Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and visual artist, Solange Knowles has used her platform to advocate for representation and justice while providing constructive and empowering political messages. From her critically acclaimed album, A Seat at the Table, to performing for President Obama at the White House, Solange has invoked themes of identity, empowerment, grief and healing that have resonated with millions of voices that routinely feel silenced or overlooked. Her performance art shows at the Guggenheim Museum, the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, as well as her art installation at London's Tate Modern museum and interdisciplinary video and dance performance piece, Metatronia, which premiered at the Hammer Museum and featured Metatron's Cube, 2018; a sculpture conceptualized and created by Solange, have culminated to a defining career of visual art and activism.
Solange's efforts have led to her being a recipient of Glamour's Woman of the Year Award and Billboard's Impact Award at the end of 2017, and named Harvard University's Artist of the Year in March of 2018. Most recently she was honored by The New School as a pioneering figure in fashion and the arts at the 70th Annual Parsons Benefit in May of 2018.
Solange Knowles released her debut album 'Solo Star' in 2002, bringing popularity to a new take on R&B that included Urban Contemporary elements. Proudly commanding her unique sound, she continued to explore the possibilities of straying from safe/radio-friendly jams by blending Jazz, Funk, Electonica and R&B/Soul elements in 'Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams' released in 2008 followed by her 'True' EP in 2012.
In 2016 Solange's album A Seat at The Tabledebuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, Apple Music, and iTunes Overall Top Albums Charts. The record's success led to her Orion's Rise performance series that included 2 sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall as well as shows at Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, the Greek Theatre, and Orpheum Theater. A portion of the proceeds from one of her Radio City Music Hall performances and all of the proceeds from her Orpheum Theater performance were donated to hurricane relief efforts. Solange also performed the album to 4 sold out shows at the legendary Sydney Opera House in Australia this past June 2018.