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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.

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)



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Grace Jones, Mary J. Blige And Others Shine At North Sea Jazz Festival 2017


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Last weekend saw another North Sea Jazz Festival come and go, with a string of performances from some of the greatest soul singers alive including Grace Jones, Solange and Mary J. Blige. The big event took place in Rotterdam across a number of stages at the Ahoy arena.

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At the top of the list were gospel veteran Mavis Staples and new wave legend Grace Jones - who are still rocking arenas at 69 and 78-years-old respectively. The former released her most recent studio album 'Livin' on a High Note' last year, and has since made guest appearances on songs like Arcade Fire's 'I Give You Power' and Gorillaz's 'Let Me Out'. Grace, meanwhile, hasn't released anything since her 2015 70s 'Disco' box set, though she did also appear on Gorillaz's 'Humanz' album.

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Solange performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 9th July 2017

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The Ten Most Anticipated Performances Of Primavera Sound Festival 2017


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Now on its seventeenth edition, the festival has expanded to become one of the most celebrated and renowned festivals in the world, as well as becoming a hub for the industry to explore ideas and concepts regarding music on a global stage. Contactmusic are back at Primavera Sound for another edition and we can't wait to explore one of the world’s most diverse festivals once more. With an overwhelming array of acts and genres to explore here are ten of our most anticipated artists that we can't wait to see alongside the sunny shores of Barcelona.

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Beyonce And Solange Go Head To Head At BET Awards


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It’s going to be an uncomfortable evening for the Knowles parents when sisters Beyonce and Solange go head-to-head at the Bet Awards in June and compete for some of the awards’ top prizes.

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Beyonce, 35, and her youngster sister, Solange, 30, have both been nominated for Video of the Year and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

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Solange Knowles seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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Solange Knowles at the Levi's Event Party at Coachella 2017 Week 1 Day 2 - Indio, California, United States - Sunday 16th April 2017

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Solange Knowles seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

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Solange Knowles seen at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Beyoncé Shares Pics From Mother Tina's Wedding (Featuring An Adorable Blue Ivy)


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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.

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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.

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Solange Knowles Weds Her Long-Term Love


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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, Beyonce, 33, and Jay Z, 44, were there to celebrate the union.

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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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Solange Knowles Ties The Knot With Longtime Boyfriend Alan Ferguson


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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 (Nov 16th).

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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.

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Beyonce Divorce Delayed Over Pregnancy No.2? - Report


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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 is frequently unfaithful. 

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


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.

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


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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 month.

Leaked footage showed Solange, who is also a pop star, lashing out at the rapper whilst he shielded himself but did not hit back. The group's bodyguard hit the emergency stop button and hauled Solange away from Jay Z with Beyoncé demurely avoiding the melee.

The Knowles-Carter family have been pictured together in happy photos to reassure their fans that all is well again but Jay Z was a notable absence from last night's Chime For Change event that the two sisters attended together.

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


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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 Avenue in New York City, which Beyonce and Solange Knowles attended together. The sisters rocked complementary outfits, with Bey opting for a white halter jumpsuit and Solange sporting white trousers and a bright orange shirt. Very 90s, we approve.

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Beyonce [l] and founder Frida Giannini at Chime for Change.

More importantly, Bey reportedly donated a substantial amount of money toward the good cause. "At the Gucci Chime for Change event in NYC, Beyoncé just announced a personal donation of $500,000 to the charity," Women's Wear Daily tweeted. We’re calling that Reason #432556 to like Beyonce.

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Solange Knowles

Date of birth

24th June, 1986

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Sex

Female

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