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Watch: SZA & Travis Scott Perform “Love Galore” on ‘The Tonight Show’

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SZA brought Ctrl to “The Tonight Show” on Thursday night (July 20).

The TDE songstress was joined by Travis Scott as the friendly collaborators performed “Love Galore” for the first time together.

Rocking an oversized pinstripe suit with flare dangling from her sleeves, Solana was accompanied by her band. Midway through the set, La Flame joined her as they serenaded one another amid neon lights.

Next month, the RCA signee hits the road on “Ctrl: The Tour,” which kicks off Aug. 16. Featuring Smino and Ravyn Lenae, the trek is set to run through Dec. 17 in St. Louis. She will also join Bryson Tiller as the supporting act on the European leg of his “Set It Off Tour” in the fall.

Watch the performance below.

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Bryson Tiller & SZA Announce “Set It Off” European Tour

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Europe will be LIT this fall!

Following his upcoming North American tour, Bryson Tiller will be bringing his upcoming “Set It Off Tour” overseas with special guest SZA!

The 24-date UK and European trek kicks off in Marseille, France on Oct. 17. From there, the two will travel to Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Italy, ending in Dublin, Ireland on Nov. 30.

“First time in Europe w a V cool dude,” SZA wrote in her tour announcement. “see ya soon!”

SZA joins the tour on the heels of her debut album Ctrl, which opened at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Before embarking on the European trek, the TDE songstress will be on her own “Ctrl Tour” through North America from Aug. 16 through Oct. 12. She will  then take a break from her headlining tour to travel to Europe with Tiller, and return to finish out her U.S. dates Dec. 8-17.

This August, Pen Griffey will kick off the North American leg of the tour in support of his sophomore album, True to Self. Featuring rising R&B songstress H.E.R. and platinum producer Metro Boomin as opening acts, the first leg of the tour will make 27 stops before culminating on Sept. 16 in Louisville, KY.

Tickets go on sale July 13 in France and July 14 across Europe on his website. See the full itinerary below.

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New Music: Jeff Sanon – Miss Solana

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Jeff Sanon is shooting his shot!

The Ottawa, Canada native created an ode to SZA entitled, “Miss Solana,” that we can’t stop listening to. Written and produced by Jeff himself, the song cleverly proposes taking Solana out on a date while infusing the titles and lyrics of songs from her album, Ctrl.

Combining both his impressive singing and rapping abilities, the Stxryteller opens the track by singing: “I would like to take you to Benihana / Just in case, I rolled up the marijuana / ‘Cause I know you like to smoke Miss Solana / Tell me can I smoke with you Miss Solana.”

After serenading her about the kind of date he’d take her on, Sanon raps, “I wanna give you Love Galore and be your ni**a / I wanna get to know Solana, not just SZA / And be the one to tell you that your booty getting bigger.”

Despite laying it all out there for SZA, it seems like Jeff Sanon would be content with himself even if they just smoked together and had a good conversation. We can’t be mad at him for that!

Check out the dope track below.

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SZA Announces North American “Ctrl Tour”

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It’s LIT!

SZA fans won’t have to wait long to see the buzzing TDE songstress live on stage. Announcing today, the singer/songwriter will be traveling across North America from August through December on her headlining “Ctrl Tour.”

Supported by rising artists Smino and Ravyn Lenae, the trek will kick off Aug. 16 in Richmond, VA and travel to 44 cities including Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and more before closing out Dec. 17 in St. Louis.

Following its June 16 release, SZA’s debut album Ctrl, landed at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 60,000 equivalent album units.

Tickets for the upcoming tour will be available for pre-sale on Thursday (July 6) morning at 10 AM ET. Full on-sale will begin on Friday (July 7) at 10 AM ET.

See the tour dates and her artistic promo below.

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Watch: SZA Rides Horses & Shares The Inspiration Behind ‘Ctrl’

Buzzing R&B artist, SZA took three years to record and release her debut album Ctrl, but now that the project is out, it feels like she never left. During her promo run for the album in New York City, she linked up with Genius‘ own Rob Markman at GallopNYC in Brooklyn to chat about working with Rihanna, loving animals, and coming up with her stage name.

In a surprising revelation during the interview, SZA said that she didn’t full fall in love with music until the Ctrl album. Explaining in more detail, she told Rob that before the album was done, she never knew if music would be her career or if it was even the path she was supposed to take with her life.

SZA also spoke about the album title, which she previously talked about with The Breakfast Club as well, but she expounded upon her thoughts further.

“I have no control, there is no such thing as control,” she told Genius. “I’m chasing control. I’m craving control. I’m losing control. It’s a culmination of all these things, of this word, of this concept, that’s just run my life for so long, that’s just been very obsessive. Even with this album getting lost and not knowing that I took wild long to make it, is me being lost, trying to gain control over my mind. And how can I hone in on this? How does this make me a better writer? Can I become a better writer? Like, ‘No, don’t put out an album until you’re a better writer.’ And the truth is, sometimes you just have to let go.”

Towards the end of the conversation, SZA even addresses the status of her long-lost mixtape A, which fans could see sooner than later!

Check out the full interview below.

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Listen: SZA x Drake x The Weeknd – Weeknd Fever (A JAYBeatz Mashup)

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This right hurr!!

JAYBeatz comes through right-on-time with another FIRE mashup. We need this collabo to come true one day, but for now we will be playing this at HIGH VOLUME.

The producer/remixer masterfully crafts a blend of three tracks that are perfect alone, but work wonderfully together as well. Drake is still the hottest in the game, The Weeknd is on another stratosphere of success these days, and since the release of her acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, SZA has finally been receiving the praise that she deserves.

Jay uses a combination of their respective songs, “Teenage Fever,” “I Feel It Coming,” and “The Weekend” to create an incredibly smooth mashup titled, “Weeknd Fever.”

But please don’t wait until the weekend to listen to it. Press play now below!

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Watch: SZA Performs “Love Galore” & “The Weekend” at BET Awards

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Following the release of her stunning album CTRL, TDE songstress SZA delivered a compelling performance of “Love Galore” and “The Weekend” in front of a grassy backdrop reminiscent of the album’s cover during Sunday’s 2017 BET Awards.

Though she had to restart due to technical difficulties, the singer-songwriter quickly made the audience forget the rocky start.

Check out SZA’s set below.

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New Video: SZA – Drew Barrymore

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The buzzing songstress keeps the excitement going around her critically acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, with the release of her long-awaited music video for “Drew Barrymore.”

We can’t get enough of the beautiful singer/songwriter who gives fans a playful look into her life throughout the Dave Meyers-directed visuals. Filmed this past winter in New York, the video finds SZA and her friends waking up from a late night in the city. They hit the street dancing through a crosswalk emulating The Beatles iconic Abbey Road image. After playful times at the train station and in the snow, SZA surprises by going nude in a laundromat, wearing only a veil.

Later, Solana and her friends keep the fun going as they head out to another party. However, the biggest moment of the video comes in the middle of the night, as she runs into Drew Barrymore, the actress who inspired the track.

Earlier this week, SZA celebrated her No. 3 debut on the Billboard 200 with Ctrl, which was released on June 16.

Watch “Drew Barrymore” below.

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