If you've become a fan of Maroon 5's newest single 'What Lovers Do', you've heard singer SZA joining Adam Levine on vocals. Did you know she grew up in New Jersey?

Here are 5 things to know about SZA:


  • 1

    SZA is a nickname.

    Her born name is Solána Imani Rowe.

  • 2

    She's from Maplewood.

    SZA was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Maplewood.

  • 3

    She's a victim of bullying.

    SZA, a practicing Muslim, was bullied so bad in middle school (following the 9/11 attack) she stopped wearing her hijab.

  • 4

    She has a song named 'Drew Barrymore'.

    'Drew Barrymore' was the lead single from SZA first major-label album release, Ctrl.

  • 5

    She's already been nominated for a VMA.

    SZA was a Best New Artist nominee at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • Listen to 'What Lover Do' by Maroon 5 feat. SZA

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