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SZA reacts to landing her first solo 'Billboard' Hot 100 hit, "Good Days"

Blair Caldwell

SZA is off to a great start in 2021, and now she’s landed her first solo hit record on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her single, “Good Days,” landed at #10 — marking SZA’s third top 10 on the chart overall. 

In a celebratory Instagram post, the R&B singer — signed to Kendrick Lamar‘s Top Dawg Entertainment label — expressed her gratitude to “everyone” who contributed to the song’s success. 

“I never saw this coming and I’m so grateful I don’t know what to say,” she wrote. “I never even been top ten on my own. Thank you beyond thank you for…bonding with me in ways only we can describe. I’m so grateful to be able to connect with anyone or share pain, love, joy, healing, or heart space with anybody.”

“[I’m] grateful to make music with people I genuinely love and respect,” SZA continued. “God is everything. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT WAS A PART OF THIS RECORD !!! Specially angel @jacobcollier.”

Featuring vocals from Jacob Collier, “Good Days” marks the second release from SZA’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, which has yet to be announced. It follows the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted track, “Hit Different,” and SZA’s 2017 debut, Ctrl

Hip-hop executive and TDE president Punch said it’s “a crazy feeling” watching SZA’s climb to fame and fans appreciation for “quality” music. 

“It’s definitely a crazy feeling watching @sza’s ‘Good Days’ move like it has been,” wrote Punch on Instagram. “A top 10 record from a song SZA just wanted to throw out there, that was dedicated to her grandmother. It further confirms my convictions in being honest and true to yourself in the music. Quality is the goal. Appreciate everyone involved. Let’s keep going! #TDE.”

By Rachel George
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