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  • Born: Houston, TX
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://solangemusic.com/
  • Recent Activity: 07.30.15 RT @gq409: Another case of the media using something as simple as photographs to shape public opinion. #SamDubose http://t.co/4MZltbbF7s
  • Solange


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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Date Venue Location Tickets
08.22.15 Los Angeles Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA US
08.22.15 Los Angeles Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA US
08.23.15 Los Angeles Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA US
08.29.15 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA US


  • 07.30.15 RT @gq409: Another case of the media using something as simple as photographs to shape public opinion. #SamDubose http://t.co/4MZltbbF7s
  • 07.29.15 RT @CharlesMBlow: Why did that reporter just ask #SamDubose's mother if she could forgive the officer?! Why r we, but no one else, called 1…
  • 07.29.15 RT @CharlesMBlow: Also, I know that ppl are supposed to exit cars when officers ask, but can u really blame blk ppl for not wanting to get …
  • 07.29.15 RT @RahielT: #SamDubose sister: The 2nd officer was willing to lie and corroborate with every lie of the 1st police officer. The body cam c…
  • 07.29.15 I have taught my son to "fully comply, be respectful, stay calm", KNOWINGLY understanding that this is often times not enough!
  • 07.29.15 I can predict a lot of responses to this. "If you comply" "if your respectful" .... NO! We've seen this too end in death TOO many times.
  • 07.29.15 Dear world Black people do not want to exit out of our vehicles in cop related incidents because we've see that end in murder TOO many times
  • 07.29.15 RT @ShaunKing: What we know now, more than ever, is that local (and sometimes national) media way too easily just print whatever police tel…
  • 07.29.15 RT @ShaunKing: MEDIA: I just counted 49 articles where you said #SamDubose DRAGGED Officer Ray Tensing with his car. 1. Retract this. 2. …
  • 07.29.15 RT @ShaunKing: DA: This officer is a murderer and we have just issued a warrant for the arrest of Officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death…
  • 07.28.15 RT @SaintHeron: Destiny's Child's 'The Writing's On The Wall' celebrates 16 years of pure R&B: http://t.co/lLWfXfXI1c http://t.co/56Aek6HhOy