Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Solange Knowles is a popular American singer, songwriter, performance artist, and actress. When she was just 16 years old, Solange Knowles released her debut studio album, “Solo Star” in the year 2002.

Early Life

Solange Knowles came into the world on the 24th of June 1986, in Houston, Texas, in the United States of America. According to her date of birth, she is 36 years old and holds American nationality.

Her birth name is Solange Piaget Knowles and she practices Christianity religion. In addition, her birth sign is Cancer and she belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

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Caption: Solange Knowles with her father (Source: theJasmineBRAND)

Coming to her parents’ names, she is the daughter of Mathew Knowles (father) and Tina Knowles (mother). Moreover, her father owned a music label named ‘Music World Entertainment.’

Meanwhile, her mother is a businesswoman by profession. Similarly, she grew up with her two siblings whose names are Beyoncé and Bianca Lawson. Her sister, Beyoncé is a well-known singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. Knowles grew up as a Catholic until the age of four when her family became members of a Methodist church.

Early Career and Education

She studied dance and theater when she was still a child. At the age of five, she began performing at family events and sang for the first time in front of an amusement park crowd, and by the age of nine, she was writing her own songs.

As a young girl, she also accompanied Beyonce’s music group ‘Destiny’s Child’ on their tours, where she performed as a background dancer. She temporarily replaced Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland on Christina Aguilera’s 2000 tour after she broke her toes backstage during a costume change.

She joined the group on tour at the age of 15 to replace a departed dancer. Seeing her talent, her father signed her for his music label. Moreover, she signed a contract with ‘Columbia Records.’

However, Knowles’s education qualification is still unknown at the moment. Despite it, she seems to be well-educated and has completed her early schooling at a local high school, in Houston, Texas, the United States. Later, she might have enrolled herself in a local college from where she completed her graduation.

Professional Career

Regarding her professional career, Solange Knowles collaborated with Lil Romeo for his album “Game Time” and then with Kelly Rowland for her album “Simply Deep.” This collaboration helps her to acquainted with songwriting and music production.

After that, she started working on her debut music album. She released her debut single named “Feelin’ You” in late 2002, which resonated well with fans of hip-hop music. Later, she released her debut album “Solo Star” that same year and it made it into the top 50 list of ‘Billboard 200.’

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Caption: Solange Knowles performing in a concert (Source: NBC)

However, her debut album did not achieve the kind of success that was expected from it, despite having some big names attached to it, such as Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, and Beyonce.

After this, she did some acting appearances, playing some major and minor roles in films for a few years. Some of her film appearances are “Johnson Family Vacation” and “Bring it On: All or Nothing.”

Meanwhile, she also made her guest role in the sitcom “One on One.” During the same time, she was working with her sister and wrote two songs, namely “Upgrade U” and “Get Me Bodied.”

Collaboration and other musical works

Similarly, she collaborated with the members of ‘Destiny’s Child’ and wrote songs for Rowland and Michelle Williams, eventually appearing in the music video for their song ‘Soldier.’

In 2008, she released her second studio album “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams” under the label ‘Geffen Records.’ The album peaked at number nine on the US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics.

In 2012, she released her EP “True” on Terrible Records and her imprint Saint Records. She released her third studio album “A Seat at the Table” was released in 2016 and was released to widespread critical acclaim and became her first number-one album in the United States.

“Cranes in the Sky” the album’s lead single, won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. “When I Get Home,” her fourth studio album, was released in March 2019 to critical acclaim.

Solange Knowles – Awards

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Caption: Solange Knowles with her Grammy Award (Source: The FADER)

Knowles won the 2008 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song for her older sister Beyoncé’s song “Get Me Bodied” (2006) which she co-wrote alongside Beyoncé, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, Sean Garrett, Makeba Riddick, and Angela Beyincé.

In 2017, she won her first Grammy Award, for Best R&B Performance for her song “Cranes in the Sky”, the lead and only single from her third album, A Seat at the Table (2016), which was Knowles’s first Grammy Award nomination.

She won a Glamour Award for Woman of the Year and became the first winner of the Billboard Women in Music Impact Award in the year 2017. As a singer, she has won several other awards including a BET Award, a Soul Train Music Award, and a Webby Award.

Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, Knowles’s net worth is around $9 million and her salary and income are still unknown. Mainly, she makes money as a singer, songwriter, performance artist, and actress.

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, Solange Knowles is currently dating experimental jazz artist Gio Escobar. Besides it, there is not much known regarding their relationships. In past, she was married twice.

At first, she married Daniel Smith in 2004, but they got divorced in the year 2007. Later, she married Alan Ferguson in the year 2014. With marriage, the couple has a son named Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr.

However, they got divorced in the year 2019. In past, she has dated Wale, Julius Peppers, J.R. Smith, Lil Wayne, and Benji Madden.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Solange Knowles posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Knowles stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.63 m) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs). In addition, she has brown hair and brown eyes color and her body measurement measures 34-25-35 inches. Similarly, Knowles wears a shoe size of 8 US, and a dress size of 4 US.

Solange Knowles – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@solangeknowles’ there are over 6.2 million followers. Likewise, there are over 4 million followers on her Twitter page ‘@solangeknowles’ and over 1.6 million followers on her Facebook page.

In addition, she has a YouTube channel named “@SolangeKnowlesVEVO’  and posted her music video on her channel.