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Solange

Solange

Born:
Solange Piaget Knowles
June 24, 1986 (34 years old)
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Occupation:
Actress, singer-songwriter & record producer
Years active:
2001-present
Parents:
Siblings:
Beyoncé (big sister)
Nixon Knowles (younger half-brother)
Koi Knowles (younger half-sister)
Husbands:
Daniel Smith (m. 2004-2007)
Alan Ferguson (m. 2014 - sep. 2019)
Son:
Julez Smith (b. 2004)
Nicknames:
S, Sol, Solo, Solly & Sol-inky

Solange (previously: Solange Piaget Knowles-Smith & Solange Piaget Knowles-Ferguson, born: Solange Piaget Knowles; June 24, 1986) is a Louisiana Creole-American/African-American actress, singer-songwriter & record producer. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints as a backup dancer for Destiny's Child, which featured her sister among the members before signing with her dad's Music World Entertainment label. At 16, Knowles released her first studio album, Solo Star (2002). Between 2005 & 2007, Knowles had several minor acting roles including the direct-to-video, Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and continued writing music for Beyoncé and for former Destiny's Child group members, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams. In 2007, Knowles began to 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 1970s. It peaked at number nine on US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics. She followed this up with the 1980s pop and R&B–inspired extended play, True (2012) on Terrible Records and her imprint, Saint Records. Her third studio album, A Seat at the Table (2016) was released to widespread critical acclaim & became her first number-one album in the United States. The album's lead single, Cranes in the Sky won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Her fourth studio album, When I Get Home was released in 2019.

Knowles was heavily influenced by Motown girl groups and says that her first passion is songwriting. She's frequently compared by the media to Beyoncé, but Solange insists they have different aspirations and are musically different. She has been ranked by Billboard as the 100th most successful dance artist of all-time & was honored on 2017 with the Impact Award at Billboard Women in Music. Her other ventures include an endorsement deal with Rimmel London and a line of hip-hop-oriented merchandise for young children.

EngagementsEdit

Main article: Solange & Daniel's Engagement
Main article: Solange & Alan's Engagement

WeddingsEdit

Main article: Solange & Daniel's Wedding
Main article: Solange & Alan's Wedding

TriviaEdit

  • Solange means sun angel in French.
  • Solange's middle name, Piaget was named after luxury watch brand, Piaget.
  • Solange's Louisana Creole-American on Tina's side & African-American on Mathew's side.
  • Solange was 17 when she married Daniel.
  • Solange was 18 when she gave birth to Julez.
  • Solange was 20 when she & Daniel got divorced.
  • Solange was 23 when Nixon was born.
  • Solange was 24 when Koi was born.
  • Solange was 25 when Tina & Mathew got divorced.
  • Solange was 27 when Mathew & Gena got married.
  • Solange was 28 when she married Alan and when Tina & Richard got married.
  • Solange was 32 when she & Alan split.
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