63 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Drake, Tool, U2 and more of this year's upcoming releases

Load Previous
SZA
52
Roger Kisby/Getty44/52

SZA

Album: A
Release Date: TBA
Besides racking up songwriting credits for Rihanna and Beyoncé, Solána Rowe has been hard at work on her own highly-anticipated full-length, A, the third release in a series that may be her last. In 2013, the same year she signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the 26-year-old neo-soul singer released S, a glitter-trap opus fit for an ice princess. Her 2014 EP, Z treaded murkier waters, with TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper at her side on tracks like "Babylon" and "Child's Play." Yet in October 2016, all bets seemed off for A after SZA fired an acerbic tweet aimed at Top Dawg Entertainment co-president Terrence "Punch" Henderson. "I actually quit," she said. "@iamstillpunch can release my album if he ever feels like it. Y'all be blessed." Fans panicked: Was she quitting her label? Or music as a whole? The singer later told Complex there was no beef to be had with her label, and that ample time she spent with Rick Rubin and Frank Ocean would inform her ongoing work. "I'm definitely committed to completing this," she says, "And. … We'll take it from there."

Back to Top