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SZA Receives Billboard Woman Of The Year Award

SZA will receive the Woman of the Year prize at Billboard’s 2023 Women in Music Awards.

Born Solána Imani Rowe, the superstar musician will be presented with the award in recognition of the success of her second LP SOS, that debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart in December and remained in the top slot for seven consecutive weeks. 

In a statement about this years honoree, Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director said “Since she burst onto the scene in 2017, SZA has defied genres and continually released raw, powerful songs which have landed her music on the Billboard charts,” “The release of her latest album, SOS has 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.”

SZA will be honored during March 1 ceremony at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles and previously received the Rulebreaker Award at the 2019 Billboard Women in Music Awards.

Previous Women of the Year recipients include Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

During the same 2023 show, Lana Del Rey will be given the Visionary Award, Kim Petras will receive the Chartbreaker Award, Becky G will be honored with the Impact Award, and Latto will take home the Powerhouse Award.  Other recipients in these categories include Lainey Wilson, TWICE, Ivy Queen and Doechii.

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Author: Saul Goode

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