Maplewood’s SZA Shines on Grammys With ‘Broken Clocks’ Performance

Despite being shut out in her five nominated categories, Maplewood, NJ’s Solana Imani Rowe — better known worldwide as SZA — won the night with her brilliant performance of “Broken Clocks” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City on Sunday.

SZA was nominated for Best New Artist, Best R&B Song (Supermodel), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Love Galore), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), and Best R&B Performance (The Weekend).

It was not the first brush with accolades for SZA, whose mom and dad, Audrey Rowe and Abdul Mubarak-Rowe, still call Maplewood, NJ home.

SZA was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award this past summer. She also broke out to multiple generations with her outstanding live performances on Saturday Night Live on December 9.

As Solana Imani Rowe, SZA graduated Columbia High School Class of 2008.

People magazine recently celebrated SZA’s NJ roots, as did

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were broadcast from  7:30 PM – 11:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018, on CBS. 

SZA performing “Broken Clocks” at Grammys (is that bedazzled MMS gear she’s wearing?). Photo by Scott Selig