’s Top 200 Daily chart in the United States and sits at #1 on Apple Music’s Top 100 chart in the US.

The track already made it into the Top 40 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. With the early success of the single, SZA’s followers are growing more excited about the vocalist’s upcoming follow-up album to 2017’s Ctrl.

“This album is going to be the s### that made me feel something in my… [heart] and in [my gut],” SZA told Cosmopolitan. “That’s what’s going to go on the album. I’m making all different types of s### every day from different places in my spirit.”


As SZA puts the final touches on her next LP, many of her fans are still upset about how the Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist was treated by the Recording Academy in 2018. She was completely shut out of her five Grammy nominations that year.

“I’m just a girl from the ’burbs. I never had dreams of being nominated for a Grammy,” said SZA. “I thought I was going to be a gymnast and a f###### business accountant somewhere. Or working at Nike corporate or some s### in Portland Who knows, but something that involved a power suit.”

The 30-year-old New Jersey native added, “So it’s not a heavy burden. Once you’ve been nominated and lost, you’re very much free because you’re not concerned. I passed that threshold years ago – it’s an old energy to me. Why would I be mad?”

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With just one studio LP in her discography at the moment, the woman born Solána Imani Rowe is likely in the first stages of her career as a musician. Yet, the Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter is already thinking about the impact of her art and what her legacy will be.

“I’m just figuring it out – who I am and what I want that to be,” said SZA. “Before, it was more about letting people know that I was a good writer and that I shouldn’t be counted out. And now it’s more, You have power; you can shape the world based on the things you genuinely care about.”