Solange Knowles

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Quotes (8)

  • Solange: My dad is a great rapper. It is fun. I'm really serious. We freestyle rap in a circle.

  • Solange: (on being compared to older sister BeyoncĂ©) Sometimes I say she's not my sister. Other times I say I've stuffed her in my suitcase and sent it to Dubai. I have to have fun with it or I'll turn into Britney - shave my head and go totally crazy.

  • Solange: Any decision I make is based on myself, and the only person I have to give an explanation to is God.

  • Solange: I knew that songwriting and production was something that I wanted to explore. Being in the studio is the fun part for me.

  • Solange: I'd like people to hear the maturity, both in the range of music and the lyrics. That I'm not just another teen singer and that I really put a lot of myself into my music. That's why I really think it's important that young people do for themselves and not allow anyone to shape them or create them. I've had to really stand my own ground with this record, listen to different points of view, even from my own family but at the end I had the confidence to stand by my choices and stand for myself. That's what Solo Star is all about. Being true to yourself and your vision.

  • Solange: (on recording Solo Star) I have to say it was hard at first to hand over the creative control to some one else, 'cause I really like producing my own vocals. But the songs turned out great and I'm really happy with the results.

  • Solange: (about song Feelin' You) As soon as I heard the track, I knew that the song would become something that really represented me, because of all of the different influences from Arabic to reggae to hip-hop. I really wanted to show people that I'm more than just another R&B singer and that many things make up my sound and this song is perfect to do just that.

  • Solange: (about Solo Star) This record is a representation of my life. It's a real sense of who I am, right now and how I feel.

Trivia (24)

  • In 2009, after overdosing on the cough medicine NyQuil, was rushed to hospital where she was treated.

  • She has a son Daniel Julez J. Smith. Who was born on October 18, 2004 at 9lb. 4oz. in Los Angeles, California.

  • Her style has been showcased in magazines such as Teen People, Vogue, and Seventeen.

  • In 2003, she sang a duet with Lil' Romeo called "True Love."

  • She hosted MTV's TRL's first summer tour in 2001, which featured Destiny's Child.

  • In the early 2000s, she was a backup dancer for Destiny's Child.

  • She was signed to her dad's record label at age 16.

  • Her first single, "Feelin' You", released in 2002, debuted at number 49 on the charts.

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