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SZA’s new album, ‘SOS,’ ties Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ on Apple Music chart


Daniel Sannwald

(Note Language) SZA‘s highly anticipated return album, SOS, is resonating with fans, so much so it has tied a chart record held by Cardi B.

According to Chart Data, songs from SOS occupied the entire top 10 of U.S. Apple Music on its release day, Friday, December 9. The project now ties Cardi’s debut Invasion of Privacy as the female album with the most top-10 hits in U.S. Apple Music’s history; they have 13 songs each.

In addition, SOS, the follow-up to Ctrl, garnered 68 million streams on Spotify, breaking the record for biggest single-day streams for an R&B album in the platform’s history, Chart Data reports.

If Hits Daily Double‘s projections are true, SZA’s on track to secure her first #1 album on the Billboard 200, with 275,000 to 300,000 album-equivalent units earned in its first week.

According to SZA, SOS is “about heartbreak, it’s about revenge, it’s about being pissed.” “I’ve never raged the way that I should have. This is my villain era, and I’m very comfortable with that,” she told Glamour. “It is in the way I say no, it’s in the way I’m deciding what I’m taking, what I’m not taking. It’s in the f***ed up things that I don’t apologize for.”

SZA added, “I am a b**** — it’s not all the time, but when I am, that’s OK. I don’t have to spend my whole life trying to be a nice girl. It’s just not who I am. But I am a good person.”

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