She announced the exciting news with a message via her Twitter account. “This is JUST a gift for camp ctrl . Nothing more nothing less. if u family you get it,” she tweeted. “5 yrs is a long time. Thank you for changing my life I love you . Happy anniversary #HAPPYCTRLANNIVERSARY”
The new edition of her Grammy-nominated offering features its 14 original tracks, along with seven additional songs – “2AM,” “Miles,” “Percolator,” “Awkward,” “Jodie,” “Tread Carefully,” and an alternative version of the single “Love Galore.”
Earlier this week, SZA went to social media and hinted at a deluxe release of her 2017 project. “Unreleased songs from 2017 to celebrate 5…me thinks,” she wrote on Twitter. The singer later followed with a tweet in regard to the unreleased tracks, writing: “Everything made in 2014-2016 /17… not new lol to be absolutely clear.”
Since its release five years ago, Ctrl has spent a total of 260 weeks on the Billboard 200 – which is the longest of any Black female artist’s debut album – and is 2x RIAA-certified Platinum. Ctrl also earned SZA five Grammy Award nominations, including “Best New Artist,” “Best R&B Performance,” and “Best Urban Contemporary Album.”
Listen to the deluxe version of Ctrl below.