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Solange

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  • Born: Houston, TX
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://solangemusic.com/
  • Recent Activity: 07.29.16 RT @JoeMyGod: Police shot and killed on duty during two-term presidencies: Reagan: 576 Clinton: 528 Bush II: 405 Obama: 314 https://t.co/uD…
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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Solange Knowles, the younger sister of Beyoncé Knowles, studied dance and theater as a child and made her singing debut at age five at an amusement park. As her father managed her sister's emerging R&B group, Destiny's Child, she often appeared as an opening act and began writing songs. At 13, she decided to pursue a professional singing career, but her parents at first advised her to wait. Shortly afterward, however, she was called upon to replace one of the dancers in Destiny's Child's stage act on short notice. She spent the next two years dancing in the group's performances. When she was 16, her father signed her to his Music World label and helped prepare her for a solo recording career. Her debut single, "Feelin' You, Pt. 2," was released in late 2002, reached Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and had more success with club DJs; it narrowly missed the top of Billboard's club chart. Her first album, Solo Star, followed in January 2003 and debuted in the Top 50 of the Billboard 200.

Five years later, the singer made something of a creative breakthrough with her second album. Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams did not materialize until late August 2008, but it was much more unique than its predecessor, steeped in mid- to late-'60s soul. It peaked in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and doubled the sales of the debut. Despite how it fared, Solange subsequently went independent. After she signed with Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor's Terrible label, she released the funkier yet more new wave-inspired "Losing You" single, as well as its parent EP, True, in late 2012.

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  • 07.29.16 RT @JoeMyGod: Police shot and killed on duty during two-term presidencies: Reagan: 576 Clinton: 528 Bush II: 405 Obama: 314 https://t.co/uD…
  • 07.28.16 RT @SaintHeron: #TBT: "I re-visit Morrison’s eulogy of James Baldwin often" says @deray on #TheList: https://t.co/SAGSguebNr https://t.co/2…
  • 07.27.16 RT @SaintHeron: NY! Join us this Sunday for a very special PROCLAMATION! with sounds by @Kindness: https://t.co/WqbByrmpWx https://t.co/315…
  • 07.27.16 RT @SaintHeron: Los Angeles! Join us with @TaylorMcFerrin & @Kadhja for a special SOUL CLEANSING: https://t.co/lHb6nJMf4T https://t.co/yvNo…
  • 07.27.16 Your love is kind, your love is kind... But your love ain't blind Your world is kind, your world is kind.... But your world ain't blind
  • 07.27.16 ....ruled a homicide, with no murderer #FreddieGray
  • 07.27.16 RT @venusselenite: Another Black trans woman has been murdered. Her name is Dee Whigham. She was 25. Stabbed in a Mississippi hotel on Satu…
  • 07.24.16 RT @SaintHeron: Take us back to when we danced under the BLACK SKY, BLUE MOON with The Sun Ra Arkestra: https://t.co/BqFMP6q573 https://t.c…
  • 07.22.16 And still 20 years later.... no one can match the drum sound on "sleep to dream" no matter how hard they try:/ https://t.co/aR7Sf5WviF
  • 07.22.16 Happy birthday to an album that changed my life and became my religion. I still listen to "first taste" err day. https://t.co/tGS1sF02Ge
  • 07.22.16 RT @SPINmagazine: I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Girl: 20 Years of Finding Strength in Fiona Apple’s ‘Tidal’ https://t.co/EmB11qIAVq https://t.co/HPu…