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[New York, NY – June 9, 2022] Today, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Grammy award-winning, chart-topping and multi-platinum selling recording artist SZA, celebrates the 5thanniversary of her critically acclaimed album Ctrl, with a deluxe edition. Ctrl (Deluxe), with unreleased tracks, including the focus track “Tread Carefully,” is available now at all digital music providers via TDE/RCA Records. Click here to listen.
Boasting seven new tracks, Ctrl (Deluxe) is a special revisit and highlight to her revered major label debut, stocked with unreleased music that bring listeners deeper insight and breadth to the beloved narrative presented by the original.
Ctrl (Deluxe) Tracklist
02 Love Galore ft. Travis Scott
03 Doves In The Wind ft. Kendrick Lamar
04 Drew Barrymore
06 The Weekend
07 Go Gina
08 Garden (Say It Like Dat)
09 Broken Clocks
11 Wavy (Interlude) ft. James Fauntleroy
12 Normal Girl
13 Pretty Little Birds ft. Isaiah Rashad
14 20 Something
15 Love Galore (Alt Version)
19 Tread Carefully
The original Ctrl scored SZA five Grammy nominations and has been streamed over 2.3 billion times worldwide since its release on TDE/RCA in 2017. The now 2x RIAA-certified Platinum album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Ctrl has remained on the Billboard 200 chart since its release and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album.
Possessing now iconic tracks, listeners will now enjoy an alternate version of “Love Galore” and new tracks “Tread Carefully,” “2AM,” “Jodie,” “Awkward” and more.
Listen to Ctrl (Deluxe) and stay tuned for more news from SZA.
Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, NJ, genre-defying, and GRAMMY Award winning recording artist SZA released her major label debut album Ctrl (TDE/RCA) in 2017. Revered for its raw and honest lyrics, it landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum album received five Grammy nominations in 2018 and more than half the songs on Ctrl are now certified Platinum and Gold. Her hit song “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar from Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, earned her Oscar (1) and Grammy (4) nominations in 2019.
SZA has won various awards since the release of Ctrl including a 2022 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Dou/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More” with Doja Cat, Billboard Music Awards’ Top R&B Female Artist, BET Awards’ Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Visual Effects for the “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar, and NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding New Artist. In 2019, she won NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo or Group for “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation for the Black Panther Soundtrack. SZA also received Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Rule Breaker award.
In 2020, SZA released the hypnotic track “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign along with the stunning visual that took the internet by storm. To close out the trying year, SZA gifted fans on Christmas Day with the hopeful track “Good Days,” followed by a trippy visual released in March. Grammy-nominated for Best R&B Song, the single quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist. December 2021, SZA scored her second lead artist top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with the official release of “I Hate U,” which debuted at #7. The song also entered at #1 on both Spotify and Apple Music US charts and broke the record for the most streamed R&B song by a female artist on Apple Music in its first week. To this day, SZA continues to set the standard on creativity and break records with over 7.2 billion streams worldwide across all platforms. Ctrl remains on the Billboard 200 chart since its release in 2017 and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album.