SZA was named Woman of the Year 2023 by Billboard.
The publication announcement the artist’s new title in a Friday post that celebrated his contribution to music over the years.
Hannah Karp, Editorial Director of Billboard, said SZA’s latest album, titled “SOS,” “solidified her as a distinct force in contemporary R&B and catapulted her to superstardom.”
“We look forward to honoring her as Woman of the Year,” Karp said.
SZA released their long-awaited second album in December. His debut album, “Ctrl”, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.
Ahead of the release of “SOS,” fans celebrated when the singer made full track and video for a single on the album, “Shirt”, available in October. In the video, SZA embarks on a crime spree with actor LaKeith Stanfield.
The “Kill Bill” singer has garnered 13 Grammy nominations. She won her first Grammy last year for Best Pop Group/Duo Performance for her song with Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More.”
She celebrated this Grammy in a job on Instagram at the time, writing, “Thank God my ancestors my team and my family!!”
SZA’s debut album made waves on the Billboard charts.
“Ctrl” has remained on the Billboard 200 chart since its release in 2017 and holds the longest-running record for a debut album by a black artist, the publication reported.
Billboard will celebrate SZA’s Woman of the Year honor at its Billboard Women in Music Awards ceremony, hosted by Quinta Brunson, on March 1.