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14 Facts About Solange Knowles

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Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, model and actress.

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Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints in Destiny's Child, before signing with her father Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment label.

Music World Corporation is an American music production and music publishing company, representing hundreds of song and music cue titles for a small clientele of composers and lyricists including the company founder.

Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.

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At age 16, Knowles released her first studio album Solo Star.

Solo Star is the debut album by American singer Solange Knowles, released by Columbia Records and Music World on December 26, 2002 in Japan and January 21, 2003 in the United States.

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Between 2005 and 2007, Knowles had several minor acting roles, including the direct-to-video Bring It On: All or Nothing and continued writing music for her older sister Beyonce Knowles-Carter and for ex-Destiny's Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Bring It On: All or Nothing is a 2006 cheerleading comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles.

Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality and mogul.

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In 2007, Knowles began to write and record music again.

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Her second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams deviated from the pop-oriented music of her debut to the Motown Sound of the 1960s and 1970s.

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It peaked at number nine on US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics.

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She followed this up with the 1980s pop and R&B–inspired extended play True and her third studio album, A Seat at the Table on Columbia Records and her imprint Saint Records.

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the United States division of Sony Corporation.

A saint, also historically known as a hallow, is a term used for a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God.

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The latter became her first number-one album in the United States.

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In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 100th most successful dance artist of all-time.

A billboard is a large outdoor advertising structure, typically found in high-traffic areas such as alongside busy roads.

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Knowles is heavily influenced by Motown girl groups and says that her first passion is songwriting.

A girl group is a music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together.

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She is frequently compared by the media to her sister, Beyoncé, but Solange insists they have different aspirations and are musically different.

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Her other ventures include an endorsement deal with Rimmel London and a line of hip-hop-oriented merchandise for young children.

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On November 16, 2014, Knowles married music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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