Solange Piaget Knowles was born and raised in Houston, Texas along with her older sister singer Beyoncé. As a child, Knowles studied dance and theater. At the age of five, she made her singing debut at an amusement park. She began writing songs at the age of nine.
At 13, she decided to pursue recording, but her parents initially advised her to wait. In 2001, she was the lead singer, backed with Destiny's Child, on the title theme song for the animated television series The Proud Family.
She also was a featured performer on "Hey Goldmember" for the soundtrack to the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Around that same time, Knowles replaced a departed dancer and performed with her sister's group Destiny's Child on tour. During the group's opening stint for American pop singer Christina Aguilera's tour, Knowles temporarily replaced Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland after Kelly broke her toes backstage during a costume change.
When Knowles was 16, her father, who was then also her manager, signed her to his recording company, Music World Entertainment.
Solange has released two studios albums: Solo Star in 2003 and Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams in 2008, which peaked at number nine in the US Billboard 200 chart.
Aside from recording, Knowles has ventured into film, modeling, and entrepreneurship. Knowles has been compared to her sister by the media, but she dismisses the notion, saying they are artistically different.
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