SZA Brings Mom and Grandmother to 2018 Grammys and Talks Overcoming Shyness

27-year-old singer is nominated for five Grammys, including Best New Artist

By Corinne Heller Jan 28, 2018 11:57 PMTags
Watch: SZA Talks Overcoming Her Shyness at 2018 Grammys

Despite being notoriously shy, R&B singer SZA looked confident and poised on Sunday as she walked her first Grammy Awards red carpet, where she was accompanied by two special guests.

The 27-year-old, who is nominated for five Grammys, including Best New Artist, brought along her mother and grandmother, who sat in a wheelchair. The two hung back, beaming at her, as she spoke to E! News' Ryan Seacrest.

"I'm a really like, shy person, like I don't really leave the house or like, do anything other than I know," she said, joking, "If you notice, I'm literally saying like 10 words per like 30 seconds. I'm thinking really slow. As long as I just think slow, speak slowly, I'll survive. I am enjoying it. My mom and my granny are here with me."

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SZA (Solána Imani Rowe) has been releasing music since 2014 but rose to mainstream fame only last year with singles such as "Love Galore," featuring Travis Scott, and "The Weekend," which includes a version with Calvin Harris. Both songs were nominated for Grammys, while her debut full album, Ctrl, received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

The 2018 Grammys air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on CBS on Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.