SZA ‘SNL’ Performance Of “The Weekend” – WATCH VIDEO

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By Michael Lewittes |



SZA performed “The Weekend” on this week’s “SNL.” The song is off her debut studio album Ctrl. See the video below of SZA’s performance of “The Weekend” on “Saturday Night Live.”

This is the first time SZA has performed “The Weekend” live on TV. The song’s much-anticipated music video, directed by Solange Knowles, is set to be released shortly. The official audio on YouTube, however, has been listened to more than 82 million times to date. “The Weekend,” which sample Justin Timberlake’s “Set the Mood (Prelude),” peaked at 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 13 on its Adult R&B Songs chart and number 25 on its Rhythmic chart.

This marks the debut appearance for SZA on the sketch comedy show. It has truly been a banner year for the singer. Not only did she release her first studio album, but she’s also the most nominated female artist at this year’s Grammys with a total of five nods.

As Gossip Cop reported last month, SZA is up for Best Artist against such contenders as Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, Khalid, and Lil Uzi Vert. SZA’s also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Love Galore,” Best R&B Performance for “The Weekend,” and the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Ctrl. She’s also nominated for Best R&B song for “Supermodel,” for which she shares a writing credit with Pharrell.

Right after “Saturday Night Live,” SZA resumes her Ctrl tour, with a performance on Sunday at Brooklyn Steel, followed by a concert on Monday at New York’s Irving Plaza. Actually, because of her appearance on “SNL,” SZA had to cancel a Friday show in Norfolk and a conflicting concert on Saturday in Baltimore. The singer kicked off her North America tour in Providence in August and it wraps up in January 2018 in Honolulu. In between, she will have played every major city, including Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles.

Check out the video below of SZA performing “The Weekend” on “Saturday Night Live.” NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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