Variety Names SZA The 2023 Hitmaker Of The Year

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SZA has consistently been getting the flowers she deserves this year and they aren’t stopping. She has now been named asVariety‘s 2023 Hitmaker Of The Year.

The R&B singer joins names like Olivia Rodrigo, Metro Boomin, Maren Morris, Mark Ronson, Billie Eilish, and FINNEAS who will all be honored at the outlet’s seventh annual Hitmakers celebration, taking place early next month.

The special November issue of the outlet and its accompanying ceremony highlights the 25 most consumed songs of the year, as measured by Billboard and Luminate Charts. It also shines a light on those behind the productions.

“The goal of Hitmakers always has been to honor the top artists and songs of the year, and especially the people behind them,” Variety’s executive music editor Jem Aswad said in a statement.

“SZA, her SOS album and tour, and her hits this year are not only a creative and commercial triumph but one with a reach that stretches far beyond the music world. We are so proud to honor her as our Hitmaker of the Year, and to honor Olivia Rodrigo, Metro Boomin, Maren Morris, and more.”

SZA’s SOS was released in December 2022 and is her most successful album thus far. It has broken chart records held by names like Janet Jackson and Beyoncé. The album is currently sitting at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart and remains at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums chart for the 47th consecutive week.