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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Solange Knowles has been ''missing'' in the music industry, according to Master P who worked with Solange on 'A Seat At The Table' LP.
The 49-year-old music producer, who collaborated with the 30-year-old singer on her latest LP 'A Seat At The Table', believes Beyoncé's younger sister's presence on the music scene has been long overdue.
Speaking to Billboard magazine, Master P - whose real name is Percy Miller - said: ''Solange is someone I think the game is missing.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Was 'missing' In The Music Industry
The singer dropped her third record at the end of September.
Solange Knowles has landed her first ever number one with her latest album release 'A Seat at the Table'. She dropped the surprise third album on September 30th 3016 through Columbia and her own imprint Saint Records, and now finds herself competing with elder sister Beyonce.
Solange Knowles reaches number one for the first time
The 30-year-old sibling of Queen Bey has topped the Billboard 200 Album chart for the first time since launching her music career. She's also reached number 17 in the UK charts. The 21-song record is her first full-length in eight years, and she's been working on it since 2013. Some songs were even written as far back as 8 years ago.
Solange’s third album ‘A Seat at the Table’ has been compared to Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’.
Both albums are politically charged and touch on issues of race and culture, but Solange says critics shouldn't be surprised at the similar themes, as both artists grew up in the same household.
Solange Knowles is the younger sister of Beyonce
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Opens Up On Comparisons To Sister Beyonce
Beyonce's sister is back.
Solange Knowles unveils her latest studio album 'A Seat at the Table' just three days after announcing it on Twitter. Fans are going wild for this 21-song venture, which she has reportedly been working on since at least 2013 with a host of collaborating artists and producers.
Solange Knowles unveils brand new album
The album was released today (September 30th 2016) through Columbia Records and her own label Saint Records. It's a 21-song extravaganza featuring Lil Wayne, Sampha, Kelela, The Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews, and comes alongside a digital book of lyrics and a photo journal that can also be picked up from her website.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Launches Surprise New Album 'A Seat At The Table'
The sister of Beyonce says she was abused by a group of women during a concert in New Orleans.
Solange Knowles has penned an essay on race and being a minority in predominately white spaces, after her recent experiences at a Kraftwerk gig. Knowles had previously tweeted about being told to “sit down” by a group of women during the concert, but the singer has now given a full account of the evening and how it made her feel.
Solange Knowles has penned an essay on race after her experiences at a Kraftwerk concert
Knowles wrote that while dancing she heard a group of women yelling “Sit down now, you need to sit down right now”, aggressively at her from the box behind. “You want to be considerate, however, they were not at all considerate with their tone, their choice of words, or the fact that you just walked in and seem to be enjoying yourself,” Knowles wrote.
Solange Knowles - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Tina Knowles married Richard Lawson on April 12th.
Two weeks after her mother Tina Knowles tied the knot with Richard Lawson, Beyoncé has shared intimate snaps from the big day, showing off her not one but two bridesmaids dresses. Bey's mother Tina married the 68 year old actor on board a yacht on April 12th, surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.
Beyoncé has been sharing intimate pictures from her mother’s big day.
Beyoncé shared the wedding images on Tumblr, revealing her two bridesmaids dresses for the occasion. In one group photo (which shows the wedding party all sticking their tongues out) Beyoncé is wearing a form-fitting white lace dress with a plunging neckline. The singer also sports a flower headdress, in keeping with the wedding's bo-ho theme.
Family and friends surround Solange Knowles and she marries Alan Ferguson
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, Beyonce, 33, and Jay Z, 44, were there to celebrate the union.
Singer Solange Knowles married her long-term love, Alan Ferguson, in an intimate ceremony on Sunday
It seems white was a theme running strong throughout the ceremony with the bridal party arriving on white bicycles with Solange donning a plunging white pantsuit and cape and Alan looking sophisticated in an all-white suit.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Weds Her Long-Term Love
Around 200 attendees, wearing all white, witnessed the newlyweds say "I do" in New Orleans on Sunday (Nov 16th).
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 (Nov 16th).
Solange tied the knot with music video director Alan Ferguson on Sunday (Nov 16th)
Around 200 attendees, including her big sis Bey, along with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, all dressed in white while witnessing the loved up couple say "I Do" at the Marigny Opera House in The Big Easy around 2 p.m. in the afternoon, according to People Magazine.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Ties The Knot With Longtime Boyfriend Alan Ferguson
(L-R) Journalist, Honoree Brankica Stankovic, Executive Vice President of Global Communications, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc, Vice-Chair, IWMF Board of Directors, and Honoree Alexandra Trower, journalist, Honoree Arwa Darmon, and Editor-in-Chief of Le Souverain and Honoree Solange Lusiku Nsimire - International Women's Media Foundation Awards luncheon at Cipriani in Midtown - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 22nd October 2014
The seemingly perfect family may not be entirely how they appear. Beyoncé and Jay-Z's relationship has been heavily scrutinised since the Met Gala elevator incident in which Beyoncé's sister, Solange, was caught on camera assaulting her brother in law. The couple are rumoured to, not only be divorcing, but also having another child together.
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 is frequently unfaithful.
Beyonce and Jay-Z attended the Met Gala together but trouble with Solange shortly followed.
The veneer of happy family life began to crack earlier this year when Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles appeared together at the Met Gala in New York. The event, held on May 5th, saw Solange attack Jay-Z whilst they were in an elevator at The Standard, a Manhattan hotel. Footage was obtained by TMZ which clearly shows Solange hitting and kicking her brother-in-law.
Continue reading: Beyonce Divorce Delayed Over Pregnancy No.2? - Report
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 gave her the look of a rude 1920s pin-up.
Date of birth
24th June, 1986
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