Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

 

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Solange Piaget Knowles (/sˈlɑːnʒ/; born June 24, 1986),[3] known mononymously as Solange, is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints as a backup dancer for Destiny's Child, before signing with her father Mathew Knowles's Music World Entertainment label. At age 16, Knowles released her first studio album Solo Star (2002). Between 2005 and 2007, Knowles had several minor acting roles, including the direct-to-video Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and continued writing music for her older sister Beyoncé Knowles and for ex-Destiny's Child group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

In 2007, Knowles began to record music again. Her second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008) deviated from the pop-oriented music of her debut to the Motown Sound of the 1960s and 1970s. It peaked at number nine on US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics. She followed this up with the 1980s pop and R&B–inspired extended play True (2012) on Terrible Records and her imprint Saint Records. Her third studio album, A Seat at the Table (2016) became her first number-one album in the United States. The album's first single, "Cranes in the Sky" won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Billboard magazine ranked her as the 100th most successful dance artist of all-time.[4] In 2017 Solange was honored with the "Impact Award" at Billboard Women in Music.[5]

Knowles was heavily influenced by Motown girl groups and says that her first passion is songwriting. She is frequently compared by the media to her sister, Beyoncé, but Solange insists they have different aspirations and are musically different. Her other ventures include an endorsement deal with Rimmel London and a line of hip-hop-oriented merchandise for young children. On November 16, 2014, Knowles married music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana.[6]

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A Seat at the Table
 
A Seat at the Table is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Solange.
Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
 
Sol-Angel and the Hadley St.
Losing You
 
"Losing You" is a song recorded by American recording artist Solange Knowles.
True
 
True is the first extended play (EP) by American recording artist Solange Knowles, first released on November 27, 2012 digitally through Terrible Records.

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Films2

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Solange Knowles pens ‘love letter’ to 'spiritual home' Jamaica
  –  April 21, 2018
Add Solange Knowles to the long list of international celebrities who have made Jamaica their destination of choice for the perfect getaway. For the sister of mega star Beyonce Knowles, the island is a spiritual home that has provided her with many life ...
Solange Knowles Created A Spellbinding Dance Performance For Uniqlo
  –  April 20, 2018
According to Solange, she wanted the piece to “explore process, and mapping of creation” and noted that it “is an exercise on following the intuitive force that guides us, helping us to create space, and silence the mind to create the work.”
Solange Knowles feels unbalanced when making new music
  –  April 17, 2018
Solange Knowles always feels "a bit unbalanced" when she creates new music. The 'Don't Wish Me Well' hitmaker is "always buzzing" when she's in the studio making her new tracks and she doesn't end up sleeping very well. She said: "When I am creating new ...
Solange Knowles Reveals What Happens to Her When She Creates New Work
  –  April 17, 2018
Solange Knowles is on the cover of Dazed‘s Spring/Summer 2018 issue, on newsstands Thursday (April 19). Here’s what the entertainer had to share with the mag: On what happens to her when she’s creating work: “When I am creating new work, I always ...
Solange Knowles Teams Up With Japanese Retailer For Performance Art Film
  –  April 17, 2018
Solange Knowles is showing fans a whole other set of skills to appreciate after collaborating with Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo on a performance art film for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Titled “Metatronia”, the film features an array of ...
Solange Knowles unveils new performance art piece
  –  April 16, 2018
Solange Knowles unveiled a new performance art piece in Los Angeles over the weekend (14-15Apr18). The 31-year-old singer, who performed alongside her sister Beyonce at California festival Coachella on Saturday night, directed and created Metatronia, a ...
Beyonce & Solange Knowles Have a Dance Off at Coachella!
  –  April 15, 2018
The final surprise guest during Beyonce‘s set at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival was her younger sister Solange Knowles! While Solange didn’t sing anything on stage, she and Bey had a fierce dance off near the end of the set on Saturday night (April ...
Solange Knowles Unveils a New Performance Piece and Sculpture at the Hammer Museum
  –  April 14, 2018
Dancers perform Solange Knowlse's Metatronia,, which debuted at the Hammer Museum on Friday, April 13. Courtesy of the Hammer Museum. Solange Knowles is tipping her toes into the art world—again. On Friday, the pop singer appeared at the Hammer Museum ...
Solange Knowles to be honored by Parsons at N.Y. event
  –  March 21, 2018
Solange Knowles will be honored at the 70 th annual Parsons Benefit on May 21 at Pier Sixty in New York. She will join previously disclosed honorees Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci, and Jose Neves, founder and ceo of Farfetch.
SideTrack: Solange Knowles, Danny Amendola, Josh Zakim and more...
  –  March 5, 2018
ACES HIGH: The Lenny Zakim Fund held its annual Casino Night fundraiser this weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel, raising $200,000 for social justice programs throughout Massachusetts. NeNe Leakes — of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Fashion Police ...
Solange Knowles is Harvard Foundation’s artist of the year
  –  February 17, 2018
Solange Knowles keeps racking up well-deserved accolades this year and now the Grammy Award winning artist has been selected as the Harvard Foundation’s artist of the year. Solange also recently used “dtmh,” an abbreviation for “Don’t Touch My ...
Solange Knowles named Harvard Foundation artist of the year
  –  February 16, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Solange Knowles is getting another honor — this one from the Harvard Foundation. The singer, songwriter and artist has been named the foundation's artist of the year, and is set to accept the accolade on March 3. The Harvard Foundation ...
Solange Knowles named Harvard Foundation artist of the year
  –  February 16, 2018
NEW YORK -- Solange Knowles is getting another honor - this one from the Harvard Foundation. The singer, songwriter and artist has been named the foundation's artist of the year, and is set to accept the accolade on March 3. The Harvard Foundation is ...

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