Solange Knowles

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Solange Knowles
Birth name Solange Piaget Knowles
Born June 24, 1986 (1986-06-24) (age 27)
Houston, Texas, United States
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer, actress, dancer
Years active 2000–present
Labels Hollywood
Associated acts Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles
Website http://www.solange-k.net/

Solange Piaget Knowles (born Solange Piaget Knowles in 1986), also known as Solange, is an American singer and actress.

She began her musical career at age 14. She has been acting since 2003. She is also now an entrepreneur promoting Baby Jamz.

Knowles is the younger sister of Beyoncé. She appeared in her sister's music video for B'Day and in Bring it On: All or Nothing. She has always been compared to her more famous sister by the media. In the lyrics to "God Given Name", she says her thoughts about this: "I'm not her and never will be".

Knowles started her own record label, Saint Records in 2013.[1]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Knowles' father is African American. Her mother is Louisiana Creole.

She started her musical career at age 14.

At age 17, Knowles married a man called Daniel Smith. She gave birth to their son Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr. at 18. She then later divorcing Smith. She now lives with her son and family in Louisiana. Her hometown is Houston, Texas.

Knowles has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[2]

Discography[change | edit source]

Albums[change | edit source]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
Sales and certifications[3]
U.S.
[4][5][6]
U.S. R&B
[6][7][8]
UK
[9]
2003 Solo Star 49 23
  • U.S. sales: 112,000
2008 Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
  • Released: August 26, 2008
  • Label: Music World/Geffen (#1781756)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 180
  • U.S. Sales: 140,000
"—" means the release did not chart, or was not released in that territory

Singles[change | edit source]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US R&B
[10][11][12]
US D/CP
[10][11][12]
UK
[9][13]
IRL
[14]
FRA
[15]
JAP
2003 "Feelin' You (Part II)"
(featuring N.O.R.E.)
73 Solo Star
"Crush"
2008 "I Decided" [A] 44 1 27 49 28 79 Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
"Sandcastle Disco" 1 149
2009 "T.O.N.Y." 62 1
"—" means the release did not chart, or was not released in that territory
Notes
  • A ^ "I Decided" was also released as "I Decided, Pt I" in various countries. The main single release in the United Kingdom of "I Decided" was a Freemasons remix titled "I Decided, Pt II".

Music videos[change | edit source]

Year Music video Director
2003 "Feelin' You (Part II)" Sanaa Hamri[16]
2008 "I Decided" Melina Matsoukas[17]
"Sandcastle Disco" Solange Knowles[18]
2009 "T.O.N.Y." Solange Knowles and Va$htie[19]

Other appearances[change | edit source]

Year Song Album Album artist Ref
2001 "Little Drummer Boy"
(Destiny's Child featuring Solange)
8 Days of Christmas Destiny's Child [20]
"Proud Family"
(Solange featuring Destiny's Child)
[21]
2002 "Simply Deep"
(Kelly Rowland featuring Solange)
Simply Deep Kelly Rowland
"Hey Goldmember"
(Beyoncé featuring Devin and Solange)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (OST) Various artists
2003 "Don't Fight the Feeling"
(featuring Papa Reu)
The Fighting Temptations (OST)
2004 "Freedom" Johnson Family Vacation (OST)
2006 "Solo Star" Bring It On: All or Nothing (OST)
2007 "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Baby Jamz Presents: Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1 Solange Knowles [22]
"Wheels on the Bus"
"Hush Little Baby"
"Brahm's Lullaby"
"There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe"
"Buckle My Shoe"
"Bingo"
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
"Skip to My Lou"
"This Old Man"
"Three Little Kittens"
"Mary Mary Quite Contrary"
2008 "Champagnechroninightcap"
(Lil' Wayne featuring Solange)
Lil' Wayne
"F**k the Industry" I Can't Get Clearance...

References[change | edit source]

  1. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/1561444/solange-launches-saint-records-label-announces-upcoming-album
  2. Celebrities with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  3. Trust, Gary (2008-12-19). "Ask Billboard: Perez Hilton, Solange, Grace Jones". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/ask-bb/ask-billboard-perez-hilton-solange-grace-1003924246.story. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
  4. The Billboard 200 - Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams - Solange Billboard. Accessed September 19, 2008.
  5. "The Billboard 200 - Solo Star - Solange - Chart Listing". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=305&cfgn=Albums&cfn=The+Billboard+200&ci=3048891&cdi=7976171&cid=03%2F22%2F2003. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Solange > Charts & Awards > Billboard albums". Allmusic. Macrovision. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p126828. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  7. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams - Solange Billboard. Accessed September 19, 2008.
  8. "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=333&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Albums&ci=3049950&cdi=8013218&cid=06%2F28%2F2003. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Chart Log UK - Chart Coverage and Record Sales 2008". Zobbel. zobbel.de. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK2008.HTM. Retrieved 2009-05-10.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Solange > Charts & Awards > Billboard singles". Allmusic. Macrovision. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p126828. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Artist Chart History > Solange > Billboard singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=105758&model.vnuAlbumId=1265045. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Artist Chart History > Solange". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=594521&model.vnuAlbumId=1164066. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  13. "Chart Stats - Solange". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. http://archive.is/i6fS1. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  14. "Discography Solange - Ireland". irish-charts.com. http://www.irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Solange. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  15. (French)"Discographie Solange - France". lescharts.com. http://lescharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Solange. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  16. "Sanaa Hamri - Other works". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1065402/otherworks. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  17. "I Decided". Universal Music Group (YouTube). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD8wzrBLrLI. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
  18. "Sandcastle Disco". Universal Music Group (YouTube). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCq71KGowNA. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
  19. "Va$htie >> Directing: Solange — T.O.N.Y.". vashtie.com. http://www.vashtie.com/blog/2008/10/08/directing-solange-tony/. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
  20. "8 Days of Christmas > Overview". Allmusic. Macrovision. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r557261. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  21. ""Proud Family"". Allmusic. Macrovision. http://www.allmusic.com/song/t6131012. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  22. "Baby Jamz: Nursery Rhymes, Vol. 1 > Overview". Allmusic. Macrovision. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1403560. Retrieved 2009-07-11.

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