Coming from her sister’s shadow, Solange made a name for herself in the music and fashion industries as a singer, dancer as well as a model. In 2013, her sister started her very own record label, Saint Records.
Solange’s mom, Tina, is of Creole tradition, and her dad, Mathew, is African American. Tina’s sister is well-known R&B performer Beyonc, once of the all-female singing group Destiny’s Child. Additionally an actress, dancer and savvy businesswoman, Solange Knowles performs beneath the name Solange.
Solange first sang professionally on their holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas.
When Solange was 16, her dad, who was also her supervisor, signed her to his record company, Music World Entertainment. In 2002, she appeared on two important musical endeavors: Lil’ Romeo’s Game Time record and former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland’s Simply Deep, for which Solange composed the title track.
Solange’s debut album, Solo Star, was launched in 2003. Shortly after, the budding star was composing tunes for sister Beyonc, Rowland and third Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams.
On February 27, 2004, a 17-year old Solange married Daniel Smith Jr., who afterwards became a football coach. The couple divorced in 2007. Motherhood “was constantly chill and simple,” Solange told New York Magazine in a 2012 interview, but “union is a whole ‘nother ball game.”
As with Solange’s first record, Solangel failed to garner commercial success. Solange later signed on with Roc Nation, a label run by her brother in law, rapper and music mogul Jay-Z. Solange attempted to make the graphs again in 2012 with the seven-track attempt Genuine, which generated a tepid reaction from supporters and critics.
She’s also performed on the favorite children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba!
Solange has modeled for House of Deron, a clothing line designed by her mom. In 2013, Solange parted ways with Roc Nation and started her own music label. With Solange’s new ventureSaint Records,she means to produce and release a full length record as well as other music endeavors.
As an actress, Knowles has performed voiceover work for movie and television features, for instance, animated series The Proud Family as well as the DVD Bring It On: All or Nothing.
Knowles then headed to New Orleans in 2013 where she continues to reside part time. But it was Solange’s activities in nyc that made news in 2014. A video was released that revealed Solange assaulting her brother in law Jay Z in a hotel lift while her sister looked on. This altercation allegedly occurred subsequent to the three had attended the 2014 Met Gala. As stated by the New York Post, Solange was too intoxicated and “acting badly in the celebration” before her battle with Jay-Z. In the times after the video’s launch, there clearly was much conjecture regarding what their fight was about. Solange, Beyonc and JayZ later released a statement to the Associated Press relating to this event. Solange and JayZ “have apologized to every other and we’ve moved forward as a united family.”
Solange Knowles wed video director Alan Ferguson on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans.