Solange Biography

Solange Piaget Knowles (born June 24, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and model. Knowles was born in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles, both of whom left their careers to support her older sister Beyonce's recording interests. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints in Destiny's Child, before signing with her father's Music World Entertainment label. Aged sixteen, Knowles released her first studio album Solo Star (2003) to moderate commercial and critical success.

In 2004, Knowles married Daniel Smith, eventually giving birth to their son Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr., which prompted a move to Idaho. 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 Beyonce and ex-Destiny Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. In 2007, Knowles divorced Smith and moved to Los Angeles, California, beginning to write and 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 70s. It peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics. She followed this up with the 1980s pop/R&B-inspired extended play True (2012) and intends to release her third studio album in 2014, on her own label Saint Records.

Knowles is heavily influenced by Motown girl groups and says that her first passion is songwriting. She has been recognised as a fashion icon and has received frequent comparisons to sister Beyonce from the media, although 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, which was inspired by her son.

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Solange says she, Beyonce and Jay Z are 'at peace' following statement on lift incident

Singer says 'my family and I are all good'

  • Jul 8, 2014

Solange sees sales increase following lift fight incident

The singer saw her sales Stateside boosted by 233 per cent

  • May 25, 2014

Beyonce's sister Solange allegedly filmed attacking Jay Z in lift – watch

TMZ report claims Beyonce was present during the incident

  • May 12, 2014

Solange shares new song 'Cash In' - listen

The track features on a compilation which launches the singer's own Saint Records label

  • Nov 18, 2013

Solange working with Dirty Projectors and Chairlift on new album

Sampha will also contribute to the album, which is due for release in 2014

  • Aug 1, 2013

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