Visionaries Solange Knowles

We originally knew Houston native Solange Knowles as Beyoncé’s younger sister, but Solange quickly proved to be a formidable talent in her own right. As a singer, songwriter, and actress, Knowles released her debut album, Solo Star, in 2002, and she subsequently spent time writing for Beyoncé and former Destiny’s Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. By 2010, Knowles had racked up collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Chromeo. She dropped an EP, True, in 2012, and is said to have a third musical release on the horizon. Over the years, Knowles has also added other impressive ventures to her résumé, like posing in campaigns for Madewell and Eleven Paris. She has also been featured in editorials for top-tier magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, GQ, Vogue, and Dazed.


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