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Solange To Release Anniversary Vinyl of ‘A Seat at the Table’

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On September 29, Solange will release a special limited-edition, individually numbered, red colored vinyl to commemorate the one-year anniversary of her critically acclaimed third album, A Seat at the Table.

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, Apple Music, and iTunes Overall Top Albums Charts when it was released September 30, 2016 on Saint Records/Columbia. The special edition vinyl is available for pre-order here.

Solange also recently announced six new performance dates to coincide with the anniversary of A Seat at the Table. Kicking off Sept. 28 in Boston, Solo will then perform in Washington, D.C., followed by two New York and Berkeley, CA dates. The series known as “Orion’s Rise” will fuse music with performance art and feature an exciting lists of opening acts curated by Solange. Featured artists include Sun Ra Arkestra, Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol, and Flying Lotus.

See the full show list and details below.

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Solange’s Panorama Performance Was A Visually Stunning Spectacle

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Solange Knowles glides onto the Panorama Festival stage on New York City’s Randall’s Island on Friday night (June 28), smile bright as she looks out into the colorful crowd. Draped in a ribbed turtleneck, wide legged pants and patent leather block heels, she stops center stage, glowing as she bows before her audience. Formalities out of the way, her expression flickers into a stern gaze as she turns so that her profile faces the audience. A team of musicians rallied around her, Solange is ready to work.

A pile of soft mahogany curls cascading down her back, Solange seems a free and fearless leader as two back-up vocalists mirror her every move. It’s an intricately choreographed display. When she abruptly bows forward then pops up, one singer follows suit on the next beat, and the third shortly does the same. This meticulous synchronization is a performance element that fans will enjoy throughout the entire experience. Having created and composed the show herself, Solange leads her singers and band in a dynamic dance, each member shifting positions, sounds, and expressions to create a visually stunning spectacle.

Presence firmly established, Solange addresses her crowd. “How you feeling tonight?” she asks, gearing up for the next song as its melody plays in the background. Fans roar as she instructs them to “sing it if you feel it,” before starting into “Cranes In The Sky.” And they do. A melting pot of cultural backgrounds, ages and life stages, most shout out the song’s lyrics as Solange glides through one of the most notable tracks from 2016’s A Seat at the Table.

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Listen: Sampha Brilliantly Covers Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky”

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The love for Solange’s acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat at the Table continues.

Stunning singer/songwriter Sampha is already a friend and collaborator with the younger Knowles sister. The two worked together on the fan favorite track, “Don’t Touch My Hair,” off ASATT. While their admiration for each other runs deep, the British crooner paid tribute to Solange this past weekend during his performance at the Glastonbury Festival for BBC Music.

Surprising the audience, Sampha put his soulful spin on standout single, “Cranes In The Sky.” The live setting found Sampha covering the original lyrics, but adding a personal touch to the music. Over a single piano bed, he softly sang on top of mellow chords, adding his own intimate element to the cover.

Sampha showed love to Solange before the performance, admitting that he hadn’t run the cover by her yet. “I worked on her album and she’s wonderful,” he said. “Hopefully she’s alright with it.” Solange offered her approval and reciprocated the love on Twitter. “Crying. Sampha your voice and soul are unmatched,” she wrote.

Aside from “Cranes in the Sky,” Sampha also performed his own single “Blood on Me” off his debut album Process. Hear his cover of “Cranes In The Sky” below.

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Exclusive: Solange & Anderson .Paak Perform at We Love Green Festival in Paris

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The amazing Solange Knowles and Anderson .Paak were among the co-headliners at the 2017 We Love Green Festival in Paris, France this past weekend (June 10-11).

Both artists released some 2016’s best music and they have been continuing to spread their talents through sold-out shows, concerts, and festival appearances all this year. Anderson has been touring with Bruno Mars on the European leg of his “25K World Tour,” which concludes June 15 in Milan, Italy.

Solange has been on a heavy festival run since the release of her acclaimed album A Seat by the Table. On Saturday night, the songstress brought her colorful retro-vibed stage show to the outdoor concert held at Bois de Vincennes park.

On Sunday, .Paak closed out the show backed by his incredible band The Free Nationals. Both acts had the packed crowd of 50,000 grooving and vibing to their soulful sounds. ‘We Love Green’ is committed to green initiatives. The festival is powered with 100% renewable energy, and 100% of their waste is recycled and composted.

Check out our exclusive photos below.

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Rihanna, Kehlani, Sevyn, Tinashe & More Storm Coachella 2017

As if the desert wasn’t hot enough on the first weekend of Coachella 2017, some of R&B’s sexiest starlets stormed the annual spring festival to enjoy the good vibes.

While only a few of our favorites were actually on the bill, like Kehlani and NAO, others–like Rihanna–made surprise appearances, and some were there to attend the brand events, like Solange and Tinashe.

During her Sunday night set, Kehlani rocked a lose fitting white outfit that had ‘Find Our Girls’ written on her top, and ‘Solidarity’ down the leg of her pants.

Rihanna had social media in a craze over her shimmering full body suit with low cut Gucci tank top and jean shorts on Day 2, and she was seen turning up in the crowd to Kendrick Lamar’s set on Day 3.

The Weeknd, who came out to perform with XO producer-turned-artist NAV, spent some quality time with girlfriend Selena Gomez backstage. Singers like Sevyn Streeter, SZA, Christina Milian, Justine Skye and more all were in attendance as well to take in the performances and mingle during the events.

Buzzing teen singer-songwriter Khalid caught up with Solange and Kehlani, who also spent some time with Sevyn and SZA on Day 2. Jhené Aiko and her sister Mila J were also hanging around. Jhené posted a photo on Instagram that said her body was in Coachella but her heart is at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival, which is coming up on Memorial Day Weekend.

Check out all their festive fun with the photos and video footage below.

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Solange Radiates Cover of ELLE Magazine

Solange gave fans a very in-depth view on her life, career, sisterhood, and creativity when she was interviewed by Beyoncé for Interview.  Now, the younger Knowles makes her second cover appearance of the year on the March issue of ELLE.

Wearing a bright red full-length bubble coat by Norma Kamali, Solange radiates on the cover shot by Terry Tsiolis, and opens up about her ground-breaking album A Seat at the Table, plus shares some more feelings on growing up around Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland.

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Solange Knowles Performs at Peace Ball in Washington, D.C.

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Solange Knowles joined several others at the Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

During the event, which was attended by activist Angela Davis, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and actors Ashley Judd and Danny Glover, the songstress performed a set of tracks from her critically-acclaimed 2016 effort, A Seat at the Table.

Davis introduced Knowles to the stage with a message about resistance, notably poignant on the eve of Inauguration Day.

“In our resistance, we need art,” she said. “We need music. We need poetry. You’ve witnessed some amazing examples of creativity on this stage, Esperanza Spalding, and all of the other performers. Now, you are about to witness a performance, by one who will help us to produce the anthems of our resistance. Put your hands together for Solange.”

Following the event, Solange took to social media to share some thoughts on the experience. “Thank you Peace Ball & The Smithsonian African American Museum for giving me the honor of performing last night. My heart is full as moons,” she wrote. “Thank you to the inimitable teacher…the astounding Angela Davis for introducing me last night. Your words will stay with me forever. Mom.”

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Solange Covers ‘Interview Magazine,’ Gets Interviewed by Beyoncé

Solange Knowles has always been an impassioned artist, and delivered unique and often exceptional art into the world. With her 2016 album A Seat at the Table, it feels like the whole world has finally caught on to her as an important voice in her own right, and not just the sister of Beyoncé.

Rightfully so, when the younger Knowles daughter was asked who she would like to interview her for her cover story in Interview Magazine, the soulful songstress chose her big sister. Bringing it all full circle, Solange talked to Bey about the challenges and achievements of her lifetime, including womanism, growing up in a hair salon, all elements of crating A Seat at the Table, their parent’s influence, and much more.

Check out excerpts from their interview below.

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