SZA made her Saturday Night Live debut last night. During the visit, she performed the hits “The Weekend” and “Love Galore” (alternate verse) off her CTRL album, with a choir standing behind her. Check it out above and below.
SZA’s debut album CTRL received five Grammy nominations and was also named Time Magazine’s best album of the year. She responded to the accolades in a moving post.
“I BEGGED [Top Dawg President] Punch for writers on [Ctrl] cuz I thought no one would ever like me the way I was. He said ‘U don’t need ’em,’” she recalls. “This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame. I dunno what to say ’cause I dunno how to accept it’s even happening to me.” She adds, “INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I can’t even believe I’ve been considered.” Read the entire post below.
I remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix ) I remember sleeping on everyone’s couch cause I missed the train AGAIN (thank yall for having me lol ) . Sold my beloved 500$ grillz for 50 bucks at the gold shop for train fair( I was SICK 😩 lol ). I BEGGED Punch for writers on this project cus I thought no one would ever like me the way I was . He said “U don’t need em”. I remember crying cus I didn’t have any hits or a quantifiable “sound”.. I remember feeling like damn maybe I suck . maybe I should try something else ? Maybe I’m jus wasting space ..Life’s weird . I Didn’t have any friends growing up. never gave my parents an opportunity to say “wow my kids killing it” didn’t graduate or do any fly shit before my nana died . been fired from every job I ever had ..I remember sobbing on the phone w punch pleading for the album not to come out cause I couldn’t take the embarrassment . Just wanted another week . Another day ?..he ignored me n said I’d be fine…This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame. I dunno what to say cause I dunno how to accept its even happening to me lol ? I’ve never won anything in my life even until this week (THANK YOU SOULTRAIN AWARDS!!) it all just feels strange somehow BUT IM SO OVERWHELMINGLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS STRANGENESS!! . I’m so in awe of Gods plan.. I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I can’t even believe I’ve been considered. God bless every person who worked on this album or gave it an ear (specially the producers of the century @somethingnebula @iam_c_lang @thankgod4cody 💜) . Thank you Top and Punch for believing in me no matter what (even when I’m on your LAST nerves😊) . Thank u RCA for giving me new wings🙏🏾 THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS LIFE I DONT UNDERSTAND . #Ctrl.. a concept . #mygrannynominatedfor5grammys #TDE