sZa is a U.S singer/songwriter. SZA was born Solana Rowe in 1990. She was raised an Orthodox Muslim and lived in St. Louis, Missouri until she was ten, at which point her family moved to Maplewood, New Jersey. SZA was sheltered from culture until her teenage years, when she and her friends would sneak out. She attended an Ivy League school where she majored in marine biology. After university, she became a bartender in a strip club.