Solange Knowles

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Solange Knowles (born 24.6.1986)

Solange Knowles is the sister of Beyonce Knowles, formerly of the girl group Destiny's Child. Solange is also an actress, R&B singer and a model.

Solange Knowles: Childhood

Solange Knowles was born to Tina and Mathew Knowles in Houston, Texas. She has an African-American heritage on her father's side and a Creole heritage on her mother's side.

Solange Knowles: Music Career

Solange's first major professional musical appearance was on Destiny's Child's Christmas album, Days of Christmas. She provided vocal tracks on 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Proud Family'.

With her father as her manager, Solange went on to appear in Lil' Romeo's Game Time album, released in 2002. She also appeared on Kelly Rowland's solo album, Simply Deep (2002). Solange also wrote the title track for the album.

Working on her own debut solo album, Solange collaborated with The Neptunes, Linda Perry (formerly of 4 Non-Blondes, writer for Pink and Courtney Love) and Timbaland. The album, Solo Star, was eventually released in early 2003. It debuted at number 49 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US.

Following the release of the debut album, Solange Knowles went on to write songs for Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and her sister Beyoncé.

In 2007, Solange signed a record deal with Geffen Records. Her second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams features production work from Mark Ronson, The Neptunes and Cee-Lo Green. The debut single from the album in the US was 'I Decided'. The track reached the top of both the US Dance and R&B / Hip-Hop charts. In the UK, the single was reworked by the production team The Freemasons and was renamed 'I Decided Part II'.

Solange also released a number of mixtapes, via her 'Hadley StreetJournal.com' blog. The first blog featured the controversial track 'F*** the Industry (Signed Sincerely)'. The lyrics to the track name-drop her sister Beyoncé, as well as Ashanti and Mary J. Blige.

Solange Knowles: Acting Career

Solange Knowles appeared in Johnson Family Vacation, as well as providing a song for the soundtrack, though it did not appear in the actual movie.

Solange also appeared in the straight-to-video Bring It On: All Or Nothing, which co-starred Hayden Panettiere, of the TV show Heroes.

Solange Knowles: Modelling Career

Solange is a model for House of Deréon, the clothing line designed by her mother. She and her sister also model for its sister line for younger girls, named simply Deréon.

Solange Knowles: Personal Life

In February 2004, Solange married Daniel Smith, a football player. They had divorced by October 2007.

Daniel and Solange have a son together, Daniel Julez Smith Jr. (b. 2004)

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Solange Knowles Weds Her Long-Term Love

17th November 2014 -

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Superstar soul singer, Solange Knowles, 28, married her fiancé of five years, video director Alan Ferguson, 51, in New Orleans on Sunday, November 16. Close family and friends including the bride’s superstar sister and brother-in-law,...

Solange Knowles Ties The Knot With Longtime Boyfriend Alan Ferguson

17th November 2014 -

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This past weekend Solange Knowles became a married woman! The younger sister of Beyoncé finally tied the knot with her longtime love Alan Ferguson, who is a music video director, in New Orleans on Sunday...

Solange Knowles Married Alan Ferguson In New Orleans And It Was Cheesy And Awesome

16th November 2014 -

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Love is in the air for Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson, who just tied the knot this weekend in front of about a hundred of their closest friends and family, including – natch – Beyonce,...

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

14th September 2014 -

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Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday (12th September). The alteration has led many to believe Beyoncé...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

31st August 2014 -

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Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they were aiming for, claims Solange and Beyoncé's dad Matthew Knowles....

Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Link Up To Make All Our Dreams Come True With "Flawless" Remix

3rd August 2014 -

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Beyonce and Nicki Minaj have decided to basically make all our female-driven hip hop music dreams come true and collaborated on a Remix of Flawless (all capitals were necessary). As a personal note, please never...

Solange Knowles Is "At Peace" With Jay-Z Elevator Scuffle

8th July 2014 -

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Solange Knowles is ready to move on from her infamous scuffle with Jay-Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City.It has been two months since security footage leaked online that showed...

It's 'All Good' Between Solange Knowles & Jay-Z Following Elevator Fight

7th July 2014 -

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We all wondered what happened between Solange Knowles and her brother-in-law Jay-Z in the elevator in New York in May. The truth is, we still don't know and we're not likely to find out any...

Beyonce Divorce Delayed Over Pregnancy No.2? - Report

13th June 2014 -

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Has Beyoncé scrapped her reported plans to divorce Jay-Z as she is pregnant? The 32-year-old singer and her husband of 6 years Jay-Z AKA Shawn Carter are rumored to be divorcing following allegations that Jay-Z...

Rihanna Bares (Nearly) All In Sheer Dress At 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Part 2

11th June 2014 -

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Rihanna stole the show at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in a sparkling mesh dressunder which her modesty was preserved solely by a G-string. She teamed it with a fur boa and sparkling head-piece that...

Awkward? Beyonce And Solange Attend First Party Since Elevator Bust-Up

4th June 2014 -

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Beyoncé and Solange Knowles have been pictured together for the first time since the embarrassing and disturbing bust-up between Beyoncé's little sister and husband Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala earlier this...

Beyonce Is A Fashionable AND Charitable Role Model At Chime For Change Anniversary Event

4th June 2014 -

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Any and all elevator-related incidents from last month were forgotten at Tuesday night’s Chime for Change anniversary event, held by Gucci director Creative Director Frida Giannini and T Magazine editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman at Gucci Fifth...

Beyonce Divorce? Tabloid Rumors Suggest Singer Cheated With Bodyguard

2nd June 2014 -

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The internet is abuzz with reports that Beyoncé and Jay Z are preparing to divorce after the rumor that the R&B singer had been cheating on her rapper husband emerged in the wake of the...

Chloe Howl, Banks, Jungle: The Future Of Pop In 10 Artists

28th May 2014 -

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A facet of popular culture that frequently is at the receiving end of derision of ‘indie’ or ‘underground’ circles, pop music is in actual fact often the site of technological and stylistic innovation- channelling the...

Jay Z And Solange Play Happy Families As Elevator Violence Swept Under Rug

20th May 2014 -

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Beyoncé has posted a new set of pictures on her Tumblr page to let the world know that she, her husband Jay Z and her sister Solange are still part of a happy family despite...

SNL Explains The Jay Z And Solange Elevator Video, More Or Less

18th May 2014 -

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Jay Z, Solange and Beyonce are probably over the Standard elevator incident and leaked video by now, but unfortunately, no big news story can really blow over, until there’s an SNL skit about it. Well,...

Beyonce Posts Sisterly Instagram Pictures After Jay-Z/Solange Met Gala Fight

18th May 2014 -

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Beyoncé is ensuring no one has the wrong idea about her relationship with her sister Solange. The singer posted a series of pictures of the pair together on her Instagram account following Solange’s highly publicised...

A Week In News: Batman Revealed, Baldwin Busted, An Elevator Bust-Up

16th May 2014 -

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Cannes Panning: We'd love to say we were starting the round-up on a high with the Cannes Film Festival but unfortunately for new royal biopic Grace of Monaco, there is no good news to be...

Is Solange Angry Jay Z Hasn't Helped Make Her As Famous As Beyonce?

16th May 2014 -

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So, this whole Jay Z/Solange thing? We’re still trying to get our heads around it. Beyonce has gone from having the most outwardly perfect family life to being embroiled in some sort of Jerry Spring...

Beyonce Breaks Silence on Solange/Jay Z Fight, Addresses "Unfortunate Incident"

16th May 2014 -

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We’re no closer to finding out what really happened between Solange and Jay Z at the Met Gala, although the famous family have released a statement regarding the incident. Beyonce addressed the physical altercation, which...

Three Days' Criticism Hasn't Made Whoopi Goldberg Change Her Mind On The Jay Z/Solange Story

16th May 2014 -

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Jay Z and Solange Knowles may already be waiting for the waves of the elevator story to settle down, but there are still plenty of people sounding off on it and keeping the drama alive....

We Know Beyonce, Solange and Jay-z, But Who Is Rachel Roy?

16th May 2014 -

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Fashion designer Rachel Roy has found herself at the center of speculation surrounding the now infamous Solange Knowles/Jay-Z elevator video. The 40 year old designer has been a fixture on the celebrity scene for years...

Solange, Jay-Z, Beyonce: Everything You Need To Know

16th May 2014 -

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Solange Knowles lashed out at her brother in-law Jay-Z in an elevator, after the Met Ball, while Beyonce looked on, that much we know for sure. But since the video spread like wildfire over the...

Unnamed Hotel Employee Fired Over Leaking Solange And Jay Z's Elevator Video

15th May 2014 -

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The Jay Z and Solange saga continues. Well, not really. There haven’t actually been any news on the subject since the infamous elevator video was leaked, but it did have some unfortunate consequences for the...

The Plot Thickens: Rihanna's Involved in Jay Z/Solange Knowles Fight?

14th May 2014 -

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The story of how Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z after the Met Gala was bizarre enough on its own, but it sounds even stranger since Rihanna’s name was mentioned. According to the New York Daily...

#WhatJayZSaidToSolange: Twitter Has Its Say on Solange vs Jay-Z

13th May 2014 -

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The internet is a funny place today. Unless you've been living under a rock you've heard all about Solange Knowles and Jay-Z getting in one heck of a scuffle in a lift at the Standard...

Solange, Jay-Z, Beyonce And THAT Met Ball Video: What Do We Know About The Night?

13th May 2014 -

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The internet hasn’t recovered yet after footage of Beyonce’s sister Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Ball emerged. But what exactly caused the altercation between the singer and her brother in-law? The...

What On Earth Happened Between Solange And Jay Z After The Met Gala

13th May 2014 -

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The Carters might seem like the perfect family to an outside observer, but they are not without their flaws, it would seem. Case in point: Jay Z and Solange Knowles’ less-than-graceful altercation after the Met...

Jay Z Set Upon By Solange Knowles: What Caused Beyonce's Sister's Outburst?

12th May 2014 -

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Solange Knowles' relationship with her brother-in-law Jay Z has become the subject of intense public scrutiny today as yet another celebrity family's dirty laundry was aired for the entire world to see. Well, sort of:...

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

24th April 2014 -

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It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz...

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