Favorite alternative R&B breakout star: SZA or Kehlani?
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Favorite alternative R&B breakout star: SZA or Kehlani?

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SZA and Kehlani are the breakout "it" girls of alternative R&B, and they are slaying the music game. Kehlani released her debut album "SweetSexySavage" in early 2017, peaking within the top five on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. SZA was the most nominated woman at the 2018 Grammys, all thanks to her amazing breakout debut studio album "Ctrl."  Who's your favorite breakout alternative R&B star? 🎤

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#TeamSZA
27.7%
#TeamKehlani
72.3%

"Love Galore" and "The Weekend" are SZA's first solo Billboard Hot 100 hits to crack the top 40, with the multi-talented artist becoming a breakout artist in 2017 due to her unique vocal style. 

SZA's latest smash "All the Stars" with Kendrick Lamar peaked within the top 10 on the Hot 100. "Ctrl" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, but also garnered SZA four Grammy nominations on top of a nod for Best New Artist. 

Watch the music video for "Love Galore" below. 

Kehlani scored a few R&B hits in the last couple of years including "Crzy" and "Distraction," which is featured on her debut album "SweetSexySavage." She also gained some soundtrack hits with "Gangsta" and "Good Life." The edgy alternative R&B star received a Grammy nod for Best Urban Contemporary Album for her mixtape "You Should Be Here" in 2016, and her smash "Distraction" was nominated for Best R&B Performance at the 2018 Grammys.

Check out the music video for "Distraction" below.

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