SZA to Headline Apple Music Live Concert


SZA, the Grammy-nominated R&B sensation, is set to headline an exclusive concert for Apple Music Live on Wednesday, December 13, at 10 p.m. ET. The concert, featuring performances recorded during her SOS Tour’s extended leg at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, promises an intimate showcase of her acclaimed sophomore album, SOS.

The concert will include renditions of tracks like “Snooze” and “Kill Bill,” both from SOS. “Snooze,” co-written by Leon Thomas and Babyface, has garnered a nomination for Best R&B Song at the 2024 Grammy Awards and secured the top spot on the Mainstream Top 40 radio chart. Meanwhile, “Kill Bill” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned multiple Grammy nominations.

SZA Apple Music Live
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Apple Music’s Global Head of Hip Hop and R&B, Ebro Darden, expressed excitement about having SZA on board, stating, “SZA is one of the most streamed artists of 2023 with only her second full-length album, so we are elated to have her SOS Tour be a part of our 2023 season of Apple Music Live.”

SZA’s setlist will not only feature songs from SOS but also include hits from her groundbreaking 2017 debut album, Ctrl, such as “Broken Clocks,” “Love Galore,” and “Drew Barrymore.”

In addition to the concert, fans can catch an exclusive interview with SZA conducted by Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, premiering at 1 p.m. ET on the same day.

SZA SOS album cover
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SOS, SZA’s second studio album, released in December 2022, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 318,000 equivalent units in its first week. The album has achieved historic success, holding the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart for an impressive 50 weeks, breaking the previous record set by The Weeknd. SOS was also declared the No. 1 R&B album of the year on Apple Music.

The announcement of SZA’s Apple Music Live concert comes amid her impressive nine Grammy nominations for the 2024 awards, making her the most nominated artist of the season.

SZA fans can look forward to a captivating performance and exclusive insights into her musical journey, reaffirming her status as a leading force in contemporary R&B.