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GO GINA: SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ Named Top Album of 2017 by TIME Magazine

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 05 Dec 2017 13:44 PM / No Comments

It has been a great year for singer-songwriter SZA. With the release of her critically acclaimed debut studio album, Ctrl, the 27-year-old New Jersey native earned five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist and Best R&B Performance for the album’s third single, The Weekend.

TIME magazine released a list of their picks for the Top 10 albums of the year and SZA holds the #1 spot. The publications writes:

“From relative obscurity, New Jersey artist SZA rose to prominence with witty songs marked by gorgeously sparse R&B production and ironclad melodies; there’s a reason stars like collaborator Rihanna and labelmate Kendrick Lamar are fans.”

TIME added:

“Her takes on hookup culture and the pursuit of an authentic life are vividly articulated, too. Like all the best artists, her experience is so specific that it rises to the level of universality: She may be one of a kind, but she’s speaking the truth of a whole generation.”

Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. comes in at #2 followed by Perfume Genius, Khalid and Lorde rounding out the Top 5 respectively. Take a look at the full Top 10 list below and congratulations to SZA on an amazing year:


1. SZA – Ctrl
2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
3. Perfume Genius – No Shape
4. Khalid – American Teen
5. Lorde – Melodrama
6. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
7. Kesha – Rainbow
8. The xx – I See You
9. Taylor Swift – Reputation
10. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream


About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.