SZA Earns Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters 2024 Gala

SZA has added another major award to her collection.

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SZA Honored At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

On Thursday (June 13), the ‘Snooze’ singer was honored with the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2024 Induction and Awards Gala. The event was held at the Marquis Hotel in New York.

According to PEOPLE, the Grammy Award-winning songstress stated in her acceptance speech that honor validates every aspect of her career.

“I’m just so grateful. Thank you for seeing me. I swear, I’ll be like, ‘Oh I wrote this and I wrote that. And people would be like, ‘OK,’ especially if you’re a woman, especially if you’re a Black woman. So to win this… It just means the world.”

The outlet also reported that following her speech, SZA performed an acoustic rendition of her hit single, ‘Snooze.’ The event showcased performances and presentations by additional stars, including Missy Elliott, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Jason Isbell.

SZA joins esteemed past recipients of the Hal David Starlight Award, such as Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and Ed Sheeran.

The ‘Broken Clocks’ musician will have the chance to expand her trophy collection at the 2024 BET Awards on June 30, where she’s a five-time nominee, including for her feature on Drake’s ‘Rich Baby Daddy.’

Social Media Reacts To SZA’s Award

SZA popped into The Shade Room comment section to express gratitude for spotlighting her significant achievement. “Thank you so much for posting about this. This award means the world to me in a different way,” she wrote. 

The Roomies also praised SZA for her musical catalog and songwriting skills.

Instagram user @terrick93_ wrote, “SZA has wrote for a lot of y’all faves before she even blew up she deserves.” 

Instagram user @tessybeee wrote, “She’s so fire. Her pen game is undefeated in this new generation.” 

While Instagram user @itgirlgwen wrote, “Fell in love with her when she released her first EP. She has really come a long way. Well deserved.” 

Then Instagram user @dev_the_coolest wrote, “She’s BEEN that girl for over a decade!!! And I’ve been vibing with her since the mid 2010’s. HELLA proud of her!!!” 

Instagram user @chrisgivers wrote, “That’s exactly what separates SZA from her female counterparts pen game is 98%.” 

Lastly, Instagram user @fuel4thebody wrote, “SZA is a top-tier artist because she writes songs and her vocals are on point—a rare combination in music.” 

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What Do You Think Roomies?

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