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)
Willow Smith and more rocked a buzzcut for so many reasons.
For a lot of women, their hair is their crowning glory, but for others it’s nothing more than society-dictated bonds that sap women of their money, their energy and their confidence. Fear instils many who attend hairdressers; the dread that one may leave with a much shorter do than they had intended. After all, long hair is so often seen as traditionally beautiful. Losing it can feel like losing one’s beauty.
Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at Cannes Film Festival 2012 / Photo credit: ABACA/PA Images
It’s no wonder that so many modern women have opted to brave the shave instead, reclaiming their identities along the way and discovering an easier way of living, while simultaneously discovering that their hair was never the determining factor in their beauty.
Solange was scheduled to preform at the Afropunk Festival in Johannesburg on New Years Eve.
Solange Knowles has revealed she’s been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder, after cancelling her New Year’s Eve performance at the Afropunk Festival in South Africa.
The singer, 31, revealed her diagnosis in a lengthly Instagram post on Wednesday, explaining she had been “quietly treating” the disorder for the past five months.
Solange at the 2017 Met Gala
Solange says it felt like she was ''throwing salt on the wounds'' when she performed 'A Seat at the Table' live because she had to open up and feel vulnerable.
Solange felt like she was ''throwing salt on the wounds'' when she performed 'A Seat at the Table' live.
The 31-year-old singer admits it was tough performing her new music to a live audience as she had to open up and feel vulnerable.
She said: ''I obviously set out to make ['A Seat at the Table'] during a process of healing. But I think I would not be telling the full truth if I were to say that I put this out and all of this burden and weight left my shoulders ...
Continue reading: Solange's Tough Performances
After speaking about it on his album, he explains how his relationship with his sister-in-law is these days.
It has been three years since THAT elevator incident which saw Jay-Z being assaulted by his sister-in-law Solange Knowles, and now is the first time has spoken out about the controversial security footage that was later leaked. Apparently, it's all well and truly water under the bridge now.
Jay-Z at the Vanity Fair Oscar party
The rapper revealed that that night in the elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City was the first and only argument he and Solange have ever had, though he didn't explain what it was all about. These days, the pair get along just fine.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Breaks Silence On His One And Only Fight With Solange Knowles
This year's Rotterdam event was definitely one to remember.
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.
Grace Jones performs at North Sea Jazz Festival 2017
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.
Primavera Sound Festival returns to engulf Barcelona's cultural landscape with music from around the world.
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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Continue reading: The Ten Most Anticipated Performances Of Primavera Sound Festival 2017
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
Solange Knowles - Solange Knowles at Fashion Week - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 10th February 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
Date of birth
24th June, 1986