Sza used to be a BBW

Soul singer Sza looked amazing at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Saturday. But most don't know that Sza wasn't always this slim and trim.

Back at the start of her career, Sza was a "thick" girl. And while she was not a "big" girl under normal circumstances . . . they considered her "big" in the entertainment industry.

Well that was then. Sza has a crazy workout regimen - and is now down to a size 4 from a size 14.

Here are a few pics showing Sza before she lost the weight:

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Here she was at the Soul Train Awards this weekend:

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SZA is a neo soul singer, whose music has been described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, witch house, and chillwave. SZA's lyrics are described as "unravelling" and her songs often revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment. SZA cites a variety of artists as influences, including Ella Fitzgerald, Meelah, Björk, Jamiroquai, and Lauryn Hill, among others. SZA also takes influence from non-musical artists, including filmmaker Spike Lee.

SZA first met members of Top Dawg Entertainment during the CMJ 2011, when her boyfriend's clothing company sponsored a show in which Kendrick Lamar was performing. Her early music was given to TDE president Terrence "Punch" Henderson, who liked the material and stayed in touch with her. SZA's early music was recorded with her friends and neighbors in which they "stole a bunch of beats off the Internet". On October 29, 2012, SZA self-released her debut EP See.SZA.Run