2022 Grammy Awards: What SZA Learned From Doja Cat While Making ‘Kiss Me More’

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards took place on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. At the 2022 Grammy Awards, Doja Cat and SZA took home the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song “Kiss Me More.” In the virtual media center at the 2022 Grammy Awards, Showbiz Cheat Sheet was able to ask SZA a question about her collaboration with Doja Cat.

SZA poses with a Grammy Award in the winners photo room at the 2022 Grammy Awards
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Doja Cat and SZA won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards

Doja Cat released “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA in April 2021. The song is the lead single from Doja Cat’s album Planet Her.

“Kiss Me More” received nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. At the 2022 Grammy Awards, Doja Cat was nominated for eight awards and SZA was nominated in five categories.

In the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, “Kiss Me More” was nominated alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga with “I Get a Kick Out of You,” BTS with “Butter,” Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco for “Lonely,” and Coldplay with “Higher Power.”

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What SZA learned from her collaboration with Doja Cat

Winning the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award marked SZA’s first Grammy win out of 14 nominations. Following her win, SZA stopped by the media center at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

From the virtual media center, Showbiz Cheat Sheet asked SZA what she learned from collaborating with Doja Cat on “Kiss Me More.”

“Um, she’s a star,” SZA replied. “And literally the first thing I asked when we got into it I was like, ‘How do you write? What’s your process?’ And I love people who write, and it’s something about the way that she just kind of freestyles genuine things from her brain. And when I write, I freestyle everything too.”

SZA credits the success of “Kiss Me More” to her and Doja Cat’s similarities as artists, and she went on to praise Doja Cat for “her powerhouseness.”

“So it was just crazy to meet somebody who even works similarly. But I think she’s so masterful at what she does. So I just, I just been able to really admire just her powerhouseness and the way that she just emotes from the brain, from the top, and kind of meet in the middle on that,” SZA told Showbiz.

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SZA will be releasing new music soon

Speaking with the press at the 2022 Grammy Awards, SZA also revealed her plans to release new music, teasing that an album will be coming “soon.”

“Very much. Very much soon. Very much. I just actually finished it up in Hawaii recently. So, turning it in… it’s probably my most unisex project yet. If that makes sense. It’s definitely for everybody in a different way,” shared SZA.

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