SZA Is Billboard’s 2023 Woman of the Year

After dominating 2022 with her viral TikTok tracks, her sophomore album won a Grammy and, of course, topped the Billboard 200 charts for seven weeks SOSSZA was officially named billboard2023 Woman of the Year.

The honor will be presented at the Billboard Women in Music Awards on March 1st at the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park, Los Angeles.

“Since breaking onto the scene in 2017, SZA has consistently released raw, powerful songs that defy genre and land her music on the Billboard charts,” said Hannah Karp. . billboardeditorial director, in a press statement. “The release of her latest album, SOS, cemented her as a unique force in contemporary R&B and catapulted her to superstardom. can’t wait.”

In 2017, SZA released their major label debut album. Controlwas admired by fans for its raw and honest lyrics, coupled with the singer’s luscious vocals.The album reached number one billboard‘s Top R&B Albums, #2 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, #3 on the Billboard 200, and was certified three times platinum by the RIAA. Control has remained on the Billboard 200 chart since its release, holding the record for the longest debut album by a black female artist.

In the five years since, SZA won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their collaboration with Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More,” and a Rulebreaker Award at the 2019 Billboard Women in Music Awards.

On December 9th, the 33-year-old released her long-awaited sophomore album. SOS, which immediately debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, her first chart topper. With over 400 million streams for her in the US in the week of release, SOS .

SZA is gearing up to embark on its first arena tour of the year just before the WIM ceremony on February 21 in Columbus, Ohio.

The star is Olivia Rodrigo (2022), Cardi B (2020), Billie Eilish (2019), Ariana Grande (2018), Selena Gomez (2017), Madonna (2016), Lady Gaga (2015). ) join previous Women of the Year winners. and Taylor Swift (2014).

Hosted by Quinta Brunson, the event recognizes music’s top female artists, producers and executives for their contributions to the music industry, its communities and beyond. Becky G will receive an Impact Award from American Express, Doechii will receive a Rising Star Award from Honda, Ivy Queen will receive an Icon Award, Kim Petras will receive a Chartbreaker Award, Latto will receive a Powerhouse Award and Lainey Wilson will receive a Rulebreaker Award. , Lana Del Rey for the Visionary Award, and TWICE for the Breakthrough Award.

Tickets are open to the public and can be purchased from Ticketmaster here. For more information, visit Prices range from $85 to $275. 2023 Women in Music Awards sponsors include American Express, Honda, Mugler, Nationwide, Bose and Smirnoff ICE.

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