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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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Solange Stars in New Michael Kors Campaign

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Solange is the new face of Michael Kors.

The R&B songstress stars as the leading lady in The Walk, the brand’s first-ever street-style campaign, which was shot by photographer Tommy Ton.

The images, snapped in Manhattan’s West Village and Greenwich Village, are accompanied by a stunning 43-second long Wednesday Agency-directed visual.

In the pics, Solange rocks a faux fur green jacket over a matching neck tie blouse paired with black leather pants and white kicks. The video shows her in a knee-high dress, shades, and sneakers. Confident as ever, Solange appears throughout the clip, exploring New York through her own love of photography.

“Solange is strong and passionate and not afraid to share her opinion with the world — and that type of confidence always makes an impact,” Kors told Billboard. “She’s a true trendsetter. I love how she takes some of our pieces and makes them her own.”

Fans who want to join the campaign can share images using the #SidewalkSpotted hashtag for a chance to be featured on The Walk.

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Solange Celebrates 30th Birthday in New Mexico, with Friends & Family, Including Beyoncé

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Solange Knowles rang in her 30th birthday in a tiny town in New Mexico, according to TMZ.

Solange, along with 12 friends and family members, spent the weekend in itty-bitty San Patricio, on a 2,200 acre ranch.

Bey and Jay flew in for the night. The low-key shindig featured a pool party and New Orleans-style catering, and reportedly, Domino’s pizza.

To burn off the calories, Solange and her crew took a walk through the amazing White Sands National Monument.

In a post on Instagram, where she reflected on her life and career, the singer/songwriter revealed that she just recently finished her new album. “Completed 4th album (72 hours before turning 30),” she wrote.

Check out photos and video below.

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Solange and Son Julez Dance to “No Flex Zone” at Wedding

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Solange tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday, and just like any other family had a joyous celebration after the ceremony. One of the best moments had to be when Solo and her 10-year-old son Daniel Julez put on a three-minute dance-off to “No Flex Zone.”

Both dressed in white, they performed choreographed moves and challenged each other in front of guests including Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Janelle Monáe. They ended their routine with a big hug as everyone cheered.

The 200 family and friends were also treated to performances from Kelela, Kindness, and Questlove, who served as DJ.

Watch the adorable moment below:

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Beyoncé Pens Heartfelt Note to New Mom Kelly Rowland

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On Tuesday, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her first child with husband Tim Witherspoon, a son named Titan Jewell. While her many fans sent her congratulatory messages via social media, her BFF Beyoncé has now written a heartfelt note to the new mom, and welcomed her nephew into the world.

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Solange Graces ‘Lucky’ Magazine, Talks Elevator Fight

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Solange is getting right for summer as she graces the cover of Lucky magazine. The 28-year-old fashionista shows off her obsession with color blocking in the vibrant images, shot by Todd Cole.

The magazine caught up with the “Losing You” singer in New Orleans, where she lives with her nine-year-old son, Julez, and her boyfriend, video director Alan Ferguson.

In the August issue, she speaks out on her bold style, musical growth, new album, and the infamous elevator fight with Jay Z, which she refers to as “that thing.”

Read highlights from the interview below:

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Beyoncé and Solange Celebrate Chime for Change Anniversary

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Beyoncé stepped out to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Chime for Change on Tuesday. The “Drunk in Love” singer traded in her braids for blonde extensions and a white jumpsuit while attending the event at the Gucci Fifth Avenue store in New York City.

She caught up with actress Blake Lively, who starred in her recent “RUN” movie trailer, and posed with Gucci President and CEO Patrizio di Marco and Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini.

The generous superstar donated $500,000 out of her own pocket to the charity, which she co-founded with Giannini and Salma Hayek. The organization’s goal is to promote education, health, and justice for women.

A day after attending the CFDA Awards, Solange also joined her sister, donning an orange blouse and white pants. She had the party rocking as she worked the turntables.

See more party pics of Queen Bey below:

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Rihanna Does It On ‘Em Again at CFDA Fashion Awards

Rihanna does it on ’em again. Claiming her fashion crown, the pop diva flaunted her flawless figure with confidence as she stepped out in a see-through, sparkling full-length gown at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday.

Held at New York’s Lincoln Center, RiRi bared her goods in a custom-made show-stopper, which was designed by Adam Selman and covered with 216,000 Swarovski crystals.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour presented the “Stay” singer with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award. Previous honorees have included Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Johnny Depp.

“Growing up fashion was a defense mechanism,” said Rihanna while accepting the honor. “As a child I remember saying: she can beat me but she can’t beat my outfit.”

Solange attended her first red carpet event since the infamous elevator video, rocking a sequined Calvin Klein dress, while Jennifer Hudson was chic in a black gown by KaufmanFranco.

See more of the stunning looks below:

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