SZA Reacts To Matching With Beyoncé For This Accomplishment

Just two queens ruling the 2020s together.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
SZA Reacts To Matching With Beyoncé For This Accomplishment

Few albums have garnered the success, acclaim, and cultural impact that Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE and SZA's SOS achieved this decade. Both 2022 projects, and their respective hit songs, resonated deeply with fans and audiences everywhere. Moreover, now the two stars share something in common, something that the TDE singer is incredibly honored by considering she's a huge fan of Ms. Carter. Furthermore, they are the only two Black women so far to have released a No. 1 album and No. 1 song in the 2020s decade. What's more is that the "Kill Bill" singer just landed her first chart-topping track with that song's remix featuring Doja Cat.

"To be next to the queen is an honor," SZA wrote on Instagram commemorating the achievement shared with Beyoncé. Just a couple of days before, she thanked fans for their insane support that took the "Kill Bill" remix to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "Took me a over week to process cause I dreamt of this my entire career.. didn’t feel real lol, still doesn’t,” the 33-year-old shared. “but I wanna say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. Every person, every fan base every ear that listened and pushed for me . Can’t believe we have a number 1 record."

SZA & Beyoncé Are Leading The Way This Decade

What's more is that SZA is such a fan of Beyoncé that she's ready to throw hands for her tour tickets. During an Instagram Live session with Lizzo, they spoke on seeing her live, which the "Grrrls" singer's done an astonishing 11 times (including Destiny's Child performances). "The only time I seen Beyoncé perform was at Coachella, and it was f***ing crazy," SZA remarked. "You making it seem like it’s okay to fight for these tickets now. I’m going to fight for them. It was like taboo trying to fight for them because everyone was trying to get them."

Meanwhile, the "Gone Girl" star spoke to The Los Angeles Times about Bey's Grammys loss this year. "Beyoncé — she’s so much bigger than a f***ing Grammy. She’s Beyoncé! She’s done it for women, she’s done it for Black people, she’s done it for artists, she’s done so much for the world by just being herself." For the latest news, updates, and achievements from SZA and Beyoncé, check back in with HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.