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 - Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015
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.
Solange Knowles - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
Solange Knowles - To celebrate Clicquot Carnaval Veuve Clicquot brings the excitement of Rio de Janeiro Carnaval to Miami with a VIP brunch and champagne fete at Miami Beach - Miami, Florida, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
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.
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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
So Solange Knowles tied the knot, apparently. Raise your hand, if you didn't know that was even happening.
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 and little Blue Ivy.
Solange Knowles is now a married woman. Congrats!
It was a white wedding – literally – as the dress code was exclusively shades of white and cream with a few patterns thrown in here and there. The ceremony took place in a church in New Orleans and, as if things could get any more adorable, the bride and groom were spotted riding bycicles together ahead of the wedding. According to E! News, the wedding basically stretched over the entire weekend with the pre-wedding festivities kicking off on Friday. The couple eased into the wedding weekend, heading down to the Indywood Cinema to catch Mahogany starring Diana Ross. Bey was reportedly spotted heading into the theatre on her own. Because, you know, she does walk around alone sometimes, despite being married.
Beyoncé could be pregnant with her second child, or so Jay-Z would seemingly have us believe.
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 is pregnant.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?
Matthew Knowles, the father of Beyoncé and Solange, claimed the now infamous elevator fight between Solange and Jay-Z in May 2014 was simply a publicity stunt.
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 at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (24th August).
Yes, yes, a world of yes to this collaboration.
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 stop with the surprise releases, Mrs Carter, we’re all loving it way too much. The updated Flawless mix features a verse from Nicki, wherein she kills it, in case you were wondering. The track was released via Yonce’s website, and Bey/Nicki fans everywhere are currently busy losing their… well, you know.
Beyonce has a knack for surprise releases.
The 28 year-old singer briefly speaks on the leaked security footage that showed her attempting to kick and punch Jay-Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City.
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 the singer attempting to kick and punch the rapper when leaving a Met Gala after party on May 5th.
But when asked about the incident in the August issue of Lucky Magazine, which she features on the front cover of, Solange quickly played it down.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Is "At Peace" With Jay-Z Elevator Scuffle
Solange Knowles, in a recent magazine interview, has claimed it's "all good" with her family following the incident at the Met Gala in which she was seen attacking brother-in-law Jay-Z.
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 time soon. In a recent interview with Lucky magazine, the singer was unwilling to discuss the incident but did state that her family are back on track.
Solange Knowles was interviewed by Lucky magazine.
Continue reading: It's 'All Good' Between Solange Knowles & Jay-Z Following Elevator Fight
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.
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