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Watch Solange’s Debut Performance on ‘SNL’

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‘SNL’ continued with their impressive roster of performers this season on Saturday (Nov. 6), inviting the talented Solange Knowles to the famed 40 Rock stage.

Hot off the release of her first No. 1 album A Seat at the Table, the R&B songstress made her debut on the late-night sketch comedy show. Following an introduction from host Benedict Cumberbatch, Solo performed her standout single “Cranes in the Sky.”

Dressed in a sparkly headpiece and crystal dress, she put on an angelic performance against an all-white backdrop. Backed by her band and three female dancers, Solange stunned with moves reminiscent of the music video, curtsying at the end.

The Michael Kors spokeswoman followed with “Don’t Touch My Hair” for her second performance of the evening, where she was joined by singer/songwriter Sampha. “Don’t touch my pride,” she sang before a short dance breakdown.

Watch Solange’s stellar set below.

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Solange Is Coming to ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Solange is bringing A Seat at the Table to “SNL.”

Hot off the release of her chart-topping album, the songstress will perform for the first time on the Nov. 5 episode of the late-night comedy show.

While Solange will act as the show’s musical guest, actor Benedict Cumberbatch will take on the episode’s hosting duties.

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New Music: Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Remix)

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Buzzing producer/DJ KAYTRANADA surprises his fans with a new remix to Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky,” off the singer’s chart-topping new album A Seat at the Table.

After debuting his remix at New York’s Terminal 5, KAY delivers the unofficial studio version today (Oct. 12).

“I couldn’t help it and i can’t deny how good it sounds. this is just an edit to play on my dj sets, and i played it once and everybody wanted it right away,” he explains in a note via SoundCloud. “Honestly, i was gonna wait to see if Solange or her team or whoever works for her would’ve ask me to do an official remix so if they still want to, i could make it sound better than that version but ohhhhh, what the hell….anyways i highly recommend you that new Solange album A Seat At The Table.”

Quickly after KAY released his remix, Solange gave it her stamp of approval.

“Whoa!” she tweeted. “Love to you brother.” His response? “right back at you sista!”

Take a listen below.

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Solange and Beyoncé Join Elite Group of Siblings with No. 1 Albums on Billboard 200

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Solange and Beyoncé are the power duo we all want to be!

With Solange’s A Seat at the Table debuting at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart, she and her sis Bey become one of the few siblings to both have a solo project hit No. 1.

They are definitely in good company, having done something that only the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson, and Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker have successfully accomplished.

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Solange Shares ‘Beginning Stages’ of ‘A Seat at the Table’ Album

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Solange surprised us all with the release of her excellent new album A Seat at the Table, which she dropped last Friday (Sept. 30).

Today, the singer/songwriter unveils a behind-the-scenes visual for fans titled, “Beginning Stages.” The 11-minute clip gives fans a look into Solange’s songwriting process and the jam sessions, experimentation, and collaborations that shaped ASATT.

While some of the jam sessions featured did not make the album, they helped to create and identify the sonic tone, and the early lyrics and concepts Solange wrote for the project.

“This video is broken up into 3 different parts,” Solange explains. “The first and second parts happened in Long Island and New Orleans where I first started to jam and collaborate on ideas with the incredible artists and musicians featured (as well as some other incredible artist and musicians who are not shown here). A lot of these days would just start with me singing a melody or someone playing a synth part or bass line, and would transition into an hour-long jam.

“The third part,” she continues, “is me taking all of these jams to New Iberia, LA with just my engineers and creating the actual song structures, building the sounds, and writing the lyrics and melodies.”

Eventually, Solange took these tracks to L.A. to collaborate with Raphael Saadiq and Troy Johnson. “When I look back at the beginning stages,” she adds, “I remember the powerful energy that set the tone, and that I’m so grateful followed us everywhere during the creation of this record.”

Take a look at her artistic journey to ‘The Table’ below.

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Watch: Solange Debuts Videos for “Cranes In The Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”

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Just days after releasing her surprise new album, A Seat at the Table, Solange serves up the first two visuals from the project.

Co-directed by the songstress herself and her husband Alan Ferguson, the stunning videos reveal what she has been teasing on Instagram in recent weeks.

The first, “Cranes In The Sky,” is a beautiful creative combination of location shots, which shows Solange in various settings and outfits, from far away and close up, as she gently dances and sings about her sadness. “I thought a new dress would make it better / I tried to work it away, but that just made me even sadder,” she sings.

Solange continues with the stylistic shooting and impromptu dance moves in shifting locations on “Don’t Touch My Hair.” Sampha joins her here, both in the song and in the visual.

“Don’t touch my hair / When it’s the feelings I wear / Don’t touch my soul / When it’s the rhythm I know,” she commands.

Check out both compelling videos below.

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Listen: Solange Releases Surprise Album ‘A Seat at the Table’

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Just days after announcing her new album, Solange Knowles invites you to take A Seat at the Table.

The singer-songwriter has been crafting the 21-track effort for three years, which follows her acclaimed 2012 EP True. Released via her own Saint Records/Columbia Records, the project includes talented features from the likes of Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, Lil Wayne, BJ The Chicago Kid, Tweet, Q-Tip, Sampha and more.

Solange revealed A Seat at the Table with a mysterious book sent to 86 lucky fans earlier this week. The book was written by the R&B songstress and features photos as well. Although only a select few got physical copies, the digital version can now be downloaded.

The album is said to be “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing.” Solange’s last full length album was the retro-tinged Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams in 2008.

Stream A Seat at the Table below!

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Solange Announces New Album ‘A Seat At The Table’ Coming Friday!

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Well how about this for a surprise!

Solange Knowles is being sneaky, but not completely, as she announced on Tuesday, the release of her brand new album A Seat At The Table, hitting digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, Sept. 30, via Saint Records/Columbia.

The 21-track project, which she began writing and producing in 2013, features appearances from Lil Wayne (“Mad”), Sampha (“Don’t Touch My Hair”), The-Dream and BJ the Chicago Kid (“F.U.B.U.”), Q-Tip (“Borderline”), Kelly Rowland (“Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It”), Tweet, and more.

Earlier this week, the Michael Kors spokeswoman sent 86 lucky fans, who signed up for her new website, a poetry book of lyrics and photos, leading to speculation about a new album. A digital version of the book is also available for download.

A Seat at the Table, described as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing,” marks Solange’s first body of work since 2012’s acclaimed EP True.

See the tracklisting and image below.

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