SZA in an exclusive concert from Brooklyn, New York for Apple Music Live

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SZA is the next artist to take the stage at Apple Music Live, the live performance series that gives music’s biggest stars a platform to connect with audiences around the world.

The “SOS Tour” marks SZA’s first arena tour and has earned the superstar tons of acclaim.

The Apple Music Live performance at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York will debut Thursday, December 14 at 4am exclusively on Apple Music at and on Apple TV+. Additionally, fans will be able to stream the Apple Music Live performance anytime on demand on both Apple Music and Apple TV+.



During the performance, SZA will showcase her biggest hits and fan favorites, including “Kill Bill”,”Snooze“, “Seek & Destroy” And “Nobody Gets Me“, as well as selections from the acclaimed album Ctrl: “Drew Barrymore”,”Broken Clocks“, “Love Galore” and more.

SZA is one of the most streamed artists of 2023 with her second album, so we are thrilled that her SOS Tour is part of our 2023 season of Apple Music Live,” said Ebro Darden, Global Head of Hip Hop and R&B at Apple Music. “The show is, of course, incredible just like his music, his songwriting and his desire to give us, the fans, so much incredible content this year. Thanks SZA!”.


Over the past year, streams of SZA’s music have nearly quadrupled on Apple Music worldwide, increasing 280%, while SZA has broken a number of records with her second album SOS. Upon the album’s release, SZA broke the record for the R&B artist with the most simultaneous entries into the Global Daily Top 100, with 26 songs reaching the chart in a single day. The lead single, “Kill Bill,” spent 28 days at No. 1 on the Global Daily Top 100, the longest stay at no. 1 in the history of the ranking. Overall, the song reached no. 1 in 37 countries around the world. Additionally, “Kill Bill” peaked at no. 3 on the Apple Music Top 100 2023: Global. With the single “Snooze” at no. 5, she became the first R&B artist in the history of the year-end chart to have two songs in the top five of the global year-end chart. SOS was the second best-selling album of 2023 on Apple Music worldwide and the #1 R&B album of the year.

For the past two years, “SZA Essentials” has been one of the fastest-growing R&B playlists on Apple Music, with a 203% increase in streams worldwide. SZA has launched 12 songs into the top 10 of Apple Music’s Global Daily Top 100. He is among the top 50 artists of all time on Apple Music worldwide.


The second season of Apple Music Live kicked off last May with a special performance from Ed Sheeran, followed by Burna Boy’s amazing show at the London Stadium earlier this summer and an electrifying show from Dominic Fike in Atlanta. Brent Faiyaz hosted his set to a packed London and recently Peso Pluma brought his Mexican music sound to Anaheim with his full band. Other notable Apple Music Live performances included Harry Styles’ One Night Only in New York performance, Billie Eilish’s Live at the O2 performance, Alicia Keys’ first Holiday Masquerade Ball, and riveting performances from Lil Durk, Mary J Blige, Luke Combs and Wizkid. Explore the entire lineup of past performances in the Apple Music Live archive.


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