Posts Tagged ‘Solange’

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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Solange, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest to Headline Panorama Festival

The stars are headed to Panorama.

Following the lineups for Coachella and Governors Ball, Panorama has announced its second annual festival, slated to take place July 28-30 at New York’s Randall’s Island Park.

Solange and Frank Ocean will kick things off on Friday (Jul. 28). The day will also feature performances from Tyler, the Creator, Isaiah Rashad, and Jamila Woods. Meanwhile, Saturday (Jul. 29) will be headlined by Tame Impala and Alt-J following sets from the likes of Vince Staples, THEY, and Noname.

Hip-Hop is back in the spotlight on Sunday (Jul. 30) when A Tribe Called Quest co-headlines with Nine Inch Nails. The final night of the fest will also include performances by Cashmere Cat, 6LACK, and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 13) at 10 a.m. American Express card members can purchase passes early, starting Jan. 12. Single day tickets start at $99 and go up to $230 for VIP, while 3-day tickets range from $282 to $650.

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Solange, Usher, Kelly Rowland & More Attend President Obama’s Farewell Party

President Barack Obama held his farewell party at the White House on Friday night (Jan. 7) and it was the place to be for many stars, including Solange Knowles.

While her sister Beyoncé was seemingly absent, the Seat at the Table songstress had the honor of performing at the star-studded party. “The sound check of life,” she wrote. “Was truly the ultimate, ultimate honor. Can’t even put into words. Really. We will miss your excellence, your grace, and the phenomenal legacy you have let us all share.”

But Solange wasn’t the only star at the event. Usher, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Wale, and Kelly Rowland were also on hand for the celebration. So were La La Anthony, Jordin Sparks, DJ Cassidy, Jay Pharoah, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and many more who helped bid farewell to Obama’s eight years in office.

President Obama is getting ready to transition out of his position. His final day as Commander-in-Chief will be Jan. 20, when he will hand the presidency over to President-elect, Donald Trump. Before that, Obama will deliver his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10.

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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

#Blessings 2016, we out!

Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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Solange Performs “Rise” & “Weary” Medley on ‘The Tonight Show’

Hot off her Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance, Solange ended the week with a special medley performance on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday (Dec. 15).

Returning to 30 Rock, the singer/songwriter turned the studio red for a unique performance of “Rise” and “Weary” off her acclaimed new album A Seat at the Table. Wearing a fitting red dress that made a statement by being connected to her two backup singers with draping fabric, the trio slowly moved and swayed in unison throughout her riveting set.

Backed by a trio of musicians on bass, piano, and drums, Solange mesmerized with the slow-burning performance that felt retro and modern at the same time.

Check it out below.

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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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