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SZA Honored At Songwriters Hall Of Fame

On Thursday night (6.13,) in New York City, SZA was honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2024 Induction and Awards Gala.

At the annual ceremony, the now 34-year-old superstar singer/songwriter was presented with the Hal David Starlight Award.

Presented to SZA by the Hall of Fame’s Chairman Nile Rodgers, the prestigious award recognizes young songwriters who are making a difference in the music industry.

In her acceptance speech, the musician (born Solána Imani Rowe) said “I’m just beyond all of my wildest dreams.” “I’m just so grateful. Thank you for seeing me.” “I swear, I’ll be like, ‘Oh I wrote this and I wrote that.” “And (people would) be like, ‘OK,’ especially if you’re a woman, especially if you’re a Black woman. So to win this… It just means the world.”

SZA joins an esteemed list of prior Hal David Starlight Award winners, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Nick Jonas, Halsey and Lil Nas X.

In addition to receiving her award, SZA performed an acoustic rendition of her hit song ‘Snooze,’ and the Manhattan-based fete also featured performances by Missy Elliott, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, and others.

Since releasing her highly acclaimed ‘SOS’ LP in 2022 SZA has won a number of trophies, including a Grammy Award, a Billboard Music Award and a BET Award.

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Author: Saul Goode

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