Solange

An accomplished singer-songwriter, Solange Knowles responded to her sister Beyonc's massive professional shadow by following her own quirky muse. Born June 24, 1986 in Houston, TX, Solange Ijiat Knowles grew up wanting ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1986 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Saturday Night Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Presenter

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bring It On: All or Nothing 2005 (Movie)

Camille (Actor)

Johnson Family Vacation 2004 (Movie)

Nikki Johnson (Actor)

One on One 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer
Music (5)

Bring It On: In It to Win It 2008 (Movie)

("Get Me Bodied") (Song)

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

("Don't Fight The Feeling") (Song Performer)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("Hey Goldmember"(interpolating "That's the Way(I Like It)", "Get Down Tonight" and "Shake Your Booty")) (Song Performer)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("Thinking About You") (Song Performer)

The Proud Family 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Theme Song Performer

Biography

An accomplished singer-songwriter, Solange Knowles responded to her sister Beyoncé's massive professional shadow by following her own quirky muse. Born June 24, 1986 in Houston, TX, Solange Ijiat Knowles grew up wanting to pursue a music career like her older sister, Beyoncé, and served as a backup dancer for Destiny's Child. More than just a girl group, Destiny's Child became the family business, but despite filling in for Kelly Rowland for a spell and rumors she could become a permanent member, Knowles never fully joined the group. Instead, she pursued a solo career, singing the theme song for "The Proud Family" (Disney Channel, 2001-05) and earning some songwriting credits before her debut, 2003's Solo Star. Sadly, the album made little to no impact and vanished quickly. Because of her family connections, Knowles faced both enormous opportunities as well as challenges, and was frequently compared in snarky and unfavorable terms to her world-conquering sister. Nevertheless, Knowles booked acting roles as high-spirited teens in "Johnson Family Vacation" (2004) and the direct-to-DVD sequel "Bring It On: All or Nothing" (2006) but had more luck helping write songs for the members of Destiny's Child. Shifting musical directions in her own recording career, Knowles released 2008's multiple genre-spanning Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, which earned stronger reviews than her debut, with lead single "I Decided" becoming a minor hit. Her next album, the 2012 EP True, furthered her reputation as an interesting musical maverick dancing to her own beat.By Jonathan Riggs

Relationships

Beyoncé Actor

Sister
Born Sept. 4, 1981; singer and actress; with mother Tina, formed the clothing line House of Deréon

Alan Ferguson

Husband
Began dating. Became engaged. Married before 200 guests in New Orleans.

Tina Knowles Actor

Mother
Born Jan. 4, 1954

Mathew Knowles Song

Father

Milestones

2016

Released her third studio album, A Seat at the Table

2012

EP True released

2008

Second album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams

2006

First starring role in "Bring It On: All Or Nothing"

2004

First film role in "Johnson Family Vacation"

2003

First solo album Solo Star released

Known for such albums as "Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams" and "Solo Star"

Popular songs include "Losing You" and "Lovers In The Parking Lot".

Bonus Trivia

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Has promoted Baby Jamz, a hip-hop inspired toy line for toddlers.

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Asserts that her primary inspiration as a writer is the French poet Paul Verlaine.

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Solange told Vibe magazine in 2008: 'It’s more than an album to me. It’s a transitional time in my life. This is a dance record, but the lyrics can get pretty dark at times. It brought me closer to my family, my dude and my son.'

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